Art exhibit builds 5 Days for the Cuban 5

By May 23, 2014
‘The Small Ball’ names the physical reaction to what Guerrero calls ‘that well designed
punishment’ of 17 months of solitary confinement. Behind the viewer is ‘The Night Watch.’ Guerrero writes: ‘There is a schedule for the officers of the night watch to count the prisoners. However, they can do it at any time of the night and day.’WW photo: Cheryl LaBash

Washington, D.C. — Westminster Church hosted an exhibit and sale of reproductions of watercolors by Antonio Guerrero, titled “I will die as I have lived,” on May 17. Guerrero is one of the unjustly imprisoned Cuban Five, who are the focus of an international campaign to free them from U.S. prisons. Pastor Brian Hamilton welcomed […]


Russia-China strategic accords in view

By May 22, 2014

This article by Manlio Dinucci was published in Il Manifesto on May 20 and translated by Workers World managing editor John Catalinotto from Italian. While NATO convenes its 28 defense ministers in Brussels on May 21 to strengthen its forces to confront Russia, which includes improving the training of Kiev’s military and paramilitary forces (including […]


For an end to the China-Vietnam conflict


A dangerous conflict has broken out between the People’s Republic of China and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam over the placement of a giant Chinese oil rig in the vicinity of the Paracel Islands. On May 2, China placed the $1 billion Haiyang-981 oil rig, owned by the Chinese National Oil Company (CNOOC), in waters […]


Colombian guerrillas continue struggle

By May 21, 2014
FARC-EP Commander Marco León Calarcá
with Berta Joubert-Ceci.

Two major events involving the Colombian guerrilla movement occurred this week: a ceasefire during the presidential elections and a partial agreement on the third item on the agenda of the peace talks between the Colombian government and the FARC-EP (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army). Guerrillas declare truce during elections From the mountains of Colombia, […]


Ukraine oligarchs strike back: Time for anti-capitalist struggle


May 20 — The Ukrainian struggle has entered a stage of maneuvering in light of the failure of the coup regime to defeat the resistance in the eastern regions. The puppet government in Kiev is now negotiating with different factions of the Ukrainian ruling class and political establishment and desperately trying to pull off the […]


Organize and resist war at home and abroad

Sara Flounders speaking at Chicago Ukraine meeting, April 12. WW photo:  Patricia Linarez

Following are excerpts of remarks by Sara Flounders, co-director of the International Action Center, at the “What Is Driving the ‘New Cold War’” teach-in held at New York City’s Riverside Church on May 10. Go to to read articles on the teach-in and the May 9-26 anti-war actions. The people of the U.S. can […]


Honduras: violence and repression continue five years after U.S.-backed coup

By May 20, 2014

Almost five years after a military coup on behalf of the Honduran right-wing ruling class overthrew the elected government of President José Manuel “Mel” Zelaya, violence and repression continue every day against “La Resistencia” — the individuals and organizations that have come together to resist the forces behind the coup and its aftermath. La Resistencia […]


Imperialists host conference on Nigerian security in Paris


Reports of mutinies within the army mount while tensions escalate A conference on security concerns in Nigeria, the most populous state in Africa, was not held on the continent but in France, a former colonial power in the region, on May 17. Nigeria, which has recently been designated as having the largest economy in Africa, […]


War against the left in Ukraine


May 20 — Following the massacre of nearly 50 anti-fascists in the Ukrainian port city of Odessa on May 2, the U.S.-supported junta in Kiev has declared war on the socialist left in the rebellious southeastern region and throughout the country. Not only do the government, its neo-Nazi foot soldiers and the wealthy oligarchs behind […]


Communist Party of Turkey: ‘Turkey will always remember you!’

By May 19, 2014

The following statement was written by the Communist Party of Turkey, Central Office, on May 14: • All of Turkey is a crime scene for workers. • The bosses’ thirst for profit is behind this last massacre. • AKP [Justice and Development Party] government is the instigator of this crime. • Mining sector should be […]