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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 […]


Massive political concert denounces Turkish regime

By April 15, 2014
Group Yorum Concert, Istanbul, April 13. 'An Independent Turkey: Bread, Justice, Freedom.'Photo: Halkin Sesi TV

One of the largest concentrations of Turkish people opposing the Turkish regime, nearly 750,000 people, gathered on April 13 at the marketplace Bakirköy in Istanbul. Organized by the Marxist musical ensemble, Grup Yorum, this politico-cultural festival centered on denouncing police repression and the pro-terrorist, anti-Syrian foreign policy of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Grup […]


Seminar in Mexico: Fighting U.S. intervention takes front burner

By April 8, 2014
Ana Elisa Osorio, a leader of the Socialist Party, calls for solidarity with Venezuela’s government.WW photo: John Catalinotto

Some 260 leftist political activists from 39 countries, mostly in Latin America and the Caribbean but including people from around the world, gathered in Mexico City from March 27 to 29. They joined hundreds from the hosting Labor Party (Partido del Trabajo or PT) at its 18th International Seminar. Some 100 speakers, from a broad […]


From Latin America: Anti-imperialist solidarity with Venezuela

By April 1, 2014

Mexico City, March 28 — Progressives in Latin America and the Caribbean have put defense of the Venezuelan government and people at the top of their priorities. They showed this today when a seminar that had begun as a standard exchange of information among workers and progressive organizations from the continent and worldwide turned into […]


The Iraqi resistance is justified, prosecute the criminals

By March 25, 2014

Workers World newspaper publishes below the statement of the Spanish Campaign Against the Occupation and for the Sovereignty of Iraq (CEOSI), which summarizes the damages to Iraq caused by aggressive war and occupation on the occasion of the 11th anniversary of the U.S.-British invasion on March 19, 2003, and raises demands for prosecution of the […]


Thousands in Ukraine protest Kiev regime

By March 13, 2014
Mass rally in Kharkiv against right-wing junta.Photo: Borotba

As reported by the Union Borotba (Struggle), a mass protest took place on the March 8 International Women’s Day holiday in Kharkiv city center in the eastern Ukraine. Many of the thousands carried red flags and gathered near the monument to Lenin, “which we managed to protect from the Nazis during recent rallies.” Borotba describes […]


Who killed 100 in Maidan Square?

By March 10, 2014

An intercepted phone call between two top-level European officials has raised this question: Was the “opposition” responsible for shooting about 100 protesters and police in Kiev during the week of Feb. 18, just before it took over Ukraine’s government with a coup? The first bloody skirmish, on Feb. 18, killed eight protesters and seven police. […]