SuperShuttle drivers versus Veolia

By May 18, 2014
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SuperShuttle drivers from Dulles and Reagan airports in the Washington, D.C., area and their supporters rallied on May 12 and then caravaned through the DCA/National airport loop to protest the exploitative work and pay conditions of transnational Veolia Corp., which owns SuperShuttle. Participants included a delegation from the “We Deserve Better” Workers Assembly from Baltimore [...]

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Hundreds in Philly rally to rehire Monteiro

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Rally at Temple University, May 8.WW photo: Joseph Piette

Hundreds of students and community activists gathered at Temple University in Philadelphia on May 8 for a rousing rally calling for the rehiring of Dr. Anthony Monteiro and the firing of Dean Teresa Soufas. Rally speakers included Dr. Cornel West; Marc Lamont Hill; Pam Africa; state Rep. Curtis Thomas; Henry Nicholas, president of Service Employees [...]

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Europeans show solidarity with Ukrainian anti-fascists

By May 17, 2014
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Solidarity with the resistance in southeastern Ukraine has spread to at least six West European countries’ anti-war movements. The actions described below were reported to Workers World after we sent out a call by the United National Anti-war Coalition (UNAC) for solidarity demonstrations across the U.S. from May 9 to May 26 and requested reports [...]

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Petraeus ‘wanted for genocide’

By May 16, 2014
Petraeus a war criminal

Students from the City University of New York and others stood in protest May 6 across from CUNY’s McCauley Honors College on West 67th Street, where retired Gen. David Petraeus was lecturing that afternoon. Petraeus was formerly director of the CIA and prior to that, top commander in U.S.-occupied Iraq and Afghanistan, so there were [...]

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Cuban psychologist speaks in NYC on HIV+, LGBT issues

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Norma Guillard, front center, with supporters, May 4.WW photo: Anne Pruden

Brooklyn, N.Y. — Breaking new grounds for women — for lesbians, bisexual women and especially for Black women — is Norma Guillard. A Cuban woman of African descent, Guillard was welcomed here on May 4 to talk of her work in Cuba. A retired psychologist, she has proudly produced the first documentary about HIV+ patients [...]

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Superprofits and kidney disease

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Capitalism has been good to David Tepper, who raked in $3.5 billion last year. That’s what 232,000 minimum-wage workers earn, if they’re lucky enough to work full time the whole year. On the other hand, capitalism hasn’t been good for 4 million people in Central America who depend on the coffee crop for their livelihoods. [...]

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GM ignition scandal continues

By May 15, 2014

Months after the link between a faulty ignition switch and car crash fatalities made front-page news, General Motors’ reckless disregard of public safety, and its web of denials and cover-ups are still in the public eye. GM management knew in 2005 that an ignition switch eventually used in millions of small Chevrolet and Saturn cars [...]

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Borotba: ‘Socialist chance for South-East Ukraine’

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Workers World is sending out this statement by one of the leaders of Union Borotba (Struggle) as a service in order to provide a brief socialist overview of the struggle in southeast Ukraine. Borotba is an openly Marxist organization, formed in 2011, that has been deeply involved in the struggle in Ukraine. It was driven [...]

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Venezuela stands up to U.S. interference

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While the eyes of the world focus on the events in Ukraine, the U.S. empire is using this opportunity to intensify its plan to overthrow governments in the Latin American and Caribbean region that are leading the process for change there — Cuba and Venezuela. The new war against these countries is not the invasion [...]

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A sordid history: U.S. collaboration with neo-Nazis

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It may surprise some that the U.S. government — especially under a reputedly liberal Democratic Party administration — would be supporting fascists in Ukraine. Not officially, of course. According to Washington and all the corporate media, the people given money and credibility by the U.S. are just anti-Russian patriots. But fascists they are — in [...]

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