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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Public forum addresses W.Va. chemical spill crisis

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Cathy Kunkel, of Energy Efficient WV, speaks at the “Water Unites Us” public forum on Feb. 20 at Marshall University.WW photo: Benji Pyles

Huntington, W.Va. — A public forum titled “Water Unites Us” on Feb. 20 at Marshall University addressed public concerns about the Jan. 9 Freedom Industries spill of a coal purification chemical into the Elk River, affecting the tap-water supply for 300,000 people. The chemical spill was the largest to affect a water supply in U.S. history. [...]

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UAW loss at VW: unions must not vacillate on racism

By March 6, 2014

Several weeks after the United Auto Workers lost a close election at Volkswagen’s plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., the discussion continues on why workers rejected union representation. The setback has prompted a healthy discourse — online and on the shop floor — among rank-and-file autoworker activists. With the union’s national convention set to begin June 1, [...]

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South Korean workers strike again

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Imagine a general strike of 200,000 workers — and not one word about it in any of the world’s so-called free press. What a breathtaking admission that these so-called “news media” are nothing but propaganda organs for big business. Look it up — the one-day general strike on Feb. 25 in south Korea. The only [...]

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Venezuelan revolution defended

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In a strong show of support for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, Houston activists gathered at the Venezuelan consulate on Feb. 28 for a “Day of Solidarity with the Venezuelan Government.” The gathering was opened with remarks by Ernesto Leon, an activist from Caracas who lives in Houston, and Workers World Party activist Gloria Rubac. Both [...]

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Venezuelan communists say ’You win peace by defeating fascism’

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Tribuna Popular, the newspaper of the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV), reports on the party’s Feb. 24 news conference on the situation following an imperialist-backed coup attempt earlier in February. The report included a comment on a “peace dialog” convened by the government that same day to which all political forces were invited. Translated by [...]

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Venezuelans pay tribute to Lumumba

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The following statement was released on Feb. 26 by the Embassy of the ­Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela located in Washington, D.C. Go to venezuela-us.org The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela wishes to express its heartfelt condolences on the passing of our dear brother Mayor Chokwe Lumumba on February 25, 2014. We remember him [...]

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