Daily Archives: February 23, 2018

UK | Lecturers strike day one: A bad day for the casino

University strikers across the UK are reporting the most successful and well supported industrial action for years

‘Casinos are for the rich to gamble in. They are not places to put our wages.’ That is how one Manchester lecturer summed up the spirit behind the growing rebellion over pensions in the universities. A colleague reported a mood of anger and determination at the university, ‘At least 15  buildings had their separate entrances well covered by staff angry at another great pension robbery. Most people were surprised by the turnout and then overjoyed to see a student march turn up soon after 8am!’

The People of Honduras Do Not Owe Obedience to an Imposed Government

by Melissa Cardoza

Despite brutal repression, the people of Honduras have resisted the U.S.-backed dictatorship since the 2009 coup d’état.

Since elections widely denounced as fraudulent this November, the social movements of Honduras have taken to the streets, confronting violent repression by a Honduran state armed with millions of dollars from U.S. taxpayers. Melissa Cardoza, Honduran feminist and author of 13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance, was in the United States last spring for a book release tour in honor of assassinated Honduran indigenous leader Berta Cáceres. Here she speaks of and to those from grassroots struggles in the U.S. about the current period of unyielding resistance and brutal repression in Honduras. The following essay was translated by Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle.

Ukraine and Donbass: Four years of solidarity and struggle

By Greg Butterfield

Based on a presentation given at a Workers World Party class in New York on Feb. 20, 2018.

Four years ago this week, a coup overthrew the elected government of Ukraine. The resulting war has cost more than 10,000 lives and immense hardships for the working people of Ukraine and the Donbass republics. But the anti-fascist resistance continues.