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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

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 […]


President Raúl Castro: ‘ Mandela is an unsurpassable example for Latin America and the Caribbean’

By December 21, 2013
President Raúl Castro at the Mandela memorial in Johannesburg, Dec. 10.

Taken from a speech given by Army Gen. Raúl Castro Ruz, president of the Councils of State and Ministers, at the funeral honors for the historic leader of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, in Johannesburg, Dec. 10, 2013, Year 55 of the Revolution. The entire talk can be found at granma.cu We pay tribute to Nelson […]


News from Latin America

By October 24, 2013
Striking Brazilian oil industry workers protest the auction of Libra oil field in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Oct.17.

Brazil Popular protests confront Brazil’s government for the second time this year. On Oct. 17, members of La Via Campesina and the United Federation of Oil Workers (FUP) occupied the Ministry of Mines and Energy in the capital, Brasilia, in response to the call for an indefinite strike by the FUP against the auction of […]


Economic contraction and military expansion

By September 19, 2013

This essay is reprinted from the pamphlet “Reindustrialization: The Menace Behind the Promise,” written by Workers World Party founder Sam Marcy in 1980. Although written more than three ­decades ago, it describes the economic processes and contradictions behind the decline of U.S. imperialism’s world position, which is even more evident today. In the intervening years, […]