Occupation of Afghanistan is not ‘democracy’

By February 24, 2014

When the anti-war movement makes the argument that U.S. and NATO troops must get out of Afghanistan, liberal apologists for the war counter that without the troops, the country will fall under the control of the Taliban, and any improvements in the status of women or other “democratic” measures will be reversed. The ironic thing [...]

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On the picket line

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Fightback of locked-out Kellogg workers The 226 workers at Kellogg’s cereal plant in Memphis, Tenn., made Fruit Loops and Frosted Flakes until the $14 billion company locked them out on Oct. 22. Why did Kellogg, whose workers earn $28 an hour and do not have to pay for health care, suddenly start playing hardball? Kellogg [...]

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Revolutionary Miguel Cruz Santos: 1958-2014

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Miguel Cruz Santos

Miguel Cruz Santos, a tireless fighter for the working class and a defender of socialism, died on Feb. 6 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, at the early age of 56. A memorial in his honor was held on Feb. 9 at the Ehret Funeral Home there where hundreds of activists, trade unionists and socialists praised [...]

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U.S., EU, out of Ukraine!

By February 21, 2014

The following is a Workers World Party statement on the crisis in Ukraine. U.S. and European Union imperialism have initiated an offensive against the Ukrainian government. It is part of their attempt to reconquer parts of the former Soviet Union and surround, weaken and destroy Russia. The corporate media falsely present this conflict as one [...]

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One month a slave: the case of Lewis Little

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Lewis Little

Durham, N.C. — It was late evening on July 15, 2013, when 19-year-old North Carolina Central University sophomore Lewis James Little was finally released after a month of incarceration for a murder he did not commit. Several charges against Little — including first-degree burglary, first-degree kidnapping, three counts of assault with a deadly weapon with [...]

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The trillion-dollar student loan bubble

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CADE

A recent issue of Bloomberg Business Week ran a feature headline: “Student Loans, the Next Big Threat to the Economy?” Being the mouthpiece of big business, it did not occur to Business Week to run the more appropriate headline: “Student Debt, Huge Crisis for Students.” But Business Week was much more concerned with potential problems [...]

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Victory at Domino’s

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WW photo: Anne Pruden

Domino’s Pizza workers, some shown here, announce a $1.3 million settlement agreement and a victory Feb. 12 in holding Domino’s Pizza Corporation accountable for the labor-law violations of its franchise.

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Protest hits NYC Wendy’s

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A lunchtime protest in downtown Manhattan, N.Y., offered a strong show of support for former Wendy’s worker Rynetta Bennett, who was fired for being an organizer of the campaign for $15-an-hour wages and a union. The Jan. 31 protest against Wendy’s was organized by 99 Pickets and Fight for 15. Participants chanted “Get up! Get [...]

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Trans community: ‘Health care now’

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trans_0227

Chanting “Transphobia is bad medicine,” dozens of transgender activists and allies rallied on Valentine’s Day outside the offices of the New York state Department of Health in lower Manhattan. The action, led by trans people of color, called on State Health Commissioner Nirav Shah to repeal regulations that exclude trans and gender non-conforming people from [...]

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What U.S. rulers owe Haiti

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The United States supported repressive reactionaries in Haiti even before its independence in 1804. The first foreign aid granted by the U.S. — $750,000, a tremendous sum then — was sent to French slave masters in Haiti to put down the rebellion. This was done during slave-owning George Washington’s administration, under the direction of slave-owning [...]

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