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Greece feels iron fist of a German Ahab

July 18, 2015

Berlin Bulletin No. 95, July 16, 2015 The crisis over Greece has put German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble, the chief spokesperson for Germany’s bankers, at the top of the news. Workers World publishes this article on Schäuble with the author’s permission. Demonstrator wears Wolfgang [...]

Actions of solidarity with Greece’s workers

July 16, 2015

Detroit New York In response to a call for global actions in solidarity with the besieged people of Greece, protests have been held in a number of cities in the U.S. Workers World contributing editor and Moratorium NOW! Coalition leader Abayomi Azikiwe was one of the protesters who gathered outside [...]

Nuclear agreement – An historic moment for Iran

July 16, 2015

The agreement reached July 14 between Iran and the “5+1,” the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (U.S., Britain, France, Russia and China) plus Germany, is a huge achievement — for Iran. Whenever any oppressed country, besieged by imperialism, is able to gain a [...]

A conversation with Iraqi immigrants

July 16, 2015

Morgantown, W.Va. War has become an everyday reality for humanity. Since 2001, the United States has been given a clear pass to start wars anywhere. It has drones and surveillance all over the world. The sovereignty of states across the globe means nothing to this global capitalist machine, which [...]

Right-wing backlash to marriage equality victory

July 16, 2015

As poll after poll demonstrates, public opinion is on the side of marriage equality. That seismic shift in political consciousness was a factor in the June 26 Supreme Court ruling striking down state marriage bans. Now, however, powerful and well-funded political forces have launched a coordinated [...]

LGBTQ youth discuss Marxism

July 16, 2015

Rockford, Ill. — The youth/student organization Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST) sponsored a multinational forum on “LGBTQ Oppression and Liberation” at the Rockford Public Library on July 11. LGBTQ FIST members led the discussion with a historical materialist analysis of lesbian, [...]

Trans victory in West Virginia

July 16, 2015

Wheeling, W.Va. — In the wake of the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling favoring marriage equality, another triumph was won for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. The West Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles has been pressured to update its bigoted photo identification [...]

Asserting right of poor women to abortion

July 16, 2015

A bold giant step in defense of poor women’s right to abortion and for equal opportunity for all women took place on July 8. Democratic Congresswomen Barbara Lee, Jan Schakowsky and Diana DeGette introduced the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act in the House of [...]

WWP leader denounces police terror

July 16, 2015

“Capitalism, Policing and State Violence” was the topic of a talk given by Lamont Lilly at the Alan Blueford Center for Justice in Oakland, Calif., on July 10. Lilly, a leading member of the Durham, N.C., branch of Workers World Party, was visiting Oakland to share his experiences in the fight [...]

As conditions for migrants worsen, solidarity is key

July 15, 2015

Immigrants and their advocates have waited for years for Washington to create a humane pro-worker policy that would provide some relief for the more than 12 million undocumented workers in this country. But instead of relief, conditions for migrants continue to deteriorate — not only on the U.S. [...]
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