A rampage and an epidemic

By June 3, 2014
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A deadly attack killed six young students at the University of California, Santa Barbara on May 23 and injured 13 others in Isla Vista, Calif. That was the toll of 22-year-old Elliot Rodger’s angry rampage, which ended when he took his own life. Rodger had published a 141-page “manifesto” detailing his overwhelming rage toward humanity, especially women. He […]

 

For an end to the China-Vietnam conflict

By May 22, 2014

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 […]

 

Stand with fast food workers

By May 13, 2014

We are devoting our editorial space this week to a statement by Workers World Party. Workers World Party stands in steadfast solidarity with the May 15 global fast food workers protest. We strongly urge all forces in the political movement to speak, write and especially act in similar solidarity. The May 15 action promises to be […]

 

Rutgers students unwelcome Condoleezza Rice

By May 10, 2014

A breath of fresh air blew out of New Brunswick, N.J., when students at Rutgers University stopped former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice from collecting $35,000 and an honorary law degree for speaking at that college’s commencement exercises. Rice was arguably the most history-conscious official of the George W. Bush administration. She provided the most […]

 

Stop U.S.-sponsored fascist terror in Ukraine!

By May 4, 2014

May 4 — Workers World newspaper condemns the collaboration of the U.S. government with the fascist terror sweeping southeast Ukraine. Just in the last two days, brutal, neo-Nazi attacks have left 46 people dead and hundreds injured in the city of Odessa, Ukraine. We extend our solidarity to the anti-fascist resistance movement and call upon […]

 

Racist rancher & ‘left-right’ fantasies

By April 29, 2014

Some stories could only take place in the United States. One such story is that of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy. There are many lessons in this story. Since humorists and analysts in the corporate media have already drawn most of them, we’ll stick to one they’ve probably not mentioned: the absurd idea that a “left-right” […]

 

Racism, sports and Donald Sterling

By April 27, 2014

The owner of the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Clippers, Donald Sterling, was caught on audiotape April 9 making undeniably racist remarks demanding that a female friend — who happens to be Black and Latina — not bring Black men to Clippers’ basketball games. That this tape was released in the midst of the playoffs […]

 

Student-athletes are workers, too

By April 25, 2014

The Northwestern University football players will exercise their right to vote on April 25 to form a union or not. This historic vote comes after the National Labor Relations Board ruled March 28 that these players had the right to unionize, which includes collective bargaining rights. These players, who formed the College Athletes Players Association, […]

 

A fist, a brain and May Day

By April 21, 2014

Someone or something is coming at you. What do you do? You make a fist. You have four fingers and a thumb — if you’re lucky and haven’t lost one of them on the job. Hanging loose, they’re vulnerable. One at a time, they could easily be broken. But clenched tight, your fist becomes a […]

 

MLK & jobs

By April 9, 2014

On April 4, 1968, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn., while showing solidarity with more than 1,000 striking low-wage sanitation workers, all African Americans. The spark for the strike was the deaths of two sanitation workers, Echol Cole and Robert Walker, due to malfunctioning garbage trucks. The utter disregard […]

 
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