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What it takes to unite the workers & oppressed

By November 19, 2014
Excerpts from the talk given by Larry Holmes at the 2014 Workers World Party National Conference in New York City.WW photo: Brenda Ryan

WORKERS WORLD PARTY CONFERENCE Comrades, I want to start by saying a word about the immense Boston struggle. In the relationships between capital and labor at any given time there is a norm. We all know what it has been: givebacks, concessions, two-tier wage levels. From Detroit to Philadelphia, everywhere, the workers have been decimated. […]

 

Lucha de infra asalariadas/os y el nuevo movimiento obrero

By 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 transformación revolucionaria política e ideológica de las filas y […]

 

The meaning of low-wage worker struggle

By April 19, 2014

And the need for an independent revolutionary pole in new working-class movement 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 will be a new phase of development. We are witnessing a truly revolutionary change in the […]

 

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

By 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 Assembly Movement welcomed them only as they should be — with a “Detroit is NOT for sale” […]

 

A new global revolutionary workers’ movement in the making

By December 2, 2013
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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 fails to bust this great union and is forced […]

 

Con la nueva época de crisis global ¿Sobre qué deberían estar pensando los/as revolucionarios?

By November 26, 2013

Basado en una charla dada por Larry Holmes, Primer Secretario del Partido Workers World-Mundo Obrero, en una reunión del liderazgo el 20 de octubre. El trabajo de masas y el trabajo político e ideológico deben basarse en una comprensión común de las formas en que la totalidad de la crisis global actual del sistema capitalista […]

 

Con la nueva época de crisis global ¿Sobre qué deberían estar pensando los/as revolucionarios?

By November 20, 2013

Basado en una charla dada por Larry Holmes, Primer Secretario del Partido Workers World-Mundo Obrero, en una reunión del liderazgo el 20 de octubre. El trabajo de masas y el trabajo político e ideológico deben basarse en una comprensión común de las formas en que la totalidad de la crisis global actual del sistema capitalista […]

 

Global struggle in era of dead-end capitalism

By 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 dynamics of the global […]

 

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

By 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 this critical moment, the number one […]

 

Will changes in AFL-CIO aid workers’ struggles?

By September 5, 2013

Taken from a speech by Workers World Party First Secretary Larry Holmes to a WWP forum in New York City on Aug. 22. The AFL-CIO leadership says its Sept. 8 through 11 convention will be an important landmark, where they will discuss changing their whole orientation. When organized labor, as represented by the AFL-CIO or […]

 
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