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Capitalist crisis, Ferguson and state repression

By November 24, 2014
Ferguson

Nov. 22 — Whatever happens with the Darren Wilson case, one thing is certain: The rebellion and resolve of the people in Ferguson, Mo., particularly the African-American youth, are not an accident. The Black population of Ferguson has been subject to all the forces bearing down upon the workers and oppressed in the U.S. In […]

 

Long live a free Puerto Rico!

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Berta Joubert-CeciWW photo: Bert Joubert-Ceci

Excerpted from a talk by Berta Joubert-Ceci to the Workers World Party national conference in New York City, Nov. 15-16. We are seeing the effects and the consequences of this stage of capitalism — what we have called “capitalism at a dead end.” The intensification of the attacks at all levels on working people, on […]

 

Build workers’ assemblies!

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Steven CeciWW photo: Brenda Ryan

Talk given by Steven Ceci at the 2014 National Conference of Workers World Party in New York City. First, I would like to congratulate Comrade Tommy for his courageous decision as a McDonald’s worker to go on strike and be arrested. We also want to salute the Walmart workers who, this past Thursday, took the […]

 

Racism and the underfunding of Philadelphia schools

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Betsey PietteWW photo: Brenda Ryan

Betsey Piette, of the Philadelphia branch of Workers World Party, gave this talk at the WWP national conference, held on Nov. 15-16 in New York City. In 2014, the discretionary budget for one Philadelphia elementary school was just $160 — roughly the cost of a family’s weekly groceries. It was meant to provide books, postage, […]

 

Anti-fascist rebellion in Ukraine and Donbass

By November 23, 2014
Greg ButterfieldWW photo: G. Dunkel

From the talk given by Greg Butterfield at the 2014 Workers World Party National Conference in New York City A year ago, few people in the U.S. — including us — were thinking about Ukraine. But one group was: the imperialist ruling class. The 1% and their Pentagon enforcers had been not only thinking about […]

 

Fast-food worker: Strike is our main weapon

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Tommy CavanaughWW photo: Brenda Ryan

Talk by Tommy Cavanaugh at the 2014 National Conference of Workers World Party in New York on Nov. 15. It really is an honor to address this conference as a McDonald’s worker and striker. Instead of the self-blame and lack of dignity the bosses and bourgeois media try to instill in us, I stand proud […]

 

Nurses strike over lack of Ebola preparedness

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Nurses at White House during national strike for health and safety.

National Nurses United held a day of strikes and demonstrations in 16 states on Nov. 12 demanding effective personal protective equipment and “continuous, rigorous interactive training for RNs and other health workers who might ­encounter an Ebola patient,” said Rose Ann DeMoro, NNU executive director. “That includes practice putting on and taking off the hazmat […]

 

Objective conditions that gave rise to Ferguson

By November 22, 2014
Larry HalesWW photo: Brenda Ryan

Excerpts from the talk given by Larry Hales at the 2014 Workers World Party National Conference in New York City Nov. 15-16. I believe in comradely and revolutionary love, but also in the power of hating oppression and those that oppress. I believe in letting that hate for the oppressor burn right next to the […]

 

The struggle for $15 an hour in Los Angeles

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John ParkerWW photo: Brenda Ryan

Excerpts from the talk given by John Parker at the 2014 Workers World Party National Conference in New York City. This $15-an-hour ballot initiative in Los Angeles is about changing the relationship between capital and labor by establishing powerful workers’ assemblies throughout the country. In Los Angeles, it could strongly continue to empower low-wage workers […]

 

Lessons of the Ferguson Rebellion

By November 21, 2014
Monica Moorehead

Talk given by Monica Moorehead at the 2014 National Conference of Workers World Party in New York City on Nov. 15. The Ferguson Rebellion, ignited by the racist police lynching of Michael Brown, still strikes fear into the hearts of the 1%, the ruling capitalist class, so much so that they are preparing their storm […]

 
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