BY staff | Seattle, WA | 5/21/15
Seattle teachers participated in a one-day walkout strike on May 19. Teaches on the eastern side of Washington state are participating today, May 21. While it is illegal for public school teachers to strike, hundreds of brave teachers, along with other school employees, will be walking off the job to demand that their schools be funded, and that budget cuts against them end now. Fight Back! interviewed Chuck Saari, a public school teacher in the city of Kennewick who is striking today.
BY Gregory Lucero | Salt Lake City, UT | 5/19/15
Palestinian solidarity activists attended a vigil, May 15, commemorating the Nakba, Arabic for "catastrophe," the genocidal expulsion of Palestinians by the Zionists. From 1947 to 1949, Palestinians were killed and pushed from their homes in the drive to create Israel.
BY staff | Milwaukee, WI | 5/17/15
Over 60 people demonstrated here May 15 to commemorate Al-Nakba at a busy intersection downtown.
BY staff | United States | 5/17/15
Fight Back! News Service is circulating the following statement from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
BY staff | Spring Lake Park, MN | 5/17/15
On May 16, the Minnesota Chapter of American Muslims for Palestine and the Al-Aqsa Institute of Minnesota recognized the Minnesota-based Anti-War Committee for their Palestine solidarity work at “The Return is our Destiny,” which was the theme of the 14th Annual Palestine Day.
BY Meredith Aby-Keirstead | Minneapolis, MN | 5/17/15
Over 50 protesters picketed in front of Senator Amy Klobuchar’s office, May 15, and then marched across 35W to the Minneapolis West Bank neighborhood to commemorate Al-Nakba, which means the catastrophe in Arabic.
BY Fernando Figueroa | Jacksonville, FL | 5/17/15
An unjust system promotes injustice until it is replaced with a better system. This current system is more clearly unjust in the Black community in the U.S., and caused tragedy to strike again in Jacksonville, Florida. A rally was held on May 16 to honor D'angelo Stallworth's memory and to fight for justice.
BY staff | Tucson, AZ | 5/17/15
Fight Back! interviewed James Jordan, with the Alliance For Global Justice in Tucson, Arizona. Jordan recently returned from a solidarity delegation to the Colombian peace negotiations taking place between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People’s Army (FARC-EP) and the Colombian government in Havana, Cuba. The FARC-EP want their peace negotiator Simon Trinidad at the talks.
BY staff | Tampa, FL | 5/17/15
Over 50 U.S. Postal Service workers and supporters participated in the national day of action here in Tampa, May 14. On May 20, the USPS union members' contract is set to expire. If the contract passes as is, American Postal Workers Union (APWU) members fear it will include more cuts to employee positions and take the only public postal service in the country and hand it to the private corporations.
BY Fidel Castro | Cuba | 5/09/15
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following commentary by Fidel Castro, which was published by Granma, May 7.