Nov. 21 Call-in Day to support Boston school bus drivers

By November 21, 2014
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Workers World readers are familiar with the struggle that union-busting international conglomerate Veolia has imposed on United Steelworkers Local 8751 in Boston and on the frame-up of Steve Kirschbaum, chair of the union’s Grievance Committee and founder of the local. Supporters of the union are asking workers and sympathizers from all over the country to […]

 

Rosebud Sioux say House Vote for Keystone XL is ‘act of war’

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Rosebud Sioux rally at Sept. 21 Climate Change march in NYC.WW photo

Workers World reprints this Nov. 14 article by Wica Agli, of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, published by the Earth First! Newswire. Since then the Keystone XL pipeline was narrowly turned down in the Senate on Nov. 18, but is expected to pass in January with the new Congress. Rosebud, S.D. — In response to today’s […]

 

Protest at Immigrant Detention Center, then Fort Benning, Georgia

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Workers World is publishing the following announcement from the School of the Americas Watch on their upcoming protest action in Georgia. On Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, hundreds of human rights activists will converge in Georgia in the wake of President Obama’s announcement about his executive actions in regards to immigration. The activists will march 1.7 […]

 

As postal bosses meet in D.C., unions rally against downsizing

By November 20, 2014
WW photo: Joseph Piette

Officials at the headquarters of the U.S. Postal Service in Washington, D.C., kept an angry, overflow crowd in the lobby during a Postal Board of Governors meeting on Nov. 14. After chanting “Whose post office? The people’s post office!” and other slogans for over an hour, the boisterous crowd erupted in cheers upon hearing that […]

 

Suit challenges law muzzling Mumia

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Attorneys representing political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal filed a lawsuit in federal court in Harrisburg, Pa., on Nov. 10 seeking to overturn a Pennsylvania censorship bill that had been quickly passed in October and then signed into law by outgoing Gov. Tom Corbett. The Pittsburgh-based Abolitionist Law Center, the Amistad Law Project and the Roderick and […]

 

Homeless organize in Boston

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An overflow crowd of 300 homeless people and their supporters rocked the Blackstone Community Center in Boston’s South End on Nov. 12. Many were among the 700 homeless people who were thrown out of Boston’s biggest shelter — Long Island Shelter in Boston Harbor — on Oct. 9, after the only bridge leading to it […]

 

Spread Marxism, build the party

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Excerpts from the talk given by Fred Goldstein at the 2014 Workers World Party National Conference in New York City.WW photo: G. Dunkel

WORKERS WORLD PARTY CONFERENCE This is a very difficult period for the working class and the oppressed. But this difficult period also offers great potential and opportunity for revolutionaries. I think it is safe to say that the capitalist system in all its aspects has not been so visibly rotten and so universally harmful to […]

 

Lessons of May Day & the migrant rights movement

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Talk by Teresa Gutierrez to the 2014 Workers World Party National Conference in New York City.WW photo: G. Dunkel

WORKERS WORLD PARTY CONFERENCE Not too long ago, the movement in this country hardly remembered, much less commemorated, May Day. In 2005, however, a wonderful grouping of labor activists and communists sought to revive May Day and organized a Union Square demonstration. May Day 2005 was a great start in flexing working-class muscle: a call […]

 

What it takes to unite the workers & oppressed

By November 19, 2014
Excerpts from the talk given by Larry Holmes at the 2014 Workers World Party National Conference in New York City.WW photo: Brenda Ryan

WORKERS WORLD PARTY CONFERENCE Comrades, I want to start by saying a word about the immense Boston struggle. In the relationships between capital and labor at any given time there is a norm. We all know what it has been: givebacks, concessions, two-tier wage levels. From Detroit to Philadelphia, everywhere, the workers have been decimated. […]

 

Youth are the future!

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Opening talk at the 2014 Workers World National Conference in New York City by Colleen Davidson, a member of the Baltimore Branch of Workers World Party and Fight Imperialism, Stand Together.WW photo: G. Dunkel

WORKERS WORLD PARTY CONFERENCE I would like to ask all the FIST members, in fact, all the young people in the hall, to stand — because you are the future of Workers World Party! This year’s conference comes at a critical juncture. Many of you who have gathered in this hall have been on the […]

 
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