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Michigan: Movements spur legislative victories

The scene at the Michigan Capitol in Lansing March 14 was reminiscent of mass protests there in December 2012. At that time union members packed the State House to pressure then-Governor Rick Snyder not to sign a bill making Michigan a “right-to-work” state. But Snyder broke his campaign promise not to sign, making Michigan the 27th state with the…

19 years after the coup d’état: Statement from Fanmi Lavalas Political Organization

This Feb. 28 statement from Fanmi Lavalas, a people’s party of Haiti, commemorates the February 29, 2004, coup d’état that overthrew Haiti’s first democratically elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Fanmi Lavalas honors those who fell during the coup and outlines its call for a Haitian solution to the crisis that has now engulfed the country. Unofficial…

Masking for COVID-19 mitigation and safety is anti-capitalist solidarity

On Feb. 6, the Boston branch of Workers World Party collectively decided and unanimously voted, prompted by young and disabled comrades and candidates, to reaffirm our Party’s position of solidarity with our class regarding the pandemic with the resolution below, explaining the branch’s masking protocols to the movement.Members and friends of Workers…

Antiwar statement from inside Ukraine

The statement below is from the Union of Political Emigrants and Political  Prisoners of Ukraine to the March 18 antiwar rally organizers and “to all participants of the peace-supporting events in the U.S. and the E.U. on March 18 and after.” Dear Friends! WW PHOTO: Workers World Dear comrades in UNAC and other peace-supporting groups who initiated…

Bronx parents and teachers protest AOC military recruitment fair

Dozens of Bronx public school parents, teachers, students and community activists gathered on March 20, the 20th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, to oppose a military recruitment fair, hosted by U.S. House Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) and Adriano Espaillat, at Renaissance High School in the Bronx. The grassroots Bronx Anti-War…

Another form of gig work: the 2020s sex-work boom

By Janisse MilesThree years ago, people in the U.S. were notified that they had to celebrate Women’s History Month in their own homes, as thousands of organizations were shutting down for what was hoped would be two weeks but proved to be longer. The lockdown that started in mid-March would push on well into the summer months, and in that time 25…

International Working Women’s Day in El Paso and Ciudad Juarez: “Down with patriarchy!”

El Paso, TexasYoung “feministxs” organizers held a rally and cross-border march in El Paso on International Working Women’s Day, March 8, calling for the end to “machismo,” transphobia and state violence against femme and trans migrants. Representative of La Via Campesina speaks on International Working Women’s Day, El Paso, Texas, March…

Boston personal care attendants demand ‘living wage, now!’

Around 200 people with disabilities and the personal care attendants who help them gathered at the Embrace Statue March 1, honoring Martin Luther King Jr. on the Boston Common and demanding living wages and benefits for Massachusetts PCAs.Boston Commons, March 1, 2023.  Photo: Megan Smith Organized by Service Employees 1199 United Healthcare Workers…

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San Francisco labor opposes racist land ownership bill in Texas

San FranciscoRecalling California’s shameful history of prohibiting Chinese and Japanese residents from owning land in the state, the San Francisco Labor Council voted March 13 to condemn a similarly racist bill currently before the Texas state Senate. The vote by SFLC delegates was unanimous. Texas Senate Bill 147, if enacted, “would ban citizens…

Protests denounce U.S.-NATO wars

Washington, D.C.Over 2,500 antiwar activists converged in front of the White House on March 18. The main demand of the action was to put an end to the U.S./NATO proxy war against Russia in Ukraine. Coalitions representing the most active antiwar and anti-imperialist movements cooperated to organize this countrywide demonstration. The date is the 20th…

Courageous women of the Paris Commune

This article was originally published on workers.org March 23, 2021.This month marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Paris Commune.  The Commune was established during a bloody intercapitalist conflict called the Franco-Prussian War. In 1871, Parisian workers were in revolt against France’s Government of National Defense, seated in Versailles…

Philly activists sue cops over 2020 attacks, win $10 million

PhiladelphiaAt a press conference at the Paul Robeson House on March 20, attorneys representing 343 plaintiffs announced a $9.25 million settlement with the City of Philadelphia. The agreement stems from rampant police brutality in 2020 against demonstrators protesting the Minneapolis Police Department murder of a Black man, George Floyd.  Plaintiff…

Health emergency! Free Alex Saab now!

