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ISIS, Netanyahu, Iran – U.S. imperialist plans unravel

March 26, 2015

Two deeply related issues that are of concern to anti-imperialists have been stirring U.S. capitalist politics. The first is the speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu given to a joint session of Congress and his subsequent victory in the Israeli elections. The second is the nuclear [...]

Oil strike breakthrough

March 26, 2015

Workers march in Findlay, Ohio, home of Marathon, on Feb. 24.WW photo: Martha Grevatt March 22 — The U.S. oil refinery strike, which began Feb. 1, appears to be moving toward a resolution. The Steelworkers union has been negotiating to achieve an industrywide contract to cover 30,000 workers at [...]

Immigrants defend right to drive in Pennsylvania

March 26, 2015

Philadelphia,March 20.WW photo: Joseph Piette During a public hearing on March 20 on the reform of the driving-license law for undocumented people in Pennsylvania, people told their moving stories about the impact of not having drivers’ licenses before a room full of immigrants and their close [...]

What you can do for the Boston school bus drivers

March 26, 2015

Garry Murchison, Steve Kirschbaum, Andre Francois, Steve Gillis Victory may still be in the air with the “not guilty” verdict on March 5 in the trumped-up felony case against union leader Stevan Kirschbaum, but the uphill battle facing the school bus drivers in Boston is not over yet. The four [...]

Textbooks sit in warehouses

March 26, 2015

Philadelphia — Under the profit-driven capitalist system, billions of people struggle just for food and other basic necessities, yet corporations will stockpile or destroy what people need before they allow a glut to push down prices — and profits! This paradox of “hunger in the midst of [...]

Racist double standard

March 26, 2015

For most people, it should be enough to point out that Black people are 21 times more likely to be shot by cops than white people. That pretty much proves the cops mete out violence with a racist double standard. For anyone who still has doubts about that overwhelming bias, another simple [...]

Police violence against Martese Johnson sparks campus protests

March 24, 2015

Martese Johnson brutalized by Alcoholic Beverage Control police, March 18. Martese Johnson, a 20-year-old African American, has been added to the already too-long list of victims of brutal, racial profiling by the police.  Unlike the stolen lives of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Ramarley Graham, [...]

San Francisco protesters want justice for Alex Nieto, killed by cops

March 24, 2015

Demonstrators shut down the Mission police station, March 23.Photo: Juana Teresa Tello San Francisco — Workers World received news early in the morning on March 23 that protesters seeking justice for the police killing of Alex Nieto had chained themselves to the headquarters of the San [...]

Will Milwaukee killer cop receive impunity?

March 24, 2015

Milwaukee protest in August 2014.Photo: Joe Brusky photography March 23 — Police repression against Wisconsin’s Black communities accompanies Gov. Scott Walker’s anti-union and anti-worker “right-to-work” law, which went into effect March 9 as part of his austerity program. Given the [...]

Why U.S. rulers fear new Asian investment bank

March 24, 2015

Britain, France, Italy and Germany have agreed to join China in establishing an Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. China has already announced it will put up $50 billion in initial capital. It is too early to say what role this bank will play in helping underdeveloped countries modernize their [...]
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