U.S. stay out of Iraq!

By June 16, 2014

Iraq’s disaster has moved back onto the front burner of world attention. As of June 15, the Barack Obama administration is considering air strikes in the country the Pentagon finally left in 2011 after eight years of occupation. Only the most hardened imperialist politicians and diplomats — the most resolute liars — could argue that […]

 

Palestinian unity gov’t

By June 13, 2014

Despite opposition from both the U.S. and Israel, the Gaza-based Palestinian organization Hamas and the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority, controlled by the Fatah organization, are continuing in their efforts to set up a unity government. Both Fatah and Hamas have handed over ministries to the new government, which will tackle the day-to-day issues both in […]

 

Obama at West Point

By June 4, 2014

When President Barack Obama spoke to the graduating cadets of West Point on May 28, they cheered his statement that “you are the first class to graduate since 9/11 who may not be sent into combat in Iraq or Afghanistan.” He was immediately attacked by the hawks, among them Charles Krauthammer of the Washington Post, […]

 

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 […]

 
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