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Vol. 79/No. 5 February 16, 2015. Membership drop poses need to rebuild unions. BY BRIAN WILLIAMS The rate of union membership in the U.S. declined last year, as has been the case since the early 1980s, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Jan. 23. Only 11.1 percent of workers were in ...
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Vol. 79/No. 5 February 16, 2015. (front page, Commentary) Pipeline debate ignores energy needs of world's toilers. BY MAGGIE TROWE In the name of protecting the environment, opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline — which would increase the capacity to deliver tar sand oil from Alberta, Canada, ...
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The report below appeared under the title above on the Facebook page of the Ukrainian association Liva Opozytsiya - Left Opposition (accessed 24 February 2015). Tranlation by Marko Bojcun The Feder...
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In December and January, I visited Ghana, Togo, Benin and Burkina Faso. The next few posts on this blog will be drawn from the notes I made on that visit. A beautiful coastline with an ugly history...
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Saman Naseem, a member of Iran’s Kurdish minority, is to be hung at dawn next Thursday, 19 February. We have just days to demand the Iranian government
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Moscow Under Lenin by Alfred Rosmer
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Bond Men Made Free: Medieval Peasant Movements and the English Rising of...
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This non-violent stuff’ll get you killed - How Guns made the Civil Right...
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Workers' Liberty
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Support the Kurds! Resolution for trade union branches. Submitted by AWL on 10 October, 2014 - 11:21. Tweet. The Central Line East branch of

Catch As Catchpool Can't: The Monogram Murders (2014), by Sophie Hannah
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Sophie Hannah "The Poirot I've written about is absolutely in every detail Agatha Christie's Poirot. The originality and innovation comes in

Marxism and a Jewish "right of return" to Israel/Palestine
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Do Jews from around the world have a "right of return" to Palestine/Israel? Is such a right or demand "increasingly relevant as the world cr

"Letters to a Stalinist" [1953]
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On 16 June 1953 workers in East Berlin started an uprising against rising productivity demands, rising food prices, and anti-democratic prac

Labor unions: a Marxist view
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Arne Swabeck was a pioneer U.S. communist and a pioneer U.S. Trotskyist. In the 1960s he left my old party, the SWP, for Maoism. To his comr

A self-criticism from the home of the "neocon" conspiracy.
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Since I have been spending what little political time I have for the last eight months in exposing Workers World Party's rationalizations an

The truth about Odessa "massacre"
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.... Workers, youth and others have joined demonstrations in support of Ukrainian sovereignty. Some 3,000 people marched May 4 in Dnepropetr

Communist approach to Ukraine in Lenin's time
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Ukraine: How Bolsheviks championed right to self-determination BY MICHAEL ITALIE The revolutionary government that came to power in Russia i

Workers World Party silent on Sarcelles synagogue attack
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Anti-Semitic demo outside Sarcelles synagogue Readers of this blog know I have pretty strong thoughts on the dangers of anti-Semitism and Je

"The truth must not only be the truth; it must be told and acted upon"
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I wanted to share this post from a comrade on Facebook. While reading the comments and "explanations" for why Israel "had to" bomb the Al-Aq

Articles on Ukraine from The Militant newspaper 2004-2014
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The Militant has been publishing reports on the class and national struggle in Ukraine for the last eight months. They are unmatched in thei

Workers World Party blames "neoconservative" influence for downing of Ma...
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Workers World Party today is blaming U.S. "neoconservative" puppet masters who pull Kiev's strings for the downing of the passenger plane ov

Notes on unrepentant social democracy and economism today
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A few notes on: Goodbye Lenin by LOUIS PROYECT * Back to social democracy and economism? * Without the Leninist strategy of party building,

Uighur nationality does not exist for Workers World Party leader
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Xinjiang region of Western China A new star has arisen in the anti-terrorism punditry firmament: The Chinese province of Xinjiang has recent

George Novack in defense of Marxism: reading notes from Polemics in Marx...
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Polemics in Marxist Philosophy can be purchased here. Ideas have their own power, and the way to power is guided by ideas. But they are prod

Israel, Palestine, BDS, and the road to workers power
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If you are in the NYC area, please attend a public forum on this topic: NEW YORK Manhattan Class Struggle and Social Contradictions in Israe

Freedom Road-Fightback, Workers World Party and the 2012 elections
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Today an older comrade and I were discussing ways in which Marxist-Leninist parties lay out their approach to bourgeois elections. He and I