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Across the U.S.: NO TO MIGRANT BASHING

Members of Voces de la Frontera, its youth arm Youth Empowered in the Struggle, and their allies confronted anti-immigrant racists at various locations in Milwaukee on July 18. Voces and YES called their counterprotests “Defend Refugee Children: Stop Anti-Immigrant Hate.”

Pro-immigrant demonstrators outnumbered anti-immigrant protesters 10-to-1 at opposing rallies outside the Mexican Consulate in Philadelphia on July 18.

Chanting “The people united will never be defeated! El pueblo unido jamás será vencido!” a crowd of more than 100 people in Syracuse, N.Y., rallied July 18 to support migrant children. Their voices drowned out intermittent anti-immigrant shouts from about fifty right-wingers across the street.

Activists and community members gathered outside the Mexican Consulate in downtown San Diego on July 18 to tell racist anti-immigrant protesters they’ve got it all wrong. The same racists that in Murrieta, Calif., turned around buses that were carrying Central American refugees showed their ugly sentiment at the consulate.

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Zoom Massive rally in Damascus marking al-Quds Day and expressing support for Gaza
By B. Mousa and M. Ismael
Damascus, SANA – A massive rally took place Friday in Damascus starting from the entrance of al-Hamidiyeh market towards the Umayyad Mosque marking the International al-Quds (Jerusalem) Day, an annual event held on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan.
The event was first initiated by the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1979 to express solidarity with the Palestinian people in the face of the Zionist Israeli entity and its control of Jerusalem.

Popular figures and representatives of Palestinian and Syrian forces, factions and commissions took part in the rally, expressing support with the besieged people of the Gaza Strip who have been under barbaric Israel aggression for 19 consecutive days that has left over 815 Palestinians dead and more than 5220 wounded.
Member of the Regional Leadership of al-Baath Party, Head of Media and Culture Office, Khalaf al-Muftah said that the Palestinian people in Gaza are repelling bravely the Zionist aggression waged against them in cooperation and support from the enemies of the Arab nation and their tools in the region as the Gulf countries and Turkey.
“The aggression on Gaza was not the first and will not be the last because it reflects the criminal mentality of the Zionist entity,” al-Muftah said.
He considered the aggression on Gaza a genocide against the Palestinian people, condemning the West’s double standards regarding what is happening in the region.
For his part, Assistant Secretary General of Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command Talal Naji said that al-Quds Day  is for the Arab and Islamic people around the world, hailing the sacrifices of the Palestinian people in Gaza in confronting Zionist enemy which seeks to liquidate the Palestinian cause.
He also called on all free people around the world to support the Palestinian people against the brutal Israeli aggression  amid the silence of the countries and organizations that claim  protection of human rights.

The participants said that Syria will support resistance until it achieves freedom.

Massive rally in Damascus marking al-Quds Day and expressing support for Gaza

By B. Mousa and M. Ismael

Damascus, SANA – A massive rally took place Friday in Damascus starting from the entrance of al-Hamidiyeh market towards the Umayyad Mosque marking the International al-Quds (Jerusalem) Day, an annual event held on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan.

The event was first initiated by the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1979 to express solidarity with the Palestinian people in the face of the Zionist Israeli entity and its control of Jerusalem.

Rally on al-Quds Day2

Popular figures and representatives of Palestinian and Syrian forces, factions and commissions took part in the rally, expressing support with the besieged people of the Gaza Strip who have been under barbaric Israel aggression for 19 consecutive days that has left over 815 Palestinians dead and more than 5220 wounded.

Member of the Regional Leadership of al-Baath Party, Head of Media and Culture Office, Khalaf al-Muftah said that the Palestinian people in Gaza are repelling bravely the Zionist aggression waged against them in cooperation and support from the enemies of the Arab nation and their tools in the region as the Gulf countries and Turkey.

“The aggression on Gaza was not the first and will not be the last because it reflects the criminal mentality of the Zionist entity,” al-Muftah said.

