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Cuba Sets Example in Confronting Pandemic (I)

U.S. Sanctions Amid Covid Crisis Show ‘Ruthless Nature of Imperialism’ By Francisco Picado and Argiris Malapanis July 1, 2021—Cuba has set an unparalleled example of how humanity can fight a pandemic, while the impact of the Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the degree to which capitalism is incapable of protecting the vast majority from a devastating epidemic. In glaring contrast to one blunder after another in most capitalist countries, Cuba’s socialist government has led a campaign […]

Saving Lives Campaign Sends 4-million Syringes to Cuba

Millions More Syringes Needed! Contribute to Help Vaccinate Entire Cuban Population! By Mark Friedman and Brenda Lopez LOS ANGELES, June 29, 2021—The Saving Lives Campaign, a broad coalition of local and national organizations opposed to the U.S. embargo against Cuba, and Global Health Partners, a U.S.-based nonprofit with a long history of sending humanitarian medical donations to Cuba, recently launched a broad-based, urgent drive to send vaccine syringes to Cuba. The campaign has been a […]

1921 Tulsa Massacre: Gov’t-Sanctioned Mass Murder

Why ‘Black Wall Street’ Is an Insult, Not a Compliment The following is an edited version of a Facebook post the author released June 17, 2021. World-Outlook is publishing it to mark the centennial of this horrible milestone in African-American history. Above all, we believe the ideas expressed below have genuine political importance for today, in addition to setting the historical record straight on the Tulsa massacre. By James Mac Warren June 28, 2021—Hello everyone. […]

Thank You for Your Contributions!

June 21, 2021 Dear Friends, We want to express our heartfelt thanks for your contributions to World-Outlook.com. We have been very gratified by the response to our financial appeal. In the three months since we asked for your help, readers have sent in donations exceeding $1,300 so far. While most people sent in one-time donations, several have made monthly pledges. (We encourage everyone who can to join the monthly pledge club, which will enable us […]

Two Lessons of Radical Reconstruction (II)

The following essay by Marxist scholar George Novack was written in 1950. World-Outlook is publishing it to celebrate Juneteenth (short for June 19th), an annual holiday marking the end of slavery at the conclusion of the Civil War. On June 17, 2021, more than a century and a half since African Americans began celebrating Juneteenth, the U.S. government declared it a federal holiday. Celebrate Juneteenth! The New Federal Holiday! The post-Civil War period known as […]

Two Lessons of Radical Reconstruction (I)

The following essay by Marxist scholar George Novack was written in 1950. World-Outlook is publishing it to celebrate Juneteenth (short for June 19th), an annual holiday marking the end of slavery at the conclusion of the Civil War. On June 17, 2021, more than a century and a half since African Americans began celebrating Juneteenth, the U.S. government declared it a federal holiday. Celebrate Juneteenth! The New Federal Holiday! The post-Civil War period known as […]

A Woman’s Right to Choose Abortion Under Attack: Defend Roe v. Wade!

By Nancy Rosenstock CHICAGO, June 17, 2021—“We have spent our whole lives working towards our futures, and without our input and without our consent, our control over our futures has been stripped away from us. I hope you can feel how gut-wrenching it is. I hope you can feel how dehumanizing it is, to have the autonomy over your own body taken from you.” These words spoken by Paxton Smith at her May 30 high […]

The U.S. Civil War: Its Place in History (III)

Part 3 – Response to Criticism from Harvard The following essay by Marxist scholar George Novack was written in 1961, in the thick of the mass struggle to end Jim Crow segregation in the United States. Novack (1905 – 1992) was a leader of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) for decades. World-Outlook is publishing it to mark the 160th anniversary of the start of the U.S. Civil War, and in celebration of Juneteenth (short for […]

The U.S. Civil War: Its Place in History (II)

Part 2 – The International Context The following essay by Marxist scholar George Novack was written in 1961, in the thick of the mass struggle to end Jim Crow segregation in the United States. Novack (1905 – 1992) was a leader of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) for decades. World-Outlook is publishing it to mark the 160th anniversary of the start of the U.S. Civil War, and in celebration of Juneteenth (short for June 19th), […]

The U.S. Civil War: Its Place in History (I)

Part 1 – A Second American Revolution The following essay by Marxist scholar George Novack was written in 1961, in the thick of the mass struggle to end Jim Crow segregation in the United States. Novack (1905 – 1992) was a leader of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) for decades. World-Outlook is publishing it to mark the 160th anniversary of the start of the U.S. Civil War, and in celebration of Juneteenth (short for June […]

It’s Apartheid, Say Israeli Ambassadors to South Africa

The following article was published June 8, 2021, by GroundUp, a news agency based in Cape Town, South Africa. World-Outlook is reproducing it here by permission.[1] The authors are both former Israeli ambassadors to South Africa. By Ilan Baruch and Alon Liel June 8, 2021—During our careers in the foreign service, we both served as Israel’s ambassador to South Africa. In this position, we learned firsthand about the reality of apartheid and the horrors it […]

