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More on the wealth gap

By February 8, 2014

An editorial in our last issue ­explained how a simple statistic arrived at in an Oxfam study on wealth illuminates the immense problem facing ­humanity. The combined wealth of the world’s richest 85 individuals now equals that of the poorest half of the human race — 3.5 billion people. This figure is so staggering that […]

 

Parásitos del planeta

By February 5, 2014

No debería sorprender a ningún trabajador/a que los ricos se están haciendo más ricos, mientras que la mayoría de las personas en todo el mundo están cada vez más pobres.  Sin embargo, las últimas estadísticas sobre la concentración mundial de la riqueza en manos de unos pocos no dejan de impresionar. Un informe titulado “Working […]

 

The planet’s parasites

By January 30, 2014

It should come as no surprise to any worker that the rich are getting richer, while the majority of people around the world are getting poorer. Yet, the latest statistics on the global concentration of wealth in the hands of a few are still stunning. A report entitled, “Working for the Few,” issued on Jan. […]

 

The low-wage spark

By January 25, 2014

The struggle to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 an hour, which is being embraced not only by many unions but by a wide range of popular and community-based organizations, is a struggle to reverse the decades-long trend in the United States to impoverish the working class. This is especially so where […]

 

Conciencia de clase – de políticos y obreros

By January 21, 2014

Editorial WW-MO 17 de enero de 2014 El fundador y cabeza del partido Workers World – Mundo Obrero, Sam Marcy, escribió que “la democracia  es simplemente un marco que oculta el carácter de clase depredador del Estado burgués”. En un momento en que el pueblo trabajador en todo EE.UU. está lidiando para encontrar la manera […]

 

Class consciousness – of politicians, workers

By January 17, 2014

Workers World founder and chairperson, Sam Marcy, wrote that “democracy is merely a form which hides the predatory class character of the bourgeois state.” At a time when working people throughout the U.S. are scrambling to figure out how to survive in the face of unemployment benefit cuts, a recent analysis confirms the truth of […]

 

Imperialists praise ‘butcher’ Sharon

By January 14, 2014

More bully than soldier, Israeli’s Ariel Sharon, nicknamed both “the butcher” for slaughtering Palestinians and “the bulldozer” for destroying their homes, died Jan. 11 after spending the last eight years in a coma. Were there not so many imperialist politicians and media describing Sharon as a “peacemaker” and thus distorting his life story, we would […]

 

Disasters and their causes

By January 10, 2014

Syria. Libya. Iraq. South Sudan. Horror stories from these countries filled the international news as 2014 began. Humanitarian disasters. Ethnic warfare. An unexplained resurgence of al-Qaida, the current enemy-in-chief of the imperialist propaganda machine. Horror stories for the local populations. In South Sudan and Libya, there is even talk of expanding the U.S. military presence […]

 

¿Por qué no hay amnistía aquí?

By January 8, 2014

Editorial Workers World-Mundo Obrero del 1º de enero En diciembre, el presidente ruso Vladimir Putin firmó una amnistía para unas/os 20.000 prisioneros — incluyendo a las/os manifestantes de Greenpeace, la banda de punk Pussy Riot quienes son consideradas disidentes, y su oponente político, el multimillonario Mikhail Khodorkovsky.  Los enemigos políticos de Putin rápidamente denunciaron esta […]

 

The good news

By January 6, 2014

The bad news is that capitalism is forcing more suffering on the workers and oppressed. Some 1.3 million jobless workers who have been living off extended unemployment benefits — extended because even the government had to admit that the jobs just weren’t there — will be scrambling to survive after Dec. 28 when the checks […]

 
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