Mortgage crisis continues

By May 22, 2014

A new report documents how millions of people across the U.S. continue to suffer the effects of the housing crisis that began around 2005. Published in early May by the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at the University of California, Berkeley, the detailed study is entitled “Underwater America: How the so-called housing [...]

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Undocumented students demand access to education

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Atlanta

Atlanta —  Since 2010, undocumented students have been unable to attend the top five public universities and colleges in Georgia as a result of a Board of Regents decision: Policy 4.1.6. Many of these youth, brought to the U.S. as infants or young children, have received their entire elementary, middle and high school educations in [...]

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For an end to the China-Vietnam conflict

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A dangerous conflict has broken out between the People’s Republic of China and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam over the placement of a giant Chinese oil rig in the vicinity of the Paracel Islands. On May 2, China placed the $1 billion Haiyang-981 oil rig, owned by the Chinese National Oil Company (CNOOC), in waters [...]

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Colombian guerrillas continue struggle

By May 21, 2014
FARC-EP Commander Marco León Calarcá
with Berta Joubert-Ceci.

Two major events involving the Colombian guerrilla movement occurred this week: a ceasefire during the presidential elections and a partial agreement on the third item on the agenda of the peace talks between the Colombian government and the FARC-EP (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army). Guerrillas declare truce during elections From the mountains of Colombia, [...]

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Ukraine oligarchs strike back: Time for anti-capitalist struggle

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May 20 — The Ukrainian struggle has entered a stage of maneuvering in light of the failure of the coup regime to defeat the resistance in the eastern regions. The puppet government in Kiev is now negotiating with different factions of the Ukrainian ruling class and political establishment and desperately trying to pull off the [...]

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Boston street rally: ‘U.S./NATO Hands off Ukraine’

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WW photo: Steve Kirschbaum

By Steve Kirschbaum and Frank Neisser Boston A rally initiated by the Boston International Action Center in collaboration with the Boston Committee for Peace and Human Rights was held to protest U.S./NATO intervention in Ukraine on May 17. Participants included Steve Kirschbaum and Bob Traynham from Team Solidarity and the Boston School Bus Drivers Union, [...]

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Se opone Venezuela a la intromisión EUA

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Mientras los ojos del mundo se centran en los sucesos de Ucrania, el imperio estadounidense se aprovecha para intensificar su plan de derrocamiento de las principales naciones en la región latinoamericana y caribeña que lideran los procesos de cambio, Cuba y Venezuela. La nueva guerra contra estos países no es la invasión de marines como [...]

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Organize and resist war at home and abroad

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Sara Flounders speaking at Chicago Ukraine meeting, April 12. WW photo:  Patricia Linarez

Following are excerpts of remarks by Sara Flounders, co-director of the International Action Center, at the “What Is Driving the ‘New Cold War’” teach-in held at New York City’s Riverside Church on May 10. Go to workers.org to read articles on the teach-in and the May 9-26 anti-war actions. The people of the U.S. can [...]

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NYC picketers say ‘Shame on Kenny Bakery!’

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After working for more than eight years at Kenny Bakery in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood, Moraima Ortiz was fired six months ago for requesting to be paid the minimum wage, an end to physical and verbal abuse, and respect on the job. After she joined the Laundry Workers Center for support, weekly pickets began, [...]

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Apoyemos a las/os trabajadores de comida rápida

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Publicado el 15 de mayo Dedicamos nuestro espacio editorial de esta semana a una declaración del Partido Mundo Obrero/Workers World. El Partido WW/Mundo Obrero se solidariza con la protesta del 15 de mayo de las/os trabajadores de comida rápida a nivel global.  Instamos enfáticamente a todas las fuerzas en el movimiento político a hablar, escribir, [...]

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