25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 82/No. 22 - June 4, 2018

June 7, 1993 “Mark Curtis will not get a fair trial,” said Jack Barnes, national secretary of the Socialist Workers Party at a rally in Des Moines, Iowa. “No one in the world is obligated to prove Mark Curtis’s innocence,”…

New Zealand nurses protest low pay, understaffing

Vol. 82/No. 22 - June 4, 2018
Nurses, hospital workers rally in Auckland, New Zealand, May 12, part of nationwide day of protests against low pay, understaffing, worsening conditions for both workers and patients.

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — More than 700 nurses, other hospital workers and supporters marched here May 12 to protest low pay, understaffing and deteriorating conditions in public health care. “We need more on the floor,” read one hand-written placard, highlighting…

‘Cuba’s revolutionary armed forces are the people in uniform’

Vol. 82/No. 22 - June 4, 2018
José Ramón Fernández, center, field commander of Cuba’s Revolutionary Armed Forces, during counterattack that defeated U.S.-organized invasion at Bay of Pigs in 72 hours in April 1961.

Below is an excerpt from Making History: Interviews with Four Generals of Cuba’s Revolutionary Armed Forces, one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for May. “The Revolutionary Armed Forces are the people in uniform,” Cuban Brig. Gen. José Ramón Fernández said…

Join workers’ struggles, build unions!

Vol. 82/No. 22 - June 4, 2018

Working people — who bear the brunt of the social, economic and moral crisis of capitalism today — are the source of powerful and sorely needed solidarity when we confront the bosses’ assaults. The social movement teachers have drawn around…

Protests against school closures in Puerto Rico

Vol. 82/No. 22 - June 4, 2018

Students, parents and teachers protest May 3 against the closing of the Clemente Ramírez de Arellano school in Manatí, Puerto Rico. Many of the signs say, “Enough already.” The closing, one of nearly 300 planned by the island’s colonial government,…

Fight to win voting rights for ex-prisoners picks up

Vol. 82/No. 22 - June 4, 2018

Workers who’ve been released from prison after serving time on felony charges are leading fights in Florida and other states over regaining the right to vote. Since the capitalist rulers’ criminal “justice” system is racist, Blacks are disproportionately impacted by…

What is working-class view on Trans Mountain pipeline?

Vol. 82/No. 21 - May 28, 2018

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — A major conflict has developed between competing wings of the Canadian New Democratic Party — the one in power in Alberta and the one in power in British Columbia — over continuing the expansion of the…

Jewish question is at the heart of clashes across the Middle East

Vol. 82/No. 21 - May 28, 2018

Tel Aviv’s military carried out its biggest-ever airstrikes on Iranian forces in Syria May 10, where Iran’s capitalist rulers have been reinforcing their Revolutionary Guard forces, allied Shiite militias and weapons systems that threaten Israel. The strike took place as…

Korea agreement would open the door to gains for working people

US rulers, NKorea take steps toward pact on weapons
Vol. 82/No. 21 - May 28, 2018
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang May 9. Talks were preparation for Kim meeting with President Donald Trump June 12 in Singapore.

The U.S. and North Korean governments are on a course that could conclude with a historic agreement eliminating nuclear weapons on the Korean Peninsula, ending the U.S. economic war on North Korea, eliminating U.S. and North Korean war threats there,…