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Ukraine junta bans communism, honors fascists

April 17, 2015

Protest in Kharkov, Ukraine, in April 2014.Photo: Borotba Just days before the Pentagon was set to begin training troops from Ukraine’s National Guard, including the notorious Azov Battalion, Kiev’s parliament voted 254-0 on April 10 to ban “communist propaganda,” communist symbols and [...]

300,000 workers march vs. austerity in France

April 17, 2015

Workers demand no closing of Nexcis solar panel plant in Rousset, France. On Thursday, April 9, 300,000 workers marched in 80 cities throughout France at the call of four major unions: the General Confederation of Workers (CGT), Workers’ Force (FO), the major education union (FSU) and Solidaires, [...]

Detroit lawsuit demands right to public protest

April 17, 2015

Some of the protesters outside Chase Bank, Feb. 27.WW photo: Kris Hamel A lawsuit largely initiated by the Michigan American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of the Moratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions and Utility Shutoffs and Women in Black-Detroit demands the right to [...]

Homeless fight back after shelter closing

April 17, 2015

Boston homeless and their supporters at City Hall.WW photo: Liz Green Boston — People with little or no money are usually mischaracterized by the liberal corporate media as a pitiful lot, “down on their luck,” requiring the charity of the more fortunate. These false and self-serving notions [...]

On Cuba, Iran, Ukraine: Obama, a centrist, yields to right wing

April 15, 2015

WW photo: Greg Butterfield The twists and turns of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy, from Cuba to Iran to Ukraine, show the ability of the right wing to undermine the policies of centrist forces within the ruling-class political establishment. This is an expression of the expansionist, [...]

Why a warming planet means game over for capitalism

April 15, 2015

Climate change march, New York City, September 2014.WW photo: Brenda Ryan Until his veto of the Keystone XL pipeline on Feb. 24, President Barack Obama had kept the entire world unsure of his position. The issue of the KXL pipeline — the 1,700-mile-long project to be owned by energy monopoly [...]

Philadelphia marchers protest Ayotzinapa outrage

April 15, 2015

Some six months since 43 students disappeared in southern Mexico, their parents are traveling across the United States calling for justice. On Sept. 26 last year, the students from the Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers’ College of Ayotzinapa were forcibly disappeared after a police attack, [...]

Solidarity with People’s Summit

April 15, 2015

The International Action Center held a press conference in New York on April 10 in solidarity with the People’s Summit, which was being held in Panama City at the same time as the official Summit of the Americas. The People’s Summit has adopted declarations against U.S. sanctions on Venezuela [...]

Washington escalates role in Saudi attack on Yemen

April 15, 2015

Pakistan’s parliament on April 10 voted to refrain from joining the Saudi Arabian and Gulf Cooperation Council — a coalition of the Saudi rulers with the other Gulf-area monarchies — now bombing Yemen. The bombing is the latest in a series of political and military struggles over who will [...]

FARC statement on the peace talks

April 15, 2015

Marco León Calarcá, a spokesperson for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The following is a statement by Marco León Calarcá, a spokesperson for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), made on April 3 and translated from the Spanish by the Mundo Obrero staff. Feelings [...]
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