The elections and the oppressed

By November 12, 2014

The loss of the U.S. Senate to the Republican right and their gains in the Congress during the midterm 2014 elections can be largely attributed to a low voter turnout among key Democratic constituencies. African Americans, who have traditionally voted Democratic since the Franklin D. Roosevelt era of the 1930s and 1940s, failed to be […]

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Burkina Faso: levantamiento de masas expulsa gobernante neocolonial

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3 de noviembre – Cientos de miles de personas en Burkina Faso han obligado al Presidente Blaise Compaoré, líder apoyado por el imperialismo, desde hace mucho tiempo, a renunciar en medio de manifestaciones de masas y rebeliones en varias ciudades de todo el país de África Occidental. Compaoré tomó el poder en un golpe de […]

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Alfonso Cano, un héroe de nuestro tiempo

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Comunicado de las Fuerzas Armados Revolucionarios de Colombia-Ejército del Pueblo. Hoy hace ya tres años que nuestro Comandante Alfonso Cano caía asesinado en las montañas del Cauca, en una acción cobarde del Ejército Nacional, bajo directa orientación del Presidente Juan Manuel Santos. Son ya tres los años en que los combatientes de las FARC-EP extrañamos […]

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The wall & counterrevolution

By November 11, 2014

As part of their continuous attempt to denounce socialism, U.S. and German imperialism have been demonizing the wall that divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. The imperialists hope that their attack — accompanied by a pro-capitalist orgy in Berlin — will obscure the crisis of world capitalism and the disaster that the profit system has […]

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Rasmea Odeh fights jail, deportation

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Nov. 10 — Rasmea Odeh was found guilty of one count of unlawful procurement of naturalization today after a short deliberation by the jury in federal court here. Odeh and her supporters from around the country were awaiting the jury verdict since 8 a.m. There was anger but no surprise, since Judge Gershwin Drain had […]

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Retirees take brunt of cuts as judge approves Detroit bankruptcy

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The “plan of adjustment” to end Detroit’s Chapter 9 bankruptcy means that city worker retirees shoulder virtually the entire burden of cuts, while the city’s neighborhoods continue to deteriorate with worsening poverty, water shutoffs continue unabated, and public workers lose their jobs to privatization. Despite a valiant, ongoing mass struggle by a core grouping of […]

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Ebola and the real health crisis

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Taken from an Oct. 15 audio column at prisonradio.org With the death of Mr. Thomas Eric Duncan shortly after his arrival from Liberia, West Africa, the Ebola crisis has burst onto millions of news screens, generating deep levels of fear and xenophobia. To be sure, Ebola is a serious health concern, for it has a […]

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Benton Harbor, Mich., Civil Rights activist convicted by all-white jury

By November 7, 2014
Rev. Pinkney, right, at “Occupy the PGA” protest, May 2012.

The Rev. Edward Pinkney was found guilty of five felony counts of forgery stemming from a recall campaign against Mayor James Hightower of Benton Harbor, Mich., earlier this year. The all-white jury in St. Joseph, Mich., deliberated for nine hours and delivered the verdict on Nov. 3. The sentencing date has been set for Dec. […]

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Memorial for audacious GI union leader

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Andy Stapp, Esquire 1969

The memorial for Andy Stapp on Nov. 1 turned into a reunion of members and supporters of the American Servicemen’s Union, which he had headed, as well as of his comrades in Workers World Party, long-time acquaintances from near and far, family members and former students who thought him the best and funniest history teacher […]

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Haiti: Cancelled elections spark big protests

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If you don’t hold elections, you can’t lose them. This maxim, which the Duvalierist dictatorships upheld for decades in Haiti with the full faith and connivance of the U.S. government, is being applied by the current government of President Michel Martelly. According to Haitian law, elections for the senate and municipal governments should have been […]

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