Editorials

Only one thing is really clear about the Obama health care plan, which was just upheld by a majority on the Supreme Court that included conservative Chief Justice John Roberts: If it is going to be any better than what we already have, we’ll have to continue to fight for at least a single-payer system that covers everyone in this sick society. ... Posted Jul 6, 2012

It is never admitted by U.S. government spokespeople — who love to shout out about “human rights violations” if the target is China or Iran — that the United States has political prisoners. Plenty of them. ... Posted Jul 5, 2012

Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, with the connivance of the top judiciary and within days of the presidential election, staged a virtual coup.... Posted Jun 20, 2012

Stand up against the propaganda onslaught. Refuse to be duped by it. Stand firm against the imperialist military, diplomatic and economic offensive against Syria. ... Posted Jun 13, 2012

As the U.S. and its allies prepare to intervene in Syria, these same countries have had little or nothing to say about proven U.S. and NATO atrocities. Here are just a (very) few examples.... Posted Jun 10, 2012

There must be a convenient spigot somewhere that allows the capitalist media to turn on and off the tears they can shed so copiously over human rights violations. ... Posted Jun 10, 2012

On May 19, one day before the 15,000-person protest against the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Summit in downtown Chicago, another kind of protest took place in a suburban community of Chicago known as Tinley Park. Eighteen anti-racists, with weapons in hand, confronted members of the Illinois European Heritage Association. ... Posted May 28, 2012

The CEO of JPMorgan Chase, Jamie Dimon, had egg on his face — literally.... Posted May 28, 2012

President Barack Obama’s recent statement in support of same-sex marriages reflects the hard work of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer organizations, activists and allies to demand the right of equality for LGBTQ people. ... Posted May 16, 2012

One of the most effective means of social control under capitalism is the threat of losing your job. ... Posted May 12, 2012

May Day in the USA looks like it will be a great time to unite all sections of the working class. ... Posted May 3, 2012

Is President Barack Obama a “socialist”?... Posted Apr 20, 2012

Racism has reared its head in a very ugly way in the United States over the past few months. ... Posted Apr 11, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI went to Cuba, made a few speeches and left. The visit was a victory for socialist Cuba in many ways. ... Posted Apr 4, 2012

As of the last count by the Census Bureau, there are almost 19 million EMPTY housing units in the United States.... Posted Apr 1, 2012

Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old African-American youth, was shot in the chest and killed at point-blank range by a vigilante on Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla. ... Posted Mar 20, 2012

What is “extreme poverty”? It is defined by the World Bank as living below $2 a day per person, and is usually associated with countries struggling to dig out of the underdevelopment imposed by colonialism. Yes, $2 a day. ... Posted Mar 18, 2012

Not even the most vicious warmonger can defend the inhumane actions of a U.S. sergeant who stormed into the homes of Afghan civilians and blew away 16 people, including babies. But the war makers will try to find a way to use this as a reason to keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan, which is the underlying crime.... Posted Mar 13, 2012

What is at stake in the struggle over Syria is not simply the fate of individuals in a neighborhood in Homs.... Posted Mar 9, 2012

People all over the world are in motion in response to the global economic crisis. They are refusing to be ground down under the heel of the capitalist boot. ... Posted Feb 29, 2012

The Argentine government lodged a formal protest at the United Nations on Feb. 10 over Britain’s militarization of the Malvinas Islands — the territory in the South Atlantic that the British call the “Falklands.” ... Posted Feb 27, 2012

Workers World has made its position clear again and again with regard to the recent events in Syria: no imperialist intervention! ... Posted Feb 18, 2012

What do 271 U.S. Catholic bishops want to do to nearly 70 million women of childbearing age in the U.S.? Deny them the right to free contraception, which would enable them to control their reproductive capacity and health.... Posted Feb 15, 2012

Women do not particularly want to have abortions. They prefer other ways to control their bodies and plan their lives. For most women, an abortion is a last resort.... Posted Feb 8, 2012

hese are dangerous times. The political and diplomatic maneuvering that precedes military action is growing, with the U.S. government in the forefront of trying to round up support for new imperialist interventions. ... Posted Feb 1, 2012

The Occupy movement has made it very clear that hundreds of thousands of people across the United States, from big cities on both coasts to smaller ones in the midlands and hundreds of towns and rural areas in between, are distressed and angry enough at the present situation to march in the rain and snow, occupy banks, sleep on the ground, attend countless meetings, defy hordes of cops before getting arrested, and above all make their voices heard.... Posted Jan 29, 2012

Already this year the U.S. Armed Forces showed once more why they should never have gone into Afghanistan and why they should get out now. ... Posted Jan 22, 2012

President Barack Obama, flanked by the top brass of all the military forces, announced changes in the Pentagon budget on Jan. 5 that will supposedly make it leaner and meaner. ... Posted Jan 16, 2012

Ever since Haiti was established as the first Black republic in the Western Hemisphere — by carrying out a heroic military slave uprising against the country’s slave masters in 1804 — it has suffered unimaginable superexploitation and poverty comparable to that imposed on poorer African countries. ... Posted Jan 5, 2012

Cuba — where the 99% took the power away from the 1% — marked the 53rd anniversary of its revolution on Jan. 1. ... Posted Jan 4, 2012


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