He considered the aggression on Gaza a genocide against the Palestinian people, condemning the West’s double standards regarding what is happening in the region.

For his part, Assistant Secretary General of Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command Talal Naji said that al-Quds Day  is for the Arab and Islamic people around the world, hailing the sacrifices of the Palestinian people in Gaza in confronting Zionist enemy which seeks to liquidate the Palestinian cause.

He also called on all free people around the world to support the Palestinian people against the brutal Israeli aggression  amid the silence of the countries and organizations that claim  protection of human rights.

The participants said that Syria will support resistance until it achieves freedom.

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Bastrop, Texas: March to free Rodney Reed, an innocent Black man on death row, July 24, 2014.

Photos by Allison Hubbard / Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement

Judge Doug Shaver on Monday set Rodney Reed's execution date for 6 p.m. on Jan. 14. Attorneys for the Innocence Project argued there is more evidence in the case that needs to be DNA tested. Reed’s family claims prosecutors withheld evidence during the trial.”

Texas judge sets execution date for Rodney Reed

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July 23, 1908: The Bombay (Mumbai) General Strike

Bombay Strike of 1908: The first major political action by the Indian proletariat. The Bombay strike began in response to the judicial mistreatment by the colonial authorities of the leader of the national-revolutionary movement, Tilak, who was sentenced on July 22 to six years at hard labor.

On July 23, the workers of Bombay declared a general political strike, and the city’s population declared a hartal, both of which lasted until July 29, in accordance with the decision to reply to each year of Tilak’s sentence with a one-day strike. More than 100,000 people went on strike.

The Bombay strike was a highly important step in the upsurge of the Indian national liberation movement in 1905-08.

From The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd edition

Top photo: Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Indian anti-colonial leader whose sentencing led to the strike.

Bottom photo: British colonial troops brutally attack protesters outside Tilak’s trial.

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Zoom 9 Jewish activists arrested after occupying Friends of the Israel Defense Forces office
Nine Jewish activists protesting the Israeli assault on Gaza were arrested today after occupying the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) office in midtown Manhattan. The protesters, members of Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) and Jews Say No! (JSN), stood in the office for an hour, holding a banner, singing songs in Hebrew and English and reading the names of the more than 600 dead who have been killed as a result of the Israeli attack.
The activists demanded that the FIDF stop funding the Israeli army. FIDF is a multi-millionaire dollar non-profit organization that collects funds to send to the Israeli military. Signs taped to the JVP and JSN members read: “Jews say no to the ground invasion of Gaza.”
The demonstrators were arrested by dozens of New York Police Department members—including members of the Counter-Terror Unit–when they refused to leave the premises. They are expected to be charged with criminal trespassing. The demonstrators were taken to a precinct in Manhattan.

9 Jewish activists arrested after occupying Friends of the Israel Defense Forces office

Nine Jewish activists protesting the Israeli assault on Gaza were arrested today after occupying the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) office in midtown Manhattan. The protesters, members of Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) and Jews Say No! (JSN), stood in the office for an hour, holding a banner, singing songs in Hebrew and English and reading the names of the more than 600 dead who have been killed as a result of the Israeli attack.

The activists demanded that the FIDF stop funding the Israeli army. FIDF is a multi-millionaire dollar non-profit organization that collects funds to send to the Israeli military. Signs taped to the JVP and JSN members read: “Jews say no to the ground invasion of Gaza.”

The demonstrators were arrested by dozens of New York Police Department members—including members of the Counter-Terror Unit–when they refused to leave the premises. They are expected to be charged with criminal trespassing. The demonstrators were taken to a precinct in Manhattan.

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Fidel receives the President of the People’s Republic of China 

The historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, held a fraternal meeting on Tuesday with President of China Xi Jinping,who is leading a large delegation on an official visit to Cuba. 

The exchange of views was characterized by a climate of friendship, expressive of historical ties between our parties, governments and peoples.

Fidel and Xi Jinping reflected on various issues of international interest, in particular, the huge dangers and challenges facing humanity and the significance of the Declaration adopted on July 15 by the countries of the BRICS group.  

