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[l] at 9/24/20 9:55pm
‘Palestine is the test’

The following is a lightly edited transcript of a Sept. 19 talk by Palestinian novelist and Workers World Party member Susan Abulhawa during a “Free Palestine! No Normalization with Colonization or Occupation!’ webinar sponsored by WWP. We’ve known for years that the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia and other . . .

Continue reading Susan Abulhawa: ‘Palestine is the test’ at Workers.org

[Category: Middle East, Stop imperialist war and occupation]

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[l] at 9/24/20 8:54pm
Surviving a pandemic under siege

During a Sept. 18 “Free Palestine” webinar, Palestinian writers and activists Susan Abulhawa and Khaled Barakat were asked to comment on the spread of COVID-19 in occupied Palestine, and what it means to have access to healthcare under foreign occupation.  The following is an edited version of their replies. Susan . . .

Continue reading Surviving a pandemic under siege at Workers.org

[Category: COVID-19 and Health Crisis, Middle East]

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[l] at 9/24/20 8:15pm
Is Marxism still relevant? – a commentary

With the dire economic circumstances brought on by COVID-19 and the rise in police brutality provoking civil unrest unseen since the 1960s, the Millennial Generation as well as Generation Z are beginning to see the pitfalls of both neoliberalism and U.S. conservatism. The Republicans in office are taking notice and . . .

Continue reading Is Marxism still relevant? – a commentary at Workers.org

[Category: Revolutionary Theory and Practice]

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[l] at 9/24/20 8:01pm
The ‘populism’ of pandemics

Taken from an Sept. 9 audio column from prisonradio.org. For months now, the nation has been battered by the ravages of COVID-19 — the coronavirus. With millions of people infected and over 190,000 people now dead, it now turns out that from the very start, the U.S. president knew a . . .

Continue reading The ‘populism’ of pandemics at Workers.org

[Category: COVID-19 and Health Crisis, Racism and Self-Determination]

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[l] at 9/24/20 7:49pm
Justice for Breonna Taylor means abolishing the police & capitalism – a WW commentary

More than six months after the heinous March 13 murder of Breonna Taylor – a 26-year-old African American emergency medical technician – by three white Louisville, Ky., police officers, a secret grand jury on Sept. 23 charged only one of those officers with three counts of “wanton endangerment.” And this . . .

Continue reading Justice for Breonna Taylor means abolishing the police & capitalism – a WW commentary at Workers.org

[Category: Racism and Self-Determination, Top, African American]

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[l] at 9/23/20 9:22pm
PDF of September 24 issue

Download the 12-page PDF. Whistleblower: ICE abuses detainees ALSO: Migrant caravan for residency; Defend BLM activist lawyers; Trump, Biden, and U.S. decline; ‘Free Palestine’ webinar; U.S. Cold War vs TikTok; Is Marxism still relevant? WORKERS ORGANIZE: Illinois; North Carolina. WORLD: Editorial: Ginsburg & SCOTUS. WORLD: Belarus; Bolivia. TEAR DOWN THE . . .

Continue reading PDF of September 24 issue at Workers.org

[Category: U.S. and Canada]

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[l] at 9/23/20 5:35pm
Workers World Party demands “Stop Censoring Palestinian Resistance!”

Sept. 23 – Today, three media platforms, Facebook, Zoom and YouTube, collaborated to censor a Palestinian program featuring Palestinian revolutionary Leila Khaled and U.S. political prisoners. Workers World Party condemns this censorship and expresses its solidarity with the struggle of the Palestinian people for self-determination and freedom. The WWP Facebook . . .

Continue reading Workers World Party demands “Stop Censoring Palestinian Resistance!” at Workers.org

[Category: Middle East, Top, Women and oppressed genders]

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[l] at 9/23/20 3:12pm
Category 5 capitalism

Creek/Muscogee land (Pensacola, Fla., and Gulf Shores, Ala.) — Hurricane Sally made landfall in Gulf Shores on Sept. 16 as a Category 2 storm. But meteorologists admitted its slow speed caused rainfall levels to match those of a Category 5 hurricane. It quickly moved towards Pensacola, collapsing a section of . . .

Continue reading Category 5 capitalism at Workers.org

[Category: Climate and Environmental Crisis, Human needs before profits]

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[l] at 9/23/20 3:09pm
How class oppression drives climate crises

Climate change refugees, Bangladesh. Climate emergencies and U.S. imperialism have quite a bit of overlap. Both are increasingly displacing the living at home and abroad on an almost unbelievable scale.  These conditions are creating migrants and refugees who have to stay on the move to survive. To stave off climate . . .

Continue reading How class oppression drives climate crises at Workers.org

[Category: Climate and Environmental Crisis, Human needs before profits]

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[l] at 9/23/20 3:09pm
How class oppression drive climate crises

Climate change refugees, Bangladesh. Climate emergencies and U.S. imperialism have quite a bit of overlap. Both are increasingly displacing the living at home and abroad on an almost unbelievable scale.  These conditions are creating migrants and refugees who have to stay on the move to survive. To stave off climate . . .

Continue reading How class oppression drive climate crises at Workers.org

[Category: Climate and Environmental Crisis, Human needs before profits]

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[l] at 9/23/20 3:06pm
A Marxist view from Portugal on U.S. elections and decline of Washington’s power

A Portuguese Marxist analyst looks at the Trump vs. Biden election, assessing its possible impact on U.S. foreign policy. This article was first published Sept. 1 on the jornalmudardevida.net website, which is edited by Raposo. Translation by John Catalinotto. The confrontation between Trump and Biden, regarding the upcoming U.S. presidential . . .

