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Ayşe Berktay coordinated worldwide mobilizations in 2002 and 2003 trying to stop the U.S.-British war of aggression against Iraq. ... Posted Jul 6, 2012

A New York City march on June 28 to celebrate the third year of resistance to the U.S.-sponsored coup in Honduras turned into a protest of the recent parliamentary coup in Paraguay as well. ... Posted Jul 4, 2012

U.S. military intervention in Africa has been further exposed for the imperialist project that it truly is when in early June the State Department issued bounties for the capture of several leading resistance figures in Somalia.... Posted Jul 1, 2012

A delegation of the Pan-African Solidarity Hague Committee from throughout the African Diaspora made a historic trip to The Hague.... Posted Jul 1, 2012



The Supreme Court has upheld the most onerous part of Arizona’s 2010 punitive law on immigration — the part that authorizes police to check the immigration status of anyone they stop or arrest if they have reason to suspect that person is here without documents. ... Posted Jun 28, 2012

The Turkish regime, in cahoots with the NATO powers, has carried out a provocation against the Syrian people that threatens a new war of imperialist conquest in Western Asia. ... Posted Jun 27, 2012

Timeline reviews the progression of U.S.-NATO intervention in Syria and counteracts the Big Lie in the corporate media aimed at preparing open imperialist military aggression against the Syrian people.... Posted Jun 27, 2012

Another right-wing coup d’état has toppled a democratically elected president in Latin America. ... Posted Jun 27, 2012

In cities across the U.S. and Honduras on June 28, a National Day of Action will commemorate three years of resistance to the coup that removed Manuel Zelaya Rosales from the presidency of Honduras. ... Posted Jun 27, 2012

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, hailed as the largest U.N. conference ever held, ended on June 22 after more than a week of speeches, but with no specific timetables or achievable goals. ... Posted Jun 27, 2012

The United States under the Obama administration is intensifying efforts to penetrate the African continent through seminars, military training operations, recognizance missions, Special Forces deployment, naval patrols and proxy wars. ... Posted Jun 25, 2012

Cheryl LaBash interviews Benjamin Prado from Unión del Barrio for Workers World newspaper. ... Posted Jun 25, 2012

As the news spread that New Democracy, a pro-austerity party, finished first on June 17, a temporary sigh of relief went up from the boardrooms and bank offices scattered throughout the world's financial centers. ... Posted Jun 25, 2012

IFCO/Pastors for Peace has announced that 101 cities in the United States and Canada are hosting the 20th Anniversary Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba.... Posted Jun 22, 2012

On June 11, a hero to the Cuban people, an athlete known as perhaps the greatest amateur boxer, passed away at a much-too-early age from a heart attack.... Posted Jun 21, 2012

Tensions have escalated both inside Libya and throughout the region since the beginning of the U.S.-NATO war against the North African state more than a year ago. ... Posted Jun 21, 2012

The Colectivo Honduras USA Resistancia-libre and the Latin America & Caribbean Solidarity Committee of the International Action Center are supporting a call by the Honduras Solidarity Network for a national day of action on June 28. ... Posted Jun 21, 2012

The corporate world media continue their propaganda war against the Syrian government in preparation for a more open intervention — “humanitarian,” of course — by U.S.-NATO imperialism.... Posted Jun 20, 2012

Demanding transparency in government, 3,000 mostly young people marched in the third nude protest since the struggle against the tuition hikes in Quebec began over three months ago. ... Posted Jun 18, 2012

The world crisis in education and the attack on public workers is the theme for a special U.S./Cuba/Mexico/Latin America/North America conference Aug. 17-19 in Tijuana, Mexico, which is next door to San Diego. ... Posted Jun 15, 2012



This year’s African Union Summit was scheduled to take place in the southern African state of Malawi, but it has been relocated to the AU headquarters in Ethiopia — a country whose troops have been fighting in Somalia in collaboration with the U.S. ... Posted Jun 13, 2012

