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Anti-Maliki coalition formed in Iraq

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 [...]

Worldwide solidarity with Gaza

July 22, 2014

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 [...]

Around the world, people stand with Gaza against Israeli massacres

July 15, 2014

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.) [...]

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 [...]
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