Which is the real failed state, Libya or Italy?

By September 2, 2014

While Libya lies in flames, with thousands of men, women and children, driven by desperation, trying every day to cross the Mediterranean — and many of them will lose their lives — Italy’s President Giorgio Napolitano issues this warning: “Beware of the outbreaks all around us,” starting with “the persistent instability and fragility of the [...]

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Ida y vuelta de camiones rusos con ayuda humanitaria

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25 de agosto – Doscientos veintisiete camiones rusos “invadieron” a Ucrania el 22 de agosto, transportando grandes bolsas llenas de granos, frijoles, agua potable, medicinas, generadores y sacos de dormir. El 23 de agosto ya estaban de vuelta en Rusia. Los camiones habían entregado suministros de emergencia al pueblo de Lugansk, al este de Ucrania. [...]

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¡Alto al impulso de guerra EUA!

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Editorial Workers World/Mundo Obrero 27 de agosto Cada día la administración de Barack Obama se acerca más a una intensificación de la intervención militar en Irak y su extensión a Siria. Ya habiendo bombardeado a Irak por primera vez desde el 2011, el Pentágono admite el envío de drones al espacio aéreo sirio. Al mismo [...]

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Ferguson struggle helps build workers’ solidarity

By September 1, 2014
Hands Up Don't Ship

The call for justice continues not only in Ferguson, Mo., but around the United States since the Aug. 9 brutal murder of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old African American who was shot in broad daylight by a white police officer, Darren Wilson. Not since the 1992 Los Angeles rebellion has there been another one like the [...]

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Gaza — political victory for Palestine

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Israel’s failure to divide, disarm or defeat the heroic resistance in Gaza is seen by all currents of the Palestinian liberation movement as their historic political victory. This is the overwhelming Palestinian sentiment. Israel caused massive destruction in Gaza and killed, according to a United Nations report, 2,104 people, including 1,462 civilians of whom 495 were [...]

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U.S. forces Irish bank to accept Cuba blockade

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“The banks are a tool of Wall Street rule!” Is this political accusation just an abstract, educational slogan? Not in the case of Cuba. On July 3, The Irish Independent reported that international transactions to or from Cuba would no longer be processed by the Bank of Ireland. The announcement coincides with the largest bank [...]

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Ukraine photo exhibit: Suffering and resistance in the Donbass

By August 31, 2014
Ukraine photo exhibit

Huntington, N.Y. — “Ukraine: Behind the Red Line,” a photographic display of the war in Ukraine, documents the devastation of the lives of the people in the Donbass region as well as the organized resistance in Donbass to the junta regime in Kiev. Armed men and women who make up the people’s militias supported by [...]

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Residents resist gentrification

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Brooklyn protesters say they ‘won’t be moved!’

Brooklyn, N.Y., Aug. 24 — About 250 angry demonstrators gathered today for a march near the east side of Prospect Park in Brooklyn, N.Y. This is where developers plan to build luxury housing with up to 25 floors that will block the beautiful view of the park and crowd the neighborhood. Protesters marched down Empire [...]

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A celebration of Chelsea Manning’s courage

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WW photo: Gloria Verdieu

San Diego, Calif., activists marked the one-year anniversary of Chelsea Manning’s coming out as a transperson with a gathering in Hillcrest, Calif., on Aug. 22. There, they celebrated Manning’s courage and raised awareness about transgender issues and the imprisoned hero’s campaign for freedom. Manning, a U.S. Army private, was sentenced last summer to 35 years [...]

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Israel, Gaza and ‘Manifest Destiny’

By August 28, 2014

Aug. 25 — Yet another round of Israeli missiles and bombs have killed scores more people in Gaza since the last ceasefire ended. The death toll since early July is now 2,092 Palestinians — about three-quarters of them civilians, with more than 450 of them children. On the Tel Aviv side, the count is 68 [...]

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