Build workers’ assemblies!

By November 24, 2014
Steven CeciWW photo: Brenda Ryan

Talk given by Steven Ceci at the 2014 National Conference of Workers World Party in New York City. First, I would like to congratulate Comrade Tommy for his courageous decision as a McDonald’s worker to go on strike and be arrested. We also want to salute the Walmart workers who, this past Thursday, took the […]

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Racism and the underfunding of Philadelphia schools

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Betsey PietteWW photo: Brenda Ryan

Betsey Piette, of the Philadelphia branch of Workers World Party, gave this talk at the WWP national conference, held on Nov. 15-16 in New York City. In 2014, the discretionary budget for one Philadelphia elementary school was just $160 — roughly the cost of a family’s weekly groceries. It was meant to provide books, postage, […]

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Anti-fascist rebellion in Ukraine and Donbass

By November 23, 2014
Greg ButterfieldWW photo: G. Dunkel

From the talk given by Greg Butterfield at the 2014 Workers World Party National Conference in New York City A year ago, few people in the U.S. — including us — were thinking about Ukraine. But one group was: the imperialist ruling class. The 1% and their Pentagon enforcers had been not only thinking about […]

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Fast-food worker: Strike is our main weapon

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Tommy CavanaughWW photo: Brenda Ryan

Talk by Tommy Cavanaugh at the 2014 National Conference of Workers World Party in New York on Nov. 15. It really is an honor to address this conference as a McDonald’s worker and striker. Instead of the self-blame and lack of dignity the bosses and bourgeois media try to instill in us, I stand proud […]

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Leslie Feinberg: comrade, mentor, friend

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I loved my friend. He went away from me. There’s nothing more to say. The poem ends, Soft as it began – I loved my friend. ~ Langston Hughes This is for my comrade, mentor, and friend Leslie Feinberg. The person who took me under hir wing when I showed up in New York City […]

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Colombian ‘peace process’ at an impasse

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Nov. 23 — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos shocked the world when he announced on Nov. 16 the unilateral suspension of peace negotiations of the past two years between his government and the FARC-EP (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army) in Havana, Cuba. That day, it was revealed that the FARC-EP had captured Colombian Army […]

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Nurses strike over lack of Ebola preparedness

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Nurses at White House during national strike for health and safety.

National Nurses United held a day of strikes and demonstrations in 16 states on Nov. 12 demanding effective personal protective equipment and “continuous, rigorous interactive training for RNs and other health workers who might ­encounter an Ebola patient,” said Rose Ann DeMoro, NNU executive director. “That includes practice putting on and taking off the hazmat […]

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Trans Day of Remembrance: ‘Why we need a revolution’

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Nov. 20 — Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance. And I’d like to share an anecdote. Back in 2012 there were two separate occasions when I felt threatened because I was trans. Both of them involved groups of people yelling at me, trying to get me to answer the age-old transphobic question: Are you a […]

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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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