60 years after the general strike in Honduras — ‘May is the road to victory’

By April 15, 2014

This article was first published in Honduras in 1963 and was recently translated into English by Lucy Pagoada-Quesada. Amaya was a much-revered author and journalist whose novel “Prisión Verde” exposed the wretched conditions on the U.S.-owned banana plantations, where he worked as a young man. What historical significance does May have for the people of […]

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Massive political concert denounces Turkish regime

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Group Yorum Concert, Istanbul, April 13. 'An Independent Turkey: Bread, Justice, Freedom.'Photo: Halkin Sesi TV

One of the largest concentrations of Turkish people opposing the Turkish regime, nearly 750,000 people, gathered on April 13 at the marketplace Bakirköy in Istanbul. Organized by the Marxist musical ensemble, Grup Yorum, this politico-cultural festival centered on denouncing police repression and the pro-terrorist, anti-Syrian foreign policy of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Grup […]

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Oakland, Calif., students’ solidarity with Venezuela gov’t

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An educational meeting on Venezuela was held in Oakland, Calif., at Laney College on April 10.  The solidarity event was sponsored by the Bay Area Latin American Solidarity Coalition and in collaboration with the Associated Students of Laney College and the Brown Alliance of Students Taking Action. The film, “Viva Venezuela: Fighting for Socialism,” was […]

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Ukraine’s coup regime ups threats as protests expand

By April 14, 2014
Mass protest in Kharkov demands release of imprisoned anti-fascists, April 13.Photo:  Borotba

April 14 — Desperate to stamp out a popular uprising in southeastern Ukraine, the junta in Kiev — which came to power through a violent coup using fascist groupings against elected President Viktor Yanukovych — is attempting to crush the newly declared People’s Republic of Donetsk and rebellions in other cities. But instead of intimidating the anti-fascist resistance, this […]

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IPCC: ‘Climate change endangers life on planet’

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Big business: ‘Profits come first’ The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has issued a dire report based on the findings of thousands of scientists and environmental experts. It shows that climate change has already left its mark “on all continents and across the oceans,” damaging food crops, spreading disease and melting glaciers. Big business […]

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Chicago postal protest previews April 24 rallies

By April 12, 2014
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Chicago — Over 700 postal and other workers walked a picket line in front of a Chicago area Staples store on April 5.  The protesters marched back and forth over the block-long sidewalk for an hour and a half, chanting “Whose Postal Office?  The People’s Post Office!” Many wore T-shirts that read: “Stop Staples. The […]

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Buying elections gets more expensive

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On March 2, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the McCutcheon v. FEC case that the wealthy could donate funds to an unlimited number of candidates, party campaign committees and political action committees. Before this ruling, the most that one billionaire could openly give was $123,000 during each two-year “cycle.” Now each can give millions […]

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The war on public education

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Today’s capitalist public school curriculum called “Common Core,” coupled with impossible-to-pass examinations, is facing growing opposition all over the United States. The president of a parents’ group on Long Island called Common Core and high-stakes testing “child abuse.” Some 30,000 children, with their parents’ permission, opted out of Common Core examinations in New York state […]

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On the picket line

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NYC building workers march for a raise A sea of yellow and purple Service Employees union Local 32BJ flags swept up New York City’s Park Avenue on April 2. About 7,500 door attendants, porters, superintendents and handypersons marched to show they will strike if owners of 3,300 residential buildings throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten […]

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‘The people continue to fight’ coup regime’s attack in Ukraine

By April 11, 2014
Arson at Communist Party headquarters in Kiev.Photo: Communist Party of Ukraine

April 10 — Desperate to stamp out a popular uprising in southeastern Ukraine, the fascist junta in Kiev — which came to power through a violent coup against elected President Viktor Yanukovych — is moving to crush the newly declared People’s Republic of Donetsk and rebellions in other cities. But anti-fascists throughout the region continue to […]

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