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Ayotzinapa cover-up

April 29, 2016

The heart-stabbing news about Mexico reported in the U.S. media is written with an appropriate tone of shock and horror. A special international investigative team assigned to uncover what happened to the 43 missing students of Ayotzinapa has reported that its investigation was stonewalled by both . . .

¿Muy grande para fallar?

April 26, 2016

“Demasiado grandes para caer”. ¿Cuántas veces hemos oído eso recientemente? La Junta de la Reserva Federal dice que cinco bancos estadounidenses son demasiado grandes para caer: JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Bank of New York Mellon y State Street. No todos son nombres . . .

Too big to fail?

April 24, 2016

“Too big to fail.” How often have we heard that recently? The Federal Reserve Board says that five U.S. banks are too big to fail: JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Bank of New York Mellon and State Street. Not all are household names, but they’re big, all right. Together, they . . .

Billionaires and the minimum wage

March 31, 2016

Ah, the contradictions of capitalism. You can’t get away from them. Capitalist bosses want to pay their workers the lowest wages possible. They also want to sell their products for the highest prices possible. This is the source of the class struggle and of the fierce competition among capitalist . . .

First came the wars

March 24, 2016

Two items appeared in the news on the same day this month, March 22. One was that, finally, months after having denied responsibility, the commander in charge of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, U.S. Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr., went to Kunduz, Afghanistan, to apologize for the U.S. bombing of a . . .

Why People’s Korea needs a strong defense

March 8, 2016

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has a right to respond to U.S. imperialism’s attempts to encircle it militarily and strangle it economically. That is why it has added nuclear weapons to its strong armed forces, as deterrents to Washington’s adventurism. The DPRK is not belligerent. . . .

La mujer, la lucha y el socialismo

March 8, 2016

Lucha. Solidaridad. Esa es la esencia del Día Internacional de la Mujer, esa fue la intención de sus fundadoras en el Congreso de Mujeres en 1910 de la Internacional Socialista en Copenhague-Dinamarca. Las delegadas estaban tan inspiradas por el activismo de las mujeres obreras en los Estados . . .

Women, struggle and socialism

March 1, 2016

Struggle. Solidarity. That’s the essence of International Women’s Day, as intended by its founders at the 1910 International Socialist Women’s Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark. The delegates were so inspired by women workers’ activism in the United States and Europe that they unanimously . . .

Tear down the walls!

February 24, 2016

At last. After 43 years and 10 months banished to a 6-by-9-foot cell by Louisiana prison authorities, Albert Woodfox was released – on Feb. 19, his 69th birthday. Woodfox’s bravery, strength and integrity inspired his many supporters worldwide. The Angola 3 — Woodfox, Robert King and Herman . . .

Scalia, Tribunal Supremo y democracia

February 24, 2016

El juez del Tribunal Supremo Antonin Scalia, conocido por sus decisiones reaccionarias, racistas, anti-mujer, anti-gay y contra la clase obrera, las cuales él disfrazó como eruditas y precisas interpretaciones del texto legal, murió repentinamente el 13 de febrero. Recordando su nombramiento a . . .
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