Forum on Ukraine repression and resistance

By October 13, 2014

Berkeley, Calif. — As part of an international tour of a photo-documentary chronicle of the war in Ukraine and the suffering of people whose lives it has touched, about 40 people gathered in the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall to view powerful photos of peaceful civilians and forced refugees. The presentation included a slideshow […]


‘Defend President Aristide!’

By October 11, 2014
WW photo: Judy Greenspan

An emergency demonstration was held in San Francisco on Sept. 30 in defense of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. About 50 people rallied at Montgomery and Market streets because of threats to President Aristide’s safety. Speakers described how on Sept. 27, masked Haitian police had surrounded Aristide’s house as Haitian radio stations broadcast news that […]


Exiled Ukraine union organizer: ‘Never forget who your class enemy is’

Denis Levin and Svetlana Licht.

Simferopol, Crimea — Svetlana Licht is a trade union activist and leader of the Marxist Union Borotba (Struggle) of Ukraine. Forced to leave Kiev after the U.S.-backed far-right coup, she went first to Kharkov, where she helped to lead the city’s anti-fascist protest movement, known as AntiMaidan. In May, a death squad attempted to kidnap […]


Solidarity activists honored in Cuba


The Friendship Medal of the ­Republic of Cuba has been awarded to two hard- working solidarity activists from the United States, according to the newspaper Granma of Oct. 3. Alicia Jrapko, U.S. coordinator of the In­ter­national Committee for the Freedom of the Five, and photographer Bill Hackwell were honored for their unwavering efforts to gain […]


Morocco public workers strike

By October 9, 2014

Moroccan workers in the public sector are under attack by the state, which has decided not to talk to their unions, just to impose pension cuts and other changes that will make the workers much poorer. Four of the five major public sector unions walked off the job on Sept. 23. The only one that […]


Statement on Ebola by healthcare group in Spain


The following is a press release from the Anti-Privatization of Healthcare Coordination, centered in Madrid, that was issued on Oct. 7 following the announcement that a nurse at the Carlos III Hospital had contracted Ebola after contact with an Ebola patient brought back from West Africa. The Anti-Privatization of Healthcare Coordination issued a statement last […]


Odiario on Brazil election

By is a site maintained by Portuguese Marxists. They published the following commentary on Oct. 6, the day after the first round of the Brazilian elections. Dilma Rousseff of the Workers Party got 41.5 percent of the vote, against 33.7 percent for Aécio Neves of the Social Democracy Party and 21.3 percent for Marina Silva […]


Venezuela: Behind murder of revolutionary deputy

Robert Serra

On the morning of Oct. 2, the Bolivarian people of Venezuela awoke to the terrible news of a murder during the previous night of a young revolutionary couple. Robert Serra, 27, the youngest deputy to the National Assembly elected from the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), and his life partner Maria Herrera were stabbed […]


Hong Kong protests: Why imperialists support ‘democracy’ movement

By October 7, 2014

Demonstrations in Hong Kong, China, raising demands on the procedures to be followed in city elections in 2017, have become an international issue and a source of political confusion. The protests, called Occupy Central, have received enormous and very favorable U.S. media coverage. Every news report describes with great enthusiasm the occupation of central business […]


Stop the U.S. blockade of Cuba now!

By October 5, 2014
They will return: a billboard in Cuba honors the Cuban Five.

U.S. imperialism remains unflinching in its campaign to crush the Cuban ­Revolution. In 2004, then Illinois state Sen. Barack Obama said that he supported an end to the economic blockade in Cuba. Yet on Sept. 5, 2014, President Obama signed the annual memorandum that continues the U.S. blockade against Cuba under the infamous “Trading With […]