Hamas’ conditions for ceasefire

By Workers World staff The Alternative Information Center describes itself as “an internationally oriented, progressive, joint Palestinian-Israeli activist organization, located in Beit Sahour and Jerusalem.” As of July 20, a group of more than 200 Israelis had sent a letter to the European Council, Commission and the European Parliament calling on the EU to pressure […]

President Obama at My Brother’s Keeper Town Hall: “America Will Succeed If We Are Investing in Our Young People.”

By Cameron Brenchley This afternoon, President Obama visited the Walker Jones Education Campus in Washington, D.C. to participate in a town hall with youth, and to announce new commitments in support of the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative. As the President said today, “We want fewer young men in jail; we want more of them in […]

What happens when the U.S. shoots down a passenger plane?

By Workers World staff Remember the Iranian airliner? On July 3, 1988, the USS Vincennes launched a surface-to-air missile at an Iranian civilian airliner. It was on a scheduled commercial flight from Bandar-Abbas to Dubai. The attack resulted in the deaths of 290 passengers and crew members. The U.S. proclaimed the whole thing was an […]

Senate panel to debate wave of corporate tax-avoidance deals

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As more U.S. corporations do deals to cut taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas, the Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday focused on these transactions known as inversions. Source: Senate panel to debate wave of corporate tax-avoidance deals

President Obama Presents the Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant Ryan M. Pitts

By Tanya Somanader Watch on YouTube At a ceremony at the White House this afternoon, President Obama presented the Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant Ryan M. Pitts for his unwavering courage in one of the fiercest battles of the Afghanistan war. In the summer of 2008, when our forces in Afghanistan were stretched thin […]