Despite protests, US government executes first woman since 1953

Vol. 85/No. 3 - January 25, 2021
Jan. 12 protest at Terre Haute, Indiana, federal prison against execution of Lisa Montgomery. Opponents of death penalty are fighting to prevent two more scheduled executions.

Lisa Montgomery, the only woman on federal death row in the U.S., was executed by lethal injection at 1:31 a.m. on Jan. 13. The Supreme Court  vacated three different stays by appeals courts, including an order for a competency hearing…


Ohio protest: ‘Prosecute cop who killed Casey Goodson’

Vol. 85/No. 1 - January 4, 2021

Rallying at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus Dec. 19, dozens of people protested the killing of Casey Goodson Jr. by Franklin County, Ohio, sheriff’s deputy Jason Meade. Tamala Payne, Goodson’s mother, has led protests demanding authorities charge Meade for the…


Family leads protests for arrest of cop who killed Casey Goodson Jr.

Vol. 84/No. 51 - December 28, 2020
Protest Dec. 11 demands arrest of cop who shot and killed Casey Goodson Jr., in Columbus, Ohio. Inset, Tamala Payne, Goodson’s mother, tells crowd, “We’ve all got to stand up!”

Demanding authorities prosecute a sheriff’s deputy who shot dead laid-off truck driver and Gap employee Casey Goodson Jr., hundreds took to the streets of Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 11 and 12. Goodson was gunned down on his grandmother’s doorstep in the…


Capitalist rulers’ health ‘care’ system is disaster for workers

Vol. 84/No. 50 - December 21, 2020

Little better prepared for the surge in coronavirus infections than in the spring, the capitalist rulers organize their health care industry on the basis of what’s profitable, what best puts them in a position to compete with their rivals, as…


Pennsylvania nurses strike over patient safety, wages

Vol. 84/No. 47 - November 30, 2020
Pennsylvania nurses strike over patient safety, wages

Nearly 800 nurses, members of the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals union, began a two-day strike Nov. 17 at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, over inadequate staffing levels, patient safety and low wages. The union…


Cops videocam shows Walter Wallace shot in cold blood

Vol. 84/No. 46 - November 23, 2020

PHILADELPHIA — Hundreds turned out for the Nov. 7 funeral service at the National Temple Baptist Church in North Philadelphia commemorating the life of Walter Wallace Jr. He was killed by Philadelphia cops Sean Matarazzo and Thomas Munz Oct. 26.…



Nigerian army attacks protest against brutal SARS cop unit

Vol. 84/No. 44 - November 9, 2020
Oct. 20 protest in Lagos, Nigeria. Later that day army attacked protesters, killing at least 10.

“First they started shooting in the air, so we said, keep sitting on the ground, wave your flags, sing the national anthem — they are military, they won’t shoot you if you are waving a Nigerian flag,” protester Famade Ayodeji…


Nigeria rulers face growing protests against brutal cop units

Vol. 84/No. 43 - November 2, 2020
Tens of thousands of workers and youth have demonstrated in October across Nigeria to demand government’s repressive SARS police unit be dissolved. Above, Oct. 11 rally in Lagos.

Tens of thousands of workers and youth have protested against police brutality in more than 100 cities across Nigeria since Oct. 8. From Lagos to rural areas, demonstrators are demanding that the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigerian cops be…