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Stop $ for Ukraine murders

By June 15, 2014
WW photo: Greg Butterfield

The International Action Center, joined by activists from Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST), held an emergency protest at the downtown end of Times Square in New York on June 6 to educate and mobilize against the attack on the people of the Donbass region of Ukraine. The Kiev-based regime, with full support from U.S. and […]


Bowe Bergdahl: hero or scapegoat?

By June 11, 2014

U.S. imperialism’s political switches can be breathtaking. It only took two days for Bowe Bergdahl to change from a diplomatic tool to a political football. That dizzying switch has one positive result: It helps expose the reactionary character of the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan and gives an opportunity to review U.S. imperialism’s role in that […]


A look inside the European Union vote

By June 7, 2014

Elections to the European Union Parliament held May 25 reflected the growing mass revulsion against the centrist parties that have directed most Western European governments and the EU itself — especially given the EU’s management of the severe capitalist crisis that struck in 2008 and has remained in force ever since. Only 43 percent of […]


Spanish king abdicates; masses demand end to monarchy

By June 3, 2014
Movement calls for referendum on the monarchy.

June 3 — King Juan Carlos I of Spain was forced to announce his abdication on June 2 after mass popular revulsion, heated by six years of economic crisis and 26 percent unemployment. The big question now is whether this opening of the valve on the social pressure cooker will blow off steam without causing […]


Venezuela-Palestine fuel deal

By May 26, 2014

Bolivarian Venezuela continued its support for Palestine liberation that existed consistently during the 15 years when Hugo Chávez was president. The two countries agreed on an energy pact in which the oil-rich Latin American country will provide diesel fuel to the Mideast country, which has been subject to Israeli occupation and repression for more than […]


Europeans show solidarity with Ukrainian anti-fascists

By May 17, 2014

Solidarity with the resistance in southeastern Ukraine has spread to at least six West European countries’ anti-war movements. The actions described below were reported to Workers World after we sent out a call by the United National Anti-war Coalition (UNAC) for solidarity demonstrations across the U.S. from May 9 to May 26 and requested reports […]


NYC meeting kicks off actions on Ukraine

By May 14, 2014
LeiLani Dowell

Meeting at Riverside Church on May 10, anti-war activists from the New York metropolitan area gave a kick-start to three weeks of activities in solidarity with the anti-fascist movement in Eastern Ukraine and opposing new U.S.-NATO ­aggression against Russia. Former WBAI Program Director Bernard White introduced the organizers’ goal: to infuse the anti-war movement with […]


Victor Toro can stay in U.S., but with no ID

By May 10, 2014
Victor Toro at May Day rally, Union Square, NYC.WW photo: G. Dunkel

At an April 30 immigration hearing in New York for Chilean activist Victor Toro, the U.S. government changed its stance and stopped trying to show that Toro was a “terrorist,” but at the same time refused to honor his appeal for political asylum. The hearing itself showed that Toro has strong support, as nearly 40 […]


Portugal’s April 25 and the right to rebellion

By April 25, 2014

By Miguel Urbano Rodrigues Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal April 25 — Forty years have passed since April 25, 1974. Today throughout the country, the Portuguese people will celebrate the anniversary of the overthrow of fascism. The goal of the military coup that morning was to end the colonial war. But within a few hours, […]


Agreement announced in Ukraine after U.S.-Kiev offensive flops

By April 18, 2014

April 17 — News arrived this afternoon from Geneva that Russia, the United States, the European Union and Ukraine’s coup government in Kiev had reached an agreement expressed in a public text “on initial concrete steps to de-escalate tensions and restore security for all citizens.” The agreement follows the collapse of a punitive expedition of […]