Fidel Castro: ‘No one has been slandered more than the Jews’

Vol. 85/No. 22 - June 7, 2021

Supporters of Hamas and some middle-class radicals have responded to the recent fighting between the reactionary Islamist group and the Israeli military by organizing protests under the slogan “From the river to the sea, Palestine must be free” — a…

May 30 caravans: ‘End US economic war against Cuba!’

Vol. 85/No. 22 - June 7, 2021
May 30 caravans: ‘End US economic war against Cuba!’

Caravans and rallies are being organized in cities across the U.S., and in Canada, the U.K. and other countries — including in Cuba — May 30 to demand: End the U.S. embargo against Cuba! U.S. out of Guantánamo now! End…

SWP: ‘Workers need to build our own party, a labor party’

Vol. 85/No. 22 - June 7, 2021
Ved Dookhun, SWP candidate for mayor of Albany, speaks to Francesca Jones on her porch May 21. Jones subscribed to Militant, got Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers Power.

ALBANY, N.Y. — Socialist Workers Party candidates Ved Dookhun for Albany mayor and Kathie Fitzgerald for Albany Common Council president have been joined by supporters campaigning in working-class areas of the city since announcing their campaign at a press conference…


Vol. 85/No. 22 - June 7, 2021

Chernobyl, Cuban Revolution Thanks for the article on Cuba’s assistance to the victims of Stalinist mismanagement in Chernobyl. Teaching at the community college in Miami in the first decade of this century, I had several students who were among the…

25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 85/No. 22 - June 7, 2021

June 10, 1996 PARIS — “Massively reduce work time to create jobs,” read the lead banner of the May 23 union demonstration here. The demonstration drew more than 10,000 people. Workers in a number of shops took part in work…

For recognition of Palestinian state, Israel

Vol. 85/No. 22 - June 7, 2021

The following is based on excerpts from a December 2017 statement by Jack Barnes, Socialist Workers Party national secretary. Pressing for the Israeli and Arab governments and leaderships of Palestinian organizations to begin immediate talks to recognize both Israel and…

After the cease fire, what road forward in the Middle East?

Vol. 85/No. 22 - June 7, 2021
Jewish and Arab workers at Rambam Health Care in Haifa, hold Arabic and Hebrew signs May 16 saying “Jews and Arabs refuse to be enemies.” This is key to class-struggle road forward.

Both Hamas, the reactionary Islamist party that rules the Gaza Strip, and the government of Israel claim they “won” the latest round of fighting that ended with a May 21 cease-fire. This is the fourth time since 2008 Hamas rocket…

Massachusetts nurses strike over safety goes into 12th week

Vol. 85/No. 22 - June 7, 2021

WORCESTER, Mass. — “You can’t spread nurses thin as they have done to us. The hospital is complaining that we will not back off our demand of four patients per nurse. But what is so bad about that demand?” Sandra…

Stand with coal miners on strike in Alabama!

Fight to win pay, benefits lost in bankruptcy
Vol. 85/No. 22 - June 7, 2021
May 20 McCalla, Alabama, rally in solidarity with United Mine Workers on strike against Warrior Met Coal. Miners are fighting to reverse concessions forced on them five years ago.

BROOKWOOD, Ala. — Some 1,100 United Mine Workers of America union members have been on strike since April 1, seeking to win back concessions forced on them five years ago by Warrior Met Coal company. They have set up a…