‘A US working-class party that is serious about socialist revolution’

At book fair, union events, Cuban workers discuss Socialist Workers Party political course, US class struggle
Vol. 84/No. 10 - March 16, 2020
Meeting at Central Organization of Cuban Workers (CTC), Feb. 20. From left: Pathfinder editor Martín Koppel; Socialist Workers Party leader Mary-Alice Waters; Pathfinder editor Róger Calero; Silvio Jova, CTC magazine editorial board; and Caridad Cabrera, CTC’s Americas Department. Inset, Ismael Drullet, CTC international relations secretary. “In the most powerful capitalist country in the world, there are people explaining the need for a socialist revolution,” said Jova.

HAVANA — “These books are important for understanding that in the most powerful capitalist country in the world, there are people explaining the need for a socialist revolution, a radical change in the system,” said Silvio Jova, representing the Central…


Fight to end US embargo of Cuba discussed at Nepal forum

Vol. 83/No. 31 - August 26, 2019
Delegates to Asia-Pacific conference of soldarity with Cuba, held July 26-27 in Kathmandu, Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Nepal — “We are thankful to the Cuban government for sending a medical team to Nepal and assisting us during the devastating earthquake in 2015. The support from Cuba was prompt, spontaneous, and genuine,” said Pushpa Kamal Dahal, former…


Asia-Pacific Cuba solidarity conference held in Nepal

Vol. 83/No. 30 - August 19, 2019

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Nearly 130 delegates gathered here July 26-27 for the Ninth Asia-Pacific Regional Conference of Solidarity with Cuba. They exchanged experiences and discussed plans for activities to broaden opposition to the U.S. government’s six-decade-long economic war against the…


UN committee backs Puerto Rico fight for independence

Vol. 83/No. 25 - July 15, 2019

UNITED NATIONS — This year’s U.N. decolonization hearings on the status of Puerto Rico June 24 reflected the growing anger at Washington and the colonial government among millions of Puerto Ricans on the island and in the U.S. over the…


‘These books give a perspective we don’t often hear’

Havana International Book Fair event discusses class struggle in the United States
Vol. 83/No. 10 - March 11, 2019
Feb. 14 panel at Havana book fair. From left, Róger Calero, chair; Yoel Cordoví, vice president of Cuban History Institute; Mary-Alice Waters, Socialist Workers Party and president of Pathfinder Press; Silvio Jova, member of editorial board of Cuban trade union magazine.

HAVANA — “When I read these four volumes on the struggles of the Teamsters, I discovered things I didn’t know,” said Silvio Jova. The most important was, “I learned that U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was no saint. I didn’t…


Book by Cuban leader José Ramón Fernández launched

Havana Book Fair also hosts launch of prison diary by Ramón Labañino, one of Cuban 5
Vol. 83/No. 9 - March 4, 2019
Meeting to launch Un hombre afortunado (A Fortunate Man) by José Ramón Fernández, one of the Cuban revolution’s historic leaders, at Havana International Book Fair Feb. 13. From left, Col. Rigoberto Santiesteban, director of Verde Olivo publishing house; Abel Prieto, director of José Martí Program and former minister of culture; Div. Gen. Ulises Rosales del Toro; and Isora Gutiérrez, editor of book. Inset, part of audience at meeting.

HAVANA — Un hombre afortunado (A Fortunate Man) by José Ramón Fernández, one of the Cuban revolution’s historic leaders, was presented to a packed audience at the Havana International Book Fair Feb. 13. Fernández was commander of the main column…


Cuba and Algerian revolutions: an intertwined history

Vol. 83/No. 8 - February 25, 2019
At Havana International Book Fair, where Algeria is country of honor, Oscar Creach Wenclar browses books at Algeria pavilion Feb. 11. He was proud that his father was one of nearly 700 Cuban volunteers who went to Algeria in 1963 to help defend the newly independent nation against imperialist-backed invasion by Moroccan troops

HAVANA — Algeria is the country of honor at this year’s Havana International Book Fair, which opened here Feb. 7. Many of those attending the fair are curious to learn more about the culture and history of that North African…


UN votes 189-2 to demand end to US rulers’ Cuba embargo

Vol. 82/No. 43 - November 19, 2018

UNITED NATIONS — On Nov. 1, for the 27th year in a row, the U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution presented by the Cuban government calling for “ending the U.S. economic, commercial and financial embargo against Cuba.” The resolution passed…


US class struggle a feature at Havana conference

Panel from US describes capitalist rulers’ offensive, growing resistance by working people
Vol. 82/No. 20 - May 21, 2018

HAVANA — “Did the 2016 electoral victory of Donald Trump register a rise in racism, xenophobia, misogyny and every other form of reaction among working people in the United States? Is that why tens of millions of workers voted for…


Conference on challenges facing labor held in Havana

Vol. 82/No. 19 - May 14, 2018
Conference on challenges facing labor held in Havana

HAVANA — Among the events here in the days surrounding the massive working-class mobilization on May Day was a conference addressing challenges facing workers and the unions in Cuba and the world. Plenary sessions and panels took up topics ranging…