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Paula Deen: A Scarlett O’Hara, corporate-style

By July 1, 2013

By now, millions of people have heard about the so-called “down-to-earth” white Southern chef, Paula Deen, who was cited in a recent lawsuit for using the racist N-word against Black people who worked in her restaurants. The lawsuit was filed last November in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia by Lisa […]


Standing up to racist courts


In the pre-Civil War era, courts in the U.S. regularly gave legal cover to slave catchers to search across the countryside for runaway slaves in order to return them in chains to face torture, rape and murder. After abolition, Black people were convicted of petty or nonexistent “crimes” to create chain gangs as a “legal” […]


WW salutes LGBTQ heroes B. Manning & CeCe McDonald

By June 26, 2013

Pride annually honors and commemorates the 1969 Stonewall rebellion, when lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, primarily people of color, fought back against police brutality and harassment of LGBT communities. When police attempted to raid the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in the Greenwich Village area of Manhattan in New York City, bar patrons and […]


Rosenbergs, Manning & Snowden

By June 18, 2013

June 19 marks the 60th anniversary of the assassinations of Ethel Rosenberg and Julius Rosenberg at Sing Sing prison in New York.  The Rosenbergs were convicted in a show trial of violating the 1917 Espionage Act by “stealing” atom bomb secrets for the Soviet Union, a charge which was totally false. Today, that same law […]


Apple bites workers at home & abroad

By June 16, 2013

Workers and small business people complain a lot about taxes — and rightfully so. Too often, however, some especially in the middle class buy into the right-wing argument that their taxes are high because of “wasteful” government social programs meant to alleviate the worst aspects of poverty in the U.S. Nothing could be further from […]


The Syrian pretext

By June 15, 2013

The reactionary terrorist gangs trying to overturn the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad are near collapse after a military defeat in the town of Qusair on the Lebanese border. Leading U.S. militarists — the most prominent being Sen. John McCain — are attacking President Barack Obama for allowing this collapse. The result: The Obama administration, […]


Gap worker resigns in protest

By June 9, 2013

The following letter to the editor, which has been lightly edited, was received by Workers World on June 3. I first became aware of your newspaper at the Occupy Gezi demonstration at Zuccotti Park yesterday [June 2]. First of all, I’d like to thank you for what you do. In the front page of your […]


Justice, not smears, for Trayvon Martin

By June 5, 2013

George Zimmerman, the racist vigilante killer of Trayvon Martin, has launched a campaign through his lawyers to smear his victim. He wants to portray Martin, and indeed every Black youth, as a criminal gangster deserving of the death sentence that he, in fact, meted out to the unarmed 17-year-old on Feb. 26, 2012, in the […]


Manos de Estados Unidos: ¡Fuera de Siria y Venezuela!


Las recientes amenazas de EE.UU. contra Irán, Siria y Venezuela muestran que este tiempo de crisis económica capitalista trae consigo el peligro de nuevas guerras e intervenciones imperialistas. A finales de mayo, en noticias que tuvieron más publicidad en los medios de comunicación israelíes que en Estados Unidos, el Senado estadounidense aprobó por unanimidad una […]


Gay scouts in the BSA

By May 30, 2013

On May 23, 61 percent of 1,400 voting members approved a measure to allow openly gay youth to participate in the Boy Scouts of America — one of the largest youth organizations in the U.S., with the participation of more than 2.6 million young people. The new membership policy, set to go into effect on […]