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Andy Stapp, a thorn in the Pentagon’s side

By September 8, 2014
From left, Terry Klug and Andy Stapp leaving Klug’s court-martial at Fort Dix, 1969.

Andrew Dean Stapp could have been an archaeologist, a historian or even a stand-up comic. Instead, he chose to focus his broad spectrum of talents on fighting the military brass and ending the Vietnam War. Andy, as everyone called him, died on Sept. 3 at the age of 70. When only 23 years old, while […]


Israel, Gaza and ‘Manifest Destiny’

By August 28, 2014

Aug. 25 — Yet another round of Israeli missiles and bombs have killed scores more people in Gaza since the last ceasefire ended. The death toll since early July is now 2,092 Palestinians — about three-quarters of them civilians, with more than 450 of them children. On the Tel Aviv side, the count is 68 […]


From Pennsylvania to Ukraine and Bulgaria: The toxic aftermaths of fracking

By August 18, 2014

Many people are already deeply concerned about the sinister damage to the environment done by hydraulic fracturing, better known as “fracking.” This process, which breaks up underground shale rock through the high-pressure injection of millions of gallons of toxins-laden water in order to release natural gas, already supplies 67 percent of the gas consumed in […]


New York protests Gaza siege

By August 14, 2014
WW photo: Joseph Piette

New York, Aug. 9 — Once again, midtown Manhattan became the setting for a powerful demonstration of solidarity with the people of Gaza today. Even as many angry thousands rallied outside CNN headquarters at Columbus Circle and then marched across town to fill the United Nation’s Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, Israel was once more launching missiles […]


William Worthy: He opened the media to voices of resistance

By June 5, 2014
William Worthy at the U.S. Passport Agency in 1957. His renewal was denied after he visited China.

William Worthy was a highly talented and educated journalist with a quality that distinguished him from so many of his contemporaries in the mass media: political courage. Worthy died near Boston on May 4 at the age of 92. We in Workers World had known him since the early 1960s, when he wrote for the […]


A sordid history: U.S. collaboration with neo-Nazis

By May 15, 2014

It may surprise some that the U.S. government — especially under a reputedly liberal Democratic Party administration — would be supporting fascists in Ukraine. Not officially, of course. According to Washington and all the corporate media, the people given money and credibility by the U.S. are just anti-Russian patriots. But fascists they are — in […]


Voices of oppressed ring out in New York’s Union Square

By May 7, 2014
WW photo: Brenda Ryan

Union Square, New York City — Since a migrant upsurge in 2006 revived May Day in the United States, Union Square in this city has attracted those most unequivocally in defense of worker and immigrant rights — who call not merely for immigration reform but for legalization of the undocumented, without conditions. Union Square has […]


Como es un video fascista

By April 1, 2014

Se dice que una foto vale más que mil palabras. ¿No debería una imagen animada valer aún más? Tomemos el video que se difundió ampliamente a través del Internet por un tiempo —hasta que alguien dijo que estaba protegido por la ley de derechos de autor y fue eliminado de muchos sitios web. Pero no […]


What a fascist video looks like

By March 26, 2014

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Shouldn’t a moving picture be worth even more? Take the video that spread widely across the Internet for a while — until someone claimed it was copyrighted and it got pulled off a lot of websites. But not all of them. You can still find it […]


Why Washington prefers coups over elections

By March 19, 2014

What is the real attitude of the U.S. ruling class toward elections? Events in Ukraine — and elsewhere — show that the ruling billionaire establishment respects only those elections that are in sync with its drive to bring more and more areas of the world into its political orbit and under its economic sphere of […]