Anti-fascist protesters march in Ukraine

By February 13, 2014
Young communists in Kiev carry photos of Komsomol resistance fighters executed by Nazis in occupied Ukraine 71 years before, on Feb. 8, 1943.

The Communist Party of Ukraine reported that more than 1,000 people joined the anti-fascist march in Kiev on Feb. 8. “Most were young people who oppose the attempts to seize power by the neo-Nazi groups that have settled in the center of Kiev and captured the regional administration in Western Ukraine.” The CPU reported that […]


Imperialist politics and the Olympics


This is the age of imperialism. The Olympic Games cannot escape being drawn into the major contemporary struggles playing out in world politics. At present the U.S. imperialists are locked in a geopolitical struggle with Russia over Syria, Iran, Ukraine, control over the former Soviet republics, the military balance of power in Europe, the safe […]


U.S. officials caught in Ukraine plot

Leftists demonstrate at U.S. Embassy in Kiev, resist imperialist attempt to colonize Ukraine.

U.S. spying devices record phone calls of enemies, allies, neutrals and bystanders alike. Do U.S. officials think no one records their own calls? It seems that one such call was recorded and leaked to the Internet. It revealed much about U.S. and European Union imperialist intervention in Ukraine as well U.S.-EU tactical differences. On Feb. […]


Pentagon intervention in Africa grows


Developments in Central and East Africa have dominated news coverage of Africa since December. The split within the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A), a close ally of Washington, and the deployment of French and African troops in the Central African Republic have led to an escalation of Pentagon involvement in these states. The U.S. […]


New York tribute to Mandela and Cuba

By February 12, 2014
Mariela Castro Espin

By Cheryl LaBash and Monica Moorehead Harlem, N.Y. — A special tribute to the great freedom fighter Nelson Mandela was held Feb. 8 at the historic Riverside Church Chapel in Harlem, N.Y.  Mandela, the first Black-elected president of post-apartheid South Africa, died this past Dec. 5 at age 95.  The theme of the meeting was […]


Syria: U.S. imperialism and diplomacy

By February 8, 2014

The much ballyhooed Geneva II peace talks, which were supposed to bring about peace in Syria, ended on Jan. 31 with no agreement for one very good reason: The U.S had no intention of seeking any real peace agreement, but was intent on using the forum as a background for propaganda and as a way […]


U.S./EU imperialists aim to seize Ukraine

By February 7, 2014

U.S. and European Union imperialism are deep in Ukraine, backing one side of the internal power struggle, with the goal of making this former Soviet republic a colonial appendage of the West, while handing a setback to Russia. Imperialist government representatives from the U.S., the EU and Germany have stood with “opposition” protesters in capital […]


Cuban hero to be released from U.S. prison

By February 5, 2014
Fernando González

After spending 15 years unjustly imprisoned for fighting terrorism, Fernando González, one of the Cuban Five, is scheduled to be released from federal prison on Feb. 27. Fernando will be the second of the Five to be released. René González was released in October 2011 after serving his entire sentence. The Five were sent to […]


South African platinum strike continues amid threats of more layoffs

By February 4, 2014
South African miners during strike in Marikana on Jan. 30.

Feb. 3 — A government mediation team is seeking to resolve the ongoing strike in the platinum industry in the Northwest Province of South Africa. Talks were suspended until Feb. 4 as the world’s leading platinum mine producers remain stifled by strike activity which began Jan. 23. This strike involves production at the world’s three […]


Solidarity with Guadeloupe’s unions

By February 3, 2014
Jocelyn Lapitre, Guadeloupe union representative.

Jocelyn Lapitre, a leading trade unionist from Guadeloupe, visited New York from Jan. 21 to Jan. 24 to garner support and solidarity for his organizations, the General Union of Workers of Guadeloupe (UGTG) and the Coalition Against Exploitation (LKP), both of which are facing a harsh attack. Those attacking are the French authorities who rule […]