Capitalism increases Ebola dangers

By August 9, 2014

Aug. 7 — Ebola was identified 40 years ago in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, then called Zaire. Two hundred and eighty people died in this first reported outbreak, on the banks of the river Ebola, out of 318 infected, for a fatality rate of 88 percent. For the next 40 years, Ebola was […]


Ukrainian Nazis and the ‘Commissar Order’

By August 8, 2014

Victor Shapinov, of the Marxist organization Union Borotba (Struggle), makes the connection between the Nazi practice of extermination of communists and commissars in 1941 and the latest news about the “Anti-Terrorist Operation” that is currently targeting communists and leftist activists in Ukraine. The article originally appeared on the website and was translated by Workers […]


An assassination that announced World War I


July 31 — One hundred years ago today a brutal assassination announced the outbreak of World War I. No, it was not the killing in Sarajevo of Archduke Ferdinand, representative of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The June 28, 1914, shooting of this inconsequential political figure, who was scorned by his own royal family and despised by […]


Solidarity with Palestinian people


By Professor Jose Maria Sison Chairperson, International League of the Peoples’ Struggle Aug. 7 — We, the International League of People’s Struggle (ILPS), renew our call to all our member organizations, our allied organizations and the broad masses of the people of the world to sustain the mass actions in solidarity with and support for […]


Brigade defies U.S. travel ban on Cuba

By August 7, 2014
WW photo: Garrett Dicembre

Buffalo, N.Y. — Twenty-two courageous U.S. citizens, members of the 45th Venceremos Brigade, crossed the Peace Bridge from Erie, Ontario, Canada, into Buffalo, N.Y., on Aug. 3, proudly declaring that they had defied their own government’s ban on travel to Cuba. Along with groups of supporters, they held demonstrations on both sides of the border, […]


Detroit rallies for Rasmea Odeh, Palestine

Palestine solidarity demonstration in West Bloomfield faces off Zionists.WW photo: Abayomi Azikiwe

Two public actions in solidarity with Palestinians were held on July 31 in the Detroit metropolitan area. A hearing in federal court for Rasmea Odeh, a 67-year-old Palestinian-American woman who lives in Chicago, was held in downtown Detroit. Odeh is facing criminal charges for alleged immigration fraud. This community activist, who has been living in […]


U.S. commits war crimes in Gaza


While spokespersons for the U.S. government cynically condemned the July 29 Israeli shelling of a United Nations school in Gaza that was being used to shelter 3,300 civilians, the Pentagon opened up the doors to a U.S. secret cache of weapons and ammunition to Israel to resupply its dwindling stock. The shelling killed at least […]


Letter to the editor from an IDF vet

By August 6, 2014

I was a member of the Israeli military from 1972 to 1975 and took part in the illegal Zionist occupations of Palestine, Egypt and Syria as well as the 1973 Arab-Israeli War. I have witnessed firsthand the steadfastness and resistance of the Palestinian people along with their allies from other Arab communities. While the mostly […]


Egypt complicit in Israeli siege on Gaza


Some of the fiercest attacks on Gaza have been Israeli attacks on the Egyptian-Gaza border crossing at Rafah. More than 100 Palestinians were killed in Rafah between Aug. 1 and 3, including 10 children at a well-marked school. Even U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who has been supportive of Israel’s fraudulent claims of self-defense, was […]


Ukraine: Who will pay for the war?


By Sergei Kirichuk Union Borotba (Struggle) The militant nationalist sentiments of supporters of the “Anti-Terrorist Operation” (ATO) have always been combined with expectations that the most difficult work for the Kiev government will be done by the West. At first it was thought that the European Union and the International Monetary Fund would pay for […]