Mobilizing working people, Cuba defeats Bay of Pigs invasion

Vol. 85/No. 16 - April 26, 2021
José Ramón Fernández walks ahead of Cuban soldiers aiding captured mercenary in April 1961. U.S.-backed invasion was “well organized, well armed and well supported, but lacked a just cause to defend,” Fernández said. “Firm support for the revolution and Fidel was decisive.”

This week’s special book feature is Playa Girón/Bay of Pigs: Washington’s First Military Defeat in the Americas by Fidel Castro and José Ramón Fernández, marking the 60th anniversary of this historic event. Fernández was one of a group of army…


25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 85/No. 16 - April 26, 2021

April 29, 1996 The following greetings were sent to the Korean people by Jack Barnes, national secretary of the Socialist Workers Party. As Washington and Seoul step up their military threats and provocations, we stand with the Korean people in…


We need our own party, a labor party

Vol. 85/No. 16 - April 26, 2021

Statement by Róger Calero, Socialist Workers Party candidate for New York City mayor, April 14. There are two Americas. One that belongs to the propertied ruling families who own the banks, land, mines, factories, hospitals and other means of production…


Join in building solidarity for today’s labor battles!

Vol. 85/No. 15 - April 19, 2021

Statement by Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party Texas state campaign chair, April 7. Solidarity is needed now to strengthen the strike by 1,300 steelworkers at Allegheny Technologies Inc., 200 locked-out oil refinery workers facing off with Marathon Petroleum bosses in…


25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 85/No. 15 - April 19, 2021

April 22, 1996 The Clinton administration is leading the bosses’ assault on immigrant workers. Clinton has pushed for increases in border cops and use of U.S. armed forces to aid them. Under his Democratic tutelage raids, arrests, and deportations of…


Paris Commune was first workers government in history

Vol. 85/No. 15 - April 19, 2021
Meeting of elected representatives of Paris Commune, which lasted for 72 days in 1871. Karl Marx called the Commune “the glorious harbinger of a new society,” where “the proletariat for the first time held political power.” It showed the future, not just for France, but for working people worldwide.

This week’s special feature commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune, the world’s first working-class government. It lasted from March 18 to May 28, 1871, before its overthrow in a bloody counterrevolution. The excerpts below are from an article,…


Fidel Castro’s call to ‘fight for free Cuba’ at Playa Girón

Vol. 85/No. 14 - April 12, 2021

On April 17-19, 1961, U.S. imperialism suffered what Fidel Castro called its “first great defeat in the Americas” at the hands of the workers and peasants of Cuba. Millions were mobilized arms in hand to defend their newly proclaimed socialist…


Chinese Cubans: Indispensable strand of Cuba’s revolution

Vol. 85/No. 14 - April 12, 2021
“Resident Chinese support the Cuban Revolution and its leader, Fidel Castro!” is banner of Chinese New Democracy Alliance as they join a million people in Havana, Sept. 2, 1960. Rally approved Declaration of Havana, affirming duty of oppressed peoples to fight for liberation.

Our History Is Still Being Written: The Story of Three Chinese Cuban Generals in the Cuban Revolution by Armando Choy, Gustavo Chui and Moisés Sío Wong, is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for April. It covers how these…


Support for strike battles is crucial!

Vol. 85/No. 14 - April 12, 2021

Statement by Róger Calero, Socialist Workers Party candidate for New York mayor, March 31. There are a number of important strikes and organizing drives today that deserve widespread support from workers and our unions. Join in bringing solidarity to striking…