Borotba: ‘Socialist chance for South-East Ukraine’

By May 15, 2014

Workers World is sending out this statement by one of the leaders of Union Borotba (Struggle) as a service in order to provide a brief socialist overview of the struggle in southeast Ukraine. Borotba is an openly Marxist organization, formed in 2011, that has been deeply involved in the struggle in Ukraine. It was driven […]

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Venezuela stands up to U.S. interference

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While the eyes of the world focus on the events in Ukraine, the U.S. empire is using this opportunity to intensify its plan to overthrow governments in the Latin American and Caribbean region that are leading the process for change there — Cuba and Venezuela. The new war against these countries is not the invasion […]

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A sordid history: U.S. collaboration with neo-Nazis

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It may surprise some that the U.S. government — especially under a reputedly liberal Democratic Party administration — would be supporting fascists in Ukraine. Not officially, of course. According to Washington and all the corporate media, the people given money and credibility by the U.S. are just anti-Russian patriots. But fascists they are — in […]

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NYC meeting kicks off actions on Ukraine

By May 14, 2014
LeiLani Dowell

Meeting at Riverside Church on May 10, anti-war activists from the New York metropolitan area gave a kick-start to three weeks of activities in solidarity with the anti-fascist movement in Eastern Ukraine and opposing new U.S.-NATO ­aggression against Russia. Former WBAI Program Director Bernard White introduced the organizers’ goal: to infuse the anti-war movement with […]

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U.S. imperialism’s dirty little secret

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As World War I broke out 100 years ago, Vladimir Lenin pointed to the root cause of that terrible social catastrophe as “the extreme intensification of the struggle for markets in the latest — the imperialist — stage of capitalist development.” (“The War and Russian Social-Democracy,” October 1914). His words could have been written today, […]

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Mothers’ march for justice at Baltimore hospital

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WW photo: Sharon Black

Thousands of Johns Hopkins Hospital workers and their supporters gathered in Baltimore’s downtown and staged a Mother’s March and Rally for Justice on May 10 to protest poverty wages. Service Employees 1199 union members are demanding $15 an hour after 15 years on the job. The workers staged a three-day strike April 9-11 to show […]

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ANC big winner in South Africa elections

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Despite worker unrest Twenty years after Freedom Day in 1994, the African National Congress won overwhelmingly in South Africa’s fifth national democratic elections held on May 7. The ANC, which has dominated South African politics for decades, even before coming to power in the first nonracial democratic elections, officially received 62.5 percent of the vote. […]

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Ejecución en Oklahoma expone pena de muerte: Cruel, pero usual

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El ataque cardíaco que mató al preso condenado a muerte Clayton Lockett el 29 de abril, después de que el estado de Oklahoma intentara ejecutarlo, ha expuesto la pena de muerte al mundo en lo que se ha convertido: un experimento en vivo sobre la forma de matar a la gente, mientras lo hace parecer […]

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Stand with fast food workers

By May 13, 2014

We are devoting our editorial space this week to a statement by Workers World Party. Workers World Party stands in steadfast solidarity with the May 15 global fast food workers protest. We strongly urge all forces in the political movement to speak, write and especially act in similar solidarity. The May 15 action promises to be […]

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Defying imperialism and Kiev, Eastern Ukraine votes for people’s power

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Workers voting in Donetsk, May 11.

May 13 — The people of eastern Ukraine have defied imperialist threats from Washington, Berlin, Paris, London, Brussels and their puppets in Warsaw and Kiev and have carried out highly successful referendums under virtual wartime conditions. In two oblasts (regions) — Donetsk and Luhansk — the people voted overwhelmingly for statehood and declared their independence […]

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