Brazil: The re-election of Dilma Rousseff

By November 2, 2014 is maintained by Portuguese Marxists. They published the following commentary on Oct. 27, after the second and final round of the Brazilian presidential elections. Dilma Rousseff will take presidential office on Jan. 1, 2015, to govern Brazil for another four years. This election was the closest contested ever in Brazil. Rousseff got 54.5 million […]


Anti-fascist leader recounts Odessa resistance, May 2 massacre

By October 31, 2014

Simferopol, Crimea — Odessa Regional Council Deputy Alexei Albu, a member of the Union Borotba (Struggle) of Ukraine, was a leader of the city’s AntiMaidan movement against the U.S.-backed coup. Albu survived the May 2 massacre, when at least 48 people were killed by neo-Nazi gangs at the House of Trade Unions. Albu and his […]


Ebola cases surpass 10,000 in West Africa


World Health Organization officials announced on Oct. 24 that the number of Ebola virus disease cases now exceeds 10,000. Most people have come down with the disease in three West African states: Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, where approximately 4,900 people have died. On Oct. 23, Mali officials announced that one case resulting in a […]


ALBA-TCP charts Ebola action plan


At the initiative of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, on Oct. 20 heads of state from the Bolivarian Alliance for the People of Our Americas—Peoples’ Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP), along with health agencies and professionals, representatives of the United Nations, the Pan-American Health Organization and the Organization of East Caribbean States, met in Havana to chart an […]


Antonio Guerrero’s birthday

Baltimore’s Cuban 5 party

Baltimore’s Cuban 5 party Baltimore’s Fight Imperialism, Stand Together youth group and Workers World Party held a special birthday party for Cuban 5 member Antonio Guerrero. Activists from 5 years old to 65 dedicated Oct. 16, Guerrero’s birthday, to a night of learning more about the Cuban 5. They sang “Happy Birthday” and made cards […]


The Ukraine junta’s fascist foot soldiers

Fascists burn Odessa House of Trade Unions May 2.

Interview with Borotba leader Victor Shapinov, part 3 Simferopol, Crimea — On Sept. 22, Workers World conducted an extensive interview with Victor Shapinov, a coordinator and leading theoretician of the Marxist organization Union Borotba (Struggle) of Ukraine. Shapinov currently lives in exile with other Borotba activists in Crimea, under threat of arrest from the U.S.-backed coup […]


Community-labor resolution: Stand with Odessa!


Workers World received this resolution, initiated by the International Action Center. Join Cynthia McKinney, Ramsey Clark, José María Sison, Cindy Sheehan, Banda Bassotti, Marcha Patriótica and hundreds more. Stop the cover-up of the Odessa massacre of trade unionists and anti-fascist activists! Stop the U.S. Expansion of NATO!   Whereas, on May 2, 2014, at least […]


Bay Area activists declare historic victory over Israeli shipping company

By October 30, 2014

Workers World organizers in Oakland, Calif., who are active with “Block the Boat,” sent us this news release, dated Oct. 29. It lists the following contact numbers for more information. Press contact: Lara Kiswani at 530-220-2842; Mohamed Shehk at 408-910-2618; Spanish speaking contact: Luis Curiel at 209-277-4489; Arabic speaking contact: Diala Khasawnih at 415-658-1870. Pro-Palestinian […]


Europe anti-labor law threatens U.S. workers too

A million Italian workers march in Rome against austerity law.

In a rare note of agreement, the Wall Street Journal and Novosti, a Russian newspaper, agree on the large size of a workers’ anti-austerity demonstration: 1 million. That is the number of Italian workers who marched to the Piazza San Giovanni in Rome on Oct. 25 to protest a new labor law rammed through the […]


Heroes of the Ebola crisis

By October 29, 2014

It is clear that Ebola is the most dangerous emerging infectious disease since the HIV/AIDS crisis began in the 1980s. Health care workers must identify those with the virus, isolate them and monitor everybody who was exposed. This is the only way to break the chain of infection. But, with the exception of Nigeria, the […]