Venezuelans pay tribute to Lumumba

By March 6, 2014
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 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?


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


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

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?


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. […]


Cuban anti-terrorism fighter returns home to hero’s welcome

President Raúl Castro greets Fernando González, Feb. 28.

Fernando González Llort, one of the Cuban Five anti-terrorist heroes, returned home to Cuba on Feb. 28, after serving his entire unjust prison sentence of 15 years. González was released from the federal prison in Safford, Ariz., the day before when he was handed over to U.S. Immigration officials and deported. González was met at the […]


The Cuban Five: Fernando the Giant

Gerardo Hernández

The following statement was released by Gerardo Hernández, one of the Cuban Five who remains unjustly imprisoned in the U.S. Fernando González was released on Feb. 27 and returned to Cuba. In each of the Five there is something more or less unique about us. For example, Ramon [Labañino] is the tallest one, closely followed by […]


U.S. imperialism’s new Cold War and Ukraine

By March 2, 2014
Young communists in Kiev carry photos of Komsomol resistance fighters executed by Nazis in occupied Ukraine 71 years before, on Feb. 8, 1943.

The following is a summary of highlights from a talk on the Ukraine crisis by Fred Goldstein to a Workers World Party meeting in New York on Feb. 28. As internationalists living in the most powerful imperialist country in the world, it is incumbent upon us to always pay attention to the international situation. If […]