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Indigenous peoples, climate activists march in Lima

By December 21, 2014
Alliance for Global Justice marches in Lima at Climate Change Summit.Photo: Rick Jordan Jr.

Some 15,000 people demonstrated in Lima, Peru, on Dec. 11 during the United Nations Climate Change Conference, called “COP 20.” Marchers included many from Indigenous communities as well as environmental activists from around the world, particularly from poor countries. This was the largest climate change event in Latin America since the World People’s Conference on […]

 

Protest at Immigrant Detention Center, then Fort Benning

By November 25, 2014

Workers World is publishing the following announcement from the School of the Americas Watch on their upcoming protest action in Georgia. On Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, hundreds of human rights activists will converge in Georgia in the wake of President Obama’s announcement about his executive actions in regards to immigration. The activists will march 1.7 […]

 

Protest at Immigrant Detention Center, then Fort Benning, Georgia

By November 21, 2014

Workers World is publishing the following announcement from the School of the Americas Watch on their upcoming protest action in Georgia. On Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, hundreds of human rights activists will converge in Georgia in the wake of President Obama’s announcement about his executive actions in regards to immigration. The activists will march 1.7 […]

 

Stop the U.S. blockade of Cuba now!

By October 5, 2014
They will return: a billboard in Cuba honors the Cuban Five.

U.S. imperialism remains unflinching in its campaign to crush the Cuban ­Revolution. In 2004, then Illinois state Sen. Barack Obama said that he supported an end to the economic blockade in Cuba. Yet on Sept. 5, 2014, President Obama signed the annual memorandum that continues the U.S. blockade against Cuba under the infamous “Trading With […]

 

U.S. forces Irish bank to accept Cuba blockade

By September 1, 2014

“The banks are a tool of Wall Street rule!” Is this political accusation just an abstract, educational slogan? Not in the case of Cuba. On July 3, The Irish Independent reported that international transactions to or from Cuba would no longer be processed by the Bank of Ireland. The announcement coincides with the largest bank […]

 

Anti-imperialism and the “to be or not to be” of the left, part 2

By July 26, 2014

Alberto Rabilotta is an Argentine-Canadian journalist specializing in economic issues. This is the second installment of a two-part article that Workers World is publishing as a contribution to the discussion of contemporary imperialism and how to fight it. Translated from Spanish by WW managing editor John Catalinotto. In the previous article (Social destruction and global […]

 

Activists discuss ‘Latin America at a crossroads’

By May 1, 2014

Huntington, W.Va. — A public forum headed by an expert panel of activists was held on the campus of Marshall University on April 17. The event, titled “Latin America at a Crossroads,” was sponsored by Workers World Party, Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST) and Students for Appalachian Socialism. Members of the panel highlighted various struggles […]

 

Venezuelans pay tribute to Lumumba

By March 6, 2014
Chokwe Lumumba

The following statement was released on Feb. 26 by the Embassy of the ­Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela located in Washington, D.C. Go to venezuela-us.org The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela wishes to express its heartfelt condolences on the passing of our dear brother Mayor Chokwe Lumumba on February 25, 2014. We remember him […]

 

Solidarity with Bolivarian revolution

By February 27, 2014
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A rally in solidarity with Venezuela was held in San Francisco’s Mission District on Feb. 17 demanding U.S. hands off Venezuela and solidarity with the Bolivarian revolution. The rally was initiated by the Answer Coalition and endorsed by such groups as the Bay Area Latin America Solidarity Committee, Marcha Patriotica Colombia-CA Chapter and Workers World […]

 

Debt, Cuba and Detroit

By February 15, 2014
Photo: Daymon J. Hartley

The following is excerpted from a talk by Cheryl LaBash, an organizer for last summer’s Five Days for the Cuban 5 and co-chair of the National Network on Cuba. LaBash highlighted the relationship between the struggle to free the Cuban 5; the development of economic solidarity structures throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, particularly the […]

 
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