Burkina Faso: Mass uprising ousts neocolonial ruler

By November 5, 2014
Hundreds of thousands of Burkinabes reject neoliberal ruler after 27 years.Photo: Burkina Faso

Nov. 3 — Hundreds of thousands of people in Burkina Faso have forced the longtime imperialist-backed leader, President Blaise Compaore, to resign amid mass demonstrations and rebellions in several cities across the West African country. Compaore took power in a French-supported coup on Oct. 15, 1987, against revolutionary Pan-Africanist and socialist leader Capt. Thomas Sankara. […]

 

Cubans lead global response to Ebola epidemic

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Cuban health care workers set off to join Africans in the fight stop Ebola.

Nov. 3 — Cuban health care workers have played a leading role on the African continent for decades. The revolutionary government views its work in the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease as a manifestation of internationalism and solidarity with Africa. Hundreds of Cuban health care workers have recently been deployed to Liberia and Sierra Leone, two […]

 

Global day of protest: ‘Return the missing students — alive!’

By November 2, 2014
Relatives of missing protest in Mexico City.Photo: Boreal Collective

A global day of protest on Oct. 23 demanded the return — alive — of 43 Mexican student activists missing since Sept. 26. While many large demonstrations occurred in cities around the world, the biggest was in the Zócalo central plaza of Mexico City, where estimates of the crowd ran as high as half a […]

 

Belgian railroad workers protest austerity plans

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Railroad workers and the services they supply to their passengers are under attack all over Europe. In September and early October, German railroad workers walked out. The third week of October, Belgian train engineers walked out in a series of spontaneous strikes and blocked the tracks in place like Liège and Charleroi. They were upset […]

 

Brazil: The re-election of Dilma Rousseff

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Odiario.info is maintained by Portuguese Marxists. They published the following commentary on Oct. 27, after the second and final round of the Brazilian presidential elections. Dilma Rousseff will take presidential office on Jan. 1, 2015, to govern Brazil for another four years. This election was the closest contested ever in Brazil. Rousseff got 54.5 million […]

 

Anti-fascist leader recounts Odessa resistance, May 2 massacre

By October 31, 2014

Simferopol, Crimea — Odessa Regional Council Deputy Alexei Albu, a member of the Union Borotba (Struggle) of Ukraine, was a leader of the city’s AntiMaidan movement against the U.S.-backed coup. Albu survived the May 2 massacre, when at least 48 people were killed by neo-Nazi gangs at the House of Trade Unions. Albu and his […]

 

Ebola cases surpass 10,000 in West Africa

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World Health Organization officials announced on Oct. 24 that the number of Ebola virus disease cases now exceeds 10,000. Most people have come down with the disease in three West African states: Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, where approximately 4,900 people have died. On Oct. 23, Mali officials announced that one case resulting in a […]

 

ALBA-TCP charts Ebola action plan

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At the initiative of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, on Oct. 20 heads of state from the Bolivarian Alliance for the People of Our Americas—Peoples’ Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP), along with health agencies and professionals, representatives of the United Nations, the Pan-American Health Organization and the Organization of East Caribbean States, met in Havana to chart an […]

 

Antonio Guerrero’s birthday

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Baltimore’s Cuban 5 party

Baltimore’s Cuban 5 party Baltimore’s Fight Imperialism, Stand Together youth group and Workers World Party held a special birthday party for Cuban 5 member Antonio Guerrero. Activists from 5 years old to 65 dedicated Oct. 16, Guerrero’s birthday, to a night of learning more about the Cuban 5. They sang “Happy Birthday” and made cards […]

 

The Ukraine junta’s fascist foot soldiers

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Fascists burn Odessa House of Trade Unions May 2.

Interview with Borotba leader Victor Shapinov, part 3 Simferopol, Crimea — On Sept. 22, Workers World conducted an extensive interview with Victor Shapinov, a coordinator and leading theoretician of the Marxist organization Union Borotba (Struggle) of Ukraine. Shapinov currently lives in exile with other Borotba activists in Crimea, under threat of arrest from the U.S.-backed coup […]

 
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