Gov’t lockout rooted in capitalist crisis

By October 9, 2013
Protesters at New York City’s federal building Oct. 2 especially denounce how the shutdown affects women.WW photo: Anne Pruden

By a representative of locked out workers Washington, D.C. On Oct. 1, the federal government shut down most of its agencies, which basically locked out 800,000 federal workers. According to J. David Cox, national president of the American Federation of Government Employees, in an interview with PBS NewsHour: “I actually prefer to call it a […]

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Gov’t shutdown a workers’ lockout

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The following is excerpted from a talk given by Steve Millies at a Oct. 4 Workers World Party meeting in New York City. More than 800,000 workers were thrown out of their jobs on Oct. 1 when the U.S. government shut down. Hundreds of thousands more were told to work without pay by their bosses. […]

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Health care for all? Catch-22 denies 8 million!

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If you live in Texas and are one of the 1.5 million people who have low incomes and hoped to get health care through Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, you are out of luck. Texas is one of 26 states that opted out of Medicaid expansion. The Affordable Care Act required states to expand […]

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Freedom fighter Herman Wallace, presente!

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Herman Wallace

The decades-long struggle by various forces in the Black Liberation Movement, the human rights and prisoner support movements resulted in the release of Herman Wallace from the Angola prison plantation in Louisiana on Oct. 1. Wallace, along with Albert Woodfox and Robert King, had become known internationally as the Angola 3. Wallace’s bogus conviction for […]

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Mineros sudafricanos continúan acciones sindicales

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La militancia laboral continúa en la República de Sudáfrica, la cual tiene la clase obrera industrial más grande del continente. Unos 20.000 mineros han participado en un intenso enfrentamiento con sus patronos, exigiendo aumentos salariales y mejores condiciones de trabajo. Los trabajadores están representados por el Sindicato Nacional de Mineros, (NUM por sus siglas en […]

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Cierre del gobierno ¿Quién sufre?

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Incapaces o reacios a llegar a un acuerdo para ampliar el gasto del gobierno, el Congreso estadounidense ha provocado un cierre del gobierno. Rápidamente despedirá temporalmente a 800.000 trabajadores/as gubernamentales, mantendrá a otros/as empleados/as trabajando sin paga y amenazará recortar algunos programas sociales esenciales como el de asistencia para mujeres, infantes y niños (WIC por […]

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Stop attacks on labor’s democratic and human rights: Drop the charges against Saladin Muhammad, Moral Monday labor rights arrestee!

By October 8, 2013
Saladin Muhammad

The following statement was issued by the Southern Workers Assembly on Oct. 8. The opening trial for the 940 North Carolina Moral Mondays Campaign arrestees started with the case of Saladin Muhammad, a long-time North Carolina and U.S. national labor and social justice activist, on Oct. 4, 2013, in the N.C. District Court, where he was […]

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Letter to the editor: Gen. Giap and Vietnam War history

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On the occasion of the death of the world historic military genius, Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap, architect of the victorious People’s War in Vietnam — which defeated not one but two imperialist military forces in less than 30 years, the New York Times predictably seized the opportunity to present the official Pentagon version of the […]

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The lynching of Miriam Carey

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Miriam Carey

Oct. 7 — Valarie Carey and Amy Carey-Jones are publicly asking why deadly force was used against their sister, Miriam Carey. Appearing on CNN’s New Day program today along with attorney Eric Sanders, Valarie Carey stated: “It actually doesn’t make any sense. And the question really isn’t why was she in Washington; the question is […]

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Workers Assemblies, Oct. 24 and the fight to raise workers’ wages

By October 6, 2013

The following is taken from a talk by Sharon Black given at the Sept. 27 Workers World Party public forum in New York City. Black is a member of the Baltimore Workers Assembly and attended the 2013 AFL-CIO convention in Los Angeles. I want to read a passage from “The History of the Russian Revolution” […]

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