Mexico, immigration and Obama’s Executive Order

By November 22, 2014
New York saw one of the worldwide protests over killings in Mexico — on the same day as President Obama’s announcement on immigration.WW photo: Anne Pruden

President Barack Obama issued a long-awaited Executive Order on immigration policy on Nov. 20. That same day hundreds of thousands of people in Mexico took part in mass marches in solidarity with the 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa in the state of Guerrero. The two events — one in Washington, the other across the border […]

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Occupation is responsible for escalation in Jerusalem

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The following is a statement from the website of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, in the aftermath of attacks by racist settlers and the Israeli state, some lethal, on Palestinians in Jerusalem and the West Bank and an attack by two young Palestinians on a synagogue that left seven people dead, including […]

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Objective conditions that gave rise to Ferguson

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Larry HalesWW photo: Brenda Ryan

Excerpts from the talk given by Larry Hales at the 2014 Workers World Party National Conference in New York City Nov. 15-16. I believe in comradely and revolutionary love, but also in the power of hating oppression and those that oppress. I believe in letting that hate for the oppressor burn right next to the […]

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The struggle for $15 an hour in Los Angeles

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John ParkerWW photo: Brenda Ryan

Excerpts from the talk given by John Parker at the 2014 Workers World Party National Conference in New York City. This $15-an-hour ballot initiative in Los Angeles is about changing the relationship between capital and labor by establishing powerful workers’ assemblies throughout the country. In Los Angeles, it could strongly continue to empower low-wage workers […]

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Solidarity messages to Workers World Party/Mundo Obrero

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The following are excerpts from written solidarity messages to the Workers World Party 56th national conference, held Nov. 15-16 in New York City. Other messages were sent by video from the FARC of Colombia and Oscar Rivera of Puerto Rico or delivered at the conference from representatives of the Cuban U.N. mission or others. Asia […]

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Tasks of communists in Ukraine, Donbass and the West

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Exiled members of Union Borotba and Russian comrades mark 97th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution in Simferopol, Crimea.Photo: Borotba

Interview with Borotba leader Victor Shapinov, part 5 Simferopol, Crimea — Workers World has conducted an extensive interview with Victor Shapinov, a coordinator and leading theoretician of the Marxist organization Union Borotba (Struggle) of Ukraine. Shapinov currently lives in exile with other Borotba activists in Crimea, under threat of arrest from the U.S.-backed coup regime […]

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Detroit bankruptcy ‘exit plan’ latest attack on African-American majority

By November 21, 2014

As the corporate-controlled media in the city of Detroit continue to champion the massive theft of health care programs, pension funds and public assets totaling over $6 billion, the majority African-American population is being completely disenfranchised by the bank-led “plan of adjustment.” Despite claims of a “rebirth” of the municipality through a forced and illegal […]

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You are not alone!

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If there were no Workers World newspaper printed 51 times a year, you might feel alone. If you could see nothing but the corporate media, you might think you were the only unbrainwashed human around. But instead you read opinions similar to yours in Workers World, supported by plenty of facts and reports of struggles […]

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Lessons of the Ferguson Rebellion

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Monica Moorehead

Talk given by Monica Moorehead at the 2014 National Conference of Workers World Party in New York City on Nov. 15. The Ferguson Rebellion, ignited by the racist police lynching of Michael Brown, still strikes fear into the hearts of the 1%, the ruling capitalist class, so much so that they are preparing their storm […]

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Nov. 21 Call-in Day to support Boston school bus drivers

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Workers World readers are familiar with the struggle that union-busting international conglomerate Veolia has imposed on United Steelworkers Local 8751 in Boston and on the frame-up of Steve Kirschbaum, chair of the union’s Grievance Committee and founder of the local. Supporters of the union are asking workers and sympathizers from all over the country to […]

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