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Ukraine, Donbass and the New Cold War against Russia

July 31, 2015

From a talk by Greg Butterfield at a Workers World Party forum in Los Angeles, July 23, 2015. According to the United Nations, at least 6,400 people have been killed since the start of Ukraine’s so-called anti-terrorist operation in April 2014 against the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s [...]

Obama in East Africa: U.S. imperialism sows turmoil throughout region

July 30, 2015

July 27 — President Barack Obama’s first visit to Kenya and Ethiopia highlighted Washington’s imperialist intervention in Africa. U.S. policy is aimed at pulling the two countries into a U.S.-led military alliance and increasing U.S.-based firms’ exploitation of Africa’s mineral [...]

Ebola Virus Disease not yet defeated in West Africa

July 26, 2015

Even though the three states where the Ebola Virus Disease struck last year have been declared free of the epidemic, cases have been reported over the last several weeks in Liberia. This West African state has maintained close ties with the U.S. since its founding as a republic in 1847. Freed [...]

Tribunal on crimes against Filipino people says: ‘Guilty!’

July 26, 2015

The People’s Verdict, a Bay Area International Peoples’ Tribunal Event, was held at the Bayanihan Community Center in San Francisco on July 18. It followed the closing of the International Peoples’ Tribunal on Crimes Against the Filipino People, held from July 16 to 18 in Washington, D.C. [...]

Cuba’s flag flies in Washington

July 23, 2015

Photo: Ismael Francisco Washington, D.C — In a ceremony attended by some 500 invited guests on July 20, the Cuban flag was raised over the Cuban Embassy in Washington, D.C., for the first time since 1961, when U.S. imperialism broke relations between the two countries. Other supporters [...]

Greek deal means more hardship for workers, more money for bankers

July 21, 2015

July 20 — The bailout deal signed by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the European bankers has brought more hardship to the Greek workers, more money to the bankers and shows that electoral politics without vigorous class struggle is a dead end for the working class. Cutting pensions [...]

China, rising wages and worker militancy

July 21, 2015

Workers’ wages in the United States have been stagnant since the 1970s in terms of purchasing power. It is common knowledge that it now takes several wage earners in most working-class families just to meet basic expenses. Meanwhile, low-wage workers are on the move, fighting hard for a [...]
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