South’s labor movement challenges North Carolina right wing

By December 9, 2013
Peter GilbertWW photo: Brenda Ryan

  Talk given at WWP conference by Peter Gilbert. When poverty and competition for jobs are intensified during a capitalist economic crisis, one common result is the rise of an extreme right-wing faction in the ruling class. In the U.S., this phenomenon is seen in the far-right Tea Party faction of the Republican Party. In [...]

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International unions salute WWP conference

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Here are excerpts from some of the many international messages received by Workers World Party in recognition of its national conference Nov. 16-17. Colombia: SINALTRAINAL union From Colombia we send you a huge embrace and all our energy. In Colombia great struggles are coming similar to those developed by different social sectors during the months [...]

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‘Fight will continue’ says LGBT leader in Honduras

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras — Erick Martínez, a leader of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities in Honduras, addressed a group of U.S. and Canadian solidarity activists on Nov. 21. These activists were in his country to track human rights abuses and observe the national elections on Nov. 24. Three days before the election was stolen [...]

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Meeting on Philippine disaster

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What role did global warming play in creating the most powerful typhoon in recorded history? How helpful is Pentagon “humanitarian intervention” complete with missile cruisers and 5,000 troops to the 15 million people who need food, clothing, medical help and infrastructure repair? At a Nov. 26 International Action Center meeting in Philadelphia, Christina Hilo of [...]

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Statement of the South African Communist Party on Nelson Mandela

By December 6, 2013
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“The true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love.” Last night, the millions of the people of South Africa, majority of whom the working class and poor, and the billions of the rest of the people the world over, lost a true revolutionary, President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, Tata Madiba. The South African Communist Party [...]

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Cuban 5 tribute to Mandela

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Just after an extended period of time in lockdown, one of the Cuban Five political prisoners inside the U.S., Hero of the Republic of Cuba Gerardo Hernández Nordelo, dedicated this short message to the memory of Nelson Mandela. Those who dedicated unlimited resources to erase and rewrite the history of Nelson Mandela, those who had [...]

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Tribute from the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) to Nelson Mandela

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Nelson Mandela at Galeshewe Stadium near Kimberly, South Africa, 1994.

Dec. 5 — The Congress of South African Trade Unions joins all South Africans, and millions more all over the world, in mourning the sad loss today, 5 December 2013, of the greatest ever South African and most inspirational leader in our struggle for liberty and democracy, our beloved Comrade, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. Comrade Madiba [...]

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Tributes to South African hero, Nelson Mandela

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Dec. 6 — We in Workers World join the billions who are grieving for Nelson Mandela, who died on Dec. 5 in Johannesburg, South Africa. We reprint below an article we published last July when Mandela was hospitalized. Former Republic of South Africa President Nelson Mandela turned 95 while being treated at a hospital near [...]

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What’s at stake with the Iran nuclear treaty?

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The six-month nuclear agreement among Iran and the “5+1” countries has been described as a breakthrough, a departure, a disaster or a betrayal, depending on the speaker. Much of the language of the agreement reached in Geneva on Nov. 24 reeks of imperialist arrogance. Whatever one’s attitude toward the agreement, however, it is essential first [...]

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Truckers strike Oakland, Calif., port

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Truckers and supporters, Nov. 27.Photo: Daniel Arauz

Oakland, Calif. — Truckers held a work stoppage at the Port of Oakland the morning of Nov. 27. About 200 local truckers and their supporters picketed four gates at the SSA Terminal. The truckers haven’t had a pay increase in 10 years. After several fruitless meetings with Mayor Jean Quan, Port Executive Director Chris Lytle [...]

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