Continue reading A Marxist view from Portugal on U.S. elections and decline of Washington’s power at Workers.org

[Category: Editorials, Stop imperialist war and occupation]

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[l] at 9/23/20 3:02pm
Stop forced sterilizations!  Shut down all detention centers!

The Prisoner Solidarity Committee of Workers World Party commends the heroic action of Dawn Wooten, a licensed practical nurse, for exposing forced sterilizations at the Irwin County, Georgia ICE (Immigration & Customs Enforcement) Detention Center operated by LaSalle Corrections, a private for-profit prison. Project South, one of the advocacy groups . . .

Continue reading Stop forced sterilizations! Shut down all detention centers! at Workers.org

[Category: Prisons: tear them down, Racism and Self-Determination]

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[l] at 9/23/20 2:58pm
Defend BLM activist lawyers!

Colinford Mattis and Urooj Rahman By Noor Jehan Bano A surveillance camera outside this city’s 88th Precinct in New York captured footage on May 30 of a Molotov cocktail setting an abandoned, badly damaged, and heavily spray-painted police car on fire. That same night, police kidnapped and caged Urooj Rahman . . .

Continue reading Defend BLM activist lawyers! at Workers.org

[Category: Prisons: tear them down, Racism and Self-Determination]

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[l] at 9/23/20 2:58pm
Defend BLM lawyers!

Colinford Mattis and Urooj Rahman By Noor Jehan Bano A surveillance camera outside this city’s 88th Precinct in New York captured footage on May 30 of a Molotov cocktail setting an abandoned, badly damaged, and heavily spray-painted police car on fire. That same night, police kidnapped and caged Urooj Rahman . . .

Continue reading Defend BLM lawyers! at Workers.org

[Category: Prisons: tear them down, Racism and Self-Determination]

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[l] at 9/22/20 6:04pm
ICE abuses detainees

EDITOR’S NOTES: As we go to press, a Sept. 21 press release from Georgia Detention Watch announced that Cipriano Chavez-Alvarez, 61, is the third detainee at the Stewart Detention Center located in Lumpkin, Georgia to die of COVID-19. Press conference on ICE abuse, Ocilla, Ga., Sept. 15. Whistleblower Dawn Wooten . . .

Continue reading Whistleblower exposes: ICE abuses detainees at Workers.org

[Category: Im/migrants and Refugees, Racism and Self-Determination, Top, U.S. and Canada, Women and oppressed genders]

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[l] at 9/22/20 5:53pm
Permanent residency for TPS holders won’t come from the courts

Lechat is active with Boston FIRE, Harvard TPS Coalition and AFSCME Local 3650. Coordinated, coast-to-coast press conferences were staged by Temporary Protected Status activists on Sept. 15 after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Trump’s 2018 termination of TPS. In several cities, im/migrant families with decades of legal residency . . .

Continue reading Permanent residency for TPS holders won’t come from the courts at Workers.org

[Category: Im/migrants and Refugees, Racism and Self-Determination, U.S. and Canada, Workers unite!]

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[l] at 9/22/20 5:30pm
‘We want R-E-S-P-E-C-T and a contract!’

Solidarity was on display when striking nurses and service workers rallied together outside the Thompson Center in Chicago on Sept. 18 to demand Gov. J.B. Pritzker support them in contract talks with the University of Illinois-Chicago and UI Hospital, Health and Sciences System. Labor union and community supporters turned out . . .

Continue reading Illinois: Striking health workers say: ‘We want R-E-S-P-E-C-T and a contract!’ at Workers.org

[Category: COVID-19 and Health Crisis, Human needs before profits, U.S. and Canada, Workers unite!]

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[l] at 9/22/20 5:24pm
Healthcare workers for all workers

National Nurses United (NNU) called it the “largest hospital union victory in the South since 1975.”  On Sept. 16, in a National Labor Relations Board election, RNs voted by more than 70% to unionize Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C. — one of the most anti-worker states in the U.S. Asheville, . . .

Continue reading Healthcare workers for all workers at Workers.org

[Category: COVID-19 and Health Crisis, Human needs before profits, U.S. and Canada, Workers unite!]

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[l] at 9/22/20 5:11pm
Russia vows to defend Belarus’s sovereignty

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sept. 14 in Sochi, Russia, expecting mutual support to respond to NATO threats and ongoing protests against Lukashenko’s reelection. According to the Belarusian government website, “The leaders of the countries discussed the state and prospects of development of bilateral . . .

Continue reading Russia vows to defend Belarus’s sovereignty at Workers.org

[Category: Europe, Global, Stop imperialist war and occupation]

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[l] at 9/21/20 5:44pm
At Irwin Detention Center, Ga., Dawn Wooten is a hero – A statement from FIRE on migrant abuse

This statement was released by FIRE on Sept. 18. For more information about FIRE and the fight for migrants around the world, go to fightformigrants.org or email info@fightformigrants.org. FIRE (Fight for Im/migrants & Refugees Everywhere) commends the heroic action of Dawn Wooten, a licensed practical nurse who worked at the . . .

Continue reading At Irwin Detention Center, Ga., Dawn Wooten is a hero – A statement from FIRE on migrant abuse at Workers.org

[Category: Im/migrants and Refugees, Top, U.S. and Canada, Women and oppressed genders]

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[l] at 9/21/20 5:05pm
COVID cases, deaths double in prisons

Since Workers World last reported on COVID behind bars in June, case numbers and deaths have more than doubled.  Current numbers show at least 125,730 cases of COVID-19 have been reported among prisoners in the U.S. The data suggest that these numbers are most likely underreported. Philadelphia, March 30. WW . . .

Continue reading COVID cases, deaths double in prisons at Workers.org

[Category: COVID-19 and Health Crisis, Prisons: tear them down, U.S. and Canada]

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