Russians Rely on State Media for News of Ukraine, Crimea

Before the plane crash in Ukraine last week, most Russians were following the events in Ukraine and Crimea. They were most likely to see their state media as a reliable source for news about it then; few trust Western media. Source: Russians Rely on State Media for News of Ukraine, Crimea

POEM: ‘Visit’

The descendant kings rule over rock-strewn littoral, banked clouds, hyssop hills of Jordan, a shimmer that concedes hope, which is bound unto the other, to the sheer indecipherability of landscape. Believe — some god behind the edged shrubs, the pebbles, and near flat glassiness of sea. Human need contracts, matters little. Curls of viscous foam […]

Obama rails against corporate maneuver to evade U.S. taxes

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday hammered U.S. companies that avoid federal taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas in deals known as “inversions” and called on Congress to pass a bill to curb the practice. Source: Obama rails against corporate maneuver to evade U.S. taxes

Obama, Netherlands’ Rutte agree more sanctions needed on Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama spoke by phone with Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Thursday and the White House said both agreed on the need to impose more sanctions on Russia for continuing to arm pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine. Source: Obama, Netherlands’ Rutte agree more sanctions needed on Russia

Agreement reached in Swedish train workers’ strike

By Mike Powers Stockholm, July 22 — The Swedish Union for Service and Communications Employees [SEKO], the national union representing the striking train workers in Sweden against the French-based multinational monopoly Veolia, signed an agreement in late June that ended the conflict. An earlier article in Workers World described the massive sympathy with the strikers […]

Workers World Party hosts Marxist classes on theory and practice

By Garrett Dicembre Over the July 4th weekend, young activists and revolutionaries from across the country, including Baltimore, Buffalo, Houston, New York City and Durham, N.C., attended an educational weekend of Marxist-Leninist theory and practice hosted by Workers World Party in New York City. The weekend began with a presentation by Fred Goldstein, WWP secretariat […]

White House bemoans lawmakers’ delay on U.S. border crisis funds

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House officials expressed growing alarm on Thursday that Congress may not soon approve President Barack Obama’s emergency request for $3.7 billion to tackle the child migration crisis on the southern border of the United States. Source: White House bemoans lawmakers’ delay on U.S. border crisis funds