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NATO expansion — Yugoslavia to Ukraine

March 18, 2014

Behind Washington’s hypocritical talk of “national sovereignty,” “territorial integrity” and “international law” in its efforts to undercut the overwhelming vote of the people of Crimea to join Russia stands a stark struggle over whether Ukraine will be dragged into the ever [...]

Pro-West gangs attack Ukraine anti-fascists

March 18, 2014

Emboldened by the U.S.-orchestrated coup d’état in the capital city of Kiev and Pentagon military posturing against Russia, fascist violence in Ukraine has escalated from vandalism to arson, beatings to shootings, and now — the brazen murder of anti-fascist activists. To answer these attacks, [...]

Marchers demand $15 an hour, pay McDonald’s a visit

March 18, 2014

More than 200 activists, including many low-wage workers, marched on March 15 throughout the Herald Square area of New York City to demand a minimum wage of $15 an hour for all workers and the right to a union. Chanting “The workers united will never be defeated,” marchers stopped in front of [...]

Racist neglect behind East Harlem explosion

March 17, 2014

Site of gas explosion in East Harlem.WW photo: Johnnie Stevens New York —  Another capitalist atrocity against the poor and people of color occurred in the neighborhood of East Harlem, N.Y., on March 12, when an explosion ripped through two tenement buildings, killing eight people, injuring [...]

Vote for the Cuban 5 now!

March 17, 2014

Ask your friends to vote for them too. Voting ends 5 p.m. on March 21. IT WILL TAKE ONLY ONE MINUTE OF YOUR TIME!!/entry/6042488 The 2014 People’s Choice Award will be announced on April 9 by Global Exchange. Every effort to make the Case of the [...]

Neocolonial regime in Libya faces war over oil exports

March 16, 2014

On March 19, 2011, the United States and allied NATO war planes began a massive bombing campaign against the North African state of Libya. Under the guise of protecting the lives of civilians, the imperialist war machine was unleashed on a country of 6 million people. Three years later, the [...]

Staples to shut 225 stores

March 16, 2014

Giant retail chains are counting up their poor showings in 2013. Their answer? Store closings and layoffs. In this attack on the workers, largely underreported, both technology and capitalist overproduction play a role. Staples is a case in point. This giant office supply chain plans to close 225 [...]

Michigan fight for marriage equality continues

March 15, 2014

Detroit — As of this writing, 17 states, the District of Columbia and the federal government have recognized the right of same-sex couples to marry. These victories came about after decades of hard struggle for basic civil rights by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer movement. [...]

Britain denies visa to Cuban 5 hero

March 15, 2014

The British labor movement reacted swiftly when the government there denied an entry visa to Cuban 5 hero René González. González was to be the main witness for “The International Commission of Inquiry on the Case of the Cuban 5,” held at London’s Law Society on March 7 and 8. In an open [...]

Chokwe Lumumba: ¡Presente!

March 14, 2014

Taken from a March 3 audio column on His name was Chokwe: Chokwe Lumumba.  And for over 40 years, he was a people’s lawyer, dedicated to the needs of the Black Nation. As a young lawyer in Detroit, he worked to defend members of the nationalist group, the Republic of New Afrika, [...]
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