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Articles by Gene Clancy

Basic facts about Greece

February 4, 2015

A woman begs with her child in Athens, Greece. Some 70 percent of Greekchildren live in jobless households. The austerity program imposed on Greece in 2010 by the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund has had a devastating effect. Greece is a developed [...]

Egypt’s military regime set to free Mubarak

December 8, 2014

In 2011, a heroic mass revolution deposed U.S.-supported Egyptian dictator Gen. Hosni Mubarak. This uprising was an inspiration to poor and oppressed people all over the world. Its current assassins — which include the new military regime of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and U.S. imperialism — deserve [...]

Syria: U.S. imperialism and diplomacy

February 8, 2014

The much ballyhooed Geneva II peace talks, which were supposed to bring about peace in Syria, ended on Jan. 31 with no agreement for one very good reason: The U.S had no intention of seeking any real peace agreement, but was intent on using the forum as a background for propaganda and as a way to [...]

World slams U.S. spying

January 30, 2014

Under increasing pressure and scrutiny from civil rights groups, public polls — and even their own imperialist allies — the National Security Agency, which has been carrying out massive programs of domestic spying, is beginning to show serious cracks in its armor of secrecy and criminality. On [...]

U.S., EU back pro-imperialist coup attempt in Ukraine

December 17, 2013

Dec. 15 — With strong, almost universal support from the corporate media, the United States government along with the European Union is carrying out a propaganda blitz while threatening sanctions against the government of Ukraine. On Dec. 15, Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and John McCain [...]

Black youth arrested by racist cops in Rochester, N.Y.

December 11, 2013

Police officers arrested three Black teens as they were standing outside a store in downtown Rochester, N.Y., on Nov. 27. Their “crime”? Waiting for a school bus. The three youths — Raliek Redd, 16; Deaquon Carelock, 16; and Wan’Tauhjs Weathers, 17 — are star athletes at Edison Tech [...]

Secret documents reveal massive U.S. spying

June 18, 2013

The top echelons of the Washington establishment have been stunned by the release of documents which show that the U.S. government has been involved in a program of massive spying not only on foreign governments and their citizens, but on its own citizens as well. Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old [...]

Walmart confronted at annual stockholders’ meeting

June 10, 2013

The largest private company in the world, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., was forced to confront its worst nightmare on June 7: the specter of its own workers and their supporters calling it to account. Hundreds of courageous striking Walmart workers and their supporters converged on the corporation’s [...]

Striking Walmart workers, supporters converge on company headquarters

June 3, 2013

Some of the many ‘Riders for Respect’ headed to Walmart’s world headquarters. Photo: Organization United for Respect Walmart workers across the United States resumed their strike at the end of May and began caravaning toward Bentonville, Ark., the site of Walmart headquarters and the [...]
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