Protesters at Arc de Triomphe in Paris Dec. 1, before cop tear gas and water cannon attack.

‘Yellow vest’ protests force French gov’t to back down

French ‘deplorables’ demand more, want ‘whole baguette’

PARIS — In face of sustained mass, popular mobilizations from rural areas as well as working-class suburbs, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced Dec. 4 a six-month suspension of the proposed hike in car fuel taxes. These proposed taxes were…



Disaster from Camp Fire is result of capitalist rule

Fire survivors Rubyjade Stewart and son Rene, outside their tent in Chico Walmart lot Nov. 21.

CHICO, Calif. — It was raining heavily when Socialist Workers Party members from Oakland arrived at the Chico Walmart parking lot here Nov. 29. Our goal was to extend solidarity with survivors of the Camp Fire camped out here and…


SWP speaks in interests of working people

Welcome to the 1,404 new readers of the ‘Militant’!

Irma Carpio, a high school student in Louisville, Kentucky, speaks with SWP member Amy Husk Dec. 1. Carpio had organized with other students to support teachers’ strike last spring.

The Militant welcomes the 1,404 readers who subscribed over the last eight weeks! A final scoreboard on the drive to sell 1,400 subscriptions and an equal number of books on working-class politics by leaders of the Socialist Workers Party, along…



Features

Moscow launches assault on Ukraine access to Sea of Azov

Russian fighter jets fly over Kerch bridge with Russian tanker blocking access to Sea of Azov during assault on, seizure of three Ukrainian naval boats and their 24 crew members Nov. 25.

In an aggressive inflammation of tensions, the capitalist rulers in Moscow ordered Russian forces to fire on and seize three Ukrainian naval vessels, including a tugboat, and their crews as they tried to pass through the Kerch Strait Nov. 25…



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.