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Thieves fall out over NSA spying

October 31, 2013

President Dwight Eisenhower famously warned of the dangers of the military-industrial complex as he left office in 1961. Even this former military commander was alarmed enough to call for the country to “guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the [...]

Cut F-35s, not food stamps!

October 29, 2013

Struggling individuals and families across the U.S. will face even more hardship come Nov. 1, when Congress will allow some $5 billion per year to be cut from the food stamp program, officially titled the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The government had increased the amount of food [...]

Why capitalists fear abundance

October 27, 2013

What is the big problem in today’s world? Is it scarcity? Not enough food, shelter, clothing and other necessities? Not enough knowledge, science, technology to produce all these things in abundance to satisfy human needs and wants? That certainly was the problem not that long ago for the vast [...]

Workers World Party pays respect to Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap of Vietnam

October 11, 2013

The following letter was written for the opening of a Book of Condolence in honor of Senior Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap, former Minister of National Defense and Commander-in-Chief of the People’s Army of Vietnam and former Permanent Deputy Prime Minister of  Vietnam, who passed away on October 4, [...]

Communist Gen. Giap’s enemies

October 11, 2013

Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap had many friends and admirers among the people of the world, for whom he is a true communist hero. However, we focus in this editorial on his enemies. Comrade Giap has been the object of imperialist hatred all his life, and also upon his death, because he was an effective [...]

Health care for all? Catch-22 denies 8 million!

October 9, 2013

If you live in Texas and are one of the 1.5 million people who have low incomes and hoped to get health care through Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, you are out of luck. Texas is one of 26 states that opted out of Medicaid expansion. The Affordable Care Act required states to expand [...]

Cierre del gobierno ¿Quién sufre?

October 9, 2013

Incapaces o reacios a llegar a un acuerdo para ampliar el gasto del gobierno, el Congreso estadounidense ha provocado un cierre del gobierno. Rápidamente despedirá temporalmente a 800.000 trabajadores/as gubernamentales, mantendrá a otros/as empleados/as trabajando sin paga y amenazará recortar [...]

Cierre del gobierno — ¿Quién sufre?

October 4, 2013

2 de octubre Incapaces o reacios a llegar a un acuerdo para ampliar el gasto del gobierno, el Congreso estadounidense ha provocado un cierre del gobierno. Rápidamente despedirá temporalmente a 800.000 trabajadores/as gubernamentales, mantendrá a otros/as empleados/as trabajando sin paga y [...]

Defiant voices at the U.N.

October 3, 2013

U.S. military threats against Syriadominated the opening of the United Nations General Assembly debates on Sept. 24, but voices from Latin America and the Caribbean answered them, loud and clear. Bolivian President Evo Morales put the responsibility for war and devastation squarely on U.S. [...]

Shutdown. Who suffers?

October 2, 2013

Unable or unwilling to reach an agreement to extend government spending, the U.S. Congress has provoked a government shutdown. It will quickly “furlough” 800,000 government workers, keep others working without pay, and threaten cuts to some essential social programs like Women and Infants Care [...]
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