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 […]


U.S. hands off Nigeria!


As anger grows over abductions May 12 — A video purportedly released today by the armed Boko Haram sect based in northeast Nigeria shows what are said to be schoolgirls held for a month by the group. The group’s leader says that the young women could be released in exchange for members of Boko Haram […]


Activists freed in Odessa; Peoples power declared

By May 8, 2014

Hundreds of people stormed the police station in Odessa on May 4 and freed 67 anti-Kiev activists. They chanted, “Heroes! Heroes!” for those who had been arrested after the massacre on May 2. Fascists had set a fire that killed nearly 40 anti-Kiev forces from the “Activists of Kulikovo Field” camp in the trade union […]


May Day in Havana

By May 7, 2014
One million march in Havana.WW photo: Berta Joubert-Ceci

At 6 a.m. on May 1, the Havana sky was dark, but the intersection of the tree-lined Paseo boulevard and Avenida 23 was already packed with May Day marchers waiting for their contingents to form, talking, drumming and blowing noisemakers. Children were perched on parents shoulders to get a better view. I too was waiting […]


Who are the Cuban 5?

Gerardo Hernández Nordelo, Antonio Guerrero Rodríguez, Fernando González Llort, Ramón Labañino Salazar, and Rene González Sehewert.

The Cuban 5 came to south Florida from Cuba to infiltrate, observe and report on the U.S.-based and supported paramilitaries who had bombed Cuban hotels and restaurants, causing injury and even death to innocent people. On Sept. 12, 1998, the Cuban 5 were arrested, denied a change of trial venue just 30 miles outside of […]