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Verizon workers ready to strike

August 2, 2015

A sea of red T-shirts flooded the streets, while those wearing them roared with anger in front of Verizon’s corporate headquarters in Manhattan on July 25. Some of the shirts read “I can’t calm down, I need a contract,” “Will strike if provoked” and “We walked before, we’ll walk [...]

‘Locked up, unheard’

August 2, 2015

The New York Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement held a strong protest at Union Square on July 23. Led by people who have suffered solitary confinement, they built support via this action. Several victims of this cruel form of punishment explained what they had been through. NYCAIC [...]

Boston disabled community marches

August 2, 2015

The disabled community, children, youth, and members of human service agencies and nonprofit organizations gathered in Boston on July 22 for a march and festivities to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The event was called by Boston’s Commission for Persons [...]

Workers distressed as infrastructure crumbles

August 2, 2015

From July 20 to 25, there was only one day when New Jersey Transit’s service to Penn Station in New York City was not disrupted. Tens of thousands of workers were delayed in getting to work and again in getting home. The reason for the delays was dilapidation of the electrical system in the [...]

FARC announces unilateral cease

August 2, 2015

This initiative from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) was announced from Havana, Cuba, where peace talks have been taking place between representatives of the revolutionary forces and the government of Colombia. The FARC-EP communicate to all our Blocks, Fronts, Columns, [...]

Black Lives Convening: A pivotal moment for liberation

July 31, 2015

Cleveland — From July 24 to July 26, over 1,500 registered Black activists and organizers from all over the U.S., Canada and even the Caribbean converged in Cleveland for the 2015 Movement for Black Lives National Convening. In addition to police terror and state violence, pertinent issues [...]

Memphis cops kill Black youth, protests follow

July 31, 2015

By Brent Ford The following is a guest article submitted by a political activist in Memphis, Tenn. July 22 — Darrius Stewart, 19, of Memphis was gunned down by Memphis police Officer Connor Schilling on July 17. According to the police and a video shot by a bystander, Schilling, white, pulled [...]

Ukraine, Donbass and the New Cold War against Russia

July 31, 2015

From a talk by Greg Butterfield at a Workers World Party forum in Los Angeles, July 23, 2015. According to the United Nations, at least 6,400 people have been killed since the start of Ukraine’s so-called anti-terrorist operation in April 2014 against the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s [...]

Obama in East Africa: U.S. imperialism sows turmoil throughout region

July 30, 2015

July 27 — President Barack Obama’s first visit to Kenya and Ethiopia highlighted Washington’s imperialist intervention in Africa. U.S. policy is aimed at pulling the two countries into a U.S.-led military alliance and increasing U.S.-based firms’ exploitation of Africa’s mineral [...]

The Civil War: Lessons for today’s struggle

July 30, 2015

Below are excerpts from the book “The Klan and the Government: Foes or Allies?” written in 1983 by Sam Marcy, the founder of Workers World Party. The entire book can be read online at workers.org. In the Civil War in the U.S., the bourgeois democratic revolution was aborted. It did result in [...]
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