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Regime change packaged as ‘free expression’

January 5, 2015

The Obama administration issued new sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on Jan. 2, targeting its  diplomats stationed in Iran, Syria and Russia and claiming the DPRK was behind the hacking of Sony Corp. “We take seriously North Korea’s attack that aimed to [...]

Making torture legal

January 3, 2015

Taken from a Dec. 12, 2014, audio column posted on   In the wake of the Senate Intelligence Select Committee’s report on CIA torture of terror suspects, we are reminded how little Americans know about how the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency rolls in the real world. Predictably, [...]

Demonstrating respect

January 3, 2015

Taken from a Dec. 23, 2014, audio column posted by Throughout much of modern American history, the seasons of mass demonstrations have been spring and summer. Look at old black and white photos of the anti-war, civil rights and Black Power demonstrations of the 1960s and 1970s, and [...]

Appeal to Donetsk officials on behalf of missing Borotba activists

December 30, 2014

Maxim Firsov Workers World is publishing this urgent statement from the Marxist organization Union Borotba (Struggle) of Ukraine. Ukrainian leftist political activists Maxim Firsov, Victor Shapinov and Maria Muratova are missing in Donetsk. At around 3 p.m. on Dec. 21, the Borotba members were [...]

DPRK statement — Security Council attacks Korean socialism

December 30, 2014

The Permanent Mission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the United Nations has issued the following press statement with regard to the Security Council meeting held on Dec. 22, 2014, under the agenda item entitled “Situation in the Democratic People’s Republic [...]

UAW local backs BDS

December 28, 2014

Berkeley, Calif., Dec. 10 — United Auto Workers Local 2865, a statewide University of California student-worker union local, became, according to their press release, the “first major U.S. labor union to support divestment from Israel by membership vote.” Sixty-five percent of the members at [...]

Call to beat back Wisconsin anti-labor bill

December 28, 2014

Right-wing legislators in Wisconsin announced in December that they will push for passage of a right-to-work (for less) law in the 2015 legislative session. In response to this grave assault on all labor, community and youth organizations, the Wisconsin Bail Out the People Movement issued this [...]

On the picket line

December 28, 2014

New labor regs speed up unionization process The National Labor Relations Board issued a new set of rules on Dec. 12 to streamline the process for workers who want to join unions. While previously, workers filing for union representation had to wait as long as a month before union elections could [...]
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