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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 […]

 

Nov. 21 Call-in Day to support Boston school bus drivers

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Workers World readers are familiar with the struggle that union-busting international conglomerate Veolia has imposed on United Steelworkers Local 8751 in Boston and on the frame-up of Steve Kirschbaum, chair of the union’s Grievance Committee and founder of the local. Supporters of the union are asking workers and sympathizers from all over the country to […]

 

Rosebud Sioux say House Vote for Keystone XL is ‘act of war’

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Rosebud Sioux rally at Sept. 21 Climate Change march in NYC.WW photo

Workers World reprints this Nov. 14 article by Wica Agli, of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, published by the Earth First! Newswire. Since then the Keystone XL pipeline was narrowly turned down in the Senate on Nov. 18, but is expected to pass in January with the new Congress. Rosebud, S.D. — In response to today’s […]

 

Occupation is responsible for escalation in Jerusalem

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Rabbis from Orthodox Jews Against Zionism sit with the family of Palestinian bus driver Yousuf Al Ramouni, lynched by Zionist settlers in Jerusalem.WW photo

The following is a statement from the website of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, in the aftermath of attacks by racist settlers and the Israeli state, some lethal, on Palestinians in Jerusalem and the West Bank and an attack by two young Palestinians on a synagogue that left seven people dead, including […]

 

As postal bosses meet in D.C., unions rally against downsizing

By November 20, 2014
WW photo: Joseph Piette

Officials at the headquarters of the U.S. Postal Service in Washington, D.C., kept an angry, overflow crowd in the lobby during a Postal Board of Governors meeting on Nov. 14. After chanting “Whose post office? The people’s post office!” and other slogans for over an hour, the boisterous crowd erupted in cheers upon hearing that […]

 

Protests over police violence sweep France

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Paris youth say: ‘Rémi: The people are in the streets!’

Rémi Fraisse was killed by an “offensive grenade” used by French cops Oct. 26 during a protest against a dam being built in Tarn, a rural area northeast of Toulouse. Fraisse, 21, was part of the encampment by a local militant group with the slogan “As long as there are bodies, there will be no […]

 

Spread Marxism, build the party

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Excerpts from the talk given by Fred Goldstein at the 2014 Workers World Party National Conference in New York City.WW photo: G. Dunkel

WORKERS WORLD PARTY CONFERENCE This is a very difficult period for the working class and the oppressed. But this difficult period also offers great potential and opportunity for revolutionaries. I think it is safe to say that the capitalist system in all its aspects has not been so visibly rotten and so universally harmful to […]

 

Lessons of May Day & the migrant rights movement

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Talk by Teresa Gutierrez to the 2014 Workers World Party National Conference in New York City.WW photo: G. Dunkel

WORKERS WORLD PARTY CONFERENCE Not too long ago, the movement in this country hardly remembered, much less commemorated, May Day. In 2005, however, a wonderful grouping of labor activists and communists sought to revive May Day and organized a Union Square demonstration. May Day 2005 was a great start in flexing working-class muscle: a call […]

 
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