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Wave of the future

By February 20, 2013

When a crowd estimated between 35,000 and 50,000 demonstrated against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 17, it showed a new sense of urgency over climate change — not only by the ranks of the environmental movement, but also by some of the usually cautious organizations at the top. The […]


Que pasa con el New York Times


Cuando el editorial del New York Times se titula “Más empleos, salarios más altos” (5 de febrero) hay que preguntarse. El editorial pide un salario mínimo más alto que también “eleve los salarios en la escala de ingresos”. El Times hace un llamado para una legislación que facilite la sindicalización de los/as trabajadores/as, y critica […]


Free the Cuban Five!

By February 19, 2013

February 24, Sunday all day, gather at 9 a.m. at 2630 16th St. NW, Washington, D.C., and stay until the right wing leaves. Feb. 24, 1996, is the day Cuba in self-defense — after many warnings — shot down two planes that crossed into Cuban airspace. Gerardo Hernandez, one of the Cuban 5, was framed for […]


Fidel Castro to Hugo Chávez: ‘Until victory always!’

By February 18, 2013

The following letter was written to Hugo Chávez by Fidel Castro just before Chávez’s return to Venezuela in the early hours of Monday, Feb. 18. Translated from Spanish by Rachael Boothroyd for Venezuelanalysis.com. Dear Hugo, I am extremely satisfied that you have been able to return to that piece of American land which you love […]


What’s up with the New York Times

By February 17, 2013

When a New York Times lead editorial is titled “More Jobs, Higher Pay” (Feb. 5) you have to wonder. The editorial called for a higher minimum wage that also “raises wages higher up the income scale.” The Times calls for legislation making it easier for workers to unionize and criticizes President Obama for not standing […]


Mil Millones Resistiendo: Un llamado mundial para las mujeres

By February 13, 2013

El siguiente llamado proviene de GABRIELA, una alianza popular de más de 200 organizaciones, instituciones y programas de mujeres en las Filipinas. Intentan librar una lucha para la liberación de la mujer y del resto del pueblo Filipino. Queridos/as amigo/as, Hoy en día, una de cada tres mujeres en el planeta será violada o golpeada […]


President Chávez: ‘We live in a really and truly free country’

By February 11, 2013
Hugo Chávez

On Feb. 4, Vice President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela read a message to the Venezuelan people from President Hugo Chávez — who is recuperating from cancer treatment in Cuba — to mark the 21st anniversary of the rebellion of February 4, 1992, known as the National Day of Dignity.  Below are President Chávez’s remarks in […]


Labor council demands justice for Alan Blueford\


The Alameda Central Labor Council passed the following resolution in support of Justice for Alan Blueford unanimously at its monthly delegates meeting Feb. 4. This followed unanimous approval by the council’s executive committee the previous Friday. Four member locals had passed the same resolution by their own bodies, prior to bringing it to the CLC: […]


Student gathering to declare: ‘Retaking our schools, remaking our society!’


The North Carolina Student Power Union will convene a statewide organizing conference in Raleigh, N.C., Feb. 16 under the banner of “Retaking our schools, remaking our society!” The conference will bring together students from most of the state’s 16 public universities, along with fighters from other youth and student struggles in the state. Included are high […]


U.S. perpetuates rape culture

By February 7, 2013

The following remarks were written by Elena, a youth-oriented organizer and a member of the Durham, N.C., branch of Workers World Party.  Elena was scheduled to represent the International Action Center at the 3rd All India Mahila Sanskritik Sanghatane (AIMSS) conference in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India, being held Jan. 29-31, along with Workers World managing editor, […]