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France attacks climate activists

December 1, 2015

The irony couldn’t have been more in-your-face. The French government, after the attacks in Paris on Nov. 13, declared a state of emergency and got it extended for three months, so the government could use whatever tactics it deemed necessary to go after “terrorists”. So who wound up getting . . .

Solidarity and repression: Muslims in France and Belgium

November 25, 2015

The clearest example of popular solidarity with Muslims under attack in France and Belgium is a video of a young man wearing a blindfold and standing in the Place de la Republique in Paris. At his feet are two signs: “I am a Muslim. They say I am a terrorist.” And “I trust you. Do you trust . . .

Africa faces 21st-century neocolonialism

November 25, 2015

Africa has been severely set back by imperialist destruction of Libya and interference in Egypt’s and Tunisia’s democratic processes. Five years ago a rebellion throughout Tunisia toppled longtime dictator Zen El Abidine Ben Ali. WWP National Committee memberAbayomi Azikiwe The unrest spread to . . .

The people of Puerto Rico are fighting back

November 25, 2015

To the conference title, “Putting Revolutionary Socialism on the Table,” I add, “at the time of capitalism at a dead end.” We need a serious and deep discussion on how to defeat capitalism. Not with reforms, not with patches; we need structural change. Editor of Mundo Obrero Berta . . .

Crisis in Mali follows U.S., French intervention

November 23, 2015

The head of the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), Army Gen. David Rodriguez, continues to maintain that the purpose of Washington’s military policy on the continent is to assist nation-states with enhanced security. The head of the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), Army Gen. David Rodriguez. However, . . .

Cubans speak in U.S.: ‘It’s time to end U.S. blockade!’

November 22, 2015

In a first since the formalization of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba, revolutionary Cuban representatives — Kenia Serrano, president of the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), and Leima Martinez, North American Division of ICAP — spoke in New York, New . . .

South Africa: U.S. trade demands compound domestic problems

November 22, 2015

The South African government is facing three serious economic issues. Parliamentary workers have been on strike for higher wages since Nov. 9, preventing routine legislative work. The current drought, which is likely to cut agricultural production, has caused periodic power shortages and outages, . . .

Fraudulent election in Haiti

November 20, 2015

The Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) of Haiti announced the results of the Oct. 25 presidential elections on Nov. 5. The most significant figure reported was the level of participation: only 26 percent of registered voters went to the polls. Almost every party of the 54 participating in these . . .
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