‘Hard Times Conference’ to set socialist agenda for South

By March 11, 2014

Durham, N.C. — These are hard times. In the midst of objectively worsening conditions for workers and the oppressed — that stem from the irresolvable crisis facing global capitalism — these hard times drive political consciousness and the level of struggle to new heights. Does it make you outraged that so many are unemployed, underemployed [...]

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The Albany, N.Y., oil train: A ticking time bomb

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Albany, N.Y. — Thirteen oil-filled tanker rail cars derailed on Feb. 28 at the sprawling CSX rail yard in Selkirk, N.Y., just eight miles from Albany. They were part of a 110-car shipment of highly flammable Bakken oil from North Dakota, on its way to Philadelphia. Each tank car contained almost 30,000 gallons of highly [...]

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Who killed 100 in Maidan Square?

By March 10, 2014

An intercepted phone call between two top-level European officials has raised this question: Was the “opposition” responsible for shooting about 100 protesters and police in Kiev during the week of Feb. 18, just before it took over Ukraine’s government with a coup? The first bloody skirmish, on Feb. 18, killed eight protesters and seven police. [...]

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WW salutes women in struggle!

By March 8, 2014

March 8 is International Working Women’s Day. This special day honors the struggles of women against inequality, oppression and war. It is also a time to promote true international solidarity, to embrace women of all continents. This year we see women fighting back against the ravages of corporate globalization on every continent. Whether they work [...]

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Every issue is a woman’s issue

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The following text came from an updated brochure issued by the International Working Women’s Day coalition in New York City. The coalition will be holding a Working Women’s Assembly and March on March 8. For more information, go to peoplespowerassemblies.org. U.S. and European women workers’ actions inspired the 1910 International Socialist Women’s Congress in Copenhagen, [...]

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Make history: Build Workers World

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March is Women’s History Month, when Workers World makes a special effort to cover women’s issues, especially struggles that have advanced the rights of women. Given Workers World Party’s role in reviving the militant tradition of International Women’s Day in the streets of New York in 1970, we always commemorate this socialist holiday with a [...]

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Anti-war coalition says, ‘U.S. hands off Ukraine and Venezuela’

By March 7, 2014

Workers World publishes here in full the statement by the United National Antiwar Coalition, which demands “U.S. Hands off Ukraine and Venezuela” and calls the U.S. government “the main instigator of the present crises in both countries.” The hypocrisy of Secretary of State John Kerry’s statement on Face the Nation, “You just don’t in the [...]

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On the picket line

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Huge wage theft in port trucking industry The National Employment Law Project issued a report Feb. 19 that revealed what drivers in the U.S. port trucking industry already know: They are being cheated out of millions of dollars of income due to wage theft and other illegal business practices. The report, “The Big Rig Overhaul,” [...]

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Workers Assembly unites Southern fightback

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Workers from across the Raleigh- Durham, N.C., area and from many different workplaces gathered in a Local Worker Assembly sponsored by the Southern Workers Assembly on Feb. 22. As part of the growing Moral Monday movement, workers across North Carolina have been involved in strikes, civil disobedience, walk-ins, protests at state office buildings and other [...]

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Bury Jim Crow! Organize the South!

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The following excerpted remarks were made by Eva Panjwani, a leading member of the Durham, N.C., branch of Workers World Party and a national organizer of the youth group Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST) at a Feb. 28 WWP forum in New York. I am a queer, first-generation ­immigrant. Structural racism and national oppression have [...]

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