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The enemy is at home

By March 31, 2014

There is so much repetition of propaganda that Washington and the Pentagon represent the righteous, that some people manage to believe it despite the facts. Usually these are people trapped into hearing only one explanation of events. Or perhaps they are the 0.1 percent who actually benefit from this image. The truth is that U.S. […]

 

Ukraine crisis sets back NATO’s eastward advance

By March 20, 2014

Strategic blow to Pentagon in Crimea March 19 — The overwhelming, popular turnout of the Crimean masses who affirmed their decision to separate from the Kiev coup regime in Ukraine and associate with Russia is the first great setback for the U.S. and NATO in their 15-year march to the East. This constitutes a turning […]

 

Honduras: People resist despite fraud and violence

By February 15, 2014
Police threats can’t stop movement.Photo: hondurasresists.blogspot.com

The people of Honduras have much in common with the rest of Latin America and the Caribbean: a culture rich in art, music and food in a land with warm, loving people. Like many other nations in the Americas, Honduras also suffers from extreme violence against the working class, widespread corruption from a greedy oligarchy, […]

 

Pentagon intervention in Africa grows

By February 13, 2014
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Developments in Central and East Africa have dominated news coverage of Africa since December. The split within the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A), a close ally of Washington, and the deployment of French and African troops in the Central African Republic have led to an escalation of Pentagon involvement in these states. The U.S. […]

 

‘Bipartisan’ budget targets workers, poor

By December 20, 2013

Wall Street: 100; Workers: 0. This is the scorecard for the federal budget, which was based on a proposal submitted by the Budget Conference Committee. The bipartisan body, led by Republican Rep. Paul Ryan and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray, agreed to the austerity budget, which was then authorized overwhelmingly by the House on Dec. 11, […]

 

Lenin’s words dissect imperialist war

By December 19, 2013
Sara FloundersWW photo: Brenda Ryan

From a talk given at the 2013 WWP conference by Secretariat member Sara Flounders. Our challenge is: Can we revive revolutionary politics and sustain a combative revolutionary culture here in the center of imperialism? Next year is the 90th anniversary of Lenin’s death. It is the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I […]

 

Imperialism escalated intervention in Africa throughout 2013

By December 18, 2013

A section of the South Sudanese army, backed by politicians angry with the policies of President Silva Kiir, attempted to seize power from the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement  government in Juba on Dec 16. The Republic of South Sudan is the newest nation recognized by the United Nations and the African Union. It gained […]

 

Pentagon abets French incursion in Africa

By December 12, 2013

After a Dec. 8 meeting between U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and French Defense Minister Yves Le Drian while both were in Afghanistan, Hagel ordered the Pentagon to assist France’s military buildup in the Central African Republic. With the backing of the U.N. Security Council, the Francois Hollande government has more than doubled France’s […]

 

Meeting on Philippine disaster

By December 9, 2013
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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 […]

 

U.S. & Japanese imperialism threaten China

By December 5, 2013

The capitalist press is busy speculating on the motives of the People’s Republic of China in setting up an Air Defense Information Zone that covers the Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea. Some say it was a test of the U.S. government, others that it was a test of the Japanese government. Some say […]

 
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