Tuesday January 22, 2019
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BY Communist Party of the Philippines | Philippines | 1/09/19
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following Jan. 8 statement from the Communist Party of the Philippines. The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) joins the Filipino people in strongly denouncing the stepped-up surveillance by Duterte’s police forces against members of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) as well as other democratic mass organizations.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 1/09/19
Longtime leader in the Black liberation movement and the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, Frank Chapman, condemned the January 4 decision of the Alabama-based Birmingham Civil Rights Institute to abruptly cancel their plan to present Angela Davis with the Fred Shuttlesworth Award. Fred Shuttlesworth was a prominent leader in the civil rights movement.
BY staff | Los Angeles, CA | 1/08/19
Longtime Chicano and immigrant rights leader Carlos Montes condemned President Trump’s January 8 Oval Office speech, stating, “We are opposed to Trump’s attacks on refugees at the border - and his wall. We will continue to oppose his measures, and build the movement to dump Trump.”
BY staff | Washington, DC | 1/07/19
The UAW filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court, January 2, against General Motors for breach of labor contract.
BY Dave Schneider | Jacksonville, FL | 1/06/19
There’s a real lack of original storytelling in American films – especially horror and science fiction – and I’ve gotten tired of countless remakes, reboots, sequels, prequels, sequels to prequels, and so on. It wasn’t all bad. 2018 gave us some solid films worth watching, and I’ll highlight a few of my favorites, admittedly, mostly sci-fi and horror, below.
BY Carlos Montes | Los Angeles, CA | 1/06/19
Residents of the Boyle Heights neighborhood, joined by families of students of local public schools, announced, at a January 5 press conference and picket, the filing of a lawsuit in Superior Court against the city of Los Angeles and KIPP Promesa charter school to stop the mega project.
BY World Federation of Trade Unions | India | 1/06/19
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU). The World Federation of Trade Unions on behalf of its more than 95 million in 130 countries of the 5 continents expresses its internationalist solidarity and support to All India general strike on 8-9 January 2019
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 1/04/19
The New Year is starting off much the way 2018 ended: with U.S. stocks being hammered again.
BY staff | Utrecht | 1/02/19
Hundreds of cultural workers, youth, human rights and political activists, artists, academics, Filipino and other migrant nationalities and representatives of political parties and formations from all over the world, jampacked the auditorium of center for art and culture in this central Dutch city, December 29, to celebrate “Fifty Years of Art and Culture in the Filipino People’s Struggle for National and Social Liberation” and the anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) on December 26, 1968.
BY staff | Jacksonville, FL | 1/02/19
Pensacola State Representative Mike Hill has introduced a bill in the state legislature, House Bill 97, titled the Soldiers' and Heroes' Monuments and Memorials Protection Act, that would stop local authorities from removing racist confederate monuments.
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