Rachele Fruit, left, SWP candidate for Georgia governor, talks with fisherman David Gilbert about lack of government response in wake of Hurricane Michael in Apalachicola, Florida, Nov. 1. Right, Georgia’s Albany Herald quotes Fruit saying, “Only by uniting and building a working-class movement in struggle can we fight to change the conditions that we face.”

Workers need unions, break with bosses’ political parties

Workers, farmers seek road forward out of capitalist crisis

“The problems that the working class faces — and working farmers — are the result of the decay of the capitalist system that we live under, and that only by uniting and building a working-class movement in struggle can we…


Editorial

Join SWP taking ‘Militant’, books to working class

Millions of workers see in their own lives and lives of those they love how working people face the debilitating effects of the ongoing economic, political and moral crisis of capitalist rule. The bosses and their government have nothing to…


Uber, Yellow Cab drivers need unity to fight bosses

NEW YORK — The cutthroat competition among Uber, Lyft, other e-hail car services, livery companies and the Yellow Cab fleet bosses has claimed a seventh suicide victim here. Fausto Luna flung himself in front of an oncoming subway train and…



UN votes 189-2 to demand end to US rulers’ Cuba embargo

UNITED NATIONS — On Nov. 1, for the 27th year in a row, the U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution presented by the Cuban government calling for “ending the U.S. economic, commercial and financial embargo against Cuba.” The resolution passed…

Features

Kurdistan book fair marked by thirst for political discussion

Event in Erbil reflects Kurds’ fight for homeland and crisis of global imperialist order
Thousands attended Erbil International Book Fair Oct. 10-20.

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region, Iraq — The 13th Erbil International Book Fair showed expanding space to discuss the broadest questions of world and regional politics here. This openness is a product of the Kurdish people’s fight for their national rights and…



In defense of the US working class

SWP leader at Havana event answers question: ‘Can working people in US make a socialist revolution?’
Striking teachers at West Virginia Capitol in Charleston, Feb. 26, 2018, as one of most significant labor battles in U.S. in decades exploded. Teachers and other school workers went on strike statewide, winning support from students, parents, churches and other unions. Strikes and protests spread to Oklahoma, Kentucky, Arizona, Colorado, and North Carolina. “What happened there is a living refutation of the portrait of working-class bigotry and ‘backwardness’ painted by middle class liberals and much of the radical left,” says Socialist Workers Party leader Mary-Alice Waters.
  The following is the talk by Mary-Alice Waters to a conference organized by the Cuban Institute of…




SWP Statement

For recognition of a Palestinian state and Israel

• For recognition of a Palestinian state and of Israel
• For repeal of U.S. Jerusalem Embassy Act
• For workers’ solidarity in Israel, Palestine, the world over
The following statement, drafted by Steve Clark, was released Dec. 11 by Jack Barnes, Socialist Workers Party…
Cuba and Chernobyl

This Cuban documentary produced in 2006 tells the story of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe in Ukraine and Cuba’s exemplary internationalist medical program that treated more than 25,000 victims.