U.S.-backed wars displace tens of millions

By June 27, 2014

June 20 is World Refugee Day. This year, a report issued by the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees revealed that the number of displaced persons has reached a post-World-War-II high. More than 51 million people have been forced out of their homes as a result of war and instability. The leading conflicts […]

 

No intervention in Iraq

By June 25, 2014

Washington promotes deadly divisions Thirty-five years of U.S. subversion, intervention and then direct occupation of Iraq are the primary cause of the violent sectarian divisions now pulling that country apart. Any further U.S. intervention will have even more disastrous consequences for the population as a whole and the entire region. This may well be Washington’s […]

 

Protests demand: ‘U.S. stay out of Iraq!’

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Photo: Alyssa Eisenberg

SAN FRANCISCO  Many national and local organizations, including the Answer Coalition, the Bay Area Latin American Solidarity Coalition, the International Action Center, Veterans for Peace, Codepink, World Can’t Wait and Workers World Party, came together in San Francisco on June 22 to demand “No new U.S. war on Iraq!” Over 200 people rallied at the […]

 

Haitians protest Presidents Martelly and Clinton

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Outside Cipriani’s restaurant, June 19.WW photo: G. Dunkel

The anger that burst out in the streets of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, on June 5 and June 10 spilled over into the streets of New York City on June 19. More than 100 Haitians and some North American supporters showed up on short notice to protest the “Happy Hearts Fund” special award to Haitian President Michel […]

 

TAKE ACTION: Ukrainian anti-fascist activist kidnapped

By June 24, 2014
Borotba activist Maria Matyushenko on a recent visit to the Donetsk People's Republic.Photo: Borotba

June 24 — Maria Matyushenko, an activist with the anti-fascist organization Union Borotba (Struggle), was kidnapped and her apartment ransacked in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, on the night of June 23. Dnepropetrovsk, a city in southeast Ukraine, is directly governed by far-right Ukrainian oligarch Igor Kolomoisky, who helps to finance the Right Sector fascist movement and is […]

 

Syria election observers at UN: Elections ‘big defeat’ for U.S.

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An official United Nations press conference featuring five U.S. observers of the June 3 Syrian presidential elections was held on June 18. The briefing, held at the U.N. headquarters here, featured Joe Iosbaker of the Anti-war Committee — Chicago; Paul Larudee of the Syria Solidarity Movement; blogger Jane Stillwater; Judy Bello, founder of the Upstate […]

 

Anti-war protests in Ukraine expose bogus ‘ceasefire’ plan

By June 21, 2014
Miners in Donetsk rally against Ukraine military assault on the Donbass region, June 18.Photo: Donetsk People's Republic press office

June 20 — An anti-war protest by 100 women shut down the Chernivtsi-Zhitomir highway near the town of Mahala in western Ukraine on June 19. The women — mothers of Ukrainian soldiers — demanded that the government in Kiev withdraw their sons from the fratricidal war to suppress the anti-fascist uprising in southeastern Ukraine. (Depo.ua) […]

 

South African miners’ strike shakes big firms

By June 20, 2014

Since Jan. 23, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union has led 70,000 of its members in a strike in the platinum industry in South Africa, primarily over wages. The union is demanding a minimum wage for miners of 12,500 rand (US $ 1,163) per month. Representatives of the three major world platinum producers announced […]

 

Major events stir Latin America & Caribbean

By June 19, 2014

Three major events have been taking place almost simultaneously in the Latin American region that have long lasting and international repercussions. These are the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil, the “G77+China” in Bolivia and the presidential elections in Colombia. But the Caribbean region had its own important events too, particularly in Haiti and Puerto […]

 

The great train robbery: Swedish railroad strike against Veolia escalates

By June 17, 2014
SEKO leads the strike against Veolia.

Stockholm, Sweden — A train strike in southern Sweden has evolved into a major battle about worsening working conditions in the labor market here. In its drive to increase profits, the French union-busting company Veolia is meeting contract resistance from a unified union movement. Resistance is all the more intense because of the spread of […]

 
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