Dissecting Ukraine’s ‘democracy’: Poroshenko and the neo-Nazis

By July 11, 2014

Victor Shapinov of the Ukrainian Marxist organization Union Borotba (Struggle) here analyzes the forces at work behind the announcement by President Petro Poroshenko officially ending the Kiev junta’s ceasefire with the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics of the Donbass region. The article originally appeared on the website ActualComments.ru and was translated by Workers World contributing […]


Interview with Borotba — ‘They hate us because we are communists’


Workers World is publishing parts of this interview by Andrej Hunko, who is a member of the German Bundestag (Parliament) from the Left Party (Die Linke), with Borotba leader Sergei Kirichuk. The entire interview is at tinyurl.com/mj36exz July 9, 2014 — Sergei Kirichuk is a founding member and coordinator of the Ukrainian left-wing organization Borotba […]


100 years later — what caused World War I?


On June 28 just a century ago, Gavrilo Princip, a 19-year-old patriot from the oppressed nation of Bosnia-Herzegovina, assassinated Archduke Ferdinand of Austria. Ferdinand was the symbol of the tyrannical rule of the decadent Habsburg Empire over Princip’s country. The militarist rulers in Vienna, the capital of the empire, seized on the assassination in Sarajevo as […]


Gay Honduran describes gov’t repression

By July 10, 2014

Workers World managing editor LeiLani Dowell spoke with Nelson Arambú, a leader of the LGBT ­community in Honduras and a member of the Move­ment of Diversity in Resistance, who was in New York City as part of a speaking tour on June 30. Workers World: Can you describe the situation for the LGBT movement in […]


Israel prepares criminal invasion of Gaza

By July 9, 2014
Thousands of Palestinians and their supporters take to the streets of New York City in protest, July 9.  WW photo: Sara Flounders

July 9 — The Israeli apartheid state has called up as many as 40,000 reserve troops to prepare for an all-out invasion of the Gaza territory, where 1.5 million Palestinians live. Because of Israel’s blockade of Gaza, the territory has been described as “the largest open-air prison in the world.” Beginning July 7, Israeli planes […]


Algerian soccer heroes shine for Gaza

By July 8, 2014
Algeria's soccer heroes

Algeria’s soccer team competing in the World Cup in Brazil took the prize this year. No, not for winning the cup, although it’s true the Fennec Foxes got further along in the tournament than ever before. The prize the Foxes won was that of advancing the politics of the World Cup spectacle. The cup, like […]


Donetsk People’s Republic leaders reinforce defenses

By July 7, 2014
Rally in Donetsk People's Republic against Ukraine junta's war crimes, July 6.Photo: DNR Press

On the night of July 4-5, the militia of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) withdrew from the embattled cities of Slavyansk and Kramatorsk. The volunteer self-defense forces made an orderly retreat to the south, where they took up positions in and around the regional capital city of Donetsk. The decision to withdraw came after weeks […]


Argentina ruling: U.S. court backs Wall Street vultures


U.S. government actions to promote Wall Street banks, particularly in Latin America, have a long and sordid history. A highly decorated, retired Marine Corps general, Smedley D. Butler, confessed it quite bluntly in a famous article published in Common Sense magazine in 1935: “I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests […]


Ukraine: Democracy of the minority

By July 3, 2014

Victor Shapinov of the Marxist organization Union Borotba (Struggle) analyzes the forces at work behind President Petro Poroshenko’s announcement officially ending the Kiev junta’s ceasefire with the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics of the Donbass region. The article originally appeared on the website ActualComment.ru and was translated by Workers World contributing editor Greg Butterfield. By […]


And still the Ukraine – an interim report

By June 29, 2014

The following article is by Kai Ehlers, a German-based expert on the former Soviet Union. We publish it as a progressive contribution to the discussion on Ukraine and food for thought about the developments there. Translation by Workers World managing editor John Catalinotto. June 25 — This one even Petro Poroshenko’s sponsors were unable to […]