Ga. protests lead to arrests of vigilantes in Arbery killing

Vol. 84/No. 22 - June 8, 2020

ATLANTA — Following weeks of protests demanding justice for the killing of a Black youth in Brunswick, Georgia, by a gang of white vigilantes, state cops have arrested a third suspect. The protests have demanded the arrest and prosecution of…

Thousands defy ban, protest Beijing rule over Hong Kong

Vol. 84/No. 22 - June 8, 2020
Demonstrations rock Hong Kong May 24 against Beijing’s moves to impose unilateral “national security” restrictions to curb protests, free speech, tighten its control over the region.

Thousands took to the streets May 24 to protest against the Chinese rulers’ decision to impose a repressive “national security” law over political activity in the territory. Beijing hopes to take advantage of the crackdown on protests by Hong Kong…

Fruit packers strike makes gains, builds workers’ unity

Vol. 84/No. 22 - June 8, 2020

YAKIMA, Wash. — “Good News at Monson,” farmworkers’ union Familias Unidas por la Justicia announced May 22. For the first time since workers began striking at fruit packing plants around Washington’s Yakima County a workers’ committee elected by the strikers…

Crimean Tatars mark 1944 mass deportation, Moscow occupation

Vol. 84/No. 22 - June 8, 2020
Following Moscow’s 2014 occupation of Crimea, Crimean Tatars are prohibited from holding events to commemorate 1944 deportation of entire Tatar population from peninsula. On May 18, Tatar prisoners defied ban and staged protest at frame-up military court hearing in Russia.

On May 18 a group of Crimean Tatars put on trial by Moscow on trumped-up terrorism charges staged a daring protest during a military court hearing in Rostov-on-Don in Russia. Placed behind a glass cage for the hearing, the seven…

SWP ‘stimulus’ appeal approaches $100,000

Vol. 84/No. 22 - June 8, 2020

Nine new contributors to this special appeal last week brought the total to $95,000, from 84 people and increasing! Harvey McArthur, from the Chicago area, sent his check with a note: “Enclosed is a check from proceeds of the ‘stimulus’…

Gov’t tries again to frame up Amtrak engineer in 2015 crash

Vol. 84/No. 22 - June 8, 2020
July 2014 Seattle protest against rail bosses’ plans to impose one-man crews. Inset, Brandon Bostian, Amtrak engineer. Government is trying a third time to scapegoat Bostian for 2015 Philadelphia train crash, to take eyes off real source of problem — rail bosses’ drive for profits.

PHILADELPHIA — For the last five years Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian, a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, has been hounded by prosecutors and government officials determined to frame him up for a 2015 passenger train derailment…

Truckers deliver demands to White House, end DC protest

Vol. 84/No. 22 - June 8, 2020

WASHINGTON — Three weeks after truckers parked their rigs by the U.S. Capitol May 1, they ended their national protest calling for an end to brokers slashing their rates and for elimination of government overregulation. An estimated 500 to 1,000…