South Korean workers strike again

By March 6, 2014
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Imagine a general strike of 200,000 workers — and not one word about it in any of the world’s so-called free press. What a breathtaking admission that these so-called “news media” are nothing but propaganda organs for big business. Look it up — the one-day general strike on Feb. 25 in south Korea. The only […]

 

Venezuelan revolution defended

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Photo: Ernesto Leon

In a strong show of support for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, Houston activists gathered at the Venezuelan consulate on Feb. 28 for a “Day of Solidarity with the Venezuelan Government.” The gathering was opened with remarks by Ernesto Leon, an activist from Caracas who lives in Houston, and Workers World Party activist Gloria Rubac. Both […]

 

Venezuelan communists say ’You win peace by defeating fascism’

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Tribuna Popular, the newspaper of the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV), reports on the party’s Feb. 24 news conference on the situation following an imperialist-backed coup attempt earlier in February. The report included a comment on a “peace dialog” convened by the government that same day to which all political forces were invited. Translated by […]

 

Venezuelans pay tribute to Lumumba

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Chokwe Lumumba

The following statement was released on Feb. 26 by the Embassy of the ­Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela located in Washington, D.C. Go to venezuela-us.org The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela wishes to express its heartfelt condolences on the passing of our dear brother Mayor Chokwe Lumumba on February 25, 2014. We remember him […]

 

U.S. escalates Ukraine crisis

By March 5, 2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Kiev on March 4 and laid flowers at the site of a memorial — to fascists who had died in the fighting that toppled the legally elected Ukrainian government, headed by Viktor Yanukovych. He then demanded that Russia recognize and talk with the pro-Western puppets who had […]

 

Why are Nazi & Confederate flags on display in Kiev?

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When Kiev’s City Hall was seized with guns and Molotov cocktails, one of the first acts of the Euromaidan street fighters was to unfurl a number of flags and insignia. Prominent among the flags were swastikas, Iron Crosses, Nazi SS lightning bolts, the Celtic cross used by the Ku Klux Klan, and the Confederate “stars […]

 

French president visits Africa as U.N. proposes more troops

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A proposal submitted to the 15-member U.N. Security Council on March 3 calls for the deployment of an additional 12,000 foreign troops to the Central African Republic. The so-called “peacekeeping force” is ostensibly designed to reinforce the 9,000 French, African and European Union soldiers already in or being sent to the mineral-rich state. These developments […]

 

‘Money for jobs, not fascist mobs!’

By March 4, 2014
WW photo: Brenda Ryan

Anti-war activists rallied in New York’s Times Square in the bitter cold on Feb. 27 to protest the U.S. and European Union’s blatant intervention that is promoting fascist elements against the people of Venezuela and Ukraine. The International Action Center and Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST), a youth organization that had scheduled a regional conference […]

 

Don’t forget Ukraine’s communist traditions

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Young communists in Kiev carry photos of Komsomol resistance fighters executed by Nazis in occupied Ukraine 71 years before, on Feb. 8, 1943.

Ukrainian workers over the past century have made heroic contributions to the struggle for socialism in Europe and North America. This should not be forgotten even though reactionary forces currently have the political ascendency in Western Ukraine. The toppling of a Soviet war memorial in the Western Ukrainian town of Stryi spits upon everyone who […]

 

Will coup in Ukraine divide U.S. and German imperialism?

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Rainer Rupp, currently writing for the German daily newspaper Junge Welt, was a high NATO functionary in Brussels from 1977 to 1989, who also reported to the German Democratic Republic’s intelligence service HVA. Workers World managing editor John Catalinotto translated this article to make the voice of a progressive German analyst available for WW readers. […]

 
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$15/hr? ‘I can get with that!’ $15/hr? ‘I can get with that!’

Creative demonstrations and ­Workers Power Assemblies in several cities on Oct. 23-24 championed the struggle to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour — more than twice the federal rate now — so that workers can take home a paycheck closer to meeting their basic needs. Here are reports from Baltimore, New York, Los Angeles and Providence, R. […]

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