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Capitalist crisis, Ferguson and state repression

November 24, 2014

Nov. 22 — Whatever happens with the Darren Wilson case, one thing is certain: The rebellion and resolve of the people in Ferguson, Mo., particularly the African-American youth, are not an accident. The Black population of Ferguson has been subject to all the forces bearing down upon the workers [...]

Long live a free Puerto Rico!

November 24, 2014

Berta Joubert-CeciWW photo: Bert Joubert-Ceci Excerpted from a talk by Berta Joubert-Ceci to the Workers World Party national conference in New York City, Nov. 15-16. We are seeing the effects and the consequences of this stage of capitalism — what we have called “capitalism at a dead end.” [...]

Build workers’ assemblies!

November 24, 2014

Steven CeciWW photo: Brenda Ryan Talk given by Steven Ceci at the 2014 National Conference of Workers World Party in New York City. First, I would like to congratulate Comrade Tommy for his courageous decision as a McDonald’s worker to go on strike and be arrested. We also want to salute the [...]

Racism and the underfunding of Philadelphia schools

November 24, 2014

Betsey PietteWW photo: Brenda Ryan Betsey Piette, of the Philadelphia branch of Workers World Party, gave this talk at the WWP national conference, held on Nov. 15-16 in New York City. In 2014, the discretionary budget for one Philadelphia elementary school was just $160 — roughly the cost of a [...]

Anti-fascist rebellion in Ukraine and Donbass

November 23, 2014

Greg ButterfieldWW photo: G. Dunkel From the talk given by Greg Butterfield at the 2014 Workers World Party National Conference in New York City A year ago, few people in the U.S. — including us — were thinking about Ukraine. But one group was: the imperialist ruling class. The 1% and their [...]

Fast-food worker: Strike is our main weapon

November 23, 2014

Tommy CavanaughWW photo: Brenda Ryan Talk by Tommy Cavanaugh at the 2014 National Conference of Workers World Party in New York on Nov. 15. It really is an honor to address this conference as a McDonald’s worker and striker. Instead of the self-blame and lack of dignity the bosses and bourgeois [...]

Leslie Feinberg: comrade, mentor, friend

November 23, 2014

I loved my friend. He went away from me. There’s nothing more to say. The poem ends, Soft as it began – I loved my friend. ~ Langston Hughes LeiLani Dowell and Leslie Feinberg in 2004. Photo: Bill Hackwell This is for my comrade, mentor, and friend Leslie Feinberg. The person who took me under [...]

Colombian ‘peace process’ at an impasse

November 23, 2014

Nov. 23 — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos shocked the world when he announced on Nov. 16 the unilateral suspension of peace negotiations of the past two years between his government and the FARC-EP (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army) in Havana, Cuba. That day, it was [...]

Nurses strike over lack of Ebola preparedness

November 23, 2014

Nurses at White House during national strike for health and safety. National Nurses United held a day of strikes and demonstrations in 16 states on Nov. 12 demanding effective personal protective equipment and “continuous, rigorous interactive training for RNs and other health workers who might [...]

Trans Day of Remembrance: ‘Why we need a revolution’

November 23, 2014

Nov. 20 — Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance. And I’d like to share an anecdote. Back in 2012 there were two separate occasions when I felt threatened because I was trans. Both of them involved groups of people yelling at me, trying to get me to answer the age-old transphobic question: [...]
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