War against the left in Ukraine

By May 20, 2014

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 […]


Europeans show solidarity with Ukrainian anti-fascists

By May 17, 2014

Solidarity with the resistance in southeastern Ukraine has spread to at least six West European countries’ anti-war movements. The actions described below were reported to Workers World after we sent out a call by the United National Anti-war Coalition (UNAC) for solidarity demonstrations across the U.S. from May 9 to May 26 and requested reports […]


Cuban psychologist speaks in NYC on HIV+, LGBT issues

By May 16, 2014
Norma Guillard, front center, with supporters, May 4.WW photo: Anne Pruden

Brooklyn, N.Y. — Breaking new grounds for women — for lesbians, bisexual women and especially for Black women — is Norma Guillard. A Cuban woman of African descent, Guillard was welcomed here on May 4 to talk of her work in Cuba. A retired psychologist, she has proudly produced the first documentary about HIV+ patients […]


Borotba: ‘Socialist chance for South-East Ukraine’

By May 15, 2014

Workers World is sending out this statement by one of the leaders of Union Borotba (Struggle) as a service in order to provide a brief socialist overview of the struggle in southeast Ukraine. Borotba is an openly Marxist organization, formed in 2011, that has been deeply involved in the struggle in Ukraine. It was driven […]


Venezuela stands up to U.S. interference


While the eyes of the world focus on the events in Ukraine, the U.S. empire is using this opportunity to intensify its plan to overthrow governments in the Latin American and Caribbean region that are leading the process for change there — Cuba and Venezuela. The new war against these countries is not the invasion […]


A sordid history: U.S. collaboration with neo-Nazis


It may surprise some that the U.S. government — especially under a reputedly liberal Democratic Party administration — would be supporting fascists in Ukraine. Not officially, of course. According to Washington and all the corporate media, the people given money and credibility by the U.S. are just anti-Russian patriots. But fascists they are — in […]


U.S. imperialism’s dirty little secret

By May 14, 2014

As World War I broke out 100 years ago, Vladimir Lenin pointed to the root cause of that terrible social catastrophe as “the extreme intensification of the struggle for markets in the latest — the imperialist — stage of capitalist development.” (“The War and Russian Social-Democracy,” October 1914). His words could have been written today, […]


ANC big winner in South Africa elections


Despite worker unrest Twenty years after Freedom Day in 1994, the African National Congress won overwhelmingly in South Africa’s fifth national democratic elections held on May 7. The ANC, which has dominated South African politics for decades, even before coming to power in the first nonracial democratic elections, officially received 62.5 percent of the vote. […]


Defying imperialism and Kiev, Eastern Ukraine votes for people’s power

By May 13, 2014
Workers voting in Donetsk, May 11.

May 13 — The people of eastern Ukraine have defied imperialist threats from Washington, Berlin, Paris, London, Brussels and their puppets in Warsaw and Kiev and have carried out highly successful referendums under virtual wartime conditions. In two oblasts (regions) — Donetsk and Luhansk — the people voted overwhelmingly for statehood and declared their independence […]