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Leftist party gains in Turkey elections

June 21, 2015

The June 7 national parliamentary elections in Turkey resulted in both a leap forward for a coalition of leftist and pro-Kurdish forces, called the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), and a setback for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), led by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. This is a [...]

African Union overshadowed by attacks on Sudan

June 21, 2015

A concerted campaign to disrupt the African Union Summit held June 7-15 in the Republic of South Africa used charges by the International Criminal Court against standing Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who was recently re-elected by a wide margin in the oil-rich north central African [...]

No to repression against journalists in Ukraine!

June 21, 2015

Ruslan Kotsaba and Artyom Buzila. Workers World is publishing this appeal from the Ukrainian Marxist organization Union Borotba (Struggle). It was translated by WW contributing editor Greg Butterfield. Appeal to journalists and writers of the world Following the right-wing coup d’état in [...]

U.S. support for Ukraine fascists exposed

June 21, 2015

The Azov Battalion Representative John Conyers of Michigan, a veteran of the Civil Rights Movement and a longtime member of the Congressional Black Caucus, has introduced amendments to the 2015 Defense Appropriations Act to block the training of Ukraine’s fascist Azov Battalion and prevent the [...]

Zero tolerance for racism

June 18, 2015

An historic Black church in Charleston, S.C., has been hit by an act of racist terrorism. The nine people killed on June 17 may not be victims of the systematic racism of the police and courts that the Black Lives Matter movement has been combatting. They also may not be the victims of an organized [...]

Students battle Wisconsin austerity

June 18, 2015

‘Another budget is possible’ Protests to oppose gutting all aspects of public education and related austerity continue in Milwaukee and across Wisconsin. Another series of protest actions took place, including the June 11 “Another Budget Is Possible” protest at the state Capitol sponsored [...]

Texas laws threaten access to abortion

June 18, 2015

People protest in front of the Whole Women’s Health clinic Saturday, October 4, 2014, in McAllen, Texas. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on June 9 upheld two of the strictest, most unscientific and potentially life-threatening limits on abortion services passed by the Texas [...]

TPP dangerous to world’s workers, poor

June 18, 2015

Farmers in Japan. San Diego On June 12, as part of a legislative maneuver, Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives voted against and defeated part of a package bill that would have given “fast track” authority to President Barack Obama to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The [...]

New Yorkers fight for rent protection

June 18, 2015

About 1 million apartments in New York City and some surrounding communities are covered by a rent-protection law, which limits the amount of rent that tenants can be charged. It appears likely that the New York state Senate will allow this law to expire at midnight on June 15. New York City is the [...]

Talks stall as Saudis bomb Yemeni cities

June 18, 2015

On June 15, bombs hit the Old City of Yemen’s capital, Sanaa. In the first announced attempt to reach a political settlement, United Nations talks began June 15 — with the Ansurallah rebels absent — in Geneva, ostensibly seeking to end the escalating imperialist-coordinated war against the [...]
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