U.S. bombing of Serbia, after 15 years

By March 25, 2014
Protest at United Nations in NYC March 24 of war on Yugoslavia.WW photo: Sara Flounders

The following statement was issued March 24 by the International Action Center in advance of a demonstration outside the United Nations in New York set for 5 p.m. on the same day. It was 15 years ago on this day that the United States began bombing Serbia in its quest to break up Yugoslavia and [...]


The Iraqi resistance is justified, prosecute the criminals


Workers World newspaper publishes below the statement of the Spanish Campaign Against the Occupation and for the Sovereignty of Iraq (CEOSI), which summarizes the damages to Iraq caused by aggressive war and occupation on the occasion of the 11th anniversary of the U.S.-British invasion on March 19, 2003, and raises demands for prosecution of the [...]


Judge allows same-sex couples to marry in Michigan

By March 24, 2014

On March 21, Michigan became the 18th state to allow same-sex couples to marry. Federal Judge Bernard Friedman, appointed to the bench in 1988 by then-President Ronald Reagan, ruled that the so-called “Michigan Marriage Amendment” was unconstitutional. The ruling came two weeks after a nine-day trial, ordered by the judge to hear “experts” from both [...]


Women speak on struggle, resistance & solidarity

Speakers from March 21 women’s forum.WW photo: Sara Flounders

Workers World Party sponsored an extraordinary panel of women activists at its annual International Working Women’s Month forum in New York City on March 21. The program was entitled “Women on the move against the 1%; Oppression of women here and worldwide = resistance and solidarity.” The women speakers connected some of their daily personal [...]


Extreme inequality growing


Class exploitation at the root The International Monetary Fund recently published a paper sounding the alarm about the global trend toward extreme concentration of income in the hands of the rich. In a 67-page paper issued in January of this year the IMF reported: “In the United States, the share of market income captured by [...]


W.Va. forum: ‘Water Unites Us’


Huntington, W.Va. — A public forum titled “Water Unites Us” on Feb. 20 at Marshall University addressed public concerns about the spill of a coal purification chemical into the Elk River on Jan. 9 by Freedom Industries. The chemical spill affected the tap-water supply for 300,000 people — the largest such disaster in U.S. history. [...]


Crisis for women in Texas


A health care crisis for women of reproductive age has exploded in Texas as a restrictive law passed last year takes effect. But it’s also a human rights crisis, a women’s rights crisis, a reproductive justice crisis. Clinics are being forced to close because they cannot meet strict regulations requiring doctors who provide abortions to [...]


Women fight for rights, defend social gains

By March 23, 2014

What is remembered about yearly International Women’s Day commemorations? Not official afternoon teas and receptions, where politicians toss off meaningless platitudes about women’s “equality” and claim “women have come a long way.” No. What stays in our memories is resistance. March 8 honors women’s struggles worldwide. Its socialist founders aimed to promote global solidarity, too. [...]


African women fight for land & equality

By March 22, 2014

In Africa women have been in the forefront of movements toward national liberation, social and environmental justice, and gender equality. A host of events took place in March across the African continent and in the Diaspora recognizing the contributions and advancements of women and examining the ongoing challenges. African Union member states have called for [...]


On the picket line

By March 21, 2014

Unions unite to defend public postal service The four unions that together provide the service in the U.S. Postal Service formed a historic alliance on March 11. They vowed to stand together to fight right-wing attacks on the USPS. According to the proclamation announcing the alliance, a congressionally manufactured financial crisis threatens six-day delivery, reduction [...]