Escritora iraquí discute papel destructivo de EUA en su país

By August 19, 2014

Si uno fuera a ver la evolución de los acontecimientos en Irak como el guión de una película trágica, la secuencia de escenas podría progresar de la manera siguiente, arrojando luz sobre los acontecimientos que han llevado a la desarticulación y desaparición de lo que fue una gran nación. La primera escena es evocadora de [...]

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La plaga azul — ¡Justicia para Michael Brown!

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Editorial Workers World/Mundo Obrero 12 de agosto — La penosa noticia de que la policía ha matado a otro joven afroamericano desarmado viene esta vez de Ferguson, Misuri, un suburbio de San Louis.  Michael Brown, de solo 18 años, esperaba entrar a la universidad en pocas semanas.  La policía aún no ha explicado el por [...]

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Behind Ferguson police, the St. Louis corporate elite

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The trigger-happy, tear-gas throwing, billy-club wielding cops in Ferguson, Mo., aren’t really “out of control.” These goons are very much in the control of some of the biggest corporations in the land. Michael Brown’s blood is on their hands, too. Ferguson is corporate headquarters of Emerson Electric, an outfit with sales of $24 billion and [...]

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Facts you should know about the fighting in Gaza

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Since Israel began a military offensive in Gaza on July 8, some 2,000 Palestinians and 68 Israelis have been killed. What is going on? Why is it important to you? Fiction: Israel was exercising its “legitimate right of self-defense” in bombing Gaza. Fact: Israel has no such “right” under international law. But the Palestinians do have a [...]

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Racism, PTSD and righteous rage

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The following is based on a speech given at a disabled rights meeting in Boston on July 26. Imperato, a Vietnam veteran transgender activist, is a member of Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Harlem-based Veteran Quality of Life Action Network. A former Service Officer for Disabled American Veterans, Imperato is a consultant on disabled [...]

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Texas Governor’s REAL crimes

By August 18, 2014
WW photo: Gloria Rubac

Houston — For the 14 years that Rick Perry has been governor, he has committed crimes against the people of Texas with impunity. So it was almost laughable when he was indicted on Aug. 15 for two felony charges that most of the people in Texas have never heard of and are not impacted by. [...]

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Block the boat for Gaza stops Israeli Zim ship

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Block the Boat Gaza

Oakland, Calif. — Some 5,000 determined protesters marched almost a mile and a half from the West Oakland Bay Area Rapid Transit station to the SSA Marine terminal in the Port of Oakland on Aug. 16. The purpose of the event, called “Block the Boat for Gaza,” was to prevent the cargo of the Zim [...]

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The racist militarization of Ferguson, Mo.

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Aug. 18 — The air was again choked in Ferguson, Mo., with smoke bombs and tear gas.  Protesters’ chants competed with bursts of firearms shooting rubber bullets. This was in late evening, after Saturday, Aug. 16, passed into the early moments of Sunday, shortly after the curfew took effect. Residents of Ferguson, a small suburb [...]

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From Pennsylvania to Ukraine and Bulgaria: The toxic aftermaths of fracking

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Many people are already deeply concerned about the sinister damage to the environment done by hydraulic fracturing, better known as “fracking.” This process, which breaks up underground shale rock through the high-pressure injection of millions of gallons of toxins-laden water in order to release natural gas, already supplies 67 percent of the gas consumed in [...]

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‘Making connections’ tour

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Buffalo, N.Y.

A speaking tour of upstate New York cities was kicked off in Buffalo on Aug. 4 with a meeting that filled the office of the Buffalo/Western NY International Action Center. Buffalo IAC’s Garrett Dicembre introduced the speakers, Judy Bello, a member of the United National Antiwar Committee and a leader of the Upstate Coalition to [...]

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