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Ukraine junta bans communism, honors fascists

April 17, 2015

Anti-coup regime demonstration in Donetsk, Ukraine, April 13. Just days before the Pentagon was set to begin training troops from Ukraine’s National Guard, including the notorious Azov Battalion, Kiev’s parliament voted 254-0 on April 10 to ban “communist propaganda,” communist symbols and [...]

300,000 workers march vs. austerity in France

April 17, 2015

Workers demand no closing of Nexcis solar panel plant in Rousset, France. On Thursday, April 9, 300,000 workers marched in 80 cities throughout France at the call of four major unions: the General Confederation of Workers (CGT), Workers’ Force (FO), the major education union (FSU) and Solidaires, [...]

On Cuba, Iran, Ukraine: Obama, a centrist, yields to right wing

April 15, 2015

WW photo: Greg Butterfield The twists and turns of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy, from Cuba to Iran to Ukraine, show the ability of the right wing to undermine the policies of centrist forces within the ruling-class political establishment. This is an expression of the expansionist, [...]

Washington escalates role in Saudi attack on Yemen

April 15, 2015

Pakistan’s parliament on April 10 voted to refrain from joining the Saudi Arabian and Gulf Cooperation Council — a coalition of the Saudi rulers with the other Gulf-area monarchies — now bombing Yemen. The bombing is the latest in a series of political and military struggles over who will [...]

FARC statement on the peace talks

April 15, 2015

Marco León Calarcá, a spokesperson for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The following is a statement by Marco León Calarcá, a spokesperson for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), made on April 3 and translated from the Spanish by the Mundo Obrero staff. Feelings [...]

At OAS & People’s Summits — Broad support for Cuba

April 14, 2015

Cuban President Raúl Castro U.S. President Barack Obama tried to use the Seventh Summit of the Americas in Panama on April 10-11 as a platform to rehabilitate U.S. relations in the hemisphere. Obama attempted to distance himself personally from U.S. imperialism’s history of oppression, [...]

Italy anti-war forum denounces NATO aggression

April 14, 2015

Emanuela Grifoni and WW’s John Catalinotto at anti-war meeting in Pisa, Italy. Pisa, Italy — A new exhibition in the Blue Palace of Art on the banks of the Arno River here examines the role of Italy and specifically of Pisa in World War I. Italy entered the war on the side of Britain, France [...]

Casualties mount in U.S. proxy war in Yemen

April 12, 2015

Despite daily airstrikes by Saudi Arabia since March 26, the Ansurallah (Houthis) fighters seized the presidential palace in the southern city of Aden the following week. Subsequent reports claim that the Houthis occupying the palace were forced to retreat by military forces still loyal to ousted [...]

Workers fight back against austerity

April 12, 2015

The capitalist ruling classes in countries all over the world are pressuring local and national governments to spend less on services like education, health care, public transportation, roads and water, and pay more attention to cutting wages and pensions. Resistance to these austerity policies is [...]

Cholera in Haiti increases

April 12, 2015

Cholera victims in Haiti await treatment. In October 2010, some of the troops in the United Nation’s military forces introduced cholera to Haiti. Since that time, 800,000 people or 6 percent of the country have gotten the disease, and 8,000 or so have died. There have been 32,000 cases and 480 [...]
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