Just as the occupation of Zuccotti Park by the Occupy Wall Street movement was a continuous protest, never pausing until it was finally cleared in a mess of police violence, OWS has begun another energetic action campaign. ... Posted Jun 11, 2012

The imperialist countries, which owe their vast wealth and productivity to centuries of plunder in Africa, Asia, South and Central America, the Caribbean, Oceania and Eastern Europe, are demanding that the poor countries restrict their development out of “concern” for the environment. ... Posted Jun 11, 2012

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) commemorated its 48th anniversary on May 27. ... Posted Jun 11, 2012

A Haitian coalition, including the Mobilizing Collective for Reparations to the Victims of Cholera, issued an international call to protest the eighth anniversary of the United Nations’ occupation of Haiti.... Posted Jun 11, 2012

Days before the anniversary of the counterrevolutionary uprising in Tiananmen Square, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced that the Pentagon was planning to deploy 60 percent of its naval fleet to the Pacific region. ... Posted Jun 10, 2012

In late May, animosity toward African migrants in Israel reached a boiling point. After months of anti-African speeches in the Knesset and the cabinet, mobs of racist gangs began to attack Sudanese, Ethiopians and Eritreans in south Tel Aviv. ... Posted Jun 10, 2012

A Russian news team was told by Syrian eyewitnesses that the May 25 massacre of civilians in Houla, universally blamed on the Assad government, was in fact committed by local criminals, mercenaries and other forces connected to the imperialist-armed “Free Syrian Army.” ... Posted Jun 8, 2012

An Egyptian court’s verdicts that minimize the crimes of former dictator Hosni Mubarak and freed two of his sons and six other top officials have reawakened the Egyptian masses. ... Posted Jun 6, 2012

Comrades, I come from Greece, a country destroyed and desperate, a country in ruins but still standing tall.... Posted Jun 3, 2012

Imagine a labor law written by workers.... Posted Jun 2, 2012

Cuban President Raul Castro’s daughter heard nothing but applause on May 23 as she made her first public appearance in San Francisco. ... Posted Jun 2, 2012

A delegation of human rights activists from the U.S., organized by Rights Action and the Alliance for Global Justice, recently visited the site of the May 11 massacre of indigenous Moskito people in Honduras.... Posted May 31, 2012

Quebec’s university students have been waging a determined battle in the past four months to stop the provincial government from carrying through a 75 percent tuition hike. ... Posted May 30, 2012

The Chinese government has responded to accusations by the U.S. government and media criticizing that rapidly developing country for purported violations of human rights. On May 25, it issued a very detailed report called “The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2011.”... Posted May 30, 2012

Colombians launched a new movement in April that may challenge the oligarchy’s rule there. La Marcha Patriótica [Patriotic March or PM] is an outgrowth of the diverse social movements in Colombia. ... Posted May 30, 2012

Spokespeople from the NATO countries and their loyal media outlets have seized upon a massacre at Houla, Syria, to mobilize for open imperialist military intervention against the Syrian government and — and no one should doubt this — against the people of Syria. ... Posted May 29, 2012

The capitalist government and the big business media in the U.S. have firmly and vociferously taken sides against Bo Xilai and any manifestation of leftist policy in China.... Posted May 28, 2012

The recent G8 summit did nothing to relieve the worldwide capitalist crisis that has cost up to 80 million jobs worldwide since 2008. Nor did it help feed the hungry, stop global warming or prevent wars. ... Posted May 26, 2012

The Hunger Project reports that out of a global population of 6.8 billion, 925 million people do not have sufficient food for members of their households. Moreover, 98 percent of undernourished people live in the so-called developing countries — those states that are colonies or former colonies.... Posted May 26, 2012

Quebec students, who have been striking for three months for lower tuition and demonstrating each of the last 25 nights including May 18, have now targeted Law 78, adopted by the Quebec parliament a day earlier. ... Posted May 26, 2012

