Venezuela: Behind murder of revolutionary deputy

By October 9, 2014
Robert Serra

On the morning of Oct. 2, the Bolivarian people of Venezuela awoke to the terrible news of a murder during the previous night of a young revolutionary couple. Robert Serra, 27, the youngest deputy to the National Assembly elected from the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), and his life partner Maria Herrera were stabbed [...]

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Mumia speaks to Goddard commencement

By October 8, 2014

Nestled in the bucolic setting of Plainfield, Vt., is Goddard College, which suddenly became the focus of a vicious campaign by right-wing forces. They wanted to stop world-renowned political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal from speaking at the school’s commencement ceremony on Oct. 5. The forces of progress won this battle. Mumia addressed the event as planned, [...]

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A salute to immigrants & the Solidarity Caravan!

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A grim new project near the Texas- Mexico border sheds light on the horrors of Washington’s immigration policy. Students are exhuming remains from mass graves of unknown individuals who have perished over the last decade crossing the border on foot. Most died simply for lack of water. The students hope to eventually be able to [...]

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Solidarity Day 6 in Boston: Hundreds demand ‘Drop the charges’ in anti-union frame-up

By October 7, 2014
After two charges were dropped at hearing, union militant Stevan Kirschbaum speaks to crowd of Boston bus drivers and other supporters.WW photo: Brenda Ryan

Dorchester, Mass. — It was the second pre-trial hearing for Stevan Kirschbaum, a founder of Steelworkers Union Local 8751 of Boston’s school bus drivers and chair of the union’s Grievance Committee. As with the first court hearing in this saga of company repression versus union militancy, his fellow drivers, other unionists and supporters from the [...]

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Ebola in Texas: For-profit health care system exposed

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On the evening of Sept. 25, Thomas Duncan walked into the emergency room of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. He told the nurse that he felt ill with strong stomach cramps. He was found to have a fever. He also told the nurse that a few days earlier he had arrived in Dallas from [...]

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Hong Kong protests: Why imperialists support ‘democracy’ movement

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Demonstrations in Hong Kong, China, raising demands on the procedures to be followed in city elections in 2017, have become an international issue and a source of political confusion. The protests, called Occupy Central, have received enormous and very favorable U.S. media coverage. Every news report describes with great enthusiasm the occupation of central business [...]

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Pueblo venezolano sigue defendiendo su revolución

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Venezuela se encuentra en medio de la difícil tarea de construir la ruta hacia el socialismo. Como todo proceso viviente, no es uno linear, sino con avances y retrocesos, con errores y rectificaciones, siendo lo principal el continuo esfuerzo del pueblo en propulsar la construcción de un sistema justo que por una vez y por [...]

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Bombardeo EUA en Siria abre nueva guerra en Medio Oriente

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La máquina militar estadounidense ha abierto una nueva campaña de bombardeos, y ahora dentro de los límites de un estado soberano, Siria, sin invitación del gobierno de Damasco. Cada escalada solidifica la nueva guerra de EUA contra los pueblos de esa región. Estados Unidos está bombardeando bajo la cubierta de lo que el presidente Barack [...]

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Stop the U.S. blockade of Cuba now!

By October 5, 2014
They will return: a billboard in Cuba honors the Cuban Five.

U.S. imperialism remains unflinching in its campaign to crush the Cuban ­Revolution. In 2004, then Illinois state Sen. Barack Obama said that he supported an end to the economic blockade in Cuba. Yet on Sept. 5, 2014, President Obama signed the annual memorandum that continues the U.S. blockade against Cuba under the infamous “Trading With [...]

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On the picket line

By October 4, 2014

Nurses stage die-in to demand Ebola readiness in U.S. About 1,000 members of National Nurses United staged a die-in during their conference in Las Vegas on Sept. 24. They protested the lack of readiness in this country to confront the Ebola epidemic sweeping West Africa. Marching through the Planet Hollywood casino, they moved on to [...]

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