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Guitar Center unfair to workers

By August 17, 2014
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New York — Scabby the Rat made an unusual appearance on 44th Street west of Broadway on Aug. 8, with a guitar slung across his chest. He was staring at the entrance to the Guitar Center, the largest musical instrument retailer in the U.S., with 315 stores and 10,000 workers. The union rat is usually […]

 

U.S. reopens war on Iraq

By August 12, 2014

Aug. 11 — President Barack Obama has now become the fourth successive U.S. president to order the bombing of Iraq, this time with a “humanitarian” pretext. But it soon became clear that Obama’s “humanitarian” excuse was as much a lie as the pretexts raised by the other three U.S. presidents and that the bombing was […]

 

An assassination that announced World War I

By August 8, 2014

July 31 — One hundred years ago today a brutal assassination announced the outbreak of World War I. No, it was not the killing in Sarajevo of Archduke Ferdinand, representative of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The June 28, 1914, shooting of this inconsequential political figure, who was scorned by his own royal family and despised by […]

 

Anti-Maliki coalition formed in Iraq

By August 4, 2014

July 26 — In early June news from Iraq suddenly burst out in the media, which told us a “terrorist” Sunni group called the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant was about to storm Baghdad. In a June 19 speech, President Barack Obama promised U.S. military advisers to aid the regime of unpopular Prime […]

 

Worldwide solidarity with Gaza

By July 22, 2014
Jakarta, Indonesia

Often the corporate media use the term “international community” to give weight to an opinion that is really the opinion of a handful of imperialist heads of state — from the U.S., its major NATO allies and Japan. Since the Israeli assault on Gaza began, the real international community is coming out into the streets, […]

 

Around the world, people stand with Gaza against Israeli massacres

By July 15, 2014
Nicaragua

July 15 — People from all around the world and some governments have rallied to the side of the Palestinian people in Gaza, who are under relentless attack from the U.S.-armed Israeli state. Here is a small sample of what has been taking place worldwide. (Also see report on Africa on page 10.) From Venezuela, […]

 

100 years later — what caused World War I?

By July 11, 2014

On June 28 just a century ago, Gavrilo Princip, a 19-year-old patriot from the oppressed nation of Bosnia-Herzegovina, assassinated Archduke Ferdinand of Austria. Ferdinand was the symbol of the tyrannical rule of the decadent Habsburg Empire over Princip’s country. The militarist rulers in Vienna, the capital of the empire, seized on the assassination in Sarajevo as […]

 

Israel prepares criminal invasion of Gaza

By July 9, 2014
Thousands of Palestinians and their supporters take to the streets of New York City in protest, July 9.  WW photo: Sara Flounders

July 9 — The Israeli apartheid state has called up as many as 40,000 reserve troops to prepare for an all-out invasion of the Gaza territory, where 1.5 million Palestinians live. Because of Israel’s blockade of Gaza, the territory has been described as “the largest open-air prison in the world.” Beginning July 7, Israeli planes […]

 

Algerian soccer heroes shine for Gaza

By July 8, 2014
Algeria's soccer heroes

Algeria’s soccer team competing in the World Cup in Brazil took the prize this year. No, not for winning the cup, although it’s true the Fennec Foxes got further along in the tournament than ever before. The prize the Foxes won was that of advancing the politics of the World Cup spectacle. The cup, like […]

 

And still the Ukraine – an interim report

By June 29, 2014

The following article is by Kai Ehlers, a German-based expert on the former Soviet Union. We publish it as a progressive contribution to the discussion on Ukraine and food for thought about the developments there. Translation by Workers World managing editor John Catalinotto. June 25 — This one even Petro Poroshenko’s sponsors were unable to […]

 
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