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The meaning of low-wage worker struggle

By April 19, 2014

And the need for an independent revolutionary pole in new working-class movement The nationwide strikes of workers at places like Wendy’s, McDonald’s and Burger King are signs that the working-class movement is going through the birth pangs of what will be a new phase of development. We are witnessing a truly revolutionary change in the […]

 

Chicago anti-war meeting on Ukraine beats back fascists

By April 15, 2014
Sara Flounders speaking at Chicago Ukraine meeting, April 12. WW photo:  Patricia Linarez

Anti-war and anti-imperialist activists in Chicago held a successful public teach-in on U.S.-NATO aggression against Ukraine and Russia on April 12 despite the U.S. ruling-class media’s political pressure and despite having to beat back a physical attack by pro-fascist organizations here. The U.S. population overall is war weary and wary of any new adventure in […]

 

Buying elections gets more expensive

By April 12, 2014

On March 2, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the McCutcheon v. FEC case that the wealthy could donate funds to an unlimited number of candidates, party campaign committees and political action committees. Before this ruling, the most that one billionaire could openly give was $123,000 during each two-year “cycle.” Now each can give millions […]

 

Southern conference: ‘On to revolution and socialism’

By April 3, 2014

The auditorium of the Durham Public Library could hardly contain the electric energy and revolutionary fervor of those who gathered for the “Hard Times Are Fighting Times: Building a Southern Movement for Revolution and Socialism” conference here on March 29. The conference was a testament to the momentous changes taking place in the working-class movement […]

 

Solidarity with Venezuela

By March 11, 2014
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The one-year anniversary of the death of Venezuela’s revolutionary leader President Hugo Chávez on March 5 was marked by demonstrations and protests in several cities around the United States. Activists took the opportunity to denounce the current U.S.-backed attacks against the Bolivarian government in Venezuela and to show solidarity with the people and government of […]

 

Venezuelan revolution defended

By March 6, 2014
Photo: Ernesto Leon

In a strong show of support for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, Houston activists gathered at the Venezuelan consulate on Feb. 28 for a “Day of Solidarity with the Venezuelan Government.” The gathering was opened with remarks by Ernesto Leon, an activist from Caracas who lives in Houston, and Workers World Party activist Gloria Rubac. Both […]

 

U.S. imperialism’s new Cold War and Ukraine

By March 2, 2014
Young communists in Kiev carry photos of Komsomol resistance fighters executed by Nazis in occupied Ukraine 71 years before, on Feb. 8, 1943.

The following is a summary of highlights from a talk on the Ukraine crisis by Fred Goldstein to a Workers World Party meeting in New York on Feb. 28. As internationalists living in the most powerful imperialist country in the world, it is incumbent upon us to always pay attention to the international situation. If […]

 

Dave Schechter remembered

By February 28, 2014
Dave Schechter and his daughter, Karina.

Dave Schechter had two great loves in his life. One was his class: the workers and oppressed. This led him to join Workers World Party. He was a member for 45 years. The other love of his life was his daughter, Karina. Dave was born in 1942 in Yonkers, N.Y. His parents were communists. His […]

 

U.S., EU, out of Ukraine!

By February 21, 2014

The following is a Workers World Party statement on the crisis in Ukraine. U.S. and European Union imperialism have initiated an offensive against the Ukrainian government. It is part of their attempt to reconquer parts of the former Soviet Union and surround, weaken and destroy Russia. The corporate media falsely present this conflict as one […]

 

Environmental racism grows in North Carolina

By February 1, 2014

Although African-American communities in North Carolina are already more than twice as likely as others to be burdened with landfills and other solid-waste facilities, chances are, more environmental misery could be headed their way. Lawmakers this year substantially limited the protections for such communities provided in environmental justice legislation that the N.C. General Assembly passed […]

 
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