Detroit water shutoffs prompt Canadian solidarity

By August 1, 2014
Thousands demand water in Detroit, July 18.WW photo: Kris Hamel

Efforts by Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr to carry out the program of restructuring in favor of the banks and corporations during the city’s bankruptcy proceedings have drawn growing opposition from inside Detroit and beyond. On July 24, a delegation from Windsor, Ontario, representing the Council of Canadians and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, arrived […]


NATO’s global offensive

By July 31, 2014

This article by Manlio Dinucci is republished from his “Art of War” column in the Italian newspaper Il Manifesto of July 29. Translated by Workers World managing editor John Catalinotto.       There’s no holiday this summer for NATO; it’s working overtime. In preparation for the Summit of Heads of State and Government on […]


Hezbollah leader calls for unity to aid Gaza


Hezbollah General Secretary Sayed Hassan Nasrallah made a major speech on al-Quds Day, July 25, in Beirut, Lebanon. Workers World is publishing lightly edited excerpts from an unofficial transcription and translation made in Lebanon. It focuses on Nasrallah’s evaluation of the fighting in Gaza as a failure for Israel and a victory for the resistance […]


NUMSA agrees to end strike in South Africa


A strike by 220,000 members of the National Union of Metalworkers in South Africa, the largest labor organization in the country, ended with a three-year agreement for a wage increase. The strike shut down production at General Motors facilities and other industrial locations beginning on July 1. NUMSA Secretary General Irvin Jim said that the […]


Latin America stands with Gaza

By July 30, 2014

July 27 — Solidarity with the Palestinian people in their struggle for freedom and self-determination has long been strong among Latin Americans. With many having lived decades under rightist regimes, they identify with the fight against state repression. Now, their success bringing popular governments to office gives them confidence in victory and strengthens that solidarity. […]



New York City: Al-Quds July 25 protest in solidarity with Palestine.WW photo: G. Dunkel

Palestine resists genocide July 28 — The crimes are staggering, the destruction massive. Israel is creating a 3-kilometer strip of scorched earth around Gaza City that eats up about 44 percent of the Gaza Strip, already the most densely populated place on earth. (U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) After more than three […]


Eric Garner to occupied Palestine: A common enemy & struggle

By July 29, 2014

Against the illuminating backdrop of the Dred Scott Decision of 1857, there exists disturbing parallels between the cowardly New York Police Department’s racist killing of Eric Garner and the on-going, genocidal assault against the heroic Palestinian people by the Zionist garrison state of Israel. These parallels are fervently anchored in the ideology of exceptionalism, imperial […]


IFCO/Pastors for Peace: On the road to Cuba


Since 1992 the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization/Pastors for Peace Friendshipment caravan has challenged the U.S. blockade of Cuba, casting a solidarity net to every corner of the United States and into Canada and Mexico. On July 23, caravanistas marched across the border to join their brightly painted vehicles. Without U.S. government permission or an […]


Millions globally protest Israel’s war on Gaza

Marseille, France

During the week of July 21-27, millions of people turned out in protests around the world to demand that Israel “Stop the war on Gaza.”  As news that the mounting civilian death toll in Gaza surpassed 1,000, mass marches filled the streets of nearly every major world city, including in Israel itself. On July 26, over […]


Women declare: ‘Let Gaza live!’


The International Working Women’s Coalition, which for the past 10 years has commemorated International Working Women’s Day in New York City, stands with the world’s working and oppressed peoples in solidarity with the heroic people of Gaza who are resisting the heinous atrocities by the fascistic, Zionist regime, especially the Israeli Defense Forces. What is […]