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Scandal in health care goes beyond Veterans Administration

By June 14, 2014

The May 21 New York Times editorialized that 40 U.S. veterans died while waiting for health care at U.S. Veterans Administration hospitals and medical centers. In Phoenix, Ariz., more than 1,300 veterans were told they were getting appointments, but were never notified of them. The June 10 Times reported on a national VA audit finding […]

 

Message of congratulations from Mundo Obrero/Workers World Party in the USA to the FARC-EP on its 50th anniversary

By May 23, 2014

The following message was sent from Workers World Party/Mundo Obrero to the FARC-EP of Colombia on May 23. Comrades of the FARC-EP, The Mundo Obrero/ Workers World Party would like to extend strong revolutionary greetings of solidarity to each and every one of the members of the revolutionary movement on the occasion of the glorious […]

 

U.S. expands military operations in Africa, EU joins in

By April 24, 2014

Reports indicate that the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) is expanding its operations on the continent. A series of naval maneuvers and exercises are currently taking place in West Africa. AFRICOM was formed in 2008 by the George W. Bush administration and has been expanded and enhanced under President Barack Obama. A series of naval operations […]

 

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
Africa

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 […]

 
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