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Why Washington fuels Ukraine’s war on Novorossiya

January 27, 2015

Based on a talk at the Workers World Party Forum in New York on Jan. 23. The Donetsk airport on Jan. 21, 2015. The rush-hour shelling of a trolley bus in the capital of Donetsk left 13 dead and 20 wounded on Jan. 22. At least 100 civilians were killed Jan. 21 alone in the Ukrainian terror-bombing [...]

Saudi oil and U.S. hypocrisy

January 27, 2015

Few events expose the utter hypocrisy of U.S. politicians’ grand words about democracy so starkly as their praise for the recently deceased King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. For decades U.S. imperialism and all the imperialist powers have given political, military and diplomatic support to the [...]

Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia

January 26, 2015

On Jan. 21, the apartheid Zionist regime of Benjamin Netanyahu was authorized by the United Nations General Assembly to host the first-ever conference devoted to the rise of worldwide “anti-Semitism.” A letter endorsing the conference was signed by the governments of 40 countries, including the [...]

Greek voters reject austerity

January 26, 2015

Greek workers protest austerity. Voters in Greece’s Jan. 25 parliamentary election rejected the harsh, devastating capitalist austerity program imposed, for the past six years, by the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the European Commission on the working class in that [...]

Mariupol and imperialist hypocrisy

January 26, 2015

In the early morning hours of Jan. 24, three GRAD missiles struck a residential area on the outskirts of Mariupol, the second largest city in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR), formerly part of southeastern Ukraine. Reports indicate that at least 30 people died and nearly 100 were injured. [...]

Despite decline in Ebola cases, global attention needed

January 26, 2015

World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan reports that the number of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases are rapidly declining. However, the United Nations-affiliated agency says the world community must not become complacent in efforts to contain and eliminate the disease. This [...]

WW commentary: Pentagon out of Yemen!

January 26, 2015

The flag of former South Yemen is seen attached to a billboard during a rally in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden October 14, 2014. Yemen, with a population of some 24 million people, is the poorest country in the Middle East. To its north lies the brutal, oil-rich kingdom of Saudi Arabia. [...]

The disaster of 12 January 2010: 5 years!

January 24, 2015

Port-au-Prince area of Haiti, January 2010. By Isabelle L. Papillon Reprinted with permission from Haiti-Liberté, Jan. 14-20. It was 4:43 p.m. on a Tuesday afternoon, when an earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck Haiti for 35 seconds. This disaster, on a scale never seen before, caused a huge loss of [...]

Why the lies about Korea?

January 24, 2015

If you listen only to Hollywood and Washington, you would think that the northern half of Korea, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, is a terrible place where the people live in prison-like conditions and the leaders (“dictators”) are totally irrational. So why is the regime in the [...]

Mass anti-racist marches confront Islamophobic drive in Germany

January 22, 2015

Berlin Bulletin No. 83, Jan. 21, 2015  Workers World republishes this article for our readers as it focuses on the progressive response to the reactionary and xenophobic anti-Islam forces in Germany. Recent events here in Germany remind me of a playground seesaw, with constant ups and downs of one [...]
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