Around the world, people stand with Gaza against Israeli massacres

By July 15, 2014

July 15 — People from all around the world and some governments have rallied to the side of the Palestinian people in Gaza, who are under relentless attack from the U.S.-armed Israeli state. Here is a small sample of what has been taking place worldwide. (Also see report on Africa on page 10.) From Venezuela, […]


South Africans denounce Israel’s siege of Gaza

Pretoria, South Africa

July 14 — There is worldwide opposition to Israeli Defense Force attacks against the Palestinians in Gaza and other regions in the occupied state. “Operation Protective Edge,” an aerial and ground incursion, has killed nearly 200 Palestinians and injured hundreds more. Gaza’s Deputy Health Minister Dr. Yousef Abu Reesh reported at a July 14 press conference […]


Widespread solidarity with Gaza shown across U.S.

By July 14, 2014
New York

July 14 — As the Israeli bombing assault murdered what is now approaching 200 people in Gaza, about three-quarters of them civilians according to United Nations estimates, and with the Israeli army poised for a land invasion, people in solidarity with Palestine and against the Israeli war held demonstrations across the United States from Boston to […]


Urgent call from Gaza


We use our editorial space this week to reprint portions of a June 12 “Urgent call from Gaza civil society,” signed by 17 organizations representing Palestinian women, students, teachers and unions. We Palestinians trapped inside the bloodied and besieged Gaza Strip call on conscientious people all over the world to act, protest and intensify the […]


Dissecting Ukraine’s ‘democracy’: Poroshenko and the neo-Nazis

By July 11, 2014

Victor Shapinov of the Ukrainian Marxist organization Union Borotba (Struggle) here analyzes the forces at work behind the announcement by President Petro Poroshenko officially ending the Kiev junta’s ceasefire with the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics of the Donbass region. The article originally appeared on the website and was translated by Workers World contributing […]


Interview with Borotba — ‘They hate us because we are communists’


Workers World is publishing parts of this interview by Andrej Hunko, who is a member of the German Bundestag (Parliament) from the Left Party (Die Linke), with Borotba leader Sergei Kirichuk. The entire interview is at July 9, 2014 — Sergei Kirichuk is a founding member and coordinator of the Ukrainian left-wing organization Borotba […]


100 years later — what caused World War I?


On June 28 just a century ago, Gavrilo Princip, a 19-year-old patriot from the oppressed nation of Bosnia-Herzegovina, assassinated Archduke Ferdinand of Austria. Ferdinand was the symbol of the tyrannical rule of the decadent Habsburg Empire over Princip’s country. The militarist rulers in Vienna, the capital of the empire, seized on the assassination in Sarajevo as […]


Gay Honduran describes gov’t repression

By July 10, 2014

Workers World managing editor LeiLani Dowell spoke with Nelson Arambú, a leader of the LGBT ­community in Honduras and a member of the Move­ment of Diversity in Resistance, who was in New York City as part of a speaking tour on June 30. Workers World: Can you describe the situation for the LGBT movement in […]


Israel prepares criminal invasion of Gaza

By July 9, 2014
Thousands of Palestinians and their supporters take to the streets of New York City in protest, July 9.  WW photo: Sara Flounders

July 9 — The Israeli apartheid state has called up as many as 40,000 reserve troops to prepare for an all-out invasion of the Gaza territory, where 1.5 million Palestinians live. Because of Israel’s blockade of Gaza, the territory has been described as “the largest open-air prison in the world.” Beginning July 7, Israeli planes […]


Algerian soccer heroes shine for Gaza

By July 8, 2014
Algeria's soccer heroes

Algeria’s soccer team competing in the World Cup in Brazil took the prize this year. No, not for winning the cup, although it’s true the Fennec Foxes got further along in the tournament than ever before. The prize the Foxes won was that of advancing the politics of the World Cup spectacle. The cup, like […]