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IAC condemns Israeli air strike against Syria

By November 10, 2013

The International Action Center released the following statement Nov. 2 on the Israeli bomb attack against Syria. Speaking on Nov. 3 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry repeated the U.S. declaration that Bashar al-Assad must leave office as president of Syria. The International Action Center condemns the strike by Israeli planes […]

 

Iraqi progressives say ‘no’ to more U.S. arms

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Iraqi Premier Nouri al-Maliki, who rose to power under the U.S. occupation, used his visit with U.S. President Barack Obama on Nov. 1 to ask for weapons to “fight terrorism.” Progressive Iraqis immediately called on U.S. anti-war activists to fight to stop any new arms deliveries to Iraq. At least a half million Iraqis died […]

 

Anti-war activists fight government secrecy on FBI raids

By November 4, 2013

The following news about two anti-war activists who have been subject to government persecution since September 2010 was published on the fightbacknews.org website on Nov. 1. It reports the government’s threats of future indictments. St. Paul, Minn. – Two prominent anti-war and international solidarity activists, Jess Sundin and Mick Kelly, were in federal court here, […]

 

Marches, strikes hit austerity in Portugal, Italy

By November 3, 2013

The main Portuguese union federation, the CGTP-IN, reported Oct. 19 that “Many tens of thousands of workers marched today in the two major cities of our country and on the islands of Madeira and the Azores. Their goal was to defend the gains of the April 1974 [anti-fascist] revolution, and raise demands against exploitation and […]

 

The Lisbon Statement of October 2013 on accountability & justice for Iraq

By October 27, 2013

The following is a statement from an international meeting about the consequences of the long U.S. imperialist occupation of Iraq. Workers World considers it an excellent contribution to the continuing struggle to free Iraq from foreign domination. As Sara Flounders of the International Action Center told us recently, “Even after the U.S. was forced by […]

 

Drop the charges against Rasmea Odeh

By October 24, 2013

Workers World is publishing the following statement from the Arab American Action Network, dated Oct. 23, that we received from Fightback News. We urge all our readers to join the protest announced at the end of this statement by calling the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan on Oct. 25. Statement from the […]

 

Marches in Portugal, Italy protest austerity

By October 21, 2013
Portuguese unionists hit the bridges.

The main Portuguese union federation, the CGTP-IN, reported Oct. 19 that “Many tens of thousands of workers marched today in the two major cities of our country and on the islands of Madeira and the Azores. Their goal was to defend the gains of the April 1974 [anti-fascist] revolution, and raise demands against exploitation and […]

 

Union’s pro-solidarity history wins support in class battle

By October 16, 2013

Oct. 14 — A giant transnational corporation’s grinding attack on a militant union in Boston has led to an explosion of struggle. The workers’ action has already begun to attract support from class-conscious workers and unionists around Boston, the U.S. and the world who are determined to stop union busting. The conflict continues into its […]

 

The crime at Lampedusa Island

By October 11, 2013

A boat crowded with 500 refugees that had left from a port in Libya foundered off Italy’s Lampedusa island, located 130 miles south of Sicily. According to media reports, someone set a blanket on fire to call attention to their plight. The fire spread, driving the refugees to overload one side of the ship, capsizing […]

 

HRW condemns Syrian opposition’s war crimes

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In a reversal of its usual role, Human Rights Watch on Oct. 11 released a report and a news article summarizing the report that exposed and condemned commando groups fighting against the Bashar al-Assad government in Syria. The HRW’s board is heavily biased toward investment bankers and analysts. Most of its international reports have been […]

 
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