Importancia singular del Sur de los EUA

By April 8, 2014

Los siguientes extractos son de un documento escrito por las/os miembros de la rama del Partido Workers World /Mundo Obrero de Durham, Carolina del Norte, para la Conferencia sobre la Revolución y el Socialismo el 29 de marzo, con el tema “Los tiempos difíciles son tiempos de lucha”. Se puede leer el documento completo en [...]


Ukraine: People’s power vs. fascist repression


Dramatic events April 6-8 have brought Ukraine to the brink of civil war. The rebellion by Ukraine’s Southeastern region — very working class and predominantly Russian speaking — against the far-right coup regime in Kiev has escalated to a crisis of dual power in many cities. In Donetsk, Kharkov, Nikolayev and Lugansk, thousands of anti-fascist protesters rooted [...]


All out for Mumia Abu-Jamal’s 60th birthday

Mumia Abu-Jamal

Philadelphia — On April 24, political prisoner and world-renowned journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal turns 60. He has spent over half his life in solitary confinement on Pennsylvania’s death row, and most recently, since early 2012, he has been in general population at SCI Mahanoy where he still faces life in prison despite ample evidence of his innocence. In [...]


Black Workers for Justice banquet


Black Workers for Justice held their 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Support for Labor Banquet in Raleigh, N.C., on April 5. The Rev. John Mendez of Winston Salem delivered the keynote address at the banquet, which raised the struggle for dignity and democracy in North Carolina and the South, particularly in the context of [...]


Seminar in Mexico: Fighting U.S. intervention takes front burner

Ana Elisa Osorio, a leader of the Socialist Party, calls for solidarity with Venezuela’s government.WW photo: John Catalinotto

Some 260 leftist political activists from 39 countries, mostly in Latin America and the Caribbean but including people from around the world, gathered in Mexico City from March 27 to 29. They joined hundreds from the hosting Labor Party (Partido del Trabajo or PT) at its 18th International Seminar. Some 100 speakers, from a broad [...]


National actions say ‘Not one more deportation!’

By April 7, 2014

More than 80 events were held across the U.S. around the theme of “Not 1 More Deportation!” on April 5, the date immigrant rights activists estimated that the 2 millionth person would be deported under the administration of  President Barack Obama. The actions were coordinated by the National Day Labor Organizing Network, which says that [...]


Several African states boycott EU summit


The planned April 2-3 summit between the European Union and African nation-states has met with controversy and rejection. The republics of Zimbabwe and South Africa, two very important states in Southern Africa that won independence through formidable mass and armed struggles, have stated that their leaders will not attend the gathering in Belgium. Controversy surfaced [...]


Marxism and long-term unemployment

By April 5, 2014

A study published by Heidi Shierholz of the Economic Policy Institute in January compiled figures on unemployment that have important significance for the working class and for a Marxist analysis of the present dead-end crisis of capitalism. The figures in the study confirm that the bosses’ need for labor power at all skill levels and [...]


Teachers hold national strike in Britain


Teachers across Britain went on strike March 26 over pay, pensions and teaching conditions. The National Union of Teachers got the support of many, but not all, parents. The teachers in London marched on the prime minister’s residence on Downing Street. Tom Davies, past president of the NUT chapter in Ealing, a western suburb of [...]


South Africa platinum strike: Mine bosses threaten layoffs


Efforts by South Africa’s government, led by the African National Congress, to initiate mediation between the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union and the mine owners failed, leaving no end in sight to the platinum mining strike. The recent strike, after nearly two years of conflict in the platinum sector, have cost the bosses $1 [...]