Funeral Jan. 16 at Islamic Cultural Center for victims of Bronx, New York, apartment building fire. Landlords put maximizing profits ahead of life and conditions of residents.

Deadly fires in Philadelphia, NY caused by landlord greed

NEW YORK — Seventeen people perished, including eight children, all from smoke inhalation during a Jan. 9 fire in the 19-story Twin Parks Northeast building in the Bronx. The big-business media immediately laid the blame on a seemingly thoughtless tenant…


Back striking coal miners, Colorado grocery workers!

Warrior Met miners step up Alabama strike, win support
Warrior Met coal miners, on strike since last April 1, hear report from United Mine Workers President Cecil Roberts, standing at right, at weekly rally in Brookwood, Alabama, Jan. 12.

BROOKWOOD, Ala. — “We’ve worked out with the court that the union can start picketing again,” United Mine Workers of America District 20 Representative James Blankenship told the crowd of striking Warrior Met Coal miners at their weekly solidarity rally…


8,400 King Soopers strikers fight over wages, two-tiers

ARVADA, Colo. — The strike by some 8,400 United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 members against the giant Kroger’s grocery chain King Soopers remains strong, with picket lines set up here and throughout the greater Denver area, from Boulder…




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Conference organizes support for Sahrawi independence fight

MALAGA, Spain — “Youth organizations from all over the world have come here to support freedom and independence for the people of Western Sahara,” Hamdi Aomar Taubali told a gathering of over 150 young people from around the world. “You…






Cuba and Chernobyl

This Cuban documentary produced in 2006 tells the story of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe in Ukraine and Cuba’s exemplary internationalist medical program that treated more than 25,000 victims.