President Ronald Reagan met with Afghani guerrilla fighters promising money and weapons to kill Russian (Soviet) troops.
Domestic News

Editorial: “If you believe that, I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you”

By Fighting Words Staff George C. Parker (1860-1936) became famous in New York City as the great con-man who repeatedly sold the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty and Madison Square Garden to gullible victims. […]

African women in Tanzania wash hands during COVID-19 pandemic
International News

COVID-19 Cases in Africa Rising Sharply

By Abayomi Azikiwe Concerns are mounting across the African continent and internationally over the exponential growth in COVID-19 infections. At the time of this writing (07/08/20) the African Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ACDC) […]

George Floyd's brother addresses the UN Human RIghts Council on June 18, 2020
International News

United Nations Human Rights Council Holds Session on Racism in the United States

By Abayomi Azikiwe “We beseech independent African states to help us bring our problem before the United Nations, on the grounds that the United States Government is morally incapable of protecting the lives and the […]

Henry Reeve brigade
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Detroiters Demand: Allow Emergency Medical Aid from Cuba

By Jason Tschantre As quarantine-weary crowds flocked to beaches over Memorial Day weekend, scientists and health-conscious people in the United States had to face, once again, the well-founded fear that COVID-19 is far from over. […]

International News

Resisting COVID-19 in Haiti

By Pierre Labossiere from the Haiti Action Committee On March 19, 2020, shortly after international institutions made known that millions of dollars would be available to impoverished countries with COVID-19 cases, Haitian authorities finally addressed […]

Africa Day 2020 graphic from portraying peacekeeping woman soldier
International News

Africa Liberation Day 2020: Continental Imperatives and the Global Healthcare Crisis

May 25 represents the 57th anniversary of the formation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), later renamed the African Union (AU) in 2002. By Abayomi Azikiwe This year the continental organization of 55 member-states […]

Diego Rivera Detroit Industry Murals North Wall
Domestic News

Lessons from a lowly virus

By David Sole Severe stress on an individual organism will often expose weaknesses in its physiology. But that same stress may often also bring out hidden strengths. What is true of the individual is also […]

Communist Party of Germany (KPD) headquarters, 1932
Domestic News

The dangerous theory of social fascism

  By David Sole Revolutions against oppressive conditions have taken place throughout recorded history. Revolutions that have challenged the economic foundations of society are rarer. And revolutions that have succeeded are rarer still. Individuals who […]

Influenza pandemic of 1918-1920 where women workers wear masks
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COVID-19 Pandemic: A Socialist View on the Capitalist Crisis

Note: The following remarks are excerpted from the Detroit Marxism Class held via teleconference on Saturday May 9, 2020. The course was sponsored by the Communist Workers League (CWL). By Abayomi Azikiwe At present the […]

Lilya Litvyak, born Lydia Vladimirovna Litvyak, 1921-1943, flying ace who shot down 9 Luftwaffe pilots, the greatest number of kills by a female fighter pilot.
International News

How the War was won

By L. Ross 75 years ago Naziism was defeated, after a six year war and immense sacrifice.  The Trump White House, ever self-congratulatory, recently tweeted: “On May 8, 1945, America and Great Britain had victory […]