Social disaster in mudslide is result of capitalist rule

Catastrophe in California product of profit system
Vol. 82/No. 4 - January 29, 2018
Above, Sept. 2016, revolutionary government mobilized workers in Yaguajay, Cuba, to prepare for Hurricane Irma. Inset, Skylar Fahlman tries to protect her home by herself in Ventura, Calif., surrounded by Thomas Fire. In revolutionary Cuba, watchword was “no one is left alone.” Under capitalism, it’s everyone for themself.

  Like other government officials and the big-business news media, Rob Lewin, head of the Santa Barbara County’s Office of Emergency Management, blamed residents of Montecito, California, themselves for the deaths and disaster visited on the town by widespread mudslides…

Red Fawn faces trial in government frame-up Jan. 29

Vol. 82/No. 4 - January 29, 2018

Federal prosecutors will put Red Fawn Fallis on trial Jan. 29 in Fargo, North Dakota, seeking to victimize her for being among the thousands who poured into the state in 2016 to protest the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline…

Russian auto union fights government move to shut it down

Vol. 82/No. 4 - January 29, 2018

“The very existence of trade unions in the Russian Federation will be called into question,” the Interregional Labor Union of Automobile Workers (MPRA) — one of the largest unions in Russia — said after the City Court of St. Petersburg…

Victories scored against New York and New Jersey prison book bans

Vol. 82/No. 4 - January 29, 2018

Authorities have been implementing a pilot program at several state prisons in New York that severely limits access to books prisoners or their friends and families can order for them to read. As more facts about it have come to…

Pussy Riot speaks out about fight against prison conditions in Russia

Vol. 82/No. 4 - January 29, 2018

Pussy Riot members Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova became known around the world for performing a “punk prayer” against the regime of President Vladimir Putin in Moscow’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Christ in February 2012 that led to two-year prison…

Jury deliberates in frame-up of Quebec rail workers

Vol. 82/No. 4 - January 29, 2018
Jury deliberates in frame-up of Quebec rail workers

MONTREAL — After six full days, jury deliberations continue in the Canadian government’s frame-up trial of locomotive engineer Tom Harding and train traffic controller Richard Labrie, both members of United Steelworkers Local 1976. Along with Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway…

See revolutionary Cuba for yourself! Join May Day Brigade

Vol. 82/No. 4 - January 29, 2018

The Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) has issued a call for the 13th annual May Day International Brigade to Cuba for April 23-May 6. The National Network on Cuba is coordinating the effort to sign up U.S.…

US rulers give high marks to Trump administration policies

Vol. 82/No. 4 - January 29, 2018

The economic uptick in the U.S. and Washington’s moves to defend U.S. imperialist interests around the world are consolidating support among the propertied rulers for the course of the Donald Trump White House. This has not stopped liberals and others…