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Articles by Deirdre Griswold

What’s going on among the filthy rich

February 10, 2015

It’s easy to get angry at the super rich these days. The percentage of households in the U.S. feeling the pangs of real hunger — euphemistically referred to as “food insecurity” — remains at high levels more than six years after the economic crash of 2008. Wages are stagnant [...]

Why the lies about Korea?

January 24, 2015

If you listen only to Hollywood and Washington, you would think that the northern half of Korea, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, is a terrible place where the people live in prison-like conditions and the leaders (“dictators”) are totally irrational. So why is the regime in the [...]

Oil prices swoon, banks fear defaults ahead

January 15, 2015

Jan. 12 — As the extent of overproduction in the oil and gas industry sinks in with the markets, oil prices continue to swoon. Just today, the price of U.S. crude oil dropped by another 5 percent, bringing it down to $46.07 a barrel, the lowest since April 2009. Last June, the price was more than [...]

10 most dangerous jobs. Guess who’s not there?

January 15, 2015

Fishing, the most dangerous job Facts are very stubborn things. Very often they contradict what is considered general knowledge. Which raises the question: What is general knowledge? Isn’t it the opinions and attitudes fed constantly to the public through the dominant media? It takes big social [...]

Behind the attack in Paris

January 10, 2015

French youth protest racist police brutality. The banner says, ‘No justice, no peace!’ Based on remarks by Deirdre Griswold on the Charlie Hebdo attack, given to a Jan. 9 Workers World Party meeting in New York. “Black Lives Matter!” This should be universally recognized, taken for [...]

Raise wages for people with disabilities!

December 21, 2014

During Workers World Party’s National Conference in New York on Nov. 15-16, some of the participants took advantage of a lunch break to picket in front of a nearby building housing Goodwill Industries. The issue was how Goodwill, which cultivates the reputation of helping people with [...]

Ferguson ruling ignites prairie fire of protest

November 27, 2014

BostonWW photo: Liz Green BostonWW photo: Liz Green Boston South BayWW photo: Liz Green Solidarity and power of the people Nov. 26 — Fifty people were arrested last night in Boston for attempting to shut down Interstate 93. Several were arrested in Providence, R.I., for helping to shut down I-95. [...]

After kidnapping of students, mass protests rock Mexico

November 14, 2014

Protesters take to the streets in Mexico City, Nov. 5, in one of many protests demanding the return of 43 missing students.Photo: Alan Roth Mexico continues to be rocked by massive protests after the disappearance of 43 students from the city of Iguala, Guerrero state, on Sept. 27. The youth had [...]
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