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Stop the war on Ferguson!

November 24, 2014

When President Harry Truman sent U.S. troops to Korea in 1950, he called it a “police action.” He chose those words for a reason: It was the first time a U.S. president sent troops into war without congressional authorization. Calling it a “police action,” he and the [...]

Ferguson’s moment of truth

November 19, 2014

A moment of truth approaches in Ferguson, in Missouri, in the United States. Two sides are mobilizing for the next step in the struggle for freedom from police and state repression for nationally oppressed peoples in the United States. The point of contention is the Missouri grand jury’s decision [...]

Ferguson’s moment of truth

November 19, 2014

A moment of truth approaches in Ferguson, in Missouri, in the United States. Two sides are mobilizing for the next step in the struggle for freedom from police and state repression for nationally oppressed peoples in the United States. The point of contention is the Missouri grand jury’s decision [...]

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. [...]
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