Washington inflames ‘new Cold War’ with Russia

By December 16, 2014

On Dec. 4, tens of thousands of people in New York and across the U.S. took to the streets to protest the racist police murder of Eric Garner. But the U.S. House of Representatives was otherwise occupied. By an overwhelming vote of 411-10, House Republicans and Democrats alike voted “Yes” to an inflammatory resolution threatening […]

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Xmas 1914: When rank and file imposed truce during imperialist war

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The “Christmas Truce of 1914” was a short-lived, unofficial lull in combat between two antagonistic rival forces, determined to exercise military, political and economic supremacy over each other in Europe and in the colonized world, to which these imperial powers lay arrogant false claim. One of the bloodiest episodes in human history, the war was […]

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Unidad contra el racismo en protestas

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El 8 de diciembre, las protestas en varias ciudades del país contra los asesinatos de personas negras por la policía entraron en el sexto día consecutivo. Ya fuera en Tampa, Miami y Atlanta o Berkeley, Los Ángeles, Sacramento y Seattle; Austin, Houston y Tucson o Minneapolis, Chicago, Boston, Nueva York, Filadelfia y decenas de otras […]

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Ramón Labañino Salazar: a prison visit with a Cuban hero

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Free Ramón Labañino Salazar.

Ashland, Ky. — We sat in the last three seats of the last neat row of red plastic chairs.  It was the visitors’ room of the federal prison here on a rainy but not so cold Saturday morning in December. A door across the room opened and there he was, Ramón Labañino Salazar. Although other […]

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Class struggle sharpens in Mexico, Puerto Rico

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Two months after the disappearance of the 43 normalistas (education students) in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto finally visited that region on Dec. 4. He went, not to offer support to the students’ families, but to inaugurate a bridge that had been damaged by a hurricane in September 2013 and to announce some economic […]

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The right of self-determination and the class struggle

By December 15, 2014

Nov. 25, 1983 (reprinted from the Dec. 8, 1983 Workers World) Of all the great domestic political problems facing the working class and the oppressed people, none surpasses in importance the relationship of national oppression to the class struggle. Indeed, one may say that it is at the heart of the basic social problem in […]

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Justice Department intervention no cure to cop terror

By December 14, 2014

Over the last several years police departments known for using lethal force against oppressed peoples have faced civil rights investigations by and consent decrees with the Justice Department. Nonetheless, violence by the police against the people has continued and even worsened. The recent public slayings of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and others have […]

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Why was DeAndre Joshua killed?

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DeAndre Joshua was a 20-year-old Black man who lived in Ferguson, Mo. He worked the night shift at Walmart. He was a close friend of Dorian Johnson, who was with Michael Brown when he was killed by Darren Wilson, a Ferguson cop, on Aug. 9. Joshua was shot while sitting in his car near where […]

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Anti-abortion laws used to deny rights of pregnant women

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A controversial issue raised in the Nov. 4 election was “personhood” — whether fertilized eggs should be defined as persons, with full human rights from the moment of conception. Promoters of such laws seek to outlaw women’s right to abortion and several types of contraception. Such ballot initiatives were decisively defeated by 63 percent in […]

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“Kill the Messenger” – Gary Webb told the truth

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Gary Webb told the truth about CIA-backed contra terrorists selling drugs to finance their dirty war against Nicaragua in the 1980s. The courageous journalist was hounded to death for linking the crack epidemic with Reagan’s drive to overthrow the Sandinista government. Ten years after Webb’s death in an apparent suicide, the film “Kill the Messenger” […]

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