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Articles by Larry Holmes

April 15 protests: Turning point for low-wage workers

April 9, 2015

Poor People’s March to End Poverty in Philadelphia organized by MLKD.A.R.E. (Day of Action, Resistance and Empowerment) Coalition, April 4.WW photo: Joseph Piette Analysis This April 15 could be the largest united protest of fast food workers ever. Fast food workers, who have been in the [...]

What it takes to unite the workers & oppressed

November 19, 2014

WORKERS WORLD PARTY CONFERENCE Excerpts from the talk given by Larry Holmes at the 2014 Workers World Party National Conference in New York City.WW photo: Brenda Ryan Comrades, I want to start by saying a word about the immense Boston struggle. In the relationships between capital and labor at any [...]

Lucha de infra asalariadas/os y el nuevo movimiento obrero

April 25, 2014

Las huelgas a nivel nacional en Wendy’s, McDonald’s y Burger King son señal de que el movimiento obrero está pasando por el parto de una nueva fase de desarrollo. Un cambio verdaderamente revolucionario en la composición social de la clase trabajadora a escala mundial incitará una [...]

The meaning of low-wage worker struggle

April 19, 2014

And the need for an independent revolutionary pole in new working-class movement Larry Holmes, center.WW photo: Brenda Ryan The nationwide strikes of workers at places like Wendy’s, McDonald’s and Burger King are signs that the working-class movement is going through the birth pangs of what [...]

Protesters tell looters for 1%: ‘Detroit is NOT for sale’

March 28, 2014

WW photo: Brenda Ryan The ultra-right-wing, anti-union, anti-people Manhattan Policy Institute hosted the notorious looters of Detroit’s pensions and treasury, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, on March 24 at the Roosevelt Hotel. New Yorkers with the People’s Power [...]

A new global revolutionary workers’ movement in the making

December 2, 2013

Larry HolmesWW photo: G. Dunkel There is a new workers’ movement developing. It’s bold and it has revolutionary potential from the point of view of politics and ideology. What we do, along with others, can make a difference for it. First, regarding USW 8751, we have to make sure that Veolia [...]

Global struggle in era of dead-end capitalism

November 14, 2013

Based on a talk given by Larry Holmes, Workers World Party First Secretary, at an Oct. 20 leadership meeting. Mass work and political and ideological work need to be based on a common understanding of the ways that the wholly unique current global crisis of the capitalist system has changed the [...]

Open letter to the AFL-CIO leaders — Oppose war on Syria

September 6, 2013

The following is an open letter from the first secretary of Workers World Party, Larry Holmes, written to the AFL-CIO leadership on the eve of their organization’s national convention Sept. 8 in Los Angeles. If you agree with this statement, write an email to ww@workers.org. Sept. 6 — At [...]
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