Capitalism on trial in Boston

By October 31, 2014
Andre Francois, left, and Steve Kirschbaum (with bullhorn) at Sept. 15 rally. Both were illegally fired by Veolia.Photo: Howard Rotman

The grievance chair and founder of the Boston School Bus Drivers’ Union will be in court on Nov. 24, facing trumped-up charges brought by the Boston-area district attorney’s office on behalf of notorious union-buster Veolia Corporation. Steve Kirschbaum, a 40-year member of United Steelworkers Local 8751, is facing charges related to an action held in […]


A nation in fear


Look at the United States. Really. Look at it. From north to south, east to west; from “sea to shining sea,” you’ll see the frenzy of fear. Fear of Ebola. Fear of ISIS. Fear of “crime.” Fear of — fear. The reason? Well, fear sells. It sells papers, attracts viewers and pulls listeners. The national […]


On the picket line


Costly delay for home-care workers Enforcement of the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour and overtime after 40 hours of work a week for over 2 million home-care workers, mostly women who are disproportionately women of color, will not be fully implemented until Jan. 1, 2016. The program was scheduled to begin Jan. 1, […]


New York faculty, staff demand contract

New York faculty, staff demand contract

The Professional Staff Congress union represents 25,000 faculty and staff at the City University of New York. It has not had a contract since 2010, although New York state law keeps the provisions of the old contract in effect. It is the only union in New York whose contract must be approved by both the […]


Antonio Guerrero’s birthday

Baltimore’s Cuban 5 party

Baltimore’s Cuban 5 party Baltimore’s Fight Imperialism, Stand Together youth group and Workers World Party held a special birthday party for Cuban 5 member Antonio Guerrero. Activists from 5 years old to 65 dedicated Oct. 16, Guerrero’s birthday, to a night of learning more about the Cuban 5. They sang “Happy Birthday” and made cards […]


Rasmea Odeh under attack; Defend her Nov. 4 in Detroit!

By October 30, 2014
New York City, Oct. 20. Support for Rasmea Odeh.WW photo: Anne Pruden

Workers World received a statement from the Rasmea Defense Committee, which we publish here: Judge Gershwin Drain handed down a series of outrageous and unjust decisions, Oct 27–28, in the case of revered Palestinian American leader Rasmea Odeh. The government is going all out to railroad Rasmea to jail and deport her. There was nothing […]


“Cost of Injustice” is topic for Oakland meeting

Families take stage at “Cost of Injustice” meeting in Oakland, Calif. on Oct. 25.WW photo: Gloria Verdieu

Oakland, Calif. — The “Cost of Injustice” event at the Oakland Eastside Arts Alliance was an evening of culture, art, healing and unity.  This was a union of families whose children have been killed by the police or by Black on Black violence. The Oct. 25 program started with libations, calling out the names of […]


Bay Area activists declare historic victory over Israeli shipping company


Workers World organizers in Oakland, Calif., who are active with “Block the Boat,” sent us this news release, dated Oct. 29. It lists the following contact numbers for more information. Press contact: Lara Kiswani at 530-220-2842; Mohamed Shehk at 408-910-2618; Spanish speaking contact: Luis Curiel at 209-277-4489; Arabic speaking contact: Diala Khasawnih at 415-658-1870. Pro-Palestinian […]


Ferguson struggle emblematic of national oppression


Book-length analyses could be written on the developments in Ferguson, Mo., the majority Black enclave outside St. Louis where Michael Brown was shot by Ferguson cop Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. There is the killing itself and then the callous way 18-year-old Michael Brown’s body was left to lie in the sun, the trauma it […]


Block the Boat Oakland keeps ship away

The Block the Boat Coalition marches in solidarity with Palestine. Oakland, Calif.

Oakland, Calif. — More than 200 pro-Palestinian protesters marched from the West Oakland Bay Area Rapid Transit station to the Stevedoring Services of America terminal at the Port of Oakland on Oct. 26. They were celebrating the failure of the Zim Beijing container ship to arrive at the port for unloading and, in the words […]