Defiant voices at the U.N.

By October 3, 2013

U.S. military threats against Syriadominated the opening of the United Nations General Assembly debates on Sept. 24, but voices from Latin America and the Caribbean answered them, loud and clear. Bolivian President Evo Morales put the responsibility for war and devastation squarely on U.S. imperialism. He called for a “court of the people, of major […]

 

Shutdown. Who suffers?

By October 2, 2013

Unable or unwilling to reach an agreement to extend government spending, the U.S. Congress has provoked a government shutdown. It will quickly “furlough” 800,000 government workers, keep others working without pay, and threaten cuts to some essential social programs like Women and Infants Care and institutions like the Centers for Disease Control, already diminished by […]

 

The real WMDs

By September 25, 2013

Over the next few weeks heads of state and foreign ministers from predatory imperialist countries and developing nations trying to defend their sovereignty will take the podium at the United Nations when the General Assembly convenes. The corporate media are full of speculation about what representatives of Washington and Israel will say about the plan […]

 

Urgent appeal for Herman Wallace

By September 24, 2013

The United States has imprisoned so many people that some politicians and judges are finally questioning the laws that have put so many behind bars — like the draconian drug laws that snare only the poor and don’t make a dent in real addiction. Some of this may be a reluctant response by the authorities […]

 

Korea, Rodman style

By September 19, 2013

Dennis Rodman’s skill as a basketball All-Star is matched by his penchant for making “outrageous” statements that hit home — to use a metaphor from another sport. In other words, he often says what others may be thinking but dare not utter out loud. He has certainly touched a prickly nerve of the U.S. imperialist […]

 

A crack that lets in light

By September 11, 2013

In this age of horribly destructive weapons and the ability of U.S. government agencies to pore over everyone’s private communications — if they are digitized, as most are — there is a tendency to regard the capitalist state as all-powerful, a juggernaut that can roll over everyone if it wants. It isn’t and it can’t. […]

 

Unions must reach out to youth

By September 8, 2013

The AFL-CIO Convention should put on its front burner how to win the loyalty of youth to organized labor. To win them, the unionists will have to do the right thing, the courageous thing. Taking this step is vital for the very survival of the movement. At one time, the children of most union members […]

 

In the Bush tradition, Obama lies to push war on Syria

By August 31, 2013

Aug. 31 — Barack Obama’s speech today, delivered from the White House Rose Garden, was aimed at winning the acquiescence of the war-weary and austerity-clobbered people in the United States for an illegal, aggressive and highly dangerous assault on the sovereign nation of Syria. Obama may not be George W. Bush, but he occupies the […]

 

Stop U.S. aggression on Syria!

By August 25, 2013

Aug. 25 — Before we discuss any of the details of the latest Big Lie, Workers World denounces any missile or air attack on Syria as an international war crime. We call upon all anti-war forces in the United States to stand up to say “No!” to this act of aggression. U.S. imperialism is poised […]

 

Fight to free Chelsea Manning

By August 22, 2013

It was no surprise, but no less a crime of U.S. military injustice, that Pvt. Chelsea Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison. And there is no reason that the movement that supports this young soldier, whose actions most of the world’s people consider heroic, should slow down its actions to win Manning’s freedom. […]

 
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Internationalist Victor Toro in court April 25 Internationalist Victor Toro in court April 25

Chilean exile and profound internationalist Victor Toro will be in court April 25 in New York to continue his struggle to win asylum and avoid deportation to Chile. He and his support committee ask progressives in the region to come show solidarity with him. Toro spoke of this at a meeting on April 14 at the Solidarity Center in New York. […]

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