Striking copper workers picket at Asarco Ray Mine near Kearny, Arizona, in November.

Copper strikers fight Asarco union busting

Bitter strike battle enters 8th week, no end in sight

As the bitter strike by some 1,700 workers against Asarco copper bosses’ union-busting drive entered its eighth week, the company claimed there is an “impasse” in negotiations. It is implementing its “best, last and final” offer as of Dec. 2.…


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All out in solidarity with striking copper workers!

A battle with real stakes for all working people is playing out today in the copper towns of Arizona and Texas. Asarco workers are fighting a naked union-busting assault by bosses — they need our solidarity. Build support for their…


Democrats’ drive to oust Trump targets working class

The Democratic Party is sharply divided, with its leaders panicking that their drive to impeach and indict President Donald Trump — which began the day he took office and has continued ever since — is failing to win support. They…


SWP drive expands reach of ‘Militant,’ books, fund

SWP member George Chalmers, right, discusses victory by family of Rodney Reed winning stay of execution with bricklayer Paul Young at his home in Fort Worth, Texas, Nov. 23. Young got Militant subscription, copy of The Clintons’ Anti-Working-Class Record book.

As the Socialist Workers Party drive to expand the readership of the Militant and books by revolutionary leaders of the working class enters its final week, party members are finding interest in the need to build a working-class movement independent…


Protests in Chile demand end to attacks by gov’t, capitalist rulers

Union contingent of Walmart workers at Oct. 23 march in Santiago, Chile, part of nationwide general strike protesting low wages, woefully inadequate pensions and health care.

Pro-business pundits used to call Chile the “Latin American tiger,” which they attributed to its rulers’ embrace of the capitalist free market, “fiscal responsibility” and openness to imperialist penetration. Eduardo Frei, president in much of the 1990s, even privatized the…



CN rail workers ‘strike for safety’ won broad backing

More than 50 Teamster rail strikers picket Canadian National headquarters in Montreal Nov. 26 before tentative agreement was announced. Now debate over contract begins before vote.

MONTREAL — Following a Nov. 26 tentative agreement between Teamsters Canada Rail Conference officials and Canadian National Railway bosses, the 3,200 CN conductors, including yardmen and yardmasters, returned to work Nov. 27 after an eight-day “strike for safety.” The workers…

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French rulers expand military intervention into West Africa

French ground troops are being deployed to Burkina Faso. This is the first major dispatch of imperialist troops to that West African country, an attempt to shore up a weakening capitalist regime in a region racked by instability. The deployment…






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.