Hong Kong protests: Why imperialists support ‘democracy’ movement

By October 7, 2014

Demonstrations in Hong Kong, China, raising demands on the procedures to be followed in city elections in 2017, have become an international issue and a source of political confusion. The protests, called Occupy Central, have received enormous and very favorable U.S. media coverage. Every news report describes with great enthusiasm the occupation of central business […]


Stop the U.S. blockade of Cuba now!

By October 5, 2014
They will return: a billboard in Cuba honors the Cuban Five.

U.S. imperialism remains unflinching in its campaign to crush the Cuban ­Revolution. In 2004, then Illinois state Sen. Barack Obama said that he supported an end to the economic blockade in Cuba. Yet on Sept. 5, 2014, President Obama signed the annual memorandum that continues the U.S. blockade against Cuba under the infamous “Trading With […]


Mass graves uncovered as retreating neo-Nazis terrorize southeastern Ukraine

By October 2, 2014
In Kharkov, an anti-fascist painted on the pedestal of toppled monument, under Lenin's name, 'ALIVE'.

Sept. 30 — Four mass graves have been discovered around Nyzhnia Krynka village, near the town of Makeeva in the Donetsk People’s Republic. The latest one came to light Sept. 28. The graves were uncovered by the Donetsk people’s militias based on tips from local residents. Nyzhnia Krynka was recently liberated from the Azov Battalion […]


Borotba leader responds to teardown of Lenin statue

Lenin statue in Kharkov

This article was written by Sergei Kirichuk, a leader of the Ukrainian organization Borotba (Struggle), now living in exile, in response to the fascists’ tearing down the statue of Vladimir Lenin in the city of Kharkov on Sept. 29.   Today the oligarchy is experiencing a “golden age,” when participants in any protest can be […]


A brief encounter with the Kiev junta’s border guards


Simferopol, Crimea — “You need a valid passport to enter Ukraine. If you are a U.S. citizen, you do not need a Ukrainian visa if you will be in Ukraine for fewer than 90 days.” (Website Ukrainian Bureau of Consular Affairs) While visiting Simferopol, Crimea, in mid-September, I had the opportunity to visit some cities […]


Ebola crisis requires global response

By October 1, 2014

Sept. 29 — A special session at the 69th U.N. General Assembly discussed the spread of the Ebola virus in several West African states on Sept. 25. African Union Commission Chair Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan spoke on the worsening crisis and the need for assistance from the international community […]


Venezuelans defend Bolivarian Revolution


Venezuela is in the midst of the difficult task of constructing the path to socialism. Like any living process, it does not go forward in a straight line. It instead has advances and setbacks, mistakes and corrections. The important thing is the continuous effort of the people in propelling the construction of a fair system […]


Lessons of the Air France strike


An airlines strike in France highlighted the French bosses’ attempt to attack or evade French labor laws, which are stronger in protecting workers’ rights than other countries in the European Union, let alone in the anti-labor United States. The strike also provided a lesson in the bosses’ tactics aimed at dividing the working class. These […]


At Bronx meeting, Venezuela’s President Maduro says revolution ‘will not fall’

By September 29, 2014
Nicolas Maduro speaking at Hostos Community College in the Bronx.

Bronx, N.Y. — When the history books in the U.S. are finally written by the working class, they will write about the special relationship between the people of the Bronx, N.Y., and the Venezuelan Bolivarian Revolution. Since the advent of the revolutionary movement ushered in by President Hugh Chávez Frias, the community of the Bronx […]


U.S. bombs Syria, opens new war in Middle East


Sept. 28 — The U.S. military machine has opened up a new bombing campaign, this one within the boundaries of a sovereign state, Syria, without an invitation from the government in Damascus. Each escalation solidifies the new U.S. war against the people of that region. The U.S. is bombing under cover of what President Barack […]