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Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia

January 26, 2015

On Jan. 21, the apartheid Zionist regime of Benjamin Netanyahu was authorized by the United Nations General Assembly to host the first-ever conference devoted to the rise of worldwide “anti-Semitism.” A letter endorsing the conference was signed by the governments of 40 countries, including the [...]

Greek voters reject austerity

January 26, 2015

Greek workers protest austerity. Voters in Greece’s Jan. 25 parliamentary election rejected the harsh, devastating austerity program imposed, for the past six years, by the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the European Commission on the working class in that country. [...]

Mariupol and imperialist hypocrisy

January 26, 2015

In the early morning hours of Jan. 24, three GRAD missiles struck a residential area on the outskirts of Mariupol, the second largest city in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR), formerly part of southeastern Ukraine. Reports indicate that at least 30 people died and nearly 100 were injured. [...]

What Obama left out

January 26, 2015

‘Hands up, don’t shoot’, Ferguson, Mo. The “State of the Union” is the annual presidential speech that is supposed to report on how things are going for the people of this country. In thousands of protest rallies and marches over recent months, especially since the events in Ferguson, [...]

Vast wealth inequality will drive class struggle

January 26, 2015

Jan. 26 — President Barack Obama and the New York Times have apparently just discovered something every worker in the United States already knows: The rich get richer and the poor get poorer. In his Jan. 20 State of the Union address, Obama declared his intention to press for legislation that [...]

Despite decline in Ebola cases, global attention needed

January 26, 2015

World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan reports that the number of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases are rapidly declining. However, the United Nations-affiliated agency says the world community must not become complacent in efforts to contain and eliminate the disease. This [...]

WW commentary: Pentagon out of Yemen!

January 26, 2015

The flag of former South Yemen is seen attached to a billboard during a rally in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden October 14, 2014. Yemen, with a population of some 24 million people, is the poorest country in the Middle East. To its north lies the brutal, oil-rich kingdom of Saudi Arabia. [...]

Detroit MLK Day rally highlights Selma, Ala.

January 24, 2015

MLK Day march in Detroit on Jan. 19.WW photo: Abayomi Azikiwe This year’s “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Rally and March” commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Selma campaign that created the conditions for the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The program was organized by the Detroit [...]

The disaster of 12 January 2010: 5 years!

January 24, 2015

Port-au-Prince area of Haiti, January 2010. By Isabelle L. Papillon Reprinted with permission from Haiti-Liberté, Jan. 14-20. It was 4:43 p.m. on a Tuesday afternoon, when an earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck Haiti for 35 seconds. This disaster, on a scale never seen before, caused a huge loss of [...]
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