Nov. 14 — Just counting recent catastrophes, Workers World mourns the tragic loss of 30 people killed by U.S. airstrikes on a charity hospital in Afghanistan; the 224 passengers and crew lost on a Russian plane that exploded over Egypt; the 102 lives cut short by an attack on a Peace Rally in . . .
Workers World Editorials
Student protests against racism and other bigotries are being lambasted across the U.S. as an assault on “free speech.” Seeing marches led by young women of color, white male students have shouted, “I’m for freedom of speech!” On one campus, opponents of this new movement put up signs . . .
Good news is hard to find, especially since the U.S. capitalist media try to bury a lot of it. Here’s a recent example: The European Parliament, a body that is directly elected by the people of all 28 European Union member states and is more reflective of their opinions than many governments, . . .
Along with the club, the Taser, tear gas and the gun, imperialism maintains its grip over the oppressed and workers around the globe by spawning falsehood after falsehood. The reason for this is quite simple. When they have to rely on brutality alone, it’s a sign they’re in trouble, losing . . .
A fluke or a war crime? U.S. warplanes bombed and destroyed a hospital operated by Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières/MSF) in Kunduz, Afghanistan, on Oct. 3. For 65 minutes, an AC-130U gunship circled the hospital, aiming cannon fire and incendiary munitions at its main building, . . .
There’s been a hullabaloo about Pope Francis meeting with Kim Davis, the Kentucky official jailed for refusing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Many progressive people were disbelieving. This pope had said, “Who’s to judge?” when asked about condemning gay people. This . . .
Many psychologists, politicians, reporters and educators are attempting to explain why the number of people who perish in mass killings has spiked, especially this year. Multiple murders have become so common in the United States that President Obama has given at least 15 speeches since taking . . .
Workers World stands in solidarity with the hundreds of thousands of people who have demonstrated in Tokyo since late August to protest plans by current Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to change Japan’s Constitution to allow aggressive deployment of the well-trained and technologically advanced . . .
Ahmed Mohamed is a ninth-grader of Sudanese descent who attended MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas. When he brought a digital clock he had made to his classroom on Sept. 14, police interrogated him, arrested him, took him away in handcuffs and fingerprinted him. The school administration . . .
The Public Broadcasting Service recently aired an “American Masters” documentary on Althea Gibson, the first African-American tennis star to break the color barrier in the virtually all-white, highly privileged professional tennis world. She has been compared to Jackie Robinson. Althea Gibson . . .