What it takes to unite the workers & oppressed

By November 19, 2014
Excerpts from the talk given by Larry Holmes at the 2014 Workers World Party National Conference in New York City.WW photo: Brenda Ryan

WORKERS WORLD PARTY CONFERENCE Comrades, I want to start by saying a word about the immense Boston struggle. In the relationships between capital and labor at any given time there is a norm. We all know what it has been: givebacks, concessions, two-tier wage levels. From Detroit to Philadelphia, everywhere, the workers have been decimated. […]

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Youth are the future!

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Opening talk at the 2014 Workers World National Conference in New York City by Colleen Davidson, a member of the Baltimore Branch of Workers World Party and Fight Imperialism, Stand Together.WW photo: G. Dunkel

WORKERS WORLD PARTY CONFERENCE I would like to ask all the FIST members, in fact, all the young people in the hall, to stand — because you are the future of Workers World Party! This year’s conference comes at a critical juncture. Many of you who have gathered in this hall have been on the […]

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Ferguson’s moment of truth

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A moment of truth approaches in Ferguson, in Missouri, in the United States. Two sides are mobilizing for the next step in the struggle for freedom from police and state repression for nationally oppressed peoples in the United States. The point of contention is the Missouri grand jury’s decision either to indict the killer of […]

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WWP National Conference: ‘Down with capitalism!’

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FIST youth lead the conference in singing the Internationale.WW photo: G. Dunkel

Long Island City, Queens, N.Y. — The stage banner in a school auditorium in Queens, N.Y., said it all: “Workers World Party stands in solidarity with Gaza, Ferguson and Ayotzi! Down with capitalism! Fight for socialism!” This theme resonated on Nov. 15-16 as the WWP annual national conference highlighted major struggles here and worldwide, including […]

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Ferguson’s moment of truth

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A moment of truth approaches in Ferguson, in Missouri, in the United States. Two sides are mobilizing for the next step in the struggle for freedom from police and state repression for nationally oppressed peoples in the United States. The point of contention is the Missouri grand jury’s decision either to indict the killer of […]

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Walmart workers ‘sit down to live better’

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Sit-down in Los Angeles. Coming up: Black Friday.Photo: UFCW.org

Walmart workers carried out their first ever sit-down strikes at two different stores in Los Angeles on Nov. 13. After sitting down inside the store at Pico Rivera, workers marched outside, sat down in a busy intersection and refused to leave. Police struggled to free up the intersection and keep traffic and Walmart profits flowing, […]

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Lección de las elecciones 2014: Luchar por un partido obrero

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“A los oprimidos se les permite una vez cada ciertos años decidir qué representante de la clase opresora les representará y reprimirá en el parlamento”. Karl Marx, “La Guerra Civil en Francia” Las elecciones de medio término en EUA han causado un gran revuelo porque el Partido Demócrata perdió el control del Senado y perdió […]

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Leslie Feinberg – A communist who revolutionized transgender rights

By November 18, 2014
Speaking in support of Mumia Abu-Jamal, Town Hall, New York, 1999.WW photo: Deirdre Griswold

Leslie Feinberg, who identified as an anti-racist white, working-class, secular Jewish, transgender, lesbian, female, revolutionary communist, died on Nov. 15. She succumbed to complications from multiple tick-borne co-infections, including Lyme disease, babeisiosis and protomyxzoa rheumatica, after decades of illness. She died at home in Syracuse, N.Y., with her partner and spouse of 22 years, Minnie […]

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Boston school bus drivers versus capital, low wages

By November 16, 2014

On Nov. 24, the Boston school bus drivers will gather at a courthouse to show support for grievance chair and union founder Steve Kirschbaum. Kirschbaum will be on trial facing outrageous trumped-up charges — including felonious assault with a dangerous weapon — that are obviously being used by employer Veolia Corp. to try to bust […]

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Ebola, poverty & reparations

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The latest news about Ebola is both reassuring and tragic. On the hopeful side, it confirms that this deadly virus can be treated and contained. But it also confirms that Ebola is basically a disease of poverty. As of Nov. 11, there have been nine reported cases of Ebola in the United States. Of those […]

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