Why isn’t there more global aid to fight Ebola?

By October 22, 2014

Oct. 20 — Several United States congressional representatives have called for a ban on travel into the U.S. from the three West African states which have been the most severely impacted by the recent Ebola Virus Disease outbreak. These proposals demanded that President Barack Obama prohibit travelers from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia from entering [...]

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Ebola, Cuba and capitalism

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It is impossible to ignore that the capitalist for-profit system is the greatest obstacle in the effort to control the Ebola epidemic. Capitalism has sown abject poverty and malnutrition, dismantled existing public health systems, crushed human solidarity, based the development of vaccines and cures on their profit margin and weakened human ability to survive diseases. [...]

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Behind stock market swings: World capitalist slowdown looms

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Oct. 19 — A global capitalist slowdown has sent world stock markets into decline, from Wall Street to London, Berlin and Tokyo. This slowdown is a sure sign of world capitalist overproduction, and should be of deep concern to the working class. In the U.S., the stock market just had its fourth consecutive week of [...]

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Philadelphia: No to ICE

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Philadelphia: No to ICE

Erika Almiron, director of immigrant rights’ organization Juntos, spoke at an Oct. 16 press conference on the latest attacks by Immigration Customs Enforcement against the immigrant community in Philadelphia. Six months ago, Juntos won a historic victory in this city on what are called ICE “detainers” or holds — written demands from ICE that require [...]

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Supreme Court upholds racist Texas ID law

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Once again the right-wing majority of the U.S. Supreme Court has made an outrageous attack on the hard-won democratic rights of Black and Latino/a people. On Oct. 18, they let stand the Texas voter ID law, the most draconian and restrictive voter ID law in the country. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia ­Sotomayor and Elena [...]

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Demonstrators drown out Pa. Gov. Corbett who signed ‘Silence Mumia Law’

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Pam Africa leads march. WW photo: Joseph Piette

Philadelphia, Oct. 21 — Lots of media were on hand today in Philadelphia to record the moment when Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett put his signature on the “Revictimization Relief Act” — dubbed the “Silence Mumia Law” by civil rights activists. But Corbett had a problem: None of the media could hear him speak. Nearly 50 protesters, standing a short distance away [...]

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The left in Ukraine and the origins of Borotba

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Borotba leader Victor ShapinovWW photo: Greg Butterfield

Interview with Borotba leader Victor Shapinov, Part 2 Simferopol, Crimea — On Sept. 22, Workers World conducted an extensive interview with Victor Shapinov, a coordinator and leading theoretician of the Marxist organization Union Borotba (Struggle) of Ukraine. Shapinov currently lives in exile with other Borotba activists in Crimea, under threat of arrest from the U.S.-backed coup regime [...]

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Stops cuts of teachers’ benefits in Philadelphia!

By October 21, 2014

Judge Nina Wright Padilla of the Court of Common Pleas issued a temporary injunction Oct. 20 barring the School Reform Commission from making changes to Philadelphia public school teachers’ health care plans.  After walking away from the negotiations table in July, the SRC unilaterally cancelled the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers’ union contract on Oct. 6. [...]

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World Federation of Trade Unions says Ebola virus deaths facilitated by imperialism

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Following is an edited statement issued by the World Federation of Trade Unions’ Secretariat in Athens, Greece, on Oct. 15.   The Ebola epidemic that has struck mainly in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea of West Africa and threatens the entire world has killed thousands of people and caused panic to millions of others. As high [...]

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Papel de Washington en masacres estudiantiles en México

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El 2 de octubre de 1968, a sólo 10 días de la apertura de los Juegos Olímpicos de Verano que se celebraban ese año en Ciudad de México, policías y soldados le dispararon a estudiantes reunidas/os en una plaza en la sección Tlatelolco de la capital. Las/os estudiantes dijeron que 400 personas murieron; el gobierno [...]

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