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Reckoning with Ukraine’s armed Nazi militias

May 2, 2022

(0:00: musical intro; 2:25: start of webinar)

A live discussion with anti-fascist Ukrainians and U.S.-based allies, on the 2014 massacre at the Odessa House of Labor and the continuing struggle.

Moderators: Danny O’Brien (2:25), Teddie Kelly (4:05)
Speakers:
Phil Wilayto, Odessa Solidarity Campaign (6:10)
Alexey Albu (recorded message) Ukrainian activist in exile in Lugansk (16:15)
Leonid Ilderkin, Ukrainian activist in exile (20:50)
Sara Flounders, Intenational Action Center (43:03)
Followed by Q&A and general discussion (53:35)


 

NATO: “The Greatest Purveyor of Violence in the World Today”

April 4, 2022

(0:00: musical intro; 3:05: excerpt from Dr. King, 1967; 5:20: webinar)

April 4 1949 – US Commanded NATO Military Alliance is founded
April 4 1967 – Dr. Martin Luther King condemns U.S. military aggression in Vietnam
April 4 1968 – Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King

April 4 is a key date to recall Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s famous condemnation of the U.S. as “The Greatest Purveyor of Violence in the World.” This April 4th, we ask: WHAT is the real function of NATO? WHY does NATO keep expanding? WHY is NATO the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today?

A Workers Assembly Against NATO raises the historic role of NATO as a U.S. weapon to push back the gains of the working class and impose Wall Street rule. Hear workers around the world define what is at stake in this war, including:

Leonid Ilderkin, Ukrainian communist in exile, member of coordination council of the Union of Political Refugees and Political Prisoners of Ukraine
Kristen Richardson Jordan, Harlem City Council member attacked by media for denouncing NATO’s criminal role in Ukraine
Ashaki Binta, Black Workers for Justice in North Carolina, labor activist and union organizer
Milos Raickovich, Serbian musician / composer and CUNY lecturer, who saw his country destroyed by 78 days of NATO bombing in 1999
Joe Piette, Retired US Postal Worker and US Air Force Vietnam war veteran
Larry Holmes, First Secretary of Workers World Party
And Sara Flounders & Teddie Kelly of the International Action Center


 

Biden’s Threat: Sanctions or Nuclear War

March 23, 2022

(0:00: musical intro; 2:35: webinar)

The fires of war have been lit in Ukraine. The U.S. corporate media fans the flames despite the best efforts of anti-war activists around the world attempt to extinguish them. Now President Biden has poured gasoline on an already volatile situation by issuing this ultimatum: there will either be sanctions or there will be nuclear war.

This threat means that, no matter what, the U.S. is hell-bent on making Ukrainians and Russians suffer. It means that the U.S. and NATO is holding all of Europe hostage in order to expand its military might on the continent.

Join the International Action Center for a lively discussion of why the Biden administration seems only to want to escalate this crisis and why we must must reject this arrogant and dangerous ultimatum to prevent the outbreak of another world war.

The anti-war movement must make it clear: the call for a “No-Fly Zone” is not a plea for peace, it is a declaration of nuclear war. The anti-war movement must also reiterate: Sanctions are not an alternative to war. Sanctions are war. They mean famine, disease, and displacement.


 

Global Solidarity with Women and Gender Oppressed Workers

March 17, 2022

(0:00: musical intro; 5:25: webinar; 1:33:15 musical outro)

Hosted by the Women and Oppressed Gender Caucus of Workers World Party
The panel, discussing struggles and how they relate to an anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist perspective, will include:

Norma Pérez from A Call to Action on Puerto Rico and a former teacher
Kisha James, a leader of the United American Indians of New England and a member of the Aquinnah Wampanoag/Oglala Lakota tribal nations
Marie Kelly, a registered nurse and an at-large member of National Nurses United.

Co-facilitators:
mYia X, a member of the Disability Justice and Rights Caucus
Ted Kelly, co-chair of the Prisoners Solidarity Committee of Workers World Party


 

Ukraine: NATO Lit the Fuse

March 3, 2022

Speakers:
Sara Flounders, International Action Center
Jacqueline Luqman, Black Alliance for Peace
Teddie Kelly, International Action Center – Philadelphia
Danny O’Brien, Workers World Party – PortlandFurther reading:
Disband NATO – the U.S. war provocateur, by Danny O’Brien
A Brief Guide on the Situation in Ukraine, by Black Alliance for Peace
U.S. war on Russia: a stampede off a cliff, by Sara Flounders


 

Sam Marcy: Views of Lenin & Trotsky 1917

posted: Dec 2021; talk from 1993

Talk from November 1993 on the period between the Menshevik and Bolshevik revolutions.

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