Growing labor support for the Cuban Five

By September 27, 2014
At the Climate Change March, New York City, Sept. 21.WW photo: G. Dunkel

The Service Employees union headquarters ground-floor meeting room in Washington, D.C., was standing-room-only on Sept. 13 for the premiere of Cuban 5 Antonio Guerrero’s newest watercolors, followed by music, spoken word, the debut of a three-minute “Discover the Five” animation video and a panel of speakers, including Cuban Interests Section Chief José Ramón Cabañas. Guerrero […]

 

Congress backs Obama’s ‘war on Islamic State’

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Washington slid further down the slippery slope toward a new major war in Western Asia as Congress voted support for arming and training 5,000 troops from the “moderate opposition” in Syria. Meanwhile the top military brass expressed their skepticism that U.S. goals would be reached without U.S. “boots on the ground.” “Yes” votes came from […]

 

From exile, anti-fascists organize for imprisoned comrades

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Mayya stands next to Soviet Union memorial, Simferopol.WW photo: Greg Butterfield

Simferopol, Crimea On Sept. 20, the 15th day following a cease-fire agreement brokered by Russia and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Ukrainian troops loyal to the far-right junta in Kiev bombed a chemical plant in Donetsk, sending a mushroom-shaped cloud over the capital city of the Donetsk People’s Republic. In the neighboring […]

 

FARC-EP statement on Ukraine

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True to our anti-imperialist and anti-fascist commitment, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army, FARC-EP, strongly condemns the vile aggression unleashed by the Kiev regime against the workers and dissident population of Ukraine. The Ukrainian people have been caught in the crossfire by the United States and the European Union — the first in its […]

 

Haiti: A tenacious resistance arises

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For over a month now, the residents of Petit Goâve, a small city on the southwest coast of Haiti, have been out in the streets in struggle. They are demanding that the deputy representing the town in the Haitian parliament, Jacques Stevenson Thimoléon, and the town’s mayor, Sandra W. Jules, both resign. The protesters claim […]

 

Ebola crisis in Africa: Cuba sends health care workers, U.S. sends troops

By September 25, 2014

Eight experts and journalists visiting the West African state of Guinea were found dead in Nzerekore on Sept. 20. They went there to educate about preventing the spread of Ebola. Reports from Guinea say the delegation met with community elders, then was later attacked by youths. Guinea is the first country identified in the latest […]

 

Meet Borotba

By September 23, 2014
Exiled Borotba activists in Simferopol. WW contributing editor, Greg Butterfield, is third from the left.  Photo: Naya Serpin

Simferopol, Crimea — Since arriving on Sept. 16, I’ve been able to spend time with many of the extraordinary Union Borotba (Struggle) activists living in exile here. All have scars of some kind from the events of the past eight months, but they are also determined to return to Ukraine and fight for socialism. There’s Alexei, […]

 

Scottish independence and the struggle against austerity

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Excerpts from a talk given by Caleb Maupin at a Workers World Forum in New York on Sept. 19. Until recent weeks the question of Scottish independence from the so-called United Kingdom seemed an abstract question. It was something that did not seem relevant in the ongoing struggle. A number of communists and socialists in […]

 

Oil-rich Somalia faces famine while U.S. oversees military occupation

By September 21, 2014

Early in September, U.S. President Barack Obama announced he had carried out a targeted assassination of the leader of the Al-Shabaab Islamic resistance organization in Somalia. The group has been fighting against the Somali government and a regional military force for over six years. In a matter of days, Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for retaliatory attacks […]

 

Cuba helps fight Ebola

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In a stellar example of solidarity with the people of West Africa, socialist Cuba will provide health care workers to aid in the urgent fight against the Ebola epidemic in the region. Cuban Health Minister Roberto Morales announced on Sept. 12, at a joint press conference with World Health Organization Director General Margaret Chan in […]

 
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