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 […]

 

Albuquerque and people’s assemblies

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If anything cries out for the building of genuine people’s assemblies — places where workers and the most oppressed can freely testify to the unbearable crimes being committed against them — it’s the police shootings that have been happening in Albuquerque, N.M. The one that tipped the scales happened on March 16, when a homeless and […]

 

Egypt: The Kerry-Sisi plan

By April 2, 2014

A military dictatorship in Egypt behind the facade of an “elected” president. If it proves stable enough to protect the interests of the U.S.-backed oligarchy in the region, then it will receive the blessings of the White House and Congress. It will also get the $1.3 billion in annual military aid that had been partially […]

 

The enemy is at home

By March 31, 2014

There is so much repetition of propaganda that Washington and the Pentagon represent the righteous, that some people manage to believe it despite the facts. Usually these are people trapped into hearing only one explanation of events. Or perhaps they are the 0.1 percent who actually benefit from this image. The truth is that U.S. […]

 

Crisis for women in Texas

By March 24, 2014

A health care crisis for women of reproductive age has exploded in Texas as a restrictive law passed last year takes effect. But it’s also a human rights crisis, a women’s rights crisis, a reproductive justice crisis. Clinics are being forced to close because they cannot meet strict regulations requiring doctors who provide abortions to […]

 
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