Ray Rice, racism and women’s oppression

By September 16, 2014

The National Football League’s Baltimore Ravens’ running back, Ray Rice, has been indefinitely suspended from the NFL, and then cut by his team as of Sept. 8 due to a February domestic violence incident involving his then fiancee Janay Palmer. In May, a surveillance video was publicly released showing Rice dragging an unconscious Palmer out [...]

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Crisis del Ébola: Países ricos deben responder

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En Liberia, donde muchas personas han muerto por el virus del Ébola, enfermeras y médicos se declararon en huelga el 1, 2 y 4 de Septiembre, debido a la falta de pago y a los peligros que enfrentan debido a los mínimos recursos disponibles para hacer frente al creciente desastre sobre atención de la salud. [...]

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¿Guerra contra el ISIL?

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Editorial Workers World-Mundo Obrero, 10 de septiembre 2014 Jefa/es de estados imperialistas se reunieron bajo presión de Estados Unidos en la Cumbre de la OTAN del 4-5 septiembre en Newport, Gales, para intensificar sus maniobras contra Rusia en relación a Ucrania, para programar su salida gradual de Afganistán y para abrir una guerra contra el [...]

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Independence campaigns shake two European states

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Between 1.5 million and 2 million people took to the streets in Barcelona to demand that the Spanish federal government in the capital of Madrid accept the results of a vote on the independence of Catalonia scheduled for Nov. 9. Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, one of the more prosperous regions of Spain. Until [...]

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People pack court to defend Ramsey Orta

By September 13, 2014
Ramsey Orta, center in suit, next to Chrissie Ortiz, speaking.WW photo: Johnnie Stevens

Staten Island, N.Y., Sept. 5 — Today’s appearance of Ramsey Orta in Richmond County Supreme Court became a people’s victory, as 80 people from all the New York City boroughs and from Philadelphia packed the court. Orta, a 22-year-old Puerto Rican man, shot the video documenting the July 17 police choke-hold killing of Eric Garner. [...]

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Broad coalition builds for single-payer health care

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The Affordable Care Act has made a dent in the glaring lack of health care for many millions of poor people in this, the wealthiest country in the world. But allowing states to op-out of providing Medicaid coverage for the poor, most often people of color, youth and those living in rural areas, means many [...]

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WWP on solidarity with low-wage workers

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Below are excerpts from a talk given by Larry Holmes, Workers World Party first secretary, at a WWP forum in New York on Sept. 5. Holmes began his talk by heralding the national Day of Action by fast food workers on Sept. 4, where thousands participated around the country and hundreds were arrested in civil [...]

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Ferguson, Mo., and Detroit: What do they have in common?

By September 11, 2014

The foreclosure crisis has had a negative impact on the people of the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., the epicenter of a rebellion for justice springing from the shooting death of Michael Brown, 18, at the hands of cop Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. Though small in size — approximately 21,000 residents — compared [...]

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Somalia: Retaliation car bomb kills four U.S. officials

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A reported car bomb rammed into a convoy of troops of the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) on Sept. 8, killing 12 people, including a U.S. military commander and three others from the United States. Reportedly, 27 people were injured. At least three AMISOM officers and two U.S. personnel working for Bancroft Global Development [...]

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U.S. actions say ‘Free the Cuban 5’

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Gerardo Hernández Nordelo, Antonio Guerrero Rodríguez, Fernando González Llort, Ramón Labañino Salazar, and Rene González Sehewert.

Sept. 12 is the 16th anniversary of the day when police snatched five Cuban men from their beds. Three of them — Antonio Guerrero, Ramón Labañino and Gerardo Hernández — remain in U.S. prisons, serving long terms. Vindictively, a U.S. court sentenced Hernández to a term of double-life plus 15 years. In the intensifying campaign [...]

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