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Europe anti-labor law threatens U.S. workers too

By October 30, 2014
A million Italian workers march in Rome against austerity law.

In a rare note of agreement, the Wall Street Journal and Novosti, a Russian newspaper, agree on the large size of a workers’ anti-austerity demonstration: 1 million. That is the number of Italian workers who marched to the Piazza San Giovanni in Rome on Oct. 25 to protest a new labor law rammed through the […]


Behind stock market swings: World capitalist slowdown looms

By October 22, 2014

Oct. 19 — A global capitalist slowdown has sent world stock markets into decline, from Wall Street to London, Berlin and Tokyo. This slowdown is a sure sign of world capitalist overproduction, and should be of deep concern to the working class. In the U.S., the stock market just had its fourth consecutive week of […]


Ukraine oligarchs strike back: Time for anti-capitalist struggle

By May 21, 2014

May 20 — The Ukrainian struggle has entered a stage of maneuvering in light of the failure of the coup regime to defeat the resistance in the eastern regions. The puppet government in Kiev is now negotiating with different factions of the Ukrainian ruling class and political establishment and desperately trying to pull off the […]


Defying imperialism and Kiev, Eastern Ukraine votes for people’s power

By May 13, 2014
Workers voting in Donetsk, May 11.

May 13 — The people of eastern Ukraine have defied imperialist threats from Washington, Berlin, Paris, London, Brussels and their puppets in Warsaw and Kiev and have carried out highly successful referendums under virtual wartime conditions. In two oblasts (regions) — Donetsk and Luhansk — the people voted overwhelmingly for statehood and declared their independence […]


Activists freed in Odessa; Peoples power declared

By May 8, 2014

Hundreds of people stormed the police station in Odessa on May 4 and freed 67 anti-Kiev activists. They chanted, “Heroes! Heroes!” for those who had been arrested after the massacre on May 2. Fascists had set a fire that killed nearly 40 anti-Kiev forces from the “Activists of Kulikovo Field” camp in the trade union […]


UKRAINE: U.S. behind attacks on resistance

By May 6, 2014

May 4 — U.S. imperialism has orchestrated and approved a new military offensive against the anti-Kiev resistance in towns and cities of the populous, industrial region of eastern Ukraine. This is playing with fire. The offensive included an unspeakable massacre in Odessa, attacks on defenseless checkpoints around towns and cities, sudden helicopter raids and indiscriminate […]


Washington’s threats mount as U.S. position in Ukraine weakens

By April 29, 2014

The Geneva statement signed by the U.S., EU, Russia and the Kiev puppet government on April 17 was meant by the U.S. and European imperialists to gain time for the regime in Kiev to regroup and push back the struggle in southeast Ukraine. Judging by the torrent of bellicose U.S. threats and propaganda that followed, […]


Tras acuerdo de Ginebra, resistencia ucraniana

By April 23, 2014

18 de abril – Al escribir estas líneas, las masas en el sureste de Ucrania han rechazado la maniobra del imperialismo estadounidense y europeo en las negociaciones de Ginebra de “reconciliación” para desarmar y dispersar la resistencia anti-occidental allí. Está claro que Washington no tenía ninguna intención de llegar a un compromiso, sin embargo intensificó […]


Ukrainian resistance holds firm against U.S.-EU takeover

By April 21, 2014

April 18 — As of this writing, the maneuver by U.S. and European imperialism at the Geneva “reconciliation” talks to disarm and disperse the anti-Western resistance in southeast Ukraine has been rebuffed by the masses there. It is clear that Washington had no intention of compromise. On the contrary, the U.S. escalated the crisis even […]


Automation threatens 47 percent of U.S. jobs

By April 17, 2014

A wakeup call for labor movement and working class Two scholars at Oxford University have made an exhaustive study of 702 U.S. occupations and new techniques in automation. They concluded that 47 percent of existing jobs are at high risk of being automated in the next decade or so. The authors, Carl Benedikt Fey and […]