Join fight to end US rulers’ economic war against Cuba!

Vol. 84/No. 48 - December 7, 2020
In 1960, workers’ initiatives nationalizing U.S. and other capitalist firms were backed by Cuban revolutionary government. Havana May Day banner in 1961 declared “Workers in power.”

“We’ve had 12 U.S. presidents enforcing the blockade,” said José Ramón Cabañas, Cuba’s ambassador to the United States. “This is a state policy,” not one associated “with a particular president,” as is sometimes said. “Its main purpose is to overthrow…


Cuba celebrates 60 years of Committees to Defend Revolution

Vol. 84/No. 44 - November 9, 2020
Members of Cuba’s Committees for Defense of the Revolution do voluntary work on vegetable farm, June 7. CDRs have helped mobilize masses to counter U.S. rulers’ economic and military efforts to overturn Cuban Revolution, while providing vital supplies like food, medicines.

Working people in Cuba in September celebrated the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDRs), the country’s largest mass organization with more than 8 million members in neighborhoods in cities and countryside.…


Fight for health care to treat everyone, not to make profit

Vol. 84/No. 32 - August 17, 2020

The big-business press tells us COVID-19 is “the great equalizer,” that it strikes without regard to “wealth, fame, and prestige.” And, most importantly, they tell us, “We’re all in this together.” But these claims are lies that clash with the…


US rulers step up assault on Venezuela’s sovereignty

Vol. 84/No. 28 - July 20, 2020
Gas line in Caracas June 1 after government cut back subsidy, ended state monopoly on fuel sales. U.S. rulers’ stifling economic sanctions are effort to bring down Maduro government.

The imperialist rulers in Washington continue to step up their efforts to choke off Venezuela’s oil trade, part of their relentless drive to force the government of President Nicolás Maduro out of power and to deal blows to the Cuban…


Failed raid against Venezuelan gov’t shows crisis of US-backed opposition

Vol. 84/No. 21 - June 1, 2020

A failed mercenary raid that unraveled on the shores of Venezuela May 3-4 became the latest blow to efforts of U.S.-backed Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaidó to overthrow the country’s president Nicolás Maduro.  Launched from neighboring Colombia, the amphibious raid…


Venezuela: Working people pay price for US sanctions

Vol. 84/No. 19 - May 18, 2020
Cuban doctors in April visit working people in their homes in Petare neighborhood in Caracas, Venezuela’s capital, examining them for symptoms of COVID-19. Washington’s hatred for the Maduro government in Venezuela is tied to its political and economic relations with Cuba.

Washington is not letting up on its sanctions and other violations of Venezuela’s sovereignty aimed at forcing the government of President Nicolás Maduro from power. “The United States is not done,” and will continue to squeeze harder, Secretary of State…


Morality of capitalist rulers reflected in shutdown of AA

Vol. 84/No. 14 - April 13, 2020
Lori Spencer waves to her 81-year-old mother through window at Seattle aged care facility March 11. Capitalist rulers’ “social distancing” restrictions increase isolation by shutting down sorely needed meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous and visits to elderly in care homes.

NEW YORK — The responses of the capitalist bosses and their governments to the spread of