Haiti: Cancelled elections spark big protests

By November 7, 2014

If you don’t hold elections, you can’t lose them. This maxim, which the Duvalierist dictatorships upheld for decades in Haiti with the full faith and connivance of the U.S. government, is being applied by the current government of President Michel Martelly. According to Haitian law, elections for the senate and municipal governments should have been […]

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New York protest says, ‘Odessa, Donbass, we are with you’

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New York protest remembers Odessa’s martyrs.WW photo: Greg Butterfield

A sudden cold snap and whipping winds couldn’t keep fired-up activists from protesting at the U.S. military recruitment center in Times Square on Nov. 2 to demand, “U.S. out of Ukraine!” They came to remember the anti-fascists massacred by neo-Nazis at Odessa’s House of Trade Unions six months before, and to stand in solidarity with […]

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Syracuse, N.Y., students fight for equal education for all

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‘Education is a right, not just for the rich and white,’ say student activists at Syracuse U.

Syracuse, N.Y. — Chanting “Education is a right, not just for the rich and white!” students marched on the administration headquarters of Syracuse University on Nov. 3. At first denied entrance to the locked-down building, protesters who had gotten inside earlier opened a door and students poured in. (syracuse.com) The multinational, multigender march followed a […]

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Class forces in the Ukrainian civil war

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AntiMaidan protest in Kharkov led by Borotba on March 22, 2014.Photo: Borotba

Simferopol, Crimea — Workers World has conducted an extensive interview with Victor Shapinov, a coordinator and leading theoretician of the Marxist organization Union Borotba (Struggle) of Ukraine. Shapinov currently lives in exile with other Borotba activists in Crimea, under threat of arrest from the U.S.-backed coup regime in Kiev. Links to previous installments in the […]

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Solidarity statements on Odessa massacre

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Workers World is publishing excerpts from solidarity statements received by the International Action Center on the six-month anniversary of the massacre in Odessa, Ukraine, on May 2, 2014. The complete statements are available at No2Nato.org. From Alexei Albu, massacre survivor, Odessa Regional Council deputy and member of Union Borotba (Struggle), now living in exile I […]

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Ukraine communists comment on elections in Donetsk and Lugansk

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On Nov. 2, against the backdrop of the U.S. and NATO’s provocative “Iron Sword” war games in nearby Lithuania, residents of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DNR and LC) went to the polls for the first elections since declaring independence from Ukraine. Donetsk Prime Minister Alexander Zakharchenko won 75 percent of the vote, while […]

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Thousands say “We’re not mascots” at Minneapolis protest

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By Chris Getowicz Republished from an article at fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, Minn. — Over five thousand people joined eleven tribal nations in demanding Washington’s football franchise “change the name!” Gathering at Northrop Plaza at the University of Minnesota, over 3,000 people marched and converged on the stadium two hours before the game and were joined by […]

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Alfonso Cano, a hero of our time

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Workers World publishes this Nov. 4 communique from the Secretariat of the General Staff of the FARC-EP, the revolutionary guerrilla organization in the mountains of Colombia. Three years ago today, our Commander Alfonso Cano was assassinated in the mountains of Cauca, in a cowardly action by the Colombian Army under the direct guidance of President […]

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Racist injustice in Michigan

By November 6, 2014

Workers World protests two government-inspired frameups taking place in Michigan this November and demand they be stopped immediately. One is a state charge against Black civil rights activist Rev. Edward Pinkney of Benton Harbor. The other is a federal frameup of Palestinian-American activist Rasmea Odeh. Reverend Edward Pinkney Workers World has published articles for over […]

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Prisoners strike on Day of the Dead

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Tacoma, Wash. — Demonstrators protested migrant detention and deportations on Nov. 1, the Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos — the Latino/a counterpart to Halloween — in Tacoma. The four-day occupation outside the NW (immigrant) Detention Center was greeted by news from inside that 200 prisoners had just gone on hunger strike to protest […]

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