Moscow covers up nuclear blast at White Sea site

Vol. 83/ No. 32 - September 2, 2019

It took Russian government officials two full days to acknowledge that an explosion that killed seven people Aug. 8, involved workers handling nuclear material at its Nyonoska missile testing site on the White Sea. Moscow has a long record of…

Debts, bankruptcies are soaring for older workers

Vol. 83/ No. 32 - September 2, 2019

Debts and bankruptcies are soaring for working people over age 65. Bosses have held wages down for years and governments have gone after social benefits workers won in struggle in decades past, with a disastrous impact on elderly workers. According…

Bob Redrup, communist fighter for seven decades

Vol. 83/ No. 32 - September 2, 2019

LOS ANGELES — Bob Redrup, a seven-decade member of the Socialist Workers Party, died on Aug. 15 after a short illness. Redrup was 92. Born in New Jersey in 1927 to a working-class family, Redrup joined the Merchant Marine in…

SWP delegation brings solidarity to Puerto Rico

Vol. 83/ No. 32 - September 2, 2019
SWP delegation brings solidarity to Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Alyson Kennedy, above right, Socialist Workers Party candidate for U.S. president in 2016 and a Walmart worker in Dallas, joined a 200-strong demonstration “For our lands” here Aug. 16, at the start of a five-day…

Oberlin College demands judge overturn victory won by bakery

Vol. 83/ No. 32 - September 2, 2019

Lawyers for Oberlin College filed post-trial motions Aug. 14 seeking to quash the trial verdict that found the college and its dean of students and vice president, Meredith Raimondo, guilty of slandering and wreaking damage on Gibson’s bakery. The family-run…

Nepal event discusses Cuban Revolution, way forward for workers

Vol. 83/ No. 32 - September 2, 2019
Top, July 29 meeting platform, Bhaktapur, Nepal. From left, Janet Roth, Communist League, New Zealand; Baskaran Appu, Communist League, Australia; Annalucia Vermunt, CL New Zealand; Martín Koppel, Socialist Workers Party; Saroj Gosai, Nepal Professors’ Society; Srijana Sainju, deputy in provincial government for Nepal Workers and Peasants Party; Samir Hazboun, SWP; and Surendra Gosai, president of Cuba Solidarity Committee Nepal. Below, audience.

BHAKTAPUR, Nepal — July 29 was a packed day of political and cultural activities in this historic city for a group of delegates who had just participated in a regional Cuba solidarity conference in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital. Highlights of the…

New York cops fire officer who killed Eric Garner

Vol. 83/ No. 32 - September 2, 2019
New York cops fire officer who killed Eric Garner

NEW YORK —“We’re not finished,” Gwen Carr said at a rally, above, after New York City cop Daniel Pantaleo was fired Aug. 19 for the 2014 killing of her son Eric Garner. “We have other officers that we have to…

Mass Hong Kong protest demands political rights

Beijing searches for way to tamp down actions
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Throngs fill streets in peaceful protest in Hong Kong Aug. 18 in largest action in two months.

In defiance of Beijing’s threats, some 1.7 million people rallied in Hong Kong Aug. 18 to demand greater political rights and the resignation of Chief Executive Carrie Lam. Beijing is exerting its leverage on companies in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory,…