Migrant struggle in Europe reveals global crisis

By June 8, 2014

Two incidents on European territory this week demonstrate how the deepening global economic and political crisis affects the international working class on the issue of forced migration. On May 28, French riot police raided a migrant camp in the port city of Calais, in northern France across from England. Like locations at the U.S. southern […]


A look inside the European Union vote

By June 7, 2014

Elections to the European Union Parliament held May 25 reflected the growing mass revulsion against the centrist parties that have directed most Western European governments and the EU itself — especially given the EU’s management of the severe capitalist crisis that struck in 2008 and has remained in force ever since. Only 43 percent of […]


Support grows for Oscar López

By June 5, 2014
Oscar López

On May 29, actions for the freedom of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera were carried out in Puerto Rico and in other places around the world. May 29 marked the 33rd anniversary of López’s arrest. That day completed a walk around the island, called “National Walk 33 in 33 for Oscar,” which had […]


Syrian people elect president by wide margin amid insurgent attacks


Damascus, Syria –  On June 3, nearly 12 million Syrians cast their ballots at one of the 9,601 polling sites across Syria. With turnout out at 72 percent, including the millions of Syrian refugees who live across the world, President Bashar al-Assad from the Ba’ath Party won the election with over 88 percent of the […]


Anti-fascist militia downs helicopter in Slavyansk


June 2 — In an important military victory for the People’s Republic of Donetsk, armed defenders brought down a Ukrainian military helicopter outside the embattled city of Slavyansk on May 29. A Ukrainian Armed Forces general and 13 soldiers were reported killed. The downing of the helicopter was confirmed by Oleksandr Turchynov, acting president of […]


Imperialism & elections in Syria, Egypt & Ukraine

By June 4, 2014

June 2 — Why is the election in Syria so important that U.S. government officials have condemned it before it takes place? Why, at the same time, have U.S. officials embraced and applauded the results of elections organized by the military coup government of General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Egypt and the election by the […]


Syrians rally in NYC

Syrians rally in NYC

Poet Rana Nasrallah recites a poem to members of the Syrian community of Allentown, Pa., who rallied outside the United Nations in New York City on May 31 to support the besieged government of Syria and the election process there. The U.S. is preventing Syrians living here from voting in their country’s elections. The gathering […]


Return Cuba’s heroes


Cuba is awaiting the return of Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino and Antonio Guerrero, the three of the Cuban 5 who remain unjustly held in U.S. prisons. Along with René González and Fernando González, who served their full sentences and returned to Cuba, these five men are heroes who risked their own lives to infiltrate Miami-based […]


Spanish king abdicates; masses demand end to monarchy

By June 3, 2014
Movement calls for referendum on the monarchy.

June 3 — King Juan Carlos I of Spain was forced to announce his abdication on June 2 after mass popular revulsion, heated by six years of economic crisis and 26 percent unemployment. The big question now is whether this opening of the valve on the social pressure cooker will blow off steam without causing […]


No to U.S intervention in Syrian election

By May 31, 2014

Following is the statement of the International Action Center on the upcoming election in Syria. The Syrian people are holding a presidential election June 3. What makes this election unique is that it can help protect the sovereignty, even the existence of this country. It can help end the bloody war that has drained the […]