¿Por qué la nueva ley de salud es ya tan cara?

By January 15, 2014

Era el año 1965. La guerra del gobierno estadounidense en Vietnam era cada vez más impopular, sobre todo entre los jóvenes que eran reclutados y enviados allá. Los movimientos  de liberación de los pueblos oprimidos también iban creciendo, a menudo inspirados en las luchas anticoloniales y la resistencia de los vietnamitas. En los EE.UU. Lyndon [...]

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West Virginia coal industry poisons water supply

By January 14, 2014
Freedom Industries, Jan.10.

Charleston, W.Va. — A spill into the Elk River near Charleston, W.V., on Jan. 9 from a chemical plant owned by Freedom Industries forced a cutoff of water in West Virginia as a statewide “state of emergency” was called that day and a federal “state of emergency” the following day. The spill contaminated the water [...]

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Imperialists praise ‘butcher’ Sharon

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More bully than soldier, Israeli’s Ariel Sharon, nicknamed both “the butcher” for slaughtering Palestinians and “the bulldozer” for destroying their homes, died Jan. 11 after spending the last eight years in a coma. Were there not so many imperialist politicians and media describing Sharon as a “peacemaker” and thus distorting his life story, we would [...]

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Four years after devastating earthquake, Haitians get nothing but imperialist occupation

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The horrific Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake in Haiti caused building collapses in Port-au-Prince and its suburbs that killed at least 300,000 people. It left an uncounted number injured and 1.5 million homeless. Four years later, according to the Ministry of Public Works, an estimated 20 percent of the ruble has yet to be removed. Only [...]

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Amiri Baraka ¡presente!

By January 13, 2014
Baraka reads “Somebody Blew Up America” poem before 1,100 people at Mumia Abu-Jamal solidarity rally at the Philadelphia Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pa., on Dec. 9, 2011.WW photo: Joseph Piette

Amiri Baraka, a longtime Black revolutionary who was very influential in the struggle against racist and class oppression for over five decades, died on Jan. 9 at the age of 79, following a short illness in Newark, N.J.  At a Jan.10 public forum in New York City, Workers World Party First Secretary Larry Holmes pointed [...]

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Imperialist intervention further destabilizes South Sudan, Central African Republic

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Republic of Sudan President Omar Hassan al-Bashir flew to the capital of the Republic of South Sudan on Jan. 6 in an effort to assist the Juba government in mending a split that is tearing the newly created country asunder. South Sudan broke away from its northern counterpart nearly three years ago, largely at the [...]

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‘Expanding Empire’ revisited

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Vince Copeland, a founding leader of Workers World Party, first published a riveting booklet in 1968 entitled “Expanding Empire: The Global War Drive of Big Business and the Forces That Will Stop It.” Its popularity was expressed in several subsequent printings. In this writer’s view, it is a must read or a must revisit at [...]

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Kalashnikov: the worker and the rifle

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Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov, the designer of the famous AK-47 assault rifle, died at the age of 94 at the end of December 2013 in Izhevsk, Russia, where he had lived in a simple apartment house since just after World War II. He was the 17th child of a peasant family, born in western Siberia. The [...]

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Workers’ struggle in Cambodia: the back story

By January 11, 2014
Workers protest in Phnom Penh to demand a higher minimum wage.

When the police in Cambodia shot and killed four people Jan. 3 during a workers’ demonstration calling for higher wages in the garment industry, it got the attention of the media in the imperialist world. The story, as they presented it, was a simple one: The Cambodian government was repressing workers seeking a living wage. [...]

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Eurozone imperialism swallows Latvia

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Latvia, a small country on the southeastern shore of the Baltic Sea, officially joined the Eurozone on Jan. 1. The Latvian government had applied the most rigorous austerity policy of any country in Europe. Christine Lagarde, the director of the International Monetary Fund, called Latvia a “model for Greece and Spain.” For European imperialists and [...]

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