The #FreeAlexSaab Movement issued the following statement on March 17.On March 17, 2023, Camilla Saab, spouse of Alex Saab, reports on the dire health emergency facing the Venezuelan diplomat imprisoned in the U.S.      Photo: #FreeAlexSaab On Friday, March 17, 2023, Camilla Saab made an urgent call to the world to denounce the dire health condition…

France: Workers of all ages in mass revolt to defend pensions

Bulletin: The vote in the National Assembly took place March 20 and the government survived by nine votes. The battle continues.Protesters hold a banner that reads “Pensions, not an extra day, not one euro less” during a demonstration against the French government’s pension reform plan as part of the fourth day of national protests, in Paris…

‘Feed the people, not the U.S. war machine!’

Richie Merino, an organizer with the International Action Center and the United National Antiwar Coalition, gave this talk at the March 18 antiwar demonstration in Washington, D.C. Merino, a writer for Workers World newspaper, is a proud public school teacher in the South Bronx, New York. Richie Merino leads chants at March 18 antiwar march, Washington…

Putin? Arrest George W. Bush!

March 19, 2023 — Two events reported on extensively this weekend belonged in the same article, yet they were separated. Combining them exposes the criminal hypocrisy of U.S. imperialism and its corporate media.Article’s author John Catalinotto speaks at a demonstration protesting U.S. occupation of Iraq at the Bourse in Brussels, Belgium, during…

Starbucks workers keep up the fight in Portland

Portland, OregonA March 19 community rally in downtown Portland hailed the unionization efforts and successes of Starbucks Workers United. SWU was joined by Workers World Party, Democratic Socialists of America and Jobs with Justice. The many members of SWU, some of whom gave speeches, came from the locations where they had recently been fired in retaliation…

Cyclone Freddy underscores inequalities – reparations for Africa!

The United States has 5% of the world’s population but is responsible for 28% of annual carbon emissions in the world — about 15 tons per capita. For the wealthiest 10%, it is closer to 55 tons per capita!In contrast, the second-largest and second-most populous continent — Africa — produces just 4% of the world’s greenhouse gasses. But Africa…

A call to deepen class struggle in France

March 18: Faced with President Emmanuel Macron’s new anti-democratic use of Article 49.3 of the French Constitution, the following is a joint declaration of the National Association of Communists (ANC), the Pole of Communist Revival in France (PRCF), the Communist Rally (RC) and the Youth for Communist Revival in France (JRCF).1 If Macron imagined…

Soplan vientos nuevos desde China

By Sergio Rodríguez GelfensteinEl pasado 7 de marzo, durante una conferencia de prensa celebrada en el marco de la primera sesión de la XIV Asamblea Popular Nacional (APN) en Beijing el recientemente designado Canciller de China Qin Gang afirmó que : “Si Estados Unidos no pisa el freno y sigue acelerando por el camino equivocado, no habrá barrera…

International Working Women’s Day on March 8 in pictures

International Working Women’s Day on March 8 in pictures – Workers World Home » Global » International Working Women’s Day on March 8 in pictures European socialists established this special day in 1910 to build solidarity among women workers around the world. They knew that in order to achieve real liberation for women workers and oppressed…

Hundreds protest transphobe Michael Knowles in Buffalo

Buffalo, New YorkHundreds of people turned out to demonstrate against Michael Knowles’ speaking engagement at the University of Buffalo (UB) on March 9, greatly outnumbering those who attended the event, which included some who went inside to disrupt it. Credit: Buffalo WW bureau Knowles, a right-wing pundit for the Daily Wire, made headlines after…

End the blockade: Socialist Cuba and mosquitos – humanity calls; Cuba answers

Mosquito-carried disease vectors have plagued humanity for millennia. Mosquitos carry dengue, yellow fever, malaria, West Nile fever, Zika fever, several varieties of encephalitis, Rift Valley fever, Chikungunya and Lymphatic filariasis, as well as Dog heartworm. Aedes mosquitos transmit dengue fever to cause 96 million symptomatic cases a year, resulting…

Drugs and the ‘War on Drugs’: Weapons against workers and oppressed

The history of the use of drugs — legal and illicit — against the working class and its movement is a long one. The “War on Drugs” — officially declared on June 17, 1971, but a staple of U.S. policy since the 1950s and amplified in 1973 — really acts as a war on drug users. There have been multiple drug abuse and overdose epidemics from…


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