The Feds Almost Used A Pesticide That's Harmful To Pregnant Women To Combat Zika In Puerto Rico

Why has nobody been talking about the fact that Puerto Rico was going to be fumigated by the United States government using an unregistered pesticide called Naled which is extremely toxic insecticide, particularly to pregnant women, in order to “combat the zika virus”? If it weren’t for the protests in front of the island’s Capitol building and the governor agreeing to deny the use of it, the chemical would’ve been spread all over Puerto Rico.

Why should we let the U.S. Government continue using us as guinea pigs for their science experiments? We’ve been abused for way too long, and all Puerto Ricans should stay woke 👀 they’re still after us


HAPPENING NOW: Protest against Donald Trump in Roanoke, Virginia, July 25, 2016.

Photos by Bryan G. Pfeifer

Protest Donald Trump at the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center. (Doors open at 1 p.m., Trump scheduled to speak at 4 p.m.). Gathering spot for those protesting Trump is at Wells Ave. NE & Williamson Rd. SE at 2 pm.

Donald Trump and and his Vice Presidential running mate Mike Pence are the racist enemies of all poor and working people. Both candidates attack women, the LGBTQ community, immigrants, Muslims and the Black Lives Matter Movement. And they don’t speak or care for white workers either. Trump is long known for attacking workers and their unions. Indiana Governor Pence, like Scott Walker in Wisconsin, has waged Jim Crow war on workers in Indiana with specific attacks on unions eviscerating many hard won worker protections and rights. Both candidates promote the privatization of public education and other public services.

Roanoke is a working class diverse city that needs union jobs and resources for our neighborhoods not the racist anti-worker hate and division that Trump and Pence are whipping up.

Join a diverse array of labor-community members to say NO to the bigotry of Trump and Pence!
Peaceful And Violent Protests Today Versus Yesterday
19th century strikes that resulted in strikers being shot by police, housewives protesting the high price of food (1917), garbage workers refusing to haul garbage (1911), political prisoners in the U.S (1922), protesters against the passage of the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment, which would have guaranteed women equal rights - 1970's)... the United States has a long and diverse history of protests and strikes. Do you know about the following demonstrations? Test your knowledge of U.S. history, good and bad.

Warning: the photo on page two of the bomb victims from the 1908 anarchist riot in New York is gruesome.
Open Letter to DNC Protesters: We Need a Revolution, Not Just a Third Party
Issued by the Moorehead/Lilly Workers World 2016 Election Campaign

Polls show that 60% of people in the U.S. voiced the need for a third party. Millions more mobilized by Sanders are now turning away from the Democratic Party and are open to new possibilities. Another poll of young people showed two-thirds were open to socialist ideas.

Since Sanders’ endorsement of Clinton, the Green Party’s Jill Stein has seen a rise in popularity. Stein’s political program represents many of the major reforms that Sanders fought for. But her program goes beyond Sanders in some ways, essentially addressing left-wing Democrats and those who have shunned the “undemocratic” party.

It’s likely that millions will vote for a progressive third party this year. No doubt, a progressive third party would be a historic step forward for the class struggle in the U.S. Many other third-party campaigns have been popular in the past, yet often their long-term vision of revolutionary change has been limited.

We believe that we need a revolution — a transformation of the economy, the political system, and all of society, where workers and communities control their future. While building an electoral third party is helpful, building a revolutionary organization, working with broad social movements and guided by a clear perspective to bring on that revolution, is fundamentally more powerful.


Black women got in formation in Public Square to underline issues that really matter. 

Shut Down City Hall NYC

Monday, August 1 - 9:00 am

City Hall Park, Manhattan

Approaching the 2 year mark of the Ferguson Uprising on August 9, Millions March NYC is calling for the OCCUPATION OF CITY HALL PARK starting Monday August 1, 2016 at 9 AM. It is time we escalate our organizational tactics against this racist system, which continues to execute Black & Brown people with impunity–most recently #DelrawnSmall in East New York, Brooklyn.

We demand:
1. Fire NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton #FireBillBratton
2. Reparations for all survivors & victims of racist police brutality from NYPD budget
3. Defund NYPD’s $5.5 billion annual budget & re-invest into Black & Brown communities

We’ve had enough. There has been NO accountability for killer kkkops murdering Black and Brown people, and frankly we do not expect any from our corrupt and racist city government. We have marched, we have fought and gotten indictments, we have fought and gotten convictions–and still not one killer kkkop has served jail time. We are clear this white supremacist, capitalist hetero-cis-patriarchy will NEVER hold itself accountable.

Amerikkkan police originated as slave patrols, and have never served any other purpose than to surveil, control, brutalize and kill Black, Brown and Indigenous people. Policing is a violent institution rooted in anti-Blackness, that has expanded into a heavily militarized, occupying force in Black, Brown, and working class communities. Police killed over 1,100 people in 2015, and are on track to surpass that this year with 622 murders as of July 12, 2016. Black people are shot and killed by police at 2.5 times the rate of white people. 

Yet NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council have chosen to hire more than 1,300 additional kkkops rather than invest in the actual safety of our communities through jobs with a $15/hr minimum wage, education, healthcare, and alternatives to the police such as mental health first responders. Mayor de Blasio is joined at the hip to NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, who was previously commissioner for notoriously racist Rudy Giuliani, and is the architect of “Broken Windows Policing” which Frederick Douglass presciently summarized in 1845: “The slaveowner’s plan was to whip for the smallest offenses, to prevent the commission of large ones.”

We fight for the abolition of policing and prisons and will not be fooled or derailed by fake reforms like body cameras and “community policing” which further increase the budget and power of the racist and brutal NYPD.

During #ShutDownCityHallNYC there will be outreach to the courts, education, trainings, and much more. We invite all activists and community members to come and make their voices heard in support of these demands and with their own demands.

If we don’t get it – shut it down!