Amazon Worker Fights Firing, Challenges Lack of Safety during Pandemic

Company Risked Workers’ Lives While Raking in Super Profits By Francisco Picado DENVER, CO, June 7, 2021—On May 6, Amazon worker Linda Rodriguez filed a complaint with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment for Amazon’s “systematic failure to comply with even the most basic safety precautions necessary to protect her and her co-workers from exposure to the [Covid-19] virus” at the peak of the coronavirus pandemic.  “Amazon just wanted to pressure people to keep […]

Peace Actions in Israel Extend Solidarity to Palestinians

By Geoff Mirelowitz and Argiris Malapanis May 28, 2021—The recent explosion of Palestinian resistance to Israeli occupation and oppression, as well as to legalized discrimination against Arab citizens of Israel, has sparked some solidarity from Israeli Jews. While modest, this response points in the right direction. One of the most important actions took place May 22 in Tel Aviv. “Thousands Join Tel Aviv Rally for ‘A Joint Future’ After Israel-Gaza Fighting, Jewish-Arab Violence,” read a […]

May 25 Actions: Justice 4 All! Prosecute the Police! Reopen All Past Cases of Cop Brutality!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Families impacted by police violence and their supporters call nationwide demonstration Tuesday, May 25 demanding prosecution of the police and reopening of past cases on one year anniversary of the death of George Floyd Contact: Brock Satter, organizer, Mass Action Against Police Brutality; 617.548.4874, press@maapb.org Who: Families impacted by police violence and their supporters nationwide What: Nationwide demonstration against police violence WHERE: Boston, MA, Franklin Park near Zoo entrance on Blue Hill […]

Derek Chauvin Verdict: One Down, Thousands to Go

Build August 28 DC March: Justice for All Victims of Cop Brutality! May 25, 2021—On the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s brutal death at the hands of Minneapolis police, all opponents of cop violence and racism can rejoice in seeing Floyd’s executioner locked-up behind bars. We can celebrate the prospect of a long sentence awaiting former police officer Derek Chauvin. His conviction by a Minneapolis jury on April 20 was a victory for the mass movement […]

‘So Long As There Is A Single Palestinian Alive, We Will Claim Our Right to Palestine’

1991 Interview with Palestinian Leader Hanan Ashrawi The following interview with Hanan Ashrawi was given to Argiris Malapanis by telephone on April 9, 1991. Ashrawi was in Ramallah, West Bank, and Malapanis in East Jerusalem at the time. While first published 30 years ago,[1] many of the issues Ashrawi addresses in this interview remain central to the Palestinian struggle for national self-determination that has erupted now again. It is a timely reminder of the political […]

In Response to Israeli Barbarism, Palestinian Resistance Bursts onto World Scene

By Geoff Mirelowitz and Argiris Malapanis May 21, 2021—For the first time in 16 years, the Palestinian struggle for self-determination and for an end to Israeli occupation and oppression has exploded again into the center of world politics. On May 18, Palestinians staged a massive general strike across Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza. Millions participated in this unprecedented action. Reporting on the strike, the New York Times felt compelled to acknowledge at least part […]

There Is No Sideline: In Solidarity with the Palestinian Freedom Struggle

The following statement was issued by Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) on May 14, 2021. JVP describes itself as “a national, grassroots organization inspired by Jewish tradition to work for a just and lasting peace according to principles of human rights, equality, and international law for all the people of Israel and Palestine. JVP has over 500,000 online supporters, over 70 chapters and 15 student chapters, a Rabbinic Council, an Artist Council, an Academic Advisory […]

‘Palestinians Everywhere United Against Israeli Brutality’

Interview with Palestinian leader Hanan Ashrawi The following are major excerpts of a May 14, 2021, interview with Palestinian leader Hanan Ashrawi (HA) by Amy Goodman (AG) of Democracy Now. The news broadcast also included a second panelist, Rasheed Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies, Columbia University, New York. The video of the entire program is posted on YouTube and can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K1vYhdoJyY Ashrawi was an English literature professor at Birzeit […]

Stand Together Against Police Violence! March on Washington, Aug. 28

Now Is the Time! Join with Impacted Families! The following is the text of the call for a national march and rally in Washington, D.C. The action will take place on Sat., Aug. 28, 2021, from 11am to 7pm at the Lincoln Memorial in the U.S. capital. Its demands include reopening all cases of police misconduct where justice has been denied and prosecution and jailing of guilty cops. Mass Action Against Police Brutality and other […]

‘Justice for All Stolen Lives!’

April 24 Actions Demand Prosecution of Guilty Cops By Argiris Malapanis and Geoff Mirelowitz April 30, 2021—The following is a partial but representative round-up of protests against police brutality and racism that took place in a number of U.S. cities on April 24. They were initiated by Mass Action Against Police Brutality in Boston and others and were largely led by members of families that have lost loved ones to police violence. Demands included prosecuting […]

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