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CIA ‘exposed’ but protected; Bush and company off the hook

By December 13, 2014

The Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on CIA torture reveals in detail the unrestrained brutality its operatives have carried out at secret sites around the world. Reading the disclosures in the 500-page executive summary of the committee’s findings is somewhat comparable to witnessing the strangling of Eric Garner by the police in Staten Island or hearing […]

 

NATO powers threaten re-attack on Libya

By December 12, 2014

Recent reports claim that Islamic State camps have been set up in Libya, the North African country in chaos after the U.S./NATO-led bombing and ground war in 2011 ousted the Gadhafi government and destroyed Africa’s most prosperous and stable state. At present there are two identifiable centers of neocolonial power in Libya: the Islamic-oriented government […]

 

Unity against racism seen as protests grow

By December 10, 2014
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On Dec. 8, protests in cities across the country against police killings of Black people entered the sixth consecutive day. Whether it was Tampa, Miami and ­Atlanta or Berkeley, Los Angeles, Sacramento and Seattle; Austin, Houston and Tucson or Minneapolis, Chicago, Boston, New York, Philadelphia and dozens of other cities — the U.S. rulers have […]

 

Building solidarity with Africa, defeating neo-colonialism

By November 29, 2014
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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, […]

 

Stop the war on Ferguson!

By November 24, 2014

When President Harry Truman sent U.S. troops to Korea in 1950, he called it a “police action.” He chose those words for a reason: It was the first time a U.S. president sent troops into war without congressional authorization. Calling it a “police action,” he and the military-industrial complex evaded the article of the Constitution […]

 

U.S. to double troops in Iraq

By November 16, 2014

President Barack Obama more than doubled U.S. participation in the new war on Iraq on Nov. 7 by ordering an additional 1,500 “advisers and trainers” be sent there. Washington’s pretext for this expansion is the need to train the Iraqi national army and the Peshmerga in Iraqi Kurdistan to fight against Islamic State fighters. On […]

 

Burkina Faso coup leader trained by Pentagon

By November 12, 2014

After much intense discussion among opposition parties, mass organizations and the religious leaders of Burkina Faso, it was announced on Nov. 10 that a roadmap was agreed upon for a transition to civilian rule — after mass protests had pushed out President Blaise Compaore. This consensus must now be negotiated with the military to set […]

 

The U.S. mercenary war drive

By November 2, 2014

Because of the enormous pressure placed on the U.S. government by the heroic surviving victims and witnesses to the Blackwater massacre at Baghdad’s Nusoor Square, a federal jury convicted four Blackwater contractors on Oct. 23 in Washington, D.C. One was found guilty of murder and three of manslaughter, as well as several weapons charges. Seventeen […]

 

Ebola, Cuba and capitalism

By October 22, 2014

It is impossible to ignore that the capitalist for-profit system is the greatest obstacle in the effort to control the Ebola epidemic. Capitalism has sown abject poverty and malnutrition, dismantled existing public health systems, crushed human solidarity, based the development of vaccines and cures on their profit margin and weakened human ability to survive diseases. […]

 

Against climate change? Fight for system change!

By September 18, 2014

The largest demonstration against climate change ever will take place in New York City on Sunday, Sept. 21. This important action deserves the support of all employed and unemployed workers and certainly of all who consider themselves revolutionaries. Climate change is such a dire issue for the worldwide working class that it merits a massive […]

 
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