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Ukraine, Donbass and the New Cold War against Russia

July 31, 2015

From a talk by Greg Butterfield at a Workers World Party forum in Los Angeles, July 23, 2015. According to the United Nations, at least 6,400 people have been killed since the start of Ukraine’s so-called anti-terrorist operation in April 2014 against the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s [...]

Obama in East Africa: U.S. imperialism sows turmoil throughout region

July 30, 2015

July 27 — President Barack Obama’s first visit to Kenya and Ethiopia highlighted Washington’s imperialist intervention in Africa. U.S. policy is aimed at pulling the two countries into a U.S.-led military alliance and increasing U.S.-based firms’ exploitation of Africa’s mineral [...]

The Civil War: Lessons for today’s struggle

July 30, 2015

Below are excerpts from the book “The Klan and the Government: Foes or Allies?” written in 1983 by Sam Marcy, the founder of Workers World Party. The entire book can be read online at In the Civil War in the U.S., the bourgeois democratic revolution was aborted. It did result in [...]

Capitalism’s war on children

July 30, 2015

The Black Lives Matter upsurge gained national and international prominence almost a year ago in the aftermath of the police murder of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. The next day, Aug. 10, a heroic rebellion led by Black youth exposed an ongoing racist war and occupation by local and [...]

New York march demands justice for Sandra Bland, Kindra Chapman

July 29, 2015

On July 22, the New York City Chapter of the Peoples Power Assemblies held a spirited rally and march in solidarity with Sandra Bland and Kindra Chapman. The PPA demanded justice for these sisters’ deaths. The two Black women had both been found dead by hanging, in Texas and Alabama jail cells [...]

At Newark, N.J., protest: Police brutality, racism, inequality targeted

July 29, 2015

Newark, N.J. — Several thousand people braved a hot sun and no shade in over 90-degree heat to rally and march in Newark, N.J., on July 25. They were protesting police brutality, racial injustice and economic inequality. The majority African-American crowd, which also included Latinos/as, [...]

Activist in Freddie Grey uprising acquitted

July 29, 2015

Morgan Malachi, one of hundreds of activists facing charges for having protested the Baltimore police killing of Freddie Grey, won an innocent verdict on July 23 in front of three dozen supporters from the Baltimore Peoples Power Assembly and the Philadelphia Coalition for Racial, Economic and [...]

Detroit protest says: ‘End forced removals of African Americans!’

July 29, 2015

The corporate media claim that Detroit is being revitalized. A rally and march at Hart Plaza on the Detroit River and at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center (City Hall) on July 21 exposed this false narrative. The city emerged from a contrived finan­cial emergency and forced bankruptcy late in [...]

Oakland, Calif., vigil for Sandra Bland

July 29, 2015

Over a hundred people gathered at Oscar Grant Plaza in Oakland, Calif., on July 24 for a “Say Her Name” vigil for the murder of Sandra Bland and countless others. Convened by the Ella Baker Center, it was organized as a speakout against state violence. After introductory remarks and poetry by [...]
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