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Letter to the editor: Compassionate release for Lynne Stewart NOW!

By April 12, 2013

Attorney Lynne Stewart is being held hostage by the State — the federal government. She is valiantly fighting both her unjust imprisonment and a serious bout of cancer. Time is a critical element in both instances. Lynne Stewart’s imprisonment is payback for her unrelenting defense of the poor and oppressed over decades in this complex […]


Imperialist intervention (A case study)

By April 11, 2013

No matter how it may have started, there is absolutely no doubt now that the conflict in Syria is not a “civil war” but an imperialist-funded and -driven intervention to pull down a government that refuses to be a puppet of the United States and its NATO allies. In this full-blown war, more than 70,000 […]


Thatcher’s brutal legacy

By April 10, 2013

Class counts. The bosses and bankers love the political leaders who serve them best and hurt the workers and oppressed the most. The workers and poor people who suffered and still suffer from the acts of these leaders continue to hate them — dead or alive. This explains why the British reactionaries and bankers and […]


Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Cuba

By April 8, 2013

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and Shawn Carter celebrated their fifth anniversary in Havana, Cuba, this week. And why not? The couple, better known as Beyoncé and Jay-Z  — two of the most popular, most recognized entertainers in the world — certainly have the right to celebrate their legalized union wherever they want without undue media or, for […]


North Korea: ‘U.S. should ponder grave situation’

By April 4, 2013

Editor’s note: Workers World reprints below an official statement from the Korean People’s Army on the dangerous situation created by U.S. military moves close to the boundaries of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea — north Korea. We think it’s important that people in the U.S. hear directly from the Koreans themselves, especially since the […]


Georges Honorat ¡Presente!

By April 2, 2013

Workers World and its branches around the country condemn in the strongest terms the cowardly, brutal assassination of Georges Henri Honorat, a prominent editor of Haïti Progrès and secretary general of Haiti’s Popular National Party, on March 23. The 55-year-old Honorat was shot twice in a drive-by assault in front of his home in the […]


Why same-sex marriage matters


When the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on same-sex marriage over two days in late March, it signaled how far the fight for lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer rights and liberation has come. Mass consciousness has changed. An ever-increasing majority of people in this country now support same-sex marriage. Regardless of how the high court rules in June, this […]


Steubenville: The tip of the iceberg

By March 27, 2013

Steubenville, Ohio, is like many small Midwestern towns that were part of the manufacturing “rust belt” region of the U.S. Its population has dwindled due to the decline in steel production and resulting unemployment. Like other small towns, the local high school football team, known as Big Red, is Steubenville’s prized possession. Its successes bring […]


Funcionario sudafricano presenta premio a activista sindical del ILWU


El siguiente comunicado de prensa fue emitido por el Sindicato de Estibadores y Trabajadores de Almacén Seccional 10 (ILWU por sus siglas en inglés). El Memorial Leo Robinson reconoce el papel histórico del Área de la Bahía contra el apartheid en Sudáfrica El sábado 23 de marzo, la Seccional 10 del ILWU rendirá homenaje a […]


Letter from Cuba: What Hugo Chávez’s death means to us

By March 26, 2013

It is with deep grief that the Cuban people absorbed the news of the death of Comandante President Hugo Rafael Chávez Frias. Overwhelming grief is felt in each Cuban home for what this person represents for Cuba, Latin America and the rest of the world. Although we knew that for two years he was carrying […]