Fast-food workers, clergy sit in legislator’s office in North Carolina

By May 29, 2014
Occupying Thom Tillis’s office.

  By Ben C. Raleigh, N.C. — For nearly 12 hours on May 27 in the state Legislature building in Raleigh, a group of 11 fast-food workers and four clergy and community members held a sit-in at the office of Thom Tillis, the speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives. Part of the growing [...]

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Water is a right

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Detroit, May 23WW photo: Kris Hamel

Detroiters fight shutoffs May 26 — The city of Detroit recently began to cut off water to residents behind in their bill. The measure — in effect telling the people to “Go thirsty, dirty and sewerless!” — was part of banker and emergency-manager-imposed austerity. It aroused a rapid protest. The third “Detroit Freedom Friday” on [...]

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U.S. blesses fraudulent Ukraine election

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May 27 — The U.S.-backed junta of neoliberal politicians, oligarchs and fascists, which came to power in a coup against the elected government of Ukraine, staged presidential elections May 25 in an attempt to legitimize its rule. Billionaire oligarch Peter Poroshenko, known as the “Chocolate King,” claimed victory with 54 percent of the vote. (CNN, [...]

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Austerity, imperialism & disease

By May 28, 2014

Airport malaria is common in Europe. The region is the destination of travelers from many parts of the world, like Africa, where malaria is widespread. But when local transmission of malaria was reported in Greece in 2012 — the first time in 40 years — alarm bells went off. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control [...]

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Elombe Brath, a fighter for African liberation

By May 27, 2014
Elombe Brath

Elombe Brath, a world-renown Pan-Africanist who promoted the national liberation of all African people from racism, neo-colonialism and imperialism, died at the age of 77 in Amsterdam Nursing Home in Harlem, New York.  Born and raised in Harlem, Brath suffered a number of strokes since 2009. It is ironic that he died on May 19 [...]

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Para terminar el conflicto entre China y Vietnam

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Editorial Workers World-Mundo Obrero Un peligroso conflicto ha estallado entre la República Popular China y la República Socialista de Vietnam sobre la colocación de una plataforma petrolera china gigante en las inmediaciones de las islas Paracelso. El 2 de mayo, China colocó el equipo de perforación de petróleo Haiyang-981 con valor de mil millones de [...]

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Guerrilla colombiana sigue luchando

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En una reciente visita a La Habana, Cuba, la reportera de WW-MO Berta Joubert-Ceci, tuvo la oportunidad de conocer al Comandante de las FARC-EP Marco León Calarcá, miembro del equipo de Negociación de Paz. A lo largo de varias conferencias celebradas en esa ciudad, Joubert-Ceci pudo corroborar el amplio apoyo que estas negociaciones tienen de muchos sectores a nivel internacional.

Dos importantes acontecimientos que involucran al movimiento guerrillero colombiano han ocurrido esta semana: el cese al fuego durante el período de elecciones presidenciales y el acuerdo parcial sobre el 3er punto en la agenda de negociaciones de paz entre el gobierno colombiano y las FARC-EP. Tregua guerrillera durante elecciones Desde las montañas de Colombia se [...]

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Protests say: ‘Stop U.S. march to war’’

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Times Square, N.Y., May 23.WW photo: G. Dunkel

“No to fascism in Ukraine! No war with Russia!” was the theme of the International Action Center protest in New York’s Times Square on May 26, Memorial Day. The demonstrators’ determination to denounce U.S. aggression and the expansion of NATO into Ukraine contrasted with the general mood of the sunny spring holiday. Speakers at the [...]

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President Oligarch — the natural result of Euromaidan

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Statement of Union Borotba (Struggle) on Ukraine’s “elections of blood” Following is a report and analysis of the May 25 elections by Union Borotba (Struggle), a revolutionary socialist and anti-fascist organization in Ukraine, translated by Workers World contributing editor Greg Butterfield and available on the Borotba.org website. Oligarch Petro Poroshenko declared himself the landslide winner [...]

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Venezuela-Palestine fuel deal

By May 26, 2014

Bolivarian Venezuela continued its support for Palestine liberation that existed consistently during the 15 years when Hugo Chávez was president. The two countries agreed on an energy pact in which the oil-rich Latin American country will provide diesel fuel to the Mideast country, which has been subject to Israeli occupation and repression for more than [...]

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