‘Land grabs’

By April 4, 2014

Taken from a March 19 audio column at prisonradio.org. With the annexation of Crimea to the Russian Federation, U.S. politicians have gone coo-coo, raising Cain about it, likening it to Hitler’s seizure of Poland, with Americans snarling about violations of international law, and “land grabs.” Almost immediately, Americans and Europeans, citing threats of “regional destabilization,” [...]


‘Community feed’ remembers police victim


San Francisco — The monthly “Kenneth Harding Jr. Foundation Community Feed” on March 23 fell on the 6th annual “Feed the People Weekend.” The community event provided sandwiches, fruits, vegetables, pasta, rice and other wholesome foods for distribution to the people. On July 16, 2011, 19-year-old Kenneth Wade Harding Jr. was brutally killed by the [...]


Anti-equality backlash in Michigan

By April 3, 2014

Ding dong! The wicked reverend is dead! Fred “god hates f**s” Phelps died on March 19. Unfortunately, the spirit of hatred that Phelps embodied is alive and well among Michigan politicians. Attorney General Bill Schuette, a Tea Party bigot, refused to accept the March 21 ruling of federal Judge Bernard Friedman that Michigan’s ban on [...]


Washington State: Were the mudslide deaths inevitable?


Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy brought devastation that was not solely from natural causes, as was reported at the time in the pages of Workers World newspaper. The infrastructure of capitalism, driven by the need to maximize profits, was the source of much of the suffering and dislocation of those storms. The same is true for [...]


Southern conference: ‘On to revolution and socialism’


The auditorium of the Durham Public Library could hardly contain the electric energy and revolutionary fervor of those who gathered for the “Hard Times Are Fighting Times: Building a Southern Movement for Revolution and Socialism” conference here on March 29. The conference was a testament to the momentous changes taking place in the working-class movement [...]


Detroiters reject austerity

WW photo: Kris Hamel

April 1 — More than 500 loud and angry workers marched at the federal bankruptcy court in Detroit to voice their objections to the planned slashing of City retirees’ pensions by 34 percent along with other draconian cuts. The demonstration was called by the Moratorium NOW! Coalition and Stop Theft of Our Pensions Committee. Workers, [...]


Egypt: The Kerry-Sisi plan

By April 2, 2014

A military dictatorship in Egypt behind the facade of an “elected” president. If it proves stable enough to protect the interests of the U.S.-backed oligarchy in the region, then it will receive the blessings of the White House and Congress. It will also get the $1.3 billion in annual military aid that had been partially [...]


U.S., EU strengthen grip on Ukraine

By April 1, 2014

March 31 —  The U.S. imperialists are trying to strengthen their grip on Ukraine, having seized the reins in Kiev through a fascist-led coup against the elected government of Viktor Yanukovych. In the wake of the coup, the new, unelected puppet regime has signed an “associate agreement” with the European Union that opens wider the Ukrainian [...]


Ukraine: Coup regime raids home of Odessa anti-fascist leader

Alexei Albu, center, at anti-fascist march in Odessa, March 30.

April 1 — On the morning of April 1, Ukrainian Security Forces (SBU) agents raided the apartment of Odessa, Ukraine, anti-fascist leader Alexei Albu with a warrant authorizing them to search for lists of activists and for weapons. The raid was not unexpected. Albu, an elected member of the Odessa Regional Council and local coordinator [...]


From Latin America: Anti-imperialist solidarity with Venezuela


Mexico City, March 28 — Progressives in Latin America and the Caribbean have put defense of the Venezuelan government and people at the top of their priorities. They showed this today when a seminar that had begun as a standard exchange of information among workers and progressive organizations from the continent and worldwide turned into [...]