Ocasio-Cortez says ‘glam’ can improve your politics

Vol. 84/No. 38 - September 28, 2020
Women coal miners from U.S. visit British coalfields in 1987, to learn about miners’ resistance. As millions of jobs are erased today and wages and working conditions come under attack, the bosses of the cosmetics industry come in to try and boost profits off women’s insecurities.

“If I’m going to spend an hour in the morning doing my glam … it’s because I feel like it. … My body, my choice!” U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says, describing her daily beauty regimen in a recent film made…


Gov’t tells Hurricane Laura victims, ‘You’re on your own’

Vol. 84/No. 36 - September 14, 2020
Damage at July 26 baseball stadium in Artemisa, Cuba, is inspected by local authorities after tropical storm Laura in August. Mass organizations respond immediately to impact of disasters.

Hundreds of thousands of people in Louisiana and Texas remain without electricity and water, as the havoc caused by Hurricane Laura is turned into a social disaster, with working people being left to fend for themselves. Residents returning to Lake…


Program celebrates political legacy of Fidel Castro

Vol. 84/No. 35 - September 7, 2020
Fidel Castro with independence fighters in Quang Tri, during 1973 visit to liberated areas in U.S.-occupied south Vietnam. “We will never forget Fidel’s declaration that for Vietnam, Cuba is willing to shed its blood,” said Vietnam U.N. Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, inset.

The political legacy of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro was celebrated in an online program Aug. 13 organized by supporters of the U.S. National Network on Cuba, Canadian Network on Cuba, and Table de Concertation de Solidarité Québec-Cuba. The co-chairs…


SWP ‘stimulus’ appeal at $143,600, more to come

Vol. 84/No. 33 - August 24, 2020

As late and delayed “stimulus” payments continue to be sent out by the government, the Socialist Workers Party’s special appeal increases. In the last two weeks $5,000 came from six people, bringing the total to $143,600 from 131 contributors! Laura…


Philadelphia: Political fight breaks out over Jew-hatred

Vol. 84/No. 33 - August 24, 2020

PHILADELPHIA — The ugly face of Jew-hatred today and how to combat it has become a burning political question here over the last month. On July 23 Rodney Muhammad, president of the Philadelphia NAACP, minister at Nation of Islam Mosque…


Gov’t tries again to frame up Amtrak engineer in 2015 crash

Vol. 84/No. 22 - June 8, 2020
July 2014 Seattle protest against rail bosses’ plans to impose one-man crews. Inset, Brandon Bostian, Amtrak engineer. Government is trying a third time to scapegoat Bostian for 2015 Philadelphia train crash, to take eyes off real source of problem — rail bosses’ drive for profits.

PHILADELPHIA — For the last five years Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian, a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, has been hounded by prosecutors and government officials determined to frame him up for a 2015 passenger train derailment…


Join 2020 May Day international brigade to Cuba

Vol. 84/No. 10 - March 16, 2020

This year’s May Day International Brigade of Voluntary Work and Solidarity with Cuba — an opportunity for workers, farmers and youth to see Cuba’s revolution for themselves — has added a new program to its April 26 to May 10…


Join 2020 May Day international brigade to Cuba!

Vol. 84/No. 9 - March 9, 2020

“I have been wanting to go to Cuba ever since I heard about the May Day brigade. I think it is a great opportunity to exchange culture and check out the political differences between Cuba and the U.S.,” Brian Wickman,…



Sign up for the 2020 May Day Brigade to Cuba!

Vol. 84/No. 7 - February 24, 2020

The 15th May Day International Brigade of Voluntary Work and Solidarity with Cuba will bring working people and youth from around the world to Cuba April 26 to May 10. The brigade is sponsored by Cuba’s Institute for Friendship with…