Moscow looks to expand reach, weaken US  rulers’ dominance

Vol. 82/No. 11 - March 19, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin seeks to sustain the gains the country’s capitalist rulers have made in extending their influence through Moscow’s military intervention in the Mideast and Ukraine without provoking unrest at home. The U.S. rulers want to push back…

Socialist Workers Party: No nuclear weapons!

Vol. 82/No. 11 - March 19, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced March 1 that Russia is developing new nuclear weapons that he says are capable of evading U.S. missile defenses. This comes shortly after the Pentagon said it would produce nuclear-tipped sea-launched cruise missiles. The U.S.…

Free trade or protectionism: Workers go to the wall either way

Vol. 82/No. 11 - March 19, 2018

The Wall Street Journal calls President Donald Trump’s proposed hefty tariffs on steel and aluminum imports “the biggest policy blunder of his presidency.” The tariffs — announced on the pretense of protecting “American” jobs — “will benefit a handful of companies,”…

‘Cuban Revolution opened road for people to think for themselves’

Vol. 82/No. 11 - March 19, 2018
Griselda Aguilera, left at age 7 in 1961, hands literacy certificate to worker she taught to read and write. Aguilera spoke about literacy campaign and Cuban Revolution to hundreds on college campuses, churches and union halls during recent U.S. tour.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — “Our revolution opened the road for people to advance, to think for themselves, to have access to more information,” Cuban revolutionary Griselda Aguilera told some 30 students, professors and others at a Feb. 19 meeting at the…

As Syrian rulers devastate Ghouta, US rulers aim to hold on in Syria

Vol. 82/No. 11 - March 19, 2018

The Bashar al-Assad regime is stepping up its murderous air and ground assault on the heavily populated eastern Ghouta suburb of Damascus. The dictatorial regime has laid siege to the 400,000 people there for five years, creating shortages of food…

See Cuba’s revolution on May Day Brigade!

Vol. 82/No. 11 - March 19, 2018

Despite the lies and slanders against Cuba and its socialist revolution that fill the boss press in the U.S., more and more workers, farmers and youth are becoming interested in learning what’s different there. We know from our own lives…

Washington, Pyongyang move toward nuclear talks

Vol. 82/No. 11 - March 19, 2018

“The North Korean side clearly stated its willingness to denuclearize,” South Korean government officials said after meeting with Kim Jong Un, central leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, March 6. “It made it clear that it would have…

West Virginia school workers win strike!

Unity, solidarity show power of working class
Vol. 82/No. 11 - March 19, 2018
Woodsdale Elementary teachers, Wheeling, West Virginia, celebrate strike victory March 6.

PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. — “I think this will start a movement across the country of working people rising up,” Phillip Eastep, a steelworker in Huntington, told Socialist Workers Party members when we joined him picketing with school bus workers outside…

J.C. Penney’s full-time workers are now part time

Vol. 82/No. 11 - March 19, 2018

Hammered by stiffening competition from retail giants Walmart and Amazon, department store chain J.C. Penney is making moves to stay afloat by targeting its workers’ hours, wages and benefits. The company plans to eliminate most full-time jobs, converting them to…

Cuban Revolution involves all, with sight or not

Cinema clubs with audio descriptions expand access to culture for visually impaired
Vol. 82/No. 11 - March 19, 2018

HAVANA — In February I learned about “Tocando la luz” — Touching the light — a cinema club for the visually impaired in Cuba. So, while I was here for the Havana International Book Fair, I went to the Infanta…