The regime that NATO and the Pentagon brought to Libya denies human rights, breeds corruption and is leading the country toward increasing chaos day by day.... Posted May 21, 2012

One year after the “indignant ones” began their struggle to undermine the Spanish state, mass marches protested the attack of the 1% on the people and tried to take back the public space they had been forced to cede. ... Posted May 21, 2012



A five-panel tribunal composed of esteemed judges unanimously delivered a guilty verdict against former United States President George W. Bush and his associates at the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal hearing trying charges of the crime of torture and war crimes.... Posted May 21, 2012

This account by Diane C. Fujino of the life of Richard Aoki, a Japanese-American who, along with his parents, spent time in an internment camp in the United States during World War II, covers an important period in history when the Civil Rights, left and Black Power movements had a tremendous impact in the U.S. ... Posted May 19, 2012

The Chinese economy is slowing down as part of the global economic slowdown now engulfing the capitalist world. China is also suffering from internal capitalist contradictions of its own. ... Posted May 16, 2012

As Egyptians prepare for the first round of national presidential elections on May 23-24, the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces has enacted a series of repressive measures. ... Posted May 14, 2012

The capitalist media worldwide have given a resounding show of support for the cause of Chen Guangcheng, a sightless dissident activist and pawn of U.S. intelligence who was smuggled into the U.S. Embassy in Beijing on April 27. ... Posted May 12, 2012

While the elections in Greece and France had a common thread — rejecting austerity — their impacts will be different. ... Posted May 12, 2012

International Workers’ Day in major cities around the world had particular significance this year as many protests focused on the problems wrought by the global capitalist crisis — soaring unemployment, low wages and poverty. ... Posted May 9, 2012

Charles Taylor, former rebel leader and head of state in the West African country of Liberia, was convicted on April 26 by the Special Tribunal on Sierra Leone. ... Posted May 4, 2012

April 27 marked the 40th anniversary of the passing of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the founder of modern-day Ghana and a leading theoretician of the post-World War II national liberation movement for unity and socialism.... Posted May 3, 2012

Andrés Manuel López Obrador, better known as AMLO, the candidate of the left-wing electoral front for the presidency in the coming elections in July, was a special guest at the Mexican Labor Party International Seminar.... Posted May 2, 2012

Why are May Day marches in Cuba different from May Day marches in most of the rest of the world? ... Posted May 2, 2012

The campaign in China to discredit Bo Xilai has reached a new crescendo. Every newspaper, television and radio station in the country has carried official statements and editorials attacking Bo and repeating the charge that he is under investigation for unspecified “serious disciplinary violations.” ... Posted Apr 27, 2012

When Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner abruptly left the Summit of the Americas (Cuba was pointedly excluded), it was reportedly to protest lack of unanimous support for her country’s claim to the British-controlled Malvinas Islands. ... Posted Apr 27, 2012

Voters in the first round of France’s presidential election on April 22 reflected the impact of the capitalist economic crisis on the population. ... Posted Apr 26, 2012

"On April 19, we will be commemorating the 51st anniversary of the Girón Beach victory when we defeated the mercenary invasion of our country." ... Posted Apr 20, 2012



The campaign of vilification to destroy Bo Xilai is an all-out attempt by the top leadership of the Communist Party of China to put up a smokescreen concealing a right-left political struggle over the deepening economic and political penetration of capitalism at the summits of Chinese society. ... Posted Apr 19, 2012

Once again, as during the 2009 Summit of the Americas, the recent VI edition of the outmoded Summit finished without a declaration. ... Posted Apr 19, 2012

The leading bodies of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea have shown great confidence in the youth of their country. ... Posted Apr 19, 2012







The ouster of Bo Xilai as Communist Party Secretary of Chongqing comes at a juncture of intensifying contradictions, pressures and antagonisms in China. ... Posted Apr 12, 2012

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is preparing to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il Sung, an amazing revolutionary who for more than 60 years led the Korean people’s struggle against imperialist domination. ... Posted Apr 11, 2012



