WW salutes revolutionary youth Andrew Brazhevsky

By August 22, 2014
Andrew Brazhevsky

Workers World joins with communist and anti-fascist fighters around the world in marking the August 30 Day of Remembrance for Andrew Brazhevsky. Brazhevsky, a revolutionary youth and member of the Marxist organization Union Borotba (Struggle) in Ukraine, would have turned 27 on Aug. 30. But his life was cut short when he and 47 others […]

 

Bronx rally denounces school closings in Puerto Rico

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WW photo: Johnnie Stevens

Bronx, N.Y. — A busy plaza in the Bronx was the site of a street meeting on Aug. 21, in solidarity with the growing fight for educational rights in Puerto Rico.  Parents and activists denounced the banker/governor’s austerity program that has closed 80 schools, where 45 percent were students with disabilities. Other targets of ongoing […]

 

U.S. expands military role in Iraq

By August 21, 2014

Aug. 18 — This morning the Iraqi government forces claimed they had retaken control of the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq from the Islamic State fighters. The Iraqi army is reportedly fighting in alliance with the Peshmerga, the army of the authorities in the Kurdish area of Iraq known as Iraqi Kurdistan, as U.S. drones, […]

 

Palestine solidarity with Ferguson struggle

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What follows are excerpts from an introductory statement by Rana Baker followed by the full text of a Palestinian solidarity message to the people of Ferguson, Mo. To read Baker’s entire introduction and the list of signers, go to The Electronic Intifada blog at tinyurl.com/ljuknm3. Palestinian groups and individuals inside and outside of historic Palestine […]

 

Thousands turn back Israeli ship from Oakland port

By August 20, 2014

Press release from the Block the Boat Coalition, Aug. 19. For four days straight the San Francisco Bay Area community blocked the Israeli ZIM ship from unloading at the Port of Oakland. And today, we salute the rank and file of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union for standing with us against Israeli apartheid by […]

 

Facts you should know about the fighting in Gaza

By August 19, 2014

Since Israel began a military offensive in Gaza on July 8, some 2,000 Palestinians and 68 Israelis have been killed. What is going on? Why is it important to you? Fiction: Israel was exercising its “legitimate right of self-defense” in bombing Gaza. Fact: Israel has no such “right” under international law. But the Palestinians do have a […]

 

Block the boat for Gaza stops Israeli Zim ship

By August 18, 2014
Block the Boat Gaza

Oakland, Calif. — Some 5,000 determined protesters marched almost a mile and a half from the West Oakland Bay Area Rapid Transit station to the SSA Marine terminal in the Port of Oakland on Aug. 16. The purpose of the event, called “Block the Boat for Gaza,” was to prevent the cargo of the Zim […]

 

From Pennsylvania to Ukraine and Bulgaria: The toxic aftermaths of fracking

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Many people are already deeply concerned about the sinister damage to the environment done by hydraulic fracturing, better known as “fracking.” This process, which breaks up underground shale rock through the high-pressure injection of millions of gallons of toxins-laden water in order to release natural gas, already supplies 67 percent of the gas consumed in […]

 

U.S.-Africa summit can’t hide imperialist aims

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A much-anticipated summit at the State Department and White House was held Aug. 4-8. Dozens of African heads of state and the chair of the continental African Union Commission attended. Nonetheless, several leading countries were not invited or chose not to attend, including Zimbabwe, Sudan, Eritrea, Chad, Egypt, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Although AUC Chair […]

 

Iraqi author writes of U.S. destructive role in her country

By August 16, 2014

If one were to view unfolding events in Iraq like a tragic movie script, the scene sequence might progress in the following manner, shedding light on the events that have led to the unravelling and demise of a once great nation. Scene 1 is reminiscent of the silent cinema era: five gloomy men standing in […]

 
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