Millions globally protest Israel’s war on Gaza

By July 29, 2014
Marseille, France

During the week of July 21-27, millions of people turned out in protests around the world to demand that Israel “Stop the war on Gaza.”  As news that the mounting civilian death toll in Gaza surpassed 1,000, mass marches filled the streets of nearly every major world city, including in Israel itself. On July 26, over [...]

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Theft of Detroit retirees’ pensions gets one step closer

By July 28, 2014

The results of retiree voting on pension cuts in the Detroit bankruptcy proceedings were announced on July 21. It was reported that 73 percent of the voters approved the cuts while 27 percent voted “no.” The fix was in from the start. Only about half of tens of thousands of retirees voted. This is not [...]

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When children are ‘the enemy’

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Printed from a July 13 audio column aired by Prison Radio at prisonradio.org. I’ve been watching for days now, as media reports display the growing hatreds at the arrival of Central American children across the Mexican-U.S. border. American voices crackle with bile as they begin the drumbeat for their immediate deportation. Vile names are called [...]

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In Kansas, tax cut means austerity

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The state of Kansas is running out of money in its rainy-day fund because it made huge cuts in  income tax rates in 2012. It took in $338 million less than expected in the 2014 fiscal year. Governor Sam Brownback pushed for these cuts, claiming they would pay for themselves with increased economic growth. His [...]

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Anti-imperialism and the “to be or not to be” of the left, part 2

By July 26, 2014

Alberto Rabilotta is an Argentine-Canadian journalist specializing in economic issues. This is the second installment of a two-part article that Workers World is publishing as a contribution to the discussion of contemporary imperialism and how to fight it. Translated from Spanish by WW managing editor John Catalinotto. In the previous article (Social destruction and global [...]

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Microsoft announces massive layoffs

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Microsoft founder Bill Gates established the Gates Foundation, a supposedly “nonprofit” enterprise that describes its mission this way online: “We live in a globally connected, information saturated world. To thrive, our students need to learn in and out of school, in person and online, together and independently. Students need learning experiences that meet them where [...]

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Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine: ‘Shuja’iya massacre will stain the hands of all who are silent and complicit’

By July 25, 2014

Statement issued by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine July 20 — The Zionist enemy carried out a horrific massacre today against the civilians of Shuja’iya neighborhood in eastern Gaza City, targeting homes with mortars, tanks, missiles and aircraft, killing dozens of martyrs and wounding hundreds, where many remain under the rubble of [...]

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No ban on the Communist Party of Ukraine!

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Workers World condemns in the strongest terms the latest moves by the far-right government in Ukraine, backed by the United States ruling class, to ban the Communist Party of Ukraine (KPU). The new measure against the country’s largest political organization comes on the heels of a war frenzy against Russia and the People’s Republics of [...]

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Replace pro-Israeli judge, say Odeh lawyers

By July 24, 2014
Rasmea Odeh

Chicago — In a major development, attorneys for Palestinian community leader Rasmea Odeh filed a motion July 14 calling for Judge Paul D. Borman to recuse himself from the case. The supporting brief argues that Borman, a lifelong and dedicated supporter of Israel, cannot play the “neutral and detached” role that the law requires. A [...]

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Agreement reached in Swedish train workers’ strike

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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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