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Europeans show solidarity with Ukrainian anti-fascists

May 17, 2014

Solidarity with the resistance in southeastern Ukraine has spread to at least six West European countries’ anti-war movements. The actions described below were reported to Workers World after we sent out a call by the United National Anti-war Coalition (UNAC) for solidarity demonstrations across [...]

Petraeus ‘wanted for genocide’

May 16, 2014

Students from the City University of New York and others stood in protest May 6 across from CUNY’s McCauley Honors College on West 67th Street, where retired Gen. David Petraeus was lecturing that afternoon. Petraeus was formerly director of the CIA and prior to that, top commander in [...]

Cuban psychologist speaks in NYC on HIV+, LGBT issues

May 16, 2014

Norma Guillard, front center, with supporters, May 4.WW photo: Anne Pruden Brooklyn, N.Y. — Breaking new grounds for women — for lesbians, bisexual women and especially for Black women — is Norma Guillard. A Cuban woman of African descent, Guillard was welcomed here on May 4 to talk of her [...]

Superprofits and kidney disease

May 16, 2014

Capitalism has been good to David Tepper, who raked in $3.5 billion last year. That’s what 232,000 minimum-wage workers earn, if they’re lucky enough to work full time the whole year. On the other hand, capitalism hasn’t been good for 4 million people in Central America who depend on the [...]

GM ignition scandal continues

May 15, 2014

Months after the link between a faulty ignition switch and car crash fatalities made front-page news, General Motors’ reckless disregard of public safety, and its web of denials and cover-ups are still in the public eye. GM management knew in 2005 that an ignition switch eventually used in [...]

Borotba: ‘Socialist chance for South-East Ukraine’

May 15, 2014

Workers World is sending out this statement by one of the leaders of Union Borotba (Struggle) as a service in order to provide a brief socialist overview of the struggle in southeast Ukraine. Borotba is an openly Marxist organization, formed in 2011, that has been deeply involved in the struggle in [...]

Venezuela stands up to U.S. interference

May 15, 2014

While the eyes of the world focus on the events in Ukraine, the U.S. empire is using this opportunity to intensify its plan to overthrow governments in the Latin American and Caribbean region that are leading the process for change there — Cuba and Venezuela. The new war against these countries [...]

A sordid history: U.S. collaboration with neo-Nazis

May 15, 2014

It may surprise some that the U.S. government — especially under a reputedly liberal Democratic Party administration — would be supporting fascists in Ukraine. Not officially, of course. According to Washington and all the corporate media, the people given money and credibility by the U.S. are [...]

NYC meeting kicks off actions on Ukraine

May 14, 2014

LeiLani Dowell Meeting at Riverside Church on May 10, anti-war activists from the New York metropolitan area gave a kick-start to three weeks of activities in solidarity with the anti-fascist movement in Eastern Ukraine and opposing new U.S.-NATO ­aggression against Russia. Former WBAI Program [...]

U.S. imperialism’s dirty little secret

May 14, 2014

As World War I broke out 100 years ago, Vladimir Lenin pointed to the root cause of that terrible social catastrophe as “the extreme intensification of the struggle for markets in the latest — the imperialist — stage of capitalist development.” (“The War and Russian Social-Democracy,” [...]
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