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100 years later — what caused World War I?

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 [...]

Israel prepares criminal invasion of Gaza

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 [...]

Algerian soccer heroes shine for Gaza

July 8, 2014

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 [...]

And still the Ukraine – an interim report

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 [...]

Stop $ for Ukraine murders

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 [...]

Bowe Bergdahl: hero or scapegoat?

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 [...]

A look inside the European Union vote

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 [...]

Spanish king abdicates; masses demand end to monarchy

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 [...]

Venezuela-Palestine fuel deal

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 [...]

Europeans show solidarity with Ukrainian anti-fascists

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 [...]
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