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Important Fissures Develop in U.S. Labor Movement Over Israel’s Bombings and Blockade of Gaza

A new situation is developing in the U.S. labor movement in the aftermath of the U.S.-funded Israeli bombing and ground onslaught against Gaza and its people — an onslaught which to date has killed more than 2,000 Palestinians (largely women and children), left more than 9,500 severely injured, rendered up to 400,000 people homeless, and […]

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A HISTORIC BALANCE SHEET AND A CALL TO ACTION: Statement by the International Secretariat of the Fourth International on Palestine

26 August 2014 At a time when the workers and peoples of the whole world are gripped by the war of extermination being waged by Israel against the Palestinian people, particularly in Gaza… At a time when the rights of the Palestinian people are being trampled upon, everybody is asking themselves the same question: Is […]

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Uprising of Black Youth in Aftermath of Police Killing in Ferguson, Missouri

Black youth in more than 50 cities across the United States have risen up to protest the August 9 killing by a white police officer of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson is not that different from other predominantly Black cities across the United States, where one Black youth is killed every 28 hours […]

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Finding Labor’s Political Independence in Chicago

(All photos by Larry Duncan) [Revised August 17th, 2014] CHICAGO — Will Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis run for mayor, and will such a possible candidacy create a third party break with the Democrats in city government? Events leading up to these two questions go back at least four years. In December of 2010 […]

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Police Murder in Ferguson, Missouri March on Ferguson Is Needed to Demand Justice!

(Photo by theguardian.com). St. LOUIS — Walking down the middle of the street in their home town of Ferguson, Missouri, Mike Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson were technically jaywalking. But in no way was a violent response, much less a police execution — which is what Brown’s father has called it — warranted. There […]

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The Attacks on Gaza by U.S.-Armed Israel and the Need to Build A United Front Against the Zionist Apartheid State of Israel

The Attacks on Gaza by U.S. Armed Israel and the Need to Build A United Front Against the Zionist Apartheid State of Israel – A Statement by Socialist Organizer, U.S. Section of the Fourth International The mobilization of solidarity activists and sections of the labor movement in the U.S. against the arrival of an Israeli […]

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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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