New Delhi, India, was the venue for the fourth BRICS Summit, which convened on March 29. BRICS stands for Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, China and South Africa. ... Posted Apr 7, 2012



A soldiers’ mutiny has led to a military coup in the West African state of Mali. ... Posted Apr 1, 2012

Center stage for the class struggle in Europe moved from Greece to the Iberian Peninsula.... Posted Apr 1, 2012



The Syrian government agreed to accept the joint U.N.-Arab League-Kofi Annan plan for a ceasefire on March 27.... Posted Apr 1, 2012



Hana Shalabi is a hero of the Palestinian resistance.... Posted Mar 29, 2012



As contradictions mount in the global capitalist economy, they are reflected in China. The factional struggle in the Chinese leadership can only be understood as a struggle over which way to go forward and how to contain and resolve the mounting economic and social contradictions arising out of capitalist development.... Posted Mar 27, 2012

It is now world news that Bo Xilai, a high-ranking member of the 25-member Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party, has been removed from his key post as Party Secretary of the important Chongqing branch of the CCP. ... Posted Mar 22, 2012

A major battle outside the Somalian central city of Baidoa on March 10 showed that the imperialist-backed war against Al-Shabaab is far from over. ... Posted Mar 22, 2012

The establishment media is full of speculation about whether the U.S. and its NATO allies will intervene directly in Syria and Iran. The war, however, has already begun. It is being waged on the propaganda and the political front, in the banks and boardrooms, and according to recent WikiLeaks, on the covert military front as well. Every week this war intensifies.... Posted Mar 20, 2012

The Pentagon says one U.S. soldier went berserk. However, Afghan authorities say as many as 20 soldiers could have been involved.... Posted Mar 20, 2012



The U.S.-backed Israeli war machine has launched a new criminal attack on the beleaguered people of Gaza. ... Posted Mar 16, 2012

International Women’s Day, commemorated on March 8, was founded in 1910 by European socialist women, to demonstrate solidarity with women worldwide. The special day honors struggles against inequality, oppression and war. ... Posted Mar 14, 2012

As the United States and the European Union escalate their military and economic roles on the African continent, mounting political crises have resulted in much social unrest. From Libya and Kenya to Nigeria and Somalia, internal turmoil, labor unrest and mass resistance illustrate the interconnectedness of events throughout the international scene. ... Posted Mar 14, 2012

Over 10,000 supporters of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide marched in Port-au-Prince on Feb. 29. ... Posted Mar 11, 2012

The U.S. motion picture industry has a record of advocacy of imperialist wars, racism, sexism and all forms of bigotry. This was the obstacle course through which Anna May Wong — star of more than 50 films and the first Chinese-American star of her own TV show — had to navigate. ... Posted Mar 9, 2012

Without getting publicity in the United States, a struggle opposing U.S. corporate interests is brewing in Central America. An Indigenous woman, Cacica [Chief] Silvia Carrera is leading this struggle. ... Posted Mar 9, 2012

On March 2, the so-called U.N. Panel of Experts from the Human Rights Council issued a 200-page report on Libya.... Posted Mar 8, 2012

On March 1, as many as 200,000 students and their supporters poured into the streets in Montreal and other cities across Quebec to protest proposed tuition hikes by Quebec’s premier, Jean Charest. ... Posted Mar 7, 2012

The European ruling class is still focusing its weapons against the Greek workers. But now all European workers are under attack.... Posted Mar 3, 2012

Back-to-back conferences held Feb. 23-24 to determine the destiny of Somalia and Syria took place outside the respective countries with the full backing of the imperialist states, guaranteeing that these efforts oppose the best interests of the two countries’ people. ... Posted Mar 1, 2012

No longer can soothing words from the White House, the State Department or the Pentagon cover up the intolerable brutality of the U.S.-NATO war of occupation in Afghanistan. ... Posted Feb 29, 2012

