Israel, Gaza and ‘Manifest Destiny’

By August 28, 2014

Aug. 25 — Yet another round of Israeli missiles and bombs have killed scores more people in Gaza since the last ceasefire ended. The death toll since early July is now 2,092 Palestinians — about three-quarters of them civilians, with more than 450 of them children. On the Tel Aviv side, the count is 68 […]


Russian trucks deliver food and aid — and leave


Aug. 25 — Two hundred twenty-seven white paneled trucks ”invaded” Ukraine from Russia on Aug. 22, transporting large bags filled with grain, beans, drinking water, medicines, generators and sleeping bags. By Aug. 23, the trucks were back in Russia. The trucks had delivered emergency survival supplies to the people in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine. Luhansk is […]


West Coast activists block Zionist ships

By August 27, 2014

Oakland, Calif., Aug. 24 — The action to stop the Israeli ship Zim from unloading at the Port of Oakland, initially planned as a one-day event, became a movement. Originally organized by Block the Boat for Gaza, a coalition of about 70 organizations led by the Arab Resource and Organizing Center, the Aug. 16 action […]


March marks Rabaa massacre anniversary

By August 22, 2014
March marks Rabaa massacre anniversary

Thousands of Egyptian-Americans marched from the Egyptian Mission to the United Nations to Times Square on Aug. 14 to mark the first anniversary of the massacre at Rabaa al-Adawiya Square in Cairo. At least 2,600 supporters of ousted President Mohammad Morsi were killed by the U.S.-backed Egyptian military. Morsi won the first democratic election in […]


WW salutes revolutionary youth Andrew Brazhevsky

Andrew Brazhevsky

Workers World joins with communist and anti-fascist fighters around the world in marking the August 30 Day of Remembrance for Andrew Brazhevsky. Brazhevsky, a revolutionary youth and member of the Marxist organization Union Borotba (Struggle) in Ukraine, would have turned 27 on Aug. 30. But his life was cut short when he and 47 others […]


Bronx rally denounces school closings in Puerto Rico

WW photo: Johnnie Stevens

Bronx, N.Y. — A busy plaza in the Bronx was the site of a street meeting on Aug. 21, in solidarity with the growing fight for educational rights in Puerto Rico.  Parents and activists denounced the banker/governor’s austerity program that has closed 80 schools, where 45 percent were students with disabilities. Other targets of ongoing […]


U.S. expands military role in Iraq

By August 21, 2014

Aug. 18 — This morning the Iraqi government forces claimed they had retaken control of the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq from the Islamic State fighters. The Iraqi army is reportedly fighting in alliance with the Peshmerga, the army of the authorities in the Kurdish area of Iraq known as Iraqi Kurdistan, as U.S. drones, […]


Palestine solidarity with Ferguson struggle


What follows are excerpts from an introductory statement by Rana Baker followed by the full text of a Palestinian solidarity message to the people of Ferguson, Mo. To read Baker’s entire introduction and the list of signers, go to The Electronic Intifada blog at Palestinian groups and individuals inside and outside of historic Palestine […]


Thousands turn back Israeli ship from Oakland port

By August 20, 2014

Press release from the Block the Boat Coalition, Aug. 19. For four days straight the San Francisco Bay Area community blocked the Israeli ZIM ship from unloading at the Port of Oakland. And today, we salute the rank and file of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union for standing with us against Israeli apartheid by […]


Facts you should know about the fighting in Gaza

By August 19, 2014

Since Israel began a military offensive in Gaza on July 8, some 2,000 Palestinians and 68 Israelis have been killed. What is going on? Why is it important to you? Fiction: Israel was exercising its “legitimate right of self-defense” in bombing Gaza. Fact: Israel has no such “right” under international law. But the Palestinians do have a […]