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Significance of Nat’l Day of Mourning

By November 28, 2013

The 44th commemoration of the National Day of Mourning on Nov. 28 in Plymouth, Mass., will mark 13,809 days of incarceration for Native political prisoner Leonard Peltier. The event will once again honor this heroic fighter for the rights of Indigenous and other oppressed peoples, unjustly imprisoned since 1976. The so-called “Thanksgiving” holiday starkly reminds […]

 

De Blasio and New York workers

By November 14, 2013

The multinational working class of New York City — who seemed to have been submerged as a political factor during the long reign of Wall Street billionaire Michael Bloomberg — have elected a new mayor who gives the appearance, at least, of being Bloomberg’s opposite. And that is what was important about this election. This […]

 

Courts strike 1-2 punch at reproductive rights

By November 6, 2013

Reproductive justice took a one-two punch in unrelated court decisions on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. One court allowed a medically unnecessary law to close many women’s health centers that perform abortions in Texas. The other ruling was a “partial victory” for right-wingers who oppose the Affordable Care Act’s provision that employer-sponsored plans must provide […]

 

¡Recorten los F-35, no los cupones de alimento!

By November 5, 2013

Las familias y los/as individuos qua se encuentran en situación precaria por todo los Estados Unidos, se enfrentarán a más dificultades aún después del 1º de noviembre cuando el Congreso permitirá que alrededor de $5 mil millones al año sean recortados del programa de cupones de alimento, titulado oficialmente Programa de Asistencia de Nutrición Suplementaria […]

 

Thieves fall out over NSA spying

By 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 military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced […]

 

Cut F-35s, not food stamps!

By 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 stamp aid by 13.6 percent in April 2009 […]

 

Why capitalists fear abundance

By 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 majority of people on our planet. […]

 

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

By 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, 2013. It will be delivered to the […]

 

Communist Gen. Giap’s enemies

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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 fighter […]

 

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

By 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 […]

 
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