Against climate change? Fight for system change!

By September 18, 2014

The largest demonstration against climate change ever will take place in New York City on Sunday, Sept. 21. This important action deserves the support of all employed and unemployed workers and certainly of all who consider themselves revolutionaries. Climate change is such a dire issue for the worldwide working class that it merits a massive […]

 

Banks cause Detroit water crisis

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The city of Detroit, under a right-wing, state-appointed “emergency manager” who has plunged the city into the largest municipal bankruptcy in United States history, has been on a vicious campaign since March to turn off the water of residential customers whom the city claims owe more than $150 on their water bills. These mass shutoffs […]

 

WWP hosts Philly socialism conference

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UNITE HERE Local 7 member Sara Benjamin at socialist conference, Sept. 13.WW photo: Joseph Piette

Some 100 community members, students and activists attended the Philadelphia Workers World Party Socialism Conference on Sept. 13 held at the historic Church of the Advocate, a center of struggle for Black liberation. Speakers included WWP First Secretary Larry Holmes; secretariat members Deirdre Griswold and Sara Flounders; Berta Joubert-Ceci, leader of the Philadelphia branch of […]

 

Atlanta Hawks owners’ racism exposed

By September 17, 2014

I am not a sports fan. In fact, I have never been to a professional basketball game, much less an Atlanta Hawks game. What I know about the owners and managers of the Atlanta Hawks comes from what I have read in the local papers and heard on television — and of course, my own […]

 

The Cuban Five: 16 years of unjust imprisonment

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Gerardo Hernández Nordelo, Antonio Guerrero Rodríguez, Fernando González Llort, Ramón Labañino Salazar, and Rene González Sehewert.

People of conscience gathered Sept. 12 in cities across the country and the world to commemorate the 16th year since Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González and René González — known collectively as the Cuban Five — were arrested in Miami. Several years before their arrest in 1998, these five intelligence officers ­began […]

 

Ray Rice, racism and women’s oppression

By September 16, 2014

The National Football League’s Baltimore Ravens’ running back, Ray Rice, has been indefinitely suspended from the NFL, and then cut by his team as of Sept. 8 due to a February domestic violence incident involving his then fiancee Janay Palmer. In May, a surveillance video was publicly released showing Rice dragging an unconscious Palmer out […]

 

People pack court to defend Ramsey Orta

By September 13, 2014
Ramsey Orta, center in suit, next to Chrissie Ortiz, speaking.WW photo: Johnnie Stevens

Staten Island, N.Y., Sept. 5 — Today’s appearance of Ramsey Orta in Richmond County Supreme Court became a people’s victory, as 80 people from all the New York City boroughs and from Philadelphia packed the court. Orta, a 22-year-old Puerto Rican man, shot the video documenting the July 17 police choke-hold killing of Eric Garner. […]

 

Broad coalition builds for single-payer health care

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The Affordable Care Act has made a dent in the glaring lack of health care for many millions of poor people in this, the wealthiest country in the world. But allowing states to op-out of providing Medicaid coverage for the poor, most often people of color, youth and those living in rural areas, means many […]

 

WWP on solidarity with low-wage workers

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Below are excerpts from a talk given by Larry Holmes, Workers World Party first secretary, at a WWP forum in New York on Sept. 5. Holmes began his talk by heralding the national Day of Action by fast food workers on Sept. 4, where thousands participated around the country and hundreds were arrested in civil […]

 

Ferguson, Mo., and Detroit: What do they have in common?

By September 11, 2014

The foreclosure crisis has had a negative impact on the people of the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., the epicenter of a rebellion for justice springing from the shooting death of Michael Brown, 18, at the hands of cop Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. Though small in size — approximately 21,000 residents — compared […]

 
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