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Ebola, poverty & reparations

November 16, 2014

The latest news about Ebola is both reassuring and tragic. On the hopeful side, it confirms that this deadly virus can be treated and contained. But it also confirms that Ebola is basically a disease of poverty. As of Nov. 11, there have been nine reported cases of Ebola in the United States. Of [...]

The wall & counterrevolution

November 11, 2014

As part of their continuous attempt to denounce socialism, U.S. and German imperialism have been demonizing the wall that divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. The imperialists hope that their attack — accompanied by a pro-capitalist orgy in Berlin — will obscure the crisis of world capitalism and [...]

Racist injustice in Michigan

November 6, 2014

Workers World protests two government-inspired frameups taking place in Michigan this November and demand they be stopped immediately. One is a state charge against Black civil rights activist Rev. Edward Pinkney of Benton Harbor. The other is a federal frameup of Palestinian-American activist [...]

The U.S. mercenary war drive

November 2, 2014

Because of the enormous pressure placed on the U.S. government by the heroic surviving victims and witnesses to the Blackwater massacre at Baghdad’s Nusoor Square, a federal jury convicted four Blackwater contractors on Oct. 23 in Washington, D.C. One was found guilty of murder and three of [...]

Ebola, Cuba and capitalism

October 22, 2014

It is impossible to ignore that the capitalist for-profit system is the greatest obstacle in the effort to control the Ebola epidemic. Capitalism has sown abject poverty and malnutrition, dismantled existing public health systems, crushed human solidarity, based the development of vaccines and [...]

War weary

October 19, 2014

Senator John McCain, the militarist spokesperson for the Republican opposition to President Barack Obama, had this terse comment on the president’s war on the Islamic State: “They’re winning, and we’re not,” McCain told CNN on Oct. 12 and called for ground troops. Joint Chiefs Chair Gen. [...]

Biden tells truth, apologizes

October 9, 2014

It is rare that a U.S. politician reveals any important fact. It is especially rare to reveal one that exposes U.S. propaganda when it is being used to justify a new war of aggression. Vice President Joe Biden opened his mouth last week, let out some facts, and almost immediately had to apologize. [...]

A salute to immigrants & the Solidarity Caravan!

October 8, 2014

A grim new project near the Texas- Mexico border sheds light on the horrors of Washington’s immigration policy. Students are exhuming remains from mass graves of unknown individuals who have perished over the last decade crossing the border on foot. Most died simply for lack of water. The [...]

Free Sundiata Acoli!

September 30, 2014

Sundiata Acoli Political prisoner Sundiata Acoli, aka Clark Edward Squire, is scheduled to be released on parole after spending more than 40 years in a New Jersey maximum security prison. A New Jersey state appeals court explained in a 28-page ruling on Sept. 29 that the state parole board had [...]

El sexismo y el juego de la culpa

September 30, 2014

Editorial Workers World-Mundo Obrero 23 de septiembre de 2014 Recientes revelaciones sobre atletas y el abuso doméstico implica que estos horribles actos son particulares de la cultura del deporte en Estados Unidos. Esto no es así. Este fenómeno se debe a la opresión de la mujer en la sociedad [...]
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