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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 […]


Solidarity messages to Workers World Party/Mundo Obrero


The following are excerpts from written solidarity messages to the Workers World Party 56th national conference, held Nov. 15-16 in New York City. Other messages were sent by video from the FARC of Colombia and Oscar Rivera of Puerto Rico or delivered at the conference from representatives of the Cuban U.N. mission or others. Asia […]


Tasks of communists in Ukraine, Donbass and the West

Exiled members of Union Borotba and Russian comrades mark 97th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution in Simferopol, Crimea.Photo: Borotba

Interview with Borotba leader Victor Shapinov, part 5 Simferopol, Crimea — Workers World has conducted an extensive interview with Victor Shapinov, a coordinator and leading theoretician of the Marxist organization Union Borotba (Struggle) of Ukraine. Shapinov currently lives in exile with other Borotba activists in Crimea, under threat of arrest from the U.S.-backed coup regime […]


Occupation is responsible for escalation in Jerusalem

By November 21, 2014
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 […]


Protests over police violence sweep France

By November 20, 2014
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 […]


Belgium: 150,000 march against austerity

By November 16, 2014

Workers in Belgium showed that they had had enough. The latest cuts to their living standards brought them out in the streets in massive numbers at the call of the main trade unions in the country. They would refuse to accept raising the retirement age from 65 to 67 or breaking the link between wages […]


German rail workers strike


The German train drivers’ union, the GDL, struck the German railroad company Deutsche Bahn on Nov. 6 for the third time in a month. The strike was scheduled to last four days, the longest in DB history. The union called it off on Nov. 8 as a “friendly gesture,” according to GDL leader Claus Weselsky. […]


On elections in Donestsk and Lugansk


On Nov. 2, against the backdrop of the U.S. and NATO’s provocative “Iron Sword” war games in nearby Lithuania, residents of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DNR and LC) went to the polls for the first elections since declaring independence from Ukraine. Donetsk Prime Minister Alexander Zakharchenko won 75 percent of the vote, while […]


U.S. to double troops in Iraq


President Barack Obama more than doubled U.S. participation in the new war on Iraq on Nov. 7 by ordering an additional 1,500 “advisers and trainers” be sent there. Washington’s pretext for this expansion is the need to train the Iraqi national army and the Peshmerga in Iraqi Kurdistan to fight against Islamic State fighters. On […]


The disappeared ones

By November 14, 2014

Taken from an Oct. 31 audio column from prisonradio.org In Mexico, fires are burning. I mean this metaphorically and literally. For thousands of youth feel the heated indignation against their corrupt government, as shown by their Oct. 13 protest and the firing of government buildings in Chilpancingo, Guerrero State, Mexico. Why did they set the […]