While the stock markets in the United States and Europe have recovered — a bit — and the Greek workers have not had a general strike and massive protests for a few weeks, the struggle is far from over. ... Posted Feb 29, 2012

An Associated Press article by Desmond Butler refutes U.S. State Department pronouncements about Alan Gross. ... Posted Feb 27, 2012

On New Year’s Day, Caterpillar, a Fortune 500 company that made a record $4 billion in profit last year, locked out 481 members of Canadian Auto Workers Local 27. ... Posted Feb 24, 2012

The draconian cuts the Greek Parliament accepted Feb. 19, amounting to about 7 percent of the country’s gross domestic product, weren’t enough for the bloodsucking European bankers. ... Posted Feb 24, 2012

The London Conference on Somalia will be held on the present situation and future of the East African state on Feb. 23. Former colonial power Great Britain, which held portions of Somalian territory during the 19th and 20th centuries, is scheming with other Western governments to impose a compliant political system on the strategically located nation. ... Posted Feb 23, 2012

As of Feb. 19, Khader Adnan had not eaten for 64 days; and time is running out. ... Posted Feb 22, 2012

A fire that began late in the evening on Feb. 14 burned 382 prisoners to death at the Comayagua Prison Farm in Honduras. “The same people behind the coup are behind this tragedy, and they want Honduras in a state of chaos,” Lucy Pagoada of the Honduran Resistance says.... Posted Feb 20, 2012

Some 48.7 percent of the youth in Romania today are at risk of poverty — the highest level in the European Union. ... Posted Feb 20, 2012



Workers in some factories and students in the universities in Egypt held strikes on Feb. 11, one year after the revolution that forced President Hosni Mubarak out of office and shook the world. ... Posted Feb 18, 2012

Since the U.S.-NATO-engineered war began against Libya last March 19, a new push has begun to recolonize Africa.... Posted Feb 13, 2012

The true essence of the events in Greece is the heroic struggle of the Greek working class, in this small country of 11 million people, to defeat the cruel, draconian austerity being imposed by the European big banks.... Posted Feb 12, 2012

The Pentagon and the White House continue to deny that United States military forces are directly involved in the current war over control of the Horn of Africa state of Somalia. Nevertheless, a Washington-directed drone struck an internationally supervised displaced persons camp just outside Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. ... Posted Feb 12, 2012



Judge Carvès Jean, basing his decision on the recommendation of Haiti’s state prosecutor, told the media on Jan. 30 that he had dropped all murder, torture and other charges against Jean-Claude Duvalier. ... Posted Feb 9, 2012

Reacting to a massacre at a soccer match in Port Said on Feb. 1, people in Egypt took to the streets for five days, battling police outside the Interior Ministry. ... Posted Feb 8, 2012

A series of attacks have been launched against the U.S.- and NATO-installed National Transitional Council in Libya. ... Posted Feb 5, 2012

When the New York Times publishes an op-ed piece stating that Honduras is “descending deeper into a human rights and security abyss” and adds that this is “in good part the State Department’s making,” something is changing.... Posted Feb 5, 2012

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has been mourning the untimely death of its leader, Kim Jong Il. ... Posted Feb 5, 2012

As January ended, so did several meetings where representatives of the global 1% gather to decide the fate of hundreds of millions — the 99%. ... Posted Feb 1, 2012

It was more than 10 years ago — Oct. 7, 2001, to be precise — that the Bush administration first sent troops to Afghanistan, in what it called Operation Enduring Freedom. The name was cooked up by whoever in the Pentagon comes up with such euphemisms. The only thing that has endured is war, brutal and destructive. ... Posted Jan 29, 2012

Long-time Tunisian ruler President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled his country on Jan 14, 2011, for the monarchy of Saudi Arabia, where he has been granted political refuge. The uprising that began in Tunisia 14 months ago was the first in a series of events that have reshaped the debate and struggle in much of Africa and the Middle East. ... Posted Jan 29, 2012



