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Death and Devastation in Gaza: Defining the Cruel Reality and Preparing the Tasks Before Us

(Photo: independent.co.uk) What we are witnessing today in Gaza is not a war. The people of Gaza do not have an army. They have no air force. They have no anti-aircraft capacity. They have no means whatsoever of defense against air attack, missile attack, the systematic use of genocidal weapons such as white phosphorous, depleted […]

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BRAZIL DOSSIER: The World Cup, FIFA and the Ongoing Fight for Workers’ Rights

[Note: The articles below, with the exception of the article on FIFA, have been reprinted from Issue No. 181 (June 20, 2014) of the ILC International Newsletter.]  Who Benefits from the Confusion? By Joao Alfredo Luna During the weeks leading up to the football [soccer in the U.S. -- Tr. Note] World Cup in Brazil, […]

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Obama: Grant Asylum to Immigrant Children — NOT Expedited Removal!

On July 9, President Obama revealed what he really wants from the $4 billion supplemental bill, which he claims is aimed at “easing the refugee crisis” brewing at the border. Tapping into the urgency of the crisis, Obama is trying to pass a bill that would essentially ask Congress to do what Republicans have wanted […]

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Does the Palestinian People Have the Right to Exist?

(Article reprinted from the July 9, 2014, issue of Informations Ouvrières, the weekly newspaper of the Independent Workers Party of France) [Photo from The Guardian, UK] The kidnapping last June 12 of three young Israeli settlers in the West Bank, followed by their murder, the responsibility for which has not been claimed by any Palestinian […]

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The U.S.-Created Child Migrant Crisis

[originally posted to Latino Rebels at http://www.latinorebels.com] When a coup removed the democratically-elected leftist president of Honduras in June 2009, receiving tacit support from the U.S. State Department, the American people barely took notice. Then when the United States increased military funding in its little protectorate to reinforce the new right-wing regime installed there, the American […]

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Obama Announces Executive Action to Militarize the Border While Immigrant Community Demands Executive Action to Stop Deportations

Statement by the Immigrant Rights Fraction of Socialist Organizer July 7, 2014 President Obama has finally responded to growing protests from the immigrant rights’ movement. But what the President proposes is more of the same repressive policies — more deportations and more militarization of the U.S.-Mexico border. On June 30, Obama announced that he will […]

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Book Review: The Servant Economy: Where America’s Elite is Sending the Middle Class

The Servant Economy: Where America’s Elite is Sending the Middle Class, by Jeff Faux, Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons, 2012.   Book Review by Stan Phipps Thus far into the 21st Century, the dominant economic theme in the United States has been the extreme concentration of wealth at the top, as the rich have […]

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News from North of the Lakes

One month ago, Premier Kathleen Wynne of Ontario, the Liberal successor to Dalton McGuinty, presented her proposal for a budget for the coming year. It was full of proposals which the Liberals thought ought to attract the support of the New Democrats in a minority government … they proposed to increase expenditures on education, create […]

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Missouri Politicians Dismantle Public School Districts

All the employees in the Normandy School District in North St. Louis County, Missouri, will be terminated on June 31. They will lose their tenure, salary, and benefits. Only a few may be hired back in the fall when the state-appointed “Normandy School Collaborative” takes over and abolishes the whole school district along with its […]

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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT OUR POSITION ON DEVELOPMENTS IN UKRAINE

(excerpts from Fourth International Newsletter and La Vérité/The Truth, as well as articles by Dominique Ferré and the editors of Rabochie Izvestiya, published in Russia  — with bracketed comments from Socialist Organizer) * Q: WHAT IS OUR STANCE ON THE BREAK-UP OF UKRAINE AND WHO IS RESPONSIBLE? A: The breaking up/dismantling of Ukraine would have […]

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