Coal miner Dustin Maynard, right, talks to press at miners’ blockade of rail tracks outside Quest mine in Kimper, Kentucky, Jan. 14. Protest builds on earlier action at Blackjewel mine.

Ky. miners block coal train in fight over unpaid wages

‘Somebody’s got to take a stand,’ miners say

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A dozen Quest Energy coal miners and their families began blocking the railroad tracks near Kimper, Kentucky, Jan. 13 to protest the fact they haven’t been paid. They pledge to stay there until Quest, a subsidiary of…


Protests spread as Iran rulers admit they lied, shot down plane

Thousands of working people, students and others joined protests in at least a dozen cities across Iran as outrage mounted over the government’s attempted cover-up of their missile attack that brought down a Ukrainian passenger aircraft in which all 176…


‘Militant’ files appeal against paper’s ban in Indiana prison

The Militant is challenging the impoundment of several issues of the paper from subscriber Kevin “Rashid” Johnson at Indiana’s Pendleton Correctional Facility. A letter Johnson sent was received by the Militant Jan. 2, along with copies of prison officials’ “Notice…




Support copper miners strike against Asarco union busting!

Workers on strike against copper giant Asarco marked day 90 of their strike Jan. 11 with an expanded picket line at the Mission Mine in Sahuarita, Arizona. They are organizing more public actions to win support for their fight against…

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‘Red Zone: Cuba and the Battle Against Ebola in West Africa’

New book is a ‘remarkable account of the solidarity and internationalism at the heart of the Cuban Revolution’
Cuban medical volunteers unload supplies on arrival in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Oct. 2014.

Below is the preface to Red Zone: Cuba and the Battle Against Ebola in West Africa by Enrique Ubieta Gómez, just published in English and Spanish. Copyright © 2019 by Pathfinder Press. Reprinted by permission. BY RÓGER CALERO AND MARY-ALICE…







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.