Four hundred and fifty members of Canadian Auto Workers Local 27 have been locked out by Caterpillar since Jan. 1.... Posted Jan 28, 2012

On Jan. 19, 2010, prison guards in Les Cayes, a town on the southern coast of Haiti near the country’s most western point, carried out a massacre of over 20 prisoners.... Posted Jan 28, 2012

During mid-January, the number of deaths and injuries in Somalia escalated as foreign military forces accelerated their campaign to destroy the al-Shabab Islamic resistance movement and subdue areas of the country under its control. ... Posted Jan 26, 2012

Some 5,000 workers who are building two new locks for post-panamax ships in the expansion of the Panama Canal went on strike Jan. 16.... Posted Jan 26, 2012

In his speech assuming the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council for the Republic of South Africa, President Jacob Zuma criticized the U.N. for its stance that led to the eight-month war against Libya. ... Posted Jan 22, 2012

In the aftermath of the general strike, the government of President Goodluck Jonathan has deployed troops to the country’s commercial capital of Lagos.... Posted Jan 21, 2012



Is there another country more demonized by the U.S. government and corporate media than the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, also known as north Korea?... Posted Jan 21, 2012

There is growing apprehension that through miscalculation, deliberate provocation or a staged false flag operation, a U.S. war with Iran is imminent.... Posted Jan 18, 2012

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s visit to four countries in Latin America and the Caribbean highlights the commitment of the members of the Bolivarian Alliance of Our America (ALBA) to defy U.S. threats and act as sovereign, independent nations.... Posted Jan 18, 2012

On Jan. 16, under extreme government pressure, the Nigerian Labor Congress and the Trade Union Congress leaders ended a week-long general strike after the federal government cut gasoline prices from $3.51 to $2.27 per gallon.... Posted Jan 18, 2012

The U.S. media and political authorities unanimously ridiculed the intense emotions that were displayed in public by the people of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on the sudden death of their leader, Kim Jong Il. How could such grief be genuine, they asked, implying that somehow the socialist government in the north forced people to weep in public as Kim’s funeral cortege drove by.... Posted Jan 18, 2012

After 11 earthquakes recently rocked northwestern Ohio, seismologists acknowledged there is strong evidence linking the quakes to the disposal of waste water produced in the process of drilling for natural gas, known as hydraulic fracturing. ... Posted Jan 14, 2012

While capitalism is expanding its environmentally destructive practice of hydraulic fracturing around the globe, at least one country — socialist Cuba — has stood firmly opposed. ... Posted Jan 14, 2012

This new year of 2012 promises to be an interesting one for the region south of the Río Grande. The formal founding of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) in Caracas, Venezuela, marks an exciting development, yet one not devoid of challenges and contradictions. ... Posted Jan 13, 2012

The African National Congress, the continent’s oldest liberation movement, marked the 100th anniversary of its formation on Jan. 8. ... Posted Jan 12, 2012

As 2012 began, Washington’s actions and threats gave substance to U.S. imperialism’s long-standing war plans against Iran. The actions included sanctions aimed at breaking Iran’s economy, warship deployments off Iran’s shores and plans for joint war exercises with Israel.... Posted Jan 11, 2012

A state of emergency was declared by Federal Republic of Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan on Jan. 1.... Posted Jan 9, 2012

All eyes have again turned to Cairo’s Tahrir Square. This time the women of Egypt have set an example for the rest of the world. ... Posted Jan 8, 2012

There is a muffled debate going on in Washington’s halls of power over whether and how to pursue the U.S.-NATO war on Afghanistan. ... Posted Jan 8, 2012

I’m sure you all have heard the news about the death of the leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Kim Jong Il. But you didn’t just get the news; you got it packaged in a wave of propaganda against the DPRK. ... Posted Jan 4, 2012

The Wikileaks website released cables showing that plans for the Kenyan military invasion of southern Somalia had been mapped out for nearly two years and refuting claims that the intervention was done without Washington’s knowledge. ... Posted Jan 4, 2012


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