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Lessons of the Ferguson Rebellion

By November 21, 2014
Monica Moorehead

Talk given by Monica Moorehead at the 2014 National Conference of Workers World Party in New York City on Nov. 15. The Ferguson Rebellion, ignited by the racist police lynching of Michael Brown, still strikes fear into the hearts of the 1%, the ruling capitalist class, so much so that they are preparing their storm […]


Protests over police violence sweep France

By November 20, 2014
Paris youth say: ‘Rémi: The people are in the streets!’

Rémi Fraisse was killed by an “offensive grenade” used by French cops Oct. 26 during a protest against a dam being built in Tarn, a rural area northeast of Toulouse. Fraisse, 21, was part of the encampment by a local militant group with the slogan “As long as there are bodies, there will be no […]


Lessons of May Day & the migrant rights movement

Talk by Teresa Gutierrez to the 2014 Workers World Party National Conference in New York City.WW photo: G. Dunkel

WORKERS WORLD PARTY CONFERENCE Not too long ago, the movement in this country hardly remembered, much less commemorated, May Day. In 2005, however, a wonderful grouping of labor activists and communists sought to revive May Day and organized a Union Square demonstration. May Day 2005 was a great start in flexing working-class muscle: a call […]


Youth are the future!

By November 19, 2014
Opening talk at the 2014 Workers World National Conference in New York City by Colleen Davidson, a member of the Baltimore Branch of Workers World Party and Fight Imperialism, Stand Together.WW photo: G. Dunkel

WORKERS WORLD PARTY CONFERENCE I would like to ask all the FIST members, in fact, all the young people in the hall, to stand — because you are the future of Workers World Party! This year’s conference comes at a critical juncture. Many of you who have gathered in this hall have been on the […]


WWP National Conference: ‘Down with capitalism!’

FIST youth lead the conference in singing the Internationale.WW photo: G. Dunkel

Long Island City, Queens, N.Y. — The stage banner in a school auditorium in Queens, N.Y., said it all: “Workers World Party stands in solidarity with Gaza, Ferguson and Ayotzi! Down with capitalism! Fight for socialism!” This theme resonated on Nov. 15-16 as the WWP annual national conference highlighted major struggles here and worldwide, including […]


Belgium: 150,000 march against austerity

By November 16, 2014

Workers in Belgium showed that they had had enough. The latest cuts to their living standards brought them out in the streets in massive numbers at the call of the main trade unions in the country. They would refuse to accept raising the retirement age from 65 to 67 or breaking the link between wages […]


The disappeared ones

By November 14, 2014

Taken from an Oct. 31 audio column from prisonradio.org In Mexico, fires are burning. I mean this metaphorically and literally. For thousands of youth feel the heated indignation against their corrupt government, as shown by their Oct. 13 protest and the firing of government buildings in Chilpancingo, Guerrero State, Mexico. Why did they set the […]


After kidnapping of students, mass protests rock Mexico

Protesters take to the streets in Mexico City, Nov. 5, in one of many protests demanding the return of 43 missing students.Photo: Alan Roth

Mexico continues to be rocked by massive protests after the disappearance of 43 students from the city of Iguala, Guerrero state, on Sept. 27. The youth had been handed over to local drug lords by police who fired on a student demonstration, killing six and wounding many more. Many bodies have since been found in […]


The elections and the oppressed

By November 12, 2014

The loss of the U.S. Senate to the Republican right and their gains in the Congress during the midterm 2014 elections can be largely attributed to a low voter turnout among key Democratic constituencies. African Americans, who have traditionally voted Democratic since the Franklin D. Roosevelt era of the 1930s and 1940s, failed to be […]


In Los Angeles: My experiences working on $15 an hour initiative

By November 6, 2014
Sara Benjamin with her daughter Imari.WW photo: Sharon Black

I’ve had the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles for the “$15 Minimum Wage” campaign, which includes a ballot initiative that demands a livable minimum wage of $15 an hour for the city of Los Angeles, to take effect immediately after it’s passed. The campaign also supports the struggle of low-wage workers for a union. […]