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Rutgers students unwelcome Condoleezza Rice

By May 10, 2014

A breath of fresh air blew out of New Brunswick, N.J., when students at Rutgers University stopped former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice from collecting $35,000 and an honorary law degree for speaking at that college’s commencement exercises. Rice was arguably the most history-conscious official of the George W. Bush administration. She provided the most […]

 

Stop U.S.-sponsored fascist terror in Ukraine!

By May 4, 2014

May 4 — Workers World newspaper condemns the collaboration of the U.S. government with the fascist terror sweeping southeast Ukraine. Just in the last two days, brutal, neo-Nazi attacks have left 46 people dead and hundreds injured in the city of Odessa, Ukraine. We extend our solidarity to the anti-fascist resistance movement and call upon […]

 

Racist rancher & ‘left-right’ fantasies

By April 29, 2014

Some stories could only take place in the United States. One such story is that of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy. There are many lessons in this story. Since humorists and analysts in the corporate media have already drawn most of them, we’ll stick to one they’ve probably not mentioned: the absurd idea that a “left-right” […]

 

Racism, sports and Donald Sterling

By April 27, 2014

The owner of the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Clippers, Donald Sterling, was caught on audiotape April 9 making undeniably racist remarks demanding that a female friend — who happens to be Black and Latina — not bring Black men to Clippers’ basketball games. That this tape was released in the midst of the playoffs […]

 

Student-athletes are workers, too

By April 25, 2014

The Northwestern University football players will exercise their right to vote on April 25 to form a union or not. This historic vote comes after the National Labor Relations Board ruled March 28 that these players had the right to unionize, which includes collective bargaining rights. These players, who formed the College Athletes Players Association, […]

 

Un puño, un cerebro y el Primero de Mayo

By April 24, 2014

Si alguien o algo se te echa encima. ¿Qué haces? ¡Empuñas tus manos! Tienes cuatro dedos y un pulgar – si tienes suerte de no haber perdido uno en el trabajo. Cada uno de por sí es vulnerable; puede romperse. Pero apretados fuertemente, tu puño se convierte en un martillo— una herramienta o un arma. […]

 

A fist, a brain and May Day

By April 21, 2014

Someone or something is coming at you. What do you do? You make a fist. You have four fingers and a thumb — if you’re lucky and haven’t lost one of them on the job. Hanging loose, they’re vulnerable. One at a time, they could easily be broken. But clenched tight, your fist becomes a […]

 

Martin Luther King y empleos

By April 17, 2014

El 4 de abril de 1968, el Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. fue asesinado en Memphis, Tennessee, mientras mostraba su solidaridad con más de 1.000 trabajadores de saneamiento en huelga con bajos salarios, todos afroamericanos. La chispa de la huelga fue la muerte de dos trabajadores de saneamiento, Echol Cole y Robert Walker, debido […]

 

MLK & jobs

By April 9, 2014

On April 4, 1968, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn., while showing solidarity with more than 1,000 striking low-wage sanitation workers, all African Americans. The spark for the strike was the deaths of two sanitation workers, Echol Cole and Robert Walker, due to malfunctioning garbage trucks. The utter disregard […]

 

Albuquerque and people’s assemblies

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If anything cries out for the building of genuine people’s assemblies — places where workers and the most oppressed can freely testify to the unbearable crimes being committed against them — it’s the police shootings that have been happening in Albuquerque, N.M. The one that tipped the scales happened on March 16, when a homeless and […]

 
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