Portugal’s people unite against austerity

By March 5, 2013

Hundreds of thousands of Portuguese took to the streets March 2 to demand an end to the austerity programs imposed on the country by both the foreign “troika” — the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund — and the domestic troika, made up of the two rightist parties running the [...]


Obama’s second term: Which road to liberation?

Larry HolmesWW photo: Brenda Ryan

These excerpts are from a Feb. 23 Workers World Party Black History Month Forum in New York City given by Larry Holmes, WWP’s first secretary and Secretariat member. Other forum speakers included Brenda Stokely, a leader of Million Worker March Movement, and the Rev. C.D. Witherspoon, president of the Baltimore Chapter of the Southern Christian [...]


Kansas unions fight austerity

By March 3, 2013

Chanting “Stand up! Fight back,” hundreds of working people and their family members throughout Kansas gathered at the state capitol in Topeka on Feb. 23 for a rally sponsored by a labor-community coalition, the Working Kansas Alliance. Despite the fact that one of the biggest snow storms in Kansas history, with snowfalls between 12 and [...]


On the picket line


Twin Cities janitors win gains After rallying tremendous community, faith-based, labor and political support, more than 4,000 janitors in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn., will vote on major gains in a new three-year contract negotiated on Feb. 23. Service Employees Local 26 representatives were able to save thousands of full-time jobs. [...]


Marching in NYC from Bronx to Harlem to ‘Stop the Cops’


Rain and cold weather didn’t stop people from demonstrating against police violence in New York City on Feb. 23. They marched from 138th Street and Third Avenue in the South Bronx to the Harlem State Office Building on 125th Street. The “Stop the Cops” march commemorated the first anniversary of the deaths of Ramarley Graham [...]


Obama’s energy choice: Shill for shale gas industry

By March 1, 2013

It is anticipated that President Barack Obama’s front-runner to replace Steven Chu as energy secretary will be Massachusetts Institute of Technology physicist Ernest Moniz. Given Moniz’s support for shale gas drilling, this seems akin to placing a fox in charge of the henhouse. Moniz currently directs the MIT Energy Initiative, which has received more than [...]


Tashi Kiya: Revolutionary theoretician, activist

Tashi Kiya protests Michigan welfare cuts, Oct. 2011.WW photo: Kris Hamel

Detroit — Tashi Kiya, 74, an anti-imperialist, ­anti-racist people’s fighter, made his transition on Feb. 13 after a battle with cancer. He leaves to cherish his memory five children, 14 grandchildren and two great grandchildren, as well as many activists and friends in Detroit and beyond. Tashi joined Workers World Party late in life, when the [...]


Honoring Harriet Tubman included in NYC women’s coalition month of events


By Dolores Cox and Sara Flounders New York — The International Working Women’s Day Coalition, an alliance of community-based women’s organizations that has organized events for the past eight years, has announced plans for women’s events in Manhattan, Harlem, Brooklyn and the Bronx to celebrate women’s struggles — with a major focus on honoring the [...]


IWA calls for international actions on March 8th, International


The International Women’s Alliance (IWA) is a global alliance of grassroots-based women’s organizations, institutions, alliances, networks and individuals committed to advancing the women’s movement in the 21st century and in moving forward the liberation of women. For more information, visit IWA’s website at internationalwomensalliance.wordpress.com.  This statement was released on Feb. 25. The International Women’s Alliance [...]


Greek general strike battles austerity

PAME march in Greece, Feb. 20.

Just days before an inspection team was due to check that Greece’s new austerity measures were in place, tens of thousands of workers took to the streets on Feb. 20 and shut the country down. The strikers made it clear that “reforms” that leave patients without health care and drugs, students without education, taxpayers without [...]