Ley Habilitante, nueva esperanza de la Revolución Bolivariana

By December 11, 2013

Los desabastecimientos de productos básicos y la especulación desatada por el sector oligarca opositor trajeron grandes dificultades a la vida diaria de la mayoría del pueblo venezolano. La escasez de harina de maíz, esencial en la confección de arepas, base de la dieta venezolana, además de otros productos de uso diario, fueron la base de [...]


Walmart citado por despidos ilegales mientras las/os trabajadores aumentan la lucha


Las/os trabajadores de Walmart se han enfrentado al mayor empleador privado de Estados Unidos. Con la ayuda de sindicatos y amigas/os de organizaciones comunitarias y progresistas, han hecho frente a todas las tácticas hostiles empleadas por esta despiadada corporación transnacional, defendiendo sus propios derechos y los de todas las/os empleados. Ha sido esta fuerte lucha [...]


Chavistas win big in Venezuelan municipal vote

By December 10, 2013

Crowds of government supporters celebrated in Plaza Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela on Sunday night, Dec. 8, as the results of municipal elections were announced. The elections were a triumph for the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), the party of President Nicolás Maduro, successor of Hugo Chávez. The PSUV won more than 49 percent of the [...]


World’s youth condemn Ukranian neo-fascists

Youth in Quito say ‘No’ to neo-fascists in Ukraine.Photo: Lenin Komsomol of Ukraine website

Editor’s note: Fascist elements from the Svoboda organizations have been playing an increasingly active role in a protest movement in Kiev of the country’s wealthiest sectors, who are demanding that Ukraine orient its politics and economy toward the imperialist European Union. The following was posted online Dec. 10 at kpu.ua by the press service of [...]


Unions join fast food workers in coast-to-coast actions


By Deirdre Griswold and Kathy Durkin Dec. 5 — The coast-to-coast movement to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour from the current miserable federal minimum of $7.25 took a big step forward today. Fast-food workers, union organizers and many community and labor supporters staged imaginative and militant actions at chain eateries notorious for [...]


Cuba solidarity meeting in D.C. plans course of action


The National Network on Cuba met in Washington, D.C., for its annual meeting Dec. 7-8. Since 1992 the NNOC has served as an umbrella for a broad variety of U.S.-Cuba solidarity organizations, and many pressing issues were discussed there. The meeting was addressed by representatives of the Cuban Interests Section (Havana’s de facto embassy in [...]


U.S. delegation denounces election fraud in Honduras


The following statement was issued by members of an International Action Center delegation from the U.S., who served as election observers during the Nov. 24 elections in Honduras. From Nov. 21 through Nov. 26, seven human rights observers from the International Action Center witnessed and heard testimony about human rights abuses in Honduras. After reviewing [...]


As pro-imperialists besiege Ukraine, Communists warn of fascist coup attempt

By December 9, 2013

The Communist Party of Ukraine has issued an urgent call for solidarity from the international workers’ movement, warning that an attempted fascist coup is underway in the former Soviet republic. On the afternoon of Dec. 8, protesters in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, toppled a statue of Soviet leader V.I. Lenin. The Svoboda (“Freedom”) party set [...]


Fighting for people’s power

Larry Hales

  Talk given at the 2013 WWP conference by Larry Hales. What drives us as revolutionaries is our ability to generalize from our individual hardships — to see them not as personal misfortunes, but as stemming from systemic exploitation and oppression in an uncaring system, one that puts the interests of the few over the [...]


South’s labor movement challenges North Carolina right wing

Peter GilbertWW photo: Brenda Ryan

  Talk given at WWP conference by Peter Gilbert. When poverty and competition for jobs are intensified during a capitalist economic crisis, one common result is the rise of an extreme right-wing faction in the ruling class. In the U.S., this phenomenon is seen in the far-right Tea Party faction of the Republican Party. In [...]