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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, […]

 

Fast-food worker: Strike is our main weapon

By November 23, 2014
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 […]

 

Leslie Feinberg: comrade, mentor, friend

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I loved my friend. He went away from me. There’s nothing more to say. The poem ends, Soft as it began – I loved my friend. ~ Langston Hughes This is for my comrade, mentor, and friend Leslie Feinberg. The person who took me under hir wing when I showed up in New York City […]

 

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 […]

 

Trans Day of Remembrance: ‘Why we need a revolution’

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Nov. 20 — Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance. And I’d like to share an anecdote. Back in 2012 there were two separate occasions when I felt threatened because I was trans. Both of them involved groups of people yelling at me, trying to get me to answer the age-old transphobic question: Are you a […]

 

Mexico, immigration and Obama’s Executive Order

By November 22, 2014
New York saw one of the worldwide protests over killings in Mexico — on the same day as President Obama’s announcement on immigration.WW photo: Anne Pruden

President Barack Obama issued a long-awaited Executive Order on immigration policy on Nov. 20. That same day hundreds of thousands of people in Mexico took part in mass marches in solidarity with the 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa in the state of Guerrero. The two events — one in Washington, the other across the border […]

 

Occupation is responsible for escalation in Jerusalem

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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 […]

 
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