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Massive political concert denounces Turkish regime

By April 15, 2014
Group Yorum Concert, Istanbul, April 13. 'An Independent Turkey: Bread, Justice, Freedom.'Photo: Halkin Sesi TV

One of the largest concentrations of Turkish people opposing the Turkish regime, nearly 750,000 people, gathered on April 13 at the marketplace Bakirköy in Istanbul. Organized by the Marxist musical ensemble, Grup Yorum, this politico-cultural festival centered on denouncing police repression and the pro-terrorist, anti-Syrian foreign policy of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Grup […]


Women fight for rights, defend social gains

By March 23, 2014

What is remembered about yearly International Women’s Day commemorations? Not official afternoon teas and receptions, where politicians toss off meaningless platitudes about women’s “equality” and claim “women have come a long way.” No. What stays in our memories is resistance. March 8 honors women’s struggles worldwide. Its socialist founders aimed to promote global solidarity, too. […]


Syria: U.S. imperialism and diplomacy

By February 8, 2014

The much ballyhooed Geneva II peace talks, which were supposed to bring about peace in Syria, ended on Jan. 31 with no agreement for one very good reason: The U.S had no intention of seeking any real peace agreement, but was intent on using the forum as a background for propaganda and as a way […]


Anti-NATO forces retake areas in southern Libya

By January 29, 2014

For nearly seven months in 2011, NATO planes — particularly from the U.S., France, Britain and Canada — carried out a massive bombing campaign in Libya intended to overthrow the government of Muammar Gaddafi. After getting the U.N. Security Council to pass a resolution imposing an arms embargo on Libya and then another authorizing a […]


Petition protests Interpol’s arrest of journalist

By January 15, 2014
Kimyongür Bahar in Brussels on Nov. 13. His sign reads: ‘No to war in Syria.’Photo: Dursun Aydemir

After 13 days in prison following an international arrest warrant issued against him, Kimyongür Bahar, a Belgian citizen of Turkish origins, is currently under house arrest in Massa, Italy. Bahar is an anti-war activist and political journalist who the Turkish government, led by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has declared to be a “terrorist” even […]


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 […]


Obama, U.S. media lied about Syrian nerve gas

By December 17, 2013

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour M. Hersh has written a detailed and devastating exposure of the U.S. government’s manipulation of military intelligence to create a pretext for the war it very nearly unleashed against Syria last September. Hersh’s main conclusion is that President Barack Obama and many in his administration “omitted important intelligence … presented assumptions […]


Messages to Workers World Party Conference

By December 2, 2013

Below is a small sample of the solidarity messages sent to the Workers World Party Conference. These reflect on international solidarity in the anti-imperialist movement. INDIA – Socialist Unity Centre of India Winds of change have started to blow over the United States and indeed over the whole world. People’s resentment towards the capitalist system […]


Defending Syria’s right to sovereignty

John ParkerWW photo: G. Dunkel

Talk given at WWP conference by John Parker. Every nation in the Middle East fighting imperialism will have victories and losses, but regardless of the missteps, the various interpretations of socialism and Arab nationalism, the various degrees of working-class empowerment and international solidarity — one can’t deny the essential role of Syria in defending the […]


Christian leader gives another view of Syria war

By November 13, 2013

In a packed Los Angeles church on Nov. 9, Mother Superior Agnes-Mariam of the Cross from Qara, Syria, spoke to an audience of mainly Syrian-Americans and anti-war activists as part of her U.S. and Canada tour. She presented an alternative view to the corporate, pro-imperialist media’s depiction of the situation in Syria concerning the “rebel” […]