Miners, Teamsters, bakery workers, others protest pension cuts July 12 at Ohio Statehouse.
Statehouse News Bureau/Karen Kasler

1,000s of workers protest for gov’t-funded pensions

‘Our lives are worth more than a pound of coal’

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Thousands of union members — coal miners, Teamsters, bakery workers and more — and their supporters rallied at the state Capitol here July 12 against any cuts in their pensions. Members of the United Mine Workers, a…



‘Militant’ beats back prison censorship in Florida – again

The Militant has won another round against the seemingly unrelenting efforts of Florida prison officials to censor the paper and prevent it from reaching workers behind bars there. After the Militant appealed, the statewide Literature Review Committee of the Department of Corrections…


Ontario salt miners push back boss attacks in 12-week strike

Striking salt miners discuss progress in negotiations on picket line in front of Compass Minerals salt mine in Goderich, Ontario, July 13, before new contract was won in militant strike.

GODERICH, Ontario — Striking salt miners returned to work here July 18 following their approval of a new contract two days earlier. Compass Minerals’ bosses were forced to the bargaining table following determined mass actions by the strikers with the…


Death toll rises as Nicaraguan gov’t continues attacks on protesters

Movement of Mothers of April lead march on Mother’s Day, May 30, in Managua, Nicaragua, honoring those killed and wounded by government thugs during April demonstration. Banner reads “No more assassinations! No more massacres!” Nearly 300 people have been killed.

The largely working-class and student protests that exploded against the government of President Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua in April continue nearly three months later with no sign of abating. Ortega has escalated deadly raids targeting opposition strongholds. Demonstrations against Ortega…


DSA victory in NY primary deepens crisis of rulers’ parties

The election of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York’s 14th Congressional District primary is another sign of the sharpening rifts in the Democratic Party that were exposed in the course of the campaign bringing Donald Trump to the presidency. In fact,…

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‘Revolutionary war began liberation of women in Cuba’

Above, participants in International May Day Brigade to Cuba hear from combatants in Cuba's revolutionary war. Inset, Teté Puebla, left, and Pérsida Chibás Ponce joined Rebel Army in their teens, were transformed in revolutionary struggle.
Scott Hagaman

  HAVANA — One of the high points for participants in the International May Day Brigade to Cuba this spring was having the opportunity to hear from some of the combatants who took part in the revolutionary war there. Led…




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 History…



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.