A brief history of ‘marriage,’ part 26

By December 18, 2013

Marriage and the struggle for socialism “Revolution is necessary … not only because the ‘ruling’ class cannot be overthrown in any other way, but also because the class ‘overthrowing’ it can only in a revolution succeed in ridding itself of all the muck of ages and become fitted to found society anew.” A critically important [...]

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Defend socialist Korea!

By December 17, 2013

On Dec. 13, the Korean Central News Agency, an official voice of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, reported that a high-ranking member of the government, Jang Song Thaek, had been tried and executed for having “perpetrated anti-party, counter-revolutionary factional acts in a bid to overthrow the leadership of our party and state and the [...]

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Lo que está en juego con el tratado nuclear de Irán

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El acuerdo nuclear de seis meses entre Irán y los “5+1″ países, ha sido descrito como un gran avance, una salida, un desastre o una traición, dependiendo de quién esté hablando. Gran parte del texto del acuerdo alcanzado en Ginebra el 24 de noviembre huele a arrogancia imperialista. Sin embargo, cualquiera que sea la actitud [...]

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U.S., EU back pro-imperialist coup attempt in Ukraine

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Dec. 15 — With strong, almost universal support from the corporate media, the United States government along with the European Union is carrying out a propaganda blitz while threatening sanctions against the government of Ukraine. On Dec. 15, Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.), with the full tacit support of Washington, traveled to [...]

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Obama, U.S. media lied about Syrian nerve gas

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour M. Hersh has written a detailed and devastating exposure of the U.S. government’s manipulation of military intelligence to create a pretext for the war it very nearly unleashed against Syria last September. Hersh’s main conclusion is that President Barack Obama and many in his administration “omitted important intelligence … presented assumptions [...]

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Solidarity rally for Renisha McBride

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WW photo: Terri Kay

Oakland, Calif. — About 100 people rallied at Rainbow Park in East Oakland on Dec. 14 to show solidarity with the family of Renisha McBride. Nineteen-year-old McBride, who was African-American, was shot and killed Nov. 2 in Dearborn Heights, Mich., a predominantly white suburb of Detroit, when she asked for help in the middle of [...]

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Teachers in Oakland, Calif., demand pay raise

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WW photo: Terri Kay

Oakland, Calif., teachers and students protested at the Oakland Unified School District meeting on Dec. 11. Their demands included community involvement in deciding how millions of dollars in new funding, based on a local-control funding formula, is spent. They want it to support low-income English language learners and foster youth, not administrators, consultants and central [...]

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Justice for Alan Blueford: An interview with his mom

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Oakland, Calif. — Workers World interviewed Jeralynn Blueford, mother of Alan Blueford, on Dec. 13, a year and a half after young Alan was killed by Oakland Police Officer Miguel Masso. Now Blueford and her spouse Adam are coping with the approach of Alan’s birthday and another holiday season without him. Jeralynn Blueford: Coming up on [...]

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Homeless people fight evictions from Albany Bulb

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Albany, Calif. — Police and Public Works officials arrived without notice the morning of Dec. 9 and announced over megaphones that residents of the Albany Bulb should come out of their homes. They then destroyed an occupied structure, which was part of the homeless community here. After destroying many of the resident’s belongings with a backhoe, [...]

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Workers, supporters fight GE’s toxic effects on community

By December 14, 2013
Photo: Joe Lombardo

Fort Edward, N.Y. — Nearly 200 miles of the Hudson River is a toxic waste site. Once, the fish in the river provided food for people who lived along its banks, but today the fish that still remain in the river are toxic. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency has designated this area the largest [...]

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