Agreement reached in Swedish train workers’ strike

By July 24, 2014

Stockholm, July 22 — The Swedish Union for Service and Communications Employees [SEKO], the national union representing the striking train workers in Sweden against the French-based multinational monopoly Veolia, signed an agreement in late June that ended the conflict. An earlier article in Workers World described the massive sympathy with the strikers from other unions [...]

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Workers World Party hosts Marxist classes on theory and practice

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Over the July 4th weekend, young activists and revolutionaries from across the country, including Baltimore, Buffalo, Houston, New York City and Durham, N.C., attended an educational weekend of Marxist-Leninist theory and practice hosted by Workers World Party in New York City. The weekend began with a presentation by Fred Goldstein, WWP secretariat member and author [...]

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Disability rights: A rich theatre of the class struggle

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Brian Shea speaks at solidarity rally for Boston school bus drivers, July 14.Photo: Howard Rotman

The 1970s saw the development of a very active ex-patient and psychiatric survivor movement. In 1974, the Network Against Psychiatric Assault (NAPA) was among many organizations founded by people who had experienced psychiatric diagnoses. Also, a sister organization to NAPA was established in Boston, the Mental Patients Liberation Front. NAPA raised the rights of people [...]

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Across the U.S.: NO TO MIGRANT BASHING

By July 23, 2014
Photo: Occupy Riverwest

SYRACUSE, N.Y. Chanting “The people united will never be defeated! El pueblo unido jamás será vencido!” a crowd of more than 100 people in Syracuse, N.Y., rallied July 18 to support migrant children. Their voices drowned out intermittent anti-immigrant shouts from about fifty right-wingers across the street. The pro-immigrant crowd held their ground at two [...]

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Los Angeles Assembly pushes $15 minimum wage ballot initiative

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Larry Holmes at the podium.WW photo: Bob McCubbin

A Workers’ Assembly on July 19 in Los Angeles drew more than 100 excited people, mostly low-wage workers and their supporters, who were eager to sign up and become part of a campaign to put an initiative on the ballot for a $15 minimum wage that would take effect immediately. John Parker, a board member [...]

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Pride marchers in San Diego, Calif., call for global solidarity

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The yearly San Diego Pride Parade is southern California’s largest Pride event. This year, held on July 19, it was infiltrated by radical queers of all stripes calling for solidarity with Central American children, Palestinians, workers, incarcerated trans people, including — at the top of the list — Chelsea Manning. Manning, the WikiLeaks whistleblower, is [...]

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¡Apoyemos a Gaza!

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Cuando la opresión hace de la vida un infierno para quienes la sufren, no puede haber ningún fin a su resistencia, cueste lo que cueste. Esto es lo que el estado colonizador israelita y sus promotores imperialistas, especialmente la clase dominante de EUA, no tomaron en cuenta al tratar de apalear y oprimir al pueblo [...]

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Desafiando racistas, grupo da bienvenida a refugiadas/os

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Cuando jóvenes activistas de Houston descubrieron que un grupo racista anti-inmigrante llamado Alto al Imán iba a estar de nuevo en un puente peatonal sobre una autopista de mucho tráfico, formaron el Comité de Bienvenida de Mujeres y Niñas/os. Llegamos a las 6 am del día siguiente, una hora antes de que aparecieran ellas/os, y [...]

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Tribunal de Quiebras aborda cortes de agua en Detroit

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Por la Oficina WW/MO Detroit El espectáculo de circo del Tribunal de Quiebras de Estados Unidos en el proceso de bancarrota municipal de Detroit tomó un giro inesperado el 15 de julio cuando la activista de la Coalición ¡Moratoria Ahora! (CMA) Kris Hamel, quien también es una de las editoras de WW/MO, le dijo al [...]

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We are all Gaza

By July 22, 2014

U.S. provides, weapons, diplomatic cover for Israeli ethnic cleansing in Gaza July 22 — Israel’s horrific assault on the people of Gaza is in its 14th day. Just today, Tel Aviv used its U.S.-supplied arsenal to hit five mosques and a hospital intensive care unit in Deir al-Balah, killing at least five people, including doctors, [...]

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