Mexico’s drug wars: made in USA

By November 29, 2014

The disappearance and presumed murder of the 43 Mexican students of Ayotzinapa exposed to the world the relation between drug cartels and the violence of the state apparatus in capitalist Mexico. What is not publicized in the corporate media is the U.S. role in corrupting and impoverishing Mexico — and in causing the drug war […]

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Fighting imperialism, come hell and high water

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Caleb T. MaupinWW photo: G. Dunkel

Excerpted from remarks by Caleb Maupin at the Workers World Party 2014 National Conference in New York City, Nov. 15-16. What’s the difference between a socialist and a communist? This question comes up as we spread the revolutionary message among our class. The writer Sherwood Anderson said, “The Communists are the ones who mean it.” We […]

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Building solidarity with Africa, defeating neo-colonialism

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Abayomi AzikiweWW photo: Brenda Ryan

From a talk by Abayomi Azikiwe at the Workers World Party National Conference in New York City, Nov. 15-16. From Egypt and Morocco in north Africa to Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Mali and others to the west, right down through the Sudans, Uganda, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa in the central, eastern and southern regions, […]

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Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine salutes the U.S. Black struggle: ‘The empire will fall from within’

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The following statement was first issued by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine on Aug. 19, 2014. The powerful and inspiring words expressed below are just as relevant today in light of mass protests against the racist grand jury ruling in Ferguson as when first written. For more information, go to http://pflp.ps/.   […]

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Ukraine anti-fascists stand with Ferguson

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Nov. 27 rally.Photo: Borotba

Activists of the Union Borotba (Struggle) of Ukraine, living in exile in Simferopol, Crimea, rallied in support of the people of Ferguson, Mo., and the struggle against police brutality and racism in the United States on Nov. 27. They were joined by members of the United Communist Party of Russia. Denis Levin, a coordinator of Borotba, […]

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Solidarity with Mexico’s students

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Philadelphia

On Nov. 20, people demonstrated all over Mexico and the world in solidarity with Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, and against President Enrique Peña Nieto, including in cities across the United States. In Philadephia, more than 150 people protested in front of the Mexican Consulate. In the California Bay Area, more than 200 people marched in the pouring […]

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Humanitarian crisis in Donbass as Washington-Kiev threatens to escalate war

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Thirteen. That’s the average daily death toll in the Ukrainian government’s war against the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics since a ceasefire agreement was signed in early September, according to a Nov. 20 report by United Nations monitors. (BBC Nov. 21) Nearly 1,000 have died since the ceasefire was inked, according to the U.N. Most […]

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Brooklyn, N.Y., organizers fight gentrification

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Brooklyn, N.Y., organizers

A forum on Nov. 17 at Brooklyn’s Central Library was packed with at least 120 supporters of the anti-gentrification fight. It was the second in a series of discussions on this topic. The speakers included Alicia Boyd, Imani Henry, Nicole Marwell and Morgan Mumsey. They recalled decades of civil rights struggles against racist Brooklyn landlords […]

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Haitian cops kill protesters – U.S. Embassy remains silent

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Haitians in Port-au-Prince demand president resign.

November 18 is the anniversary of the 1803 battle of Vertière, the decisive battle of the Haitian revolution in which an army of former slaves — most born in Africa — defeated the cream of the French army and guaranteed Haiti’s independence. On that anniversary this year, tens of thousands of Haitians took the opportunity […]

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On the picket line

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Philly airport workers walk out As many as 125 service workers at the Philadelphia airport walked off the job on Nov. 20 to protest poverty wages, unsafe working conditions and retaliation from management for union organizing. They were supported by Service Employees Local 32BJ, community members and Philadelphia City Council members. Last May, voters passed […]

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