Communist Gen. Giap’s enemies

By October 11, 2013

Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap had many friends and admirers among the people of the world, for whom he is a true communist hero. However, we focus in this editorial on his enemies. Comrade Giap has been the object of imperialist hatred all his life, and also upon his death, because he was an effective fighter […]

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PSC protests Board of Trustees

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Two hundred Professional Staff Congress members protested at the City University of New York Board of Trustees meeting at Baruch College on Sept. 30. A number of faculty and staff went inside the meeting, while others, plus some students, held a picket line outside. The protest made it clear that the union is not going […]

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On the picket line

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Thousands march for immigrant rights and citizenship All across the country, in 183 cities in 40 states, thousands upon thousands of workers of all nationalities, including immigrants, the unionized, the underemployed and the unemployed, marched for comprehensive immigration reform on Oct. 5. The National Day for Dignity and Respect was called by national and local […]

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HRW condemns Syrian opposition’s war crimes

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In a reversal of its usual role, Human Rights Watch on Oct. 11 released a report and a news article summarizing the report that exposed and condemned commando groups fighting against the Bashar al-Assad government in Syria. The HRW’s board is heavily biased toward investment bankers and analysts. Most of its international reports have been […]

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Philadelphia: Our schools are not for sale!

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As a group of wealthy investors looking to capitalize on the public education crisis met behind closed doors at the Union League on Sept. 30, protesters gathered outside let it be known that “Our schools are not for sale!” Students, teachers, parents and community activists who joined the demonstration were urged to “bring the noise” […]

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100,000 in Haiti say: End occupation, remove gov’t

By October 10, 2013

At least 100,000 Haitians came out to march on Sept. 30 in the capital, Port-au-Prince. They marched not just to commemorate the 22nd anniversary of the first coup against Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the first popularly elected president of Haiti, but to protest the current government and the United Nations occupation of their country. The National Movement […]

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Detroit assembly fights banks and austerity

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“We’re calling on the banks to refund the money they stole from our community. Make the banks pay!” With those words Wayne County Commissioner Martha G. Scott kicked off the first International People’s Assembly Against Banks and Against Austerity at Grand Circus Park in downtown Detroit on Oct. 5-6. Organized primarily by activists from the […]

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Derrick Gaines, killed by police at 15

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Workers World spoke with Dolores Piper, maternal great-aunt of Derrick Gaines, a Black youth who was killed by a South San Francisco police officer when he was only 15 years old. She and her husband had raised Derrick from the time he was 1-and-a-half years old. Dolores Piper recounted: “On June 5, 2012, in South […]

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Florida farmworkers protest Southeast groceries

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Florida farmworkers have taken their campaign for Fair Food to several states in the Southeast, focusing on the Publix grocery chain. Headquartered in Florida, the corporation has refused to sign on to a code of conduct agreement regulating the wages and working conditions in the fields where their produce, particularly tomatoes, is grown. Coalition of […]

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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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