Mexico’s drug wars: made in USA

By November 29, 2014

The disappearance and presumed murder of the 43 Mexican students of Ayotzinapa exposed to the world the relation between drug cartels and the violence of the state apparatus in capitalist Mexico. What is not publicized in the corporate media is the U.S. role in corrupting and impoverishing Mexico — and in causing the drug war […]

 

Fighting imperialism, come hell and high water

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Caleb T. MaupinWW photo: G. Dunkel

Excerpted from remarks by Caleb Maupin at the Workers World Party 2014 National Conference in New York City, Nov. 15-16. What’s the difference between a socialist and a communist? This question comes up as we spread the revolutionary message among our class. The writer Sherwood Anderson said, “The Communists are the ones who mean it.” We […]

 

Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine salutes the U.S. Black struggle: ‘The empire will fall from within’

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The following statement was first issued by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine on Aug. 19, 2014. The powerful and inspiring words expressed below are just as relevant today in light of mass protests against the racist grand jury ruling in Ferguson as when first written. For more information, go to http://pflp.ps/.   […]

 

Ukraine anti-fascists stand with Ferguson

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Nov. 27 rally.Photo: Borotba

Activists of the Union Borotba (Struggle) of Ukraine, living in exile in Simferopol, Crimea, rallied in support of the people of Ferguson, Mo., and the struggle against police brutality and racism in the United States on Nov. 27. They were joined by members of the United Communist Party of Russia. Denis Levin, a coordinator of Borotba, […]

 

Solidarity with Mexico’s students

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Philadelphia

On Nov. 20, people demonstrated all over Mexico and the world in solidarity with Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, and against President Enrique Peña Nieto, including in cities across the United States. In Philadephia, more than 150 people protested in front of the Mexican Consulate. In the California Bay Area, more than 200 people marched in the pouring […]

 

Brooklyn, N.Y., organizers fight gentrification

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Brooklyn, N.Y., organizers

A forum on Nov. 17 at Brooklyn’s Central Library was packed with at least 120 supporters of the anti-gentrification fight. It was the second in a series of discussions on this topic. The speakers included Alicia Boyd, Imani Henry, Nicole Marwell and Morgan Mumsey. They recalled decades of civil rights struggles against racist Brooklyn landlords […]

 

On the picket line

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Philly airport workers walk out As many as 125 service workers at the Philadelphia airport walked off the job on Nov. 20 to protest poverty wages, unsafe working conditions and retaliation from management for union organizing. They were supported by Service Employees Local 32BJ, community members and Philadelphia City Council members. Last May, voters passed […]

 

Ferguson ruling ignites prairie fire of protest

By November 27, 2014
BostonWW photo: Liz Green

Solidarity and power of the people Nov. 26 — Fifty people were arrested last night in Boston for attempting to shut down Interstate 93. Several were arrested in Providence, R.I., for helping to shut down I-95. Ferguson activists have called for a nationwide walkout from schools and work on Dec. 1. The governing authorities in […]

 

Shut down migrant detention center!

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Shut down migrant detention center!

Hundreds of people from across the country marched to the Stewart Detention Center in rural southwestern Georgia on Nov. 21, demanding the for-profit prison be shut down. Operated by Corrections Corporation of America, the medium security facility holds upwards of 1,900 immigrant detainees. Among the many youth who participated in the demonstration were a group […]

 

Judge rebuffs struggle to stop Detroit water shut-offs

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Thousands demand water in Detroit, July 18.WW photo: Kris Hamel

Federal bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes has continued his anti-people legal reasoning by denying a motion to reconsider his earlier decision not to halt water shut-offs in Detroit. Since January, some 31,000 households have been subjected to a concerted policy of massive termination of water services. Even though officials of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department […]

 
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