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Crown Heights, Brooklyn: ‘No heat — no peace!’

January 13, 2015

After three mostly below-freezing days without heat or hot water at an apartment building at 1045 Union St. in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and calls to New York City’s emergency hotline made in vain, Brooklyn’s Crown Heights Tenants Union called an emergency protest on Jan. 10. More than [...]

Ébola, socialismo e imperialismo

January 13, 2015

Editorial WW/MO    7 de enero 2015 Ahora que la amenaza de la propagación del ébola en EUA ha disminuido — por el momento – las noticias de la crisis han sido relegadas a las últimas páginas de los periódicos más importantes de los medios corporativos.  Pero esta epidemia sigue siendo [...]

Charlie Hebdo, the free press and racism

January 13, 2015

The banner of ‘Youth against racism’ in a protest in Paris, November 2013. How do we put in perspective the international media focus on the massacre of 12 journalists in Paris on Jan. 7 at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, notorious for its racist anti-Muslim caricatures and lack [...]

Phil Africa ¡Presente!

January 13, 2015

MOVE 9 member Phil Africa died in prison on Jan. 10 under what family members are calling “suspicious circumstances.” Six days earlier, Africa reportedly wasn’t feeling well and went to the prison infirmary in the State Correctional Institution at Dallas, Pa. MOVE members who drove to [...]

Artists hold 24-hour protest against police brutality

January 13, 2015

A group of artists held a 24-hour action against police brutality in New York City’s Grand Central Station from 5 p.m. on Jan. 5 to 5 p.m. on Jan. 6. They carried signs with the names of 170 people killed by cops over the last 50 years, including Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Organizer Laurie [...]

Workers in Germany challenge Amazon

January 11, 2015

The Christmas spirit doesn’t suspend the class struggle. German workers and their union, Ver.di, want a higher minimum wage and better working conditions. Ver.di, formed in 2001, is a union with 2.4 million members, mostly in the service sector. Amazon faced a similar, but smaller and less [...]

Letter on the Berlin Wall and the war between capitalism and socialism

January 11, 2015

In response to the Nov. 11 editorial, “The wall & counterrevolution,” published on the 25th anniversary of the end of the Berlin Wall, longtime WW reader and supporter Phyllis Lucero of Colorado Springs, Colo., sent us the following letter: The “only” reason the U.S. poured millions of [...]

Behind the attack in Paris

January 10, 2015

French youth protest racist police brutality. The banner says, ‘No justice, no peace!’ Based on remarks by Deirdre Griswold on the Charlie Hebdo attack, given to a Jan. 9 Workers World Party meeting in New York. “Black Lives Matter!” This should be universally recognized, taken for [...]

Oil price decline impacts African economies

January 10, 2015

During 2014 many Western-based financial publications declared that the Federal Republic of Nigeria had surpassed the Republic of South Africa as the largest economy on the continent. Nigeria relies on oil exports to generate its foreign exchange earnings. Minister of Finance Dr. Ngozi [...]
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