Detroit retirees fight pension theft

By August 29, 2013
Chicago unionists join Detroit activists to protest the banks.WW photo: Abayomi Azikiwe

On Aug.19, the largest turnout yet protested Detroit’s bankruptcy proceedings. More than 200 retirees and their supporters protested outside the federal courthouse for hours while motions were being presented inside to Federal Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Union—Council 25 called the demonstration and the rank-and-file group, Stop Theft [...]

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War and fracking protested in Buffalo, N.Y.

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A big, noisy demonstration met President Barack Obama when he visited the Buffalo, N.Y., campus of the State University of New York on Aug. 22. The crowd showed opposition to Obama’s stand on fracking, the Keystone XL pipeline and U.S. intervention in the Middle East and North Africa — and called for an end to [...]

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Workers’ strikes span Africa

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While developments in Egypt in the aftermath of the military coup and massacres of Muslim Brotherhood supporters have dominated the Western media, recent strikes have erupted there and elsewhere on the African continent. Egyptian workers at Suez Steel have battled their bosses since July 23. The work stoppage prompted military forces to arrest union leaders [...]

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50th anniversary rally renews call for jobs and freedom

By August 28, 2013

Tens of thousands of people from all over the country traveled to Washington, D.C., Aug. 24 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. A myriad of movements, organizations and causes were represented [...]

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What workers need to know about Korea

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WWP delegation, Deirdre Griswold, Larry Holmes, Elena Gilbert, at the Workers’ Party of Korea monument.

Larry Holmes, Workers World Party’s first secretary, led a three-person, party delegation to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea at the end of July. The DPRK was celebrating the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War. This is an abridged version of a report he gave to WWP’s New York branch on Aug. [...]

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¡Alto a la agresión EE.UU. contra Siria!

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Antes de hablar de alguno de los detalles de la última gran mentira, WW-Mundo Obrero denuncia cualquier ataque aéreo o con misiles contra Siria como un crimen de guerra internacional. Hacemos un llamado a todas las fuerzas contra la guerra en los Estados Unidos para hacer frente y decir “no” a este acto de agresión. [...]

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Solidaridad con trabajadores/as inmigrantes

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Mientras que muchas cuestiones económicas y políticas poderosas actualmente conducen la política de inmigración en este país, una que sobresale es el racismo. En el 2004, el historiador de Harvard Samuel Huntington escribió un llamado a las armas racista contra los/as inmigrantes en la revista Política del Exterior. Escribió que la inmigración latina “amenaza con [...]

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STOP U.S. war on SYRIA

By August 27, 2013

Coast-to-coast protests Aug. 27 — Without presenting even a hint of proof of Washington’s allegations that Syria has used poison gas, Secretary of State John Kerry has announced that a rocket attack on the sovereign state of Syria from four U.S. destroyers in the eastern Mediterranean is imminent. Each destroyer deploys 90 cruise missiles, so [...]

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Vigil held for murdered transgender woman in Harlem, N.Y.

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WW photos: Teresa Gutierrez

A vigil was organized by Harlem Pride Aug. 27 in remembrance of Islan Nettles and other tragic victims of hate crimes. Nettles was a 21-year-old African-American intern assistant designer at Ay’Medici, a Harlem fashion company in New York City. She was also a transgender woman who was savagely beaten on Aug. 17 in a transphobic attack while [...]

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New U.S. ambassador to U.N.: Selling military intervention as ‘activism’

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The term “warmonger” is often used to describe those who seem overly enthusiastic about militarism. Its literal meaning, however, is “war seller.” As fishmongers sell fish, warmongers sell war. Samantha Power, the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, can be described as nothing but a professional warmonger. She is a promoter and seller of [...]

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