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Joe Iosbaker speaks out for Rasema Odeh at Moscow conference

Fight Back News Service is circulating a speech that U.S. anti-war activist Joe Iosbaker delivered at a conference in Moscow, Feb. 24. The conference, called "Developments in Civil Society in Russia and the USA," featured talks by several generations of anti-imperialist activists. A special guest was the Venezuelan Ambassador to Russia, Hoglys Martinez Nunez. U.S. imperialism and the war on Arabs and Muslims There is a growing degree of repression and racist violence in the

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Thousands rally in Madison against ‘Right to Work’

Madison, WI – Thousands of union members and their supporters converged on the Wisconsin state capitol building, Feb. 28, to oppose a Republican-sponsored ‘Right to Work’ measure that aims at undermining labor unions in the private sector. The rally was organized by the AFL-CI0. Speaking to the crowd, Bill Carroll, president of Teamsters Local 344, said, "This Right to Work legislation is designed so we die a death of 1000 cuts, one scab at a

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Undocumented and unarmed farmworker Antonio Zambrano-Montes murdered by Pasco Police

On Feb. 10, an undocumented farm-worker, Antonio Zambrano-Montes was shot 17 times and killed by Pasco Police in Pasco, Washington. That Zambrano-Montes was supposedly throwing rocks is the excuse Pasco Police are using to justify his the murder. Fight Back! spoke with Fabian Ubay, who organized the first event - a Feb. 14 rally of 5000 - demanding justice for the surviving family of Zambrano-Montes. Ubay is a Chicano who was born, raised, and currently

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Welfare Rights protest pushes bills to double the welfare grants and give aid to all in need

St. Paul, MN - Welfare Rights Committee (WRC) members gathered at the Minnesota State Capitol Feb. 26 to demand that legislators pass bills to double the welfare grants and give aid to all in need. After a rally outside single-degree temperatures, the women proceeded to the offices of every single lawmaker in the State Office Building. They held signs and, in a tag team chain, gave out Past Due notices and information sheets to the

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Protests against Wisconsin ‘right to work’ set for Saturday 

Madison, WI - A group of workers calling themselves "Defeat Right to Work in Wisconsin" have issued this statement:  Governor Walker compares us - union families - to ISIS. March with us Feb. 28, starting at 10:30am from Library Square Mall (728 State Street, Madison, WI) to the large AFL-CIO rally at the state Capitol. We're condemning this attack on workers and asking for an all-out fight from our union leadership.  On Monday,

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American Voices: Study: Most Internet Users Won’t Stop Online Bullies

     According to a new study from Ohio State University, only 10 percent of internet users who witness online bullying choose to confront the bully or help the victim, with the rest demonstrating the “bystander effect.” What do you think?“I don’t want to step in if I don’t know the whole story.”Crystal Spruill – Seamstress“People need to learn to stand up for themselves against relentless harassment and death threats.”Jack Barats –

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Students, community demand justice for Jeremy Lett and end to police terror

Tallahassee, FL - On Feb. 25, students and community members rallied at the Leon County Courthouse, demanding that Officer David Stith of the Tallahassee Police Department (TPD) be fired and jailed for killing Jeremy “Jed” Lett, a young African American man. On Feb. 3, TPD Officer David Stith shot and killed Jeremy Lett outside of his apartment complex. Police claim Lett matched the description of a burglary suspect from the complex. Lett was unarmed and

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Newlywed Couple Looks So Deeply In Debt

CHICAGO—Saying that you could tell by the way they stared into each other’s eyes, friends and family of newlywed couple Patrick and Heather Vaughn told reporters Friday that the bride and groom look so deeply in debt. “When you see them together and how they interact, it’s really obvious that they are just hopelessly in debt,” said guest Elizabeth Buehl, adding that it was clear to everyone at the extravagant wedding reception that the couple

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