Ukraine’s Donbass is today’s Vietnam

By May 30, 2014

Following are excerpts from an article by Victor Shapinov, a member of the socialist organization Union Borotba (Struggle). It is directed towards Ukrainian youth, especially those living in the western part of the former Soviet republic. The western region is the stronghold of the coalition of neoliberal politicians, oligarchs and fascists who recently seized power […]


U.S. blesses fraudulent Ukraine election

By May 29, 2014

May 27 — The U.S.-backed junta of neoliberal politicians, oligarchs and fascists, which came to power in a coup against the elected government of Ukraine, staged presidential elections May 25 in an attempt to legitimize its rule. Billionaire oligarch Peter Poroshenko, known as the “Chocolate King,” claimed victory with 54 percent of the vote. (CNN, […]


Austerity, imperialism & disease

By May 28, 2014

Airport malaria is common in Europe. The region is the destination of travelers from many parts of the world, like Africa, where malaria is widespread. But when local transmission of malaria was reported in Greece in 2012 — the first time in 40 years — alarm bells went off. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control […]


President Oligarch — the natural result of Euromaidan

By May 27, 2014

Statement of Union Borotba (Struggle) on Ukraine’s “elections of blood” Following is a report and analysis of the May 25 elections by Union Borotba (Struggle), a revolutionary socialist and anti-fascist organization in Ukraine, translated by Workers World contributing editor Greg Butterfield and available on the website. Oligarch Petro Poroshenko declared himself the landslide winner […]


Venezuela-Palestine fuel deal

By May 26, 2014

Bolivarian Venezuela continued its support for Palestine liberation that existed consistently during the 15 years when Hugo Chávez was president. The two countries agreed on an energy pact in which the oil-rich Latin American country will provide diesel fuel to the Mideast country, which has been subject to Israeli occupation and repression for more than […]


Activists commemorate Al-Nakba

Billboard commemorating
66 years of Al Nakba.

Around 80 activists gathered on May 16 in New York City to mark 66 years of Al Nakba, the catastrophe of death, destruction and mass exile which established the illegal Israeli military occupation of Palestine. Palestinian activists held banners and distributed information on the history of ongoing massacres, terrorism and ethnic cleansing committed by Israeli […]


Message of congratulations from Mundo Obrero/Workers World Party in the USA to the FARC-EP on its 50th anniversary

By May 23, 2014

The following message was sent from Workers World Party/Mundo Obrero to the FARC-EP of Colombia on May 23. Comrades of the FARC-EP, The Mundo Obrero/ Workers World Party would like to extend strong revolutionary greetings of solidarity to each and every one of the members of the revolutionary movement on the occasion of the glorious […]


Art exhibit builds 5 Days for the Cuban 5

‘The Small Ball’ names the physical reaction to what Guerrero calls ‘that well designed
punishment’ of 17 months of solitary confinement. Behind the viewer is ‘The Night Watch.’ Guerrero writes: ‘There is a schedule for the officers of the night watch to count the prisoners. However, they can do it at any time of the night and day.’WW photo: Cheryl LaBash

Washington, D.C. — Westminster Church hosted an exhibit and sale of reproductions of watercolors by Antonio Guerrero, titled “I will die as I have lived,” on May 17. Guerrero is one of the unjustly imprisoned Cuban Five, who are the focus of an international campaign to free them from U.S. prisons. Pastor Brian Hamilton welcomed […]


Russia-China strategic accords in view

By May 22, 2014

This article by Manlio Dinucci was published in Il Manifesto on May 20 and translated by Workers World managing editor John Catalinotto from Italian. While NATO convenes its 28 defense ministers in Brussels on May 21 to strengthen its forces to confront Russia, which includes improving the training of Kiev’s military and paramilitary forces (including […]


For an end to the China-Vietnam conflict


A dangerous conflict has broken out between the People’s Republic of China and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam over the placement of a giant Chinese oil rig in the vicinity of the Paracel Islands. On May 2, China placed the $1 billion Haiyang-981 oil rig, owned by the Chinese National Oil Company (CNOOC), in waters […]