President Xi Jinping presented the gift of a bronze bust in the likeness of the young Fidel.

Photos by Alex Castro / CubaDebate.cu

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Zoom Bilbao, occupied Basque Country

Bilbao, occupied Basque Country

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Zoom Chicago: ‘Food Is A Right!’ People’s Assembly
Saturday, August 16 - 2pm to 5pm
Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 Division Street, River Forest, IL
Another wave of food stamp cuts are underway, on top of federal food stamp cuts that hit millions of poor and working people twice since November. States are reinstating work requirements and ending waivers to allow less people to qualify. But there are no jobs, especially at decent pay with benefits! And most people report they already run out of SNAP benefits after two weeks.Help us build the August 16 ‘Food is a Right’ People’s Assembly in Chicago this summer to demand money for food and jobs, not wars abroad. We will hold panels and plan actions to demand…
$15 MINIMUM WAGE NOW!
STOP THE FOOD STAMP CUTS!
Stop all cuts to government SNAP and food programs
Healthy food affordable for all - end food desserts
Economic justice for food, agricultural and all workers - including the right to unionize
Hold the corporate food industry and agribusiness accountable for their environmental and health devastation in the U.S. and worldwide
LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!Lund Auditorium, Dominican University Free and open to the public To get involved or for transportation:stopfoodcuts@gmail.comCall 708-524-6904peoplespowerassemblies.org

Chicago: ‘Food Is A Right!’ People’s Assembly

Saturday, August 16 - 2pm to 5pm

Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 Division Street, River Forest, IL

Another wave of food stamp cuts are underway, on top of federal food stamp cuts that hit millions of poor and working people twice since November. States are reinstating work requirements and ending waivers to allow less people to qualify. But there are no jobs, especially at decent pay with benefits! And most people report they already run out of SNAP benefits after two weeks.

Help us build the August 16 ‘Food is a Right’ People’s Assembly in Chicago this summer to demand money for food and jobs, not wars abroad. We will hold panels and plan actions to demand…

  • $15 MINIMUM WAGE NOW!
  • STOP THE FOOD STAMP CUTS!
  • Stop all cuts to government SNAP and food programs
  • Healthy food affordable for all - end food desserts
  • Economic justice for food, agricultural and all workers - including the right to unionize
  • Hold the corporate food industry and agribusiness accountable for their environmental and health devastation in the U.S. and worldwide

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!

Lund Auditorium, Dominican University 
Free and open to the public 
To get involved or for transportation:
stopfoodcuts@gmail.com
Call 708-524-6904
peoplespowerassemblies.org

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PFLP: Escalate the Resistance! Occupy the Occupier’s Embassies and Consulates!

Now, it is time to escalate the international resistance. The tanks are rolling into Gaza. The occupier’s embassies and consulates must not be allowed to operate as normal and engage in business as usual while its forces are conducting a murderous occupation.

U.S. imperial power must not continue uninterrupted around the world while it provides the economic, political and military support that runs the killing machine – in fact, the U.S. imperialists’ Congress have just passed a bill to provide more money and more funding to make the occupation’s killing machine even more lethal against the Palestinian and Arab people.

  • Occupy Israeli embassies and consulates – shut them down, close their doors, prevent them from engaging in business as usual. The occupation state must be entirely boycotted and isolated, and fully rejected as the illegitimate settler-colonial occupier that it is.
  • Occupy U.S. embassies and consulates – U.S. imperialism is the principal sponsor of the killer occupation in Palestine and it must be held accountable by the people of the world for its crimes, not only in Palestine but throughout the world.
  • Take the profits from the hands of the killer corporations – Already protesters are confronting these killer corporations like Boeing, Lockheed Martin and G4S, facing arrest in U.S. cities such as Chicago. These corporations must face consequences – their operations interrupted and shut down. No more profits from Palestinian blood!
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New York City: Stop the War on Children! From Gaza to Donbass to the U.S./Mexico Border, Times Square, July 17, 2014.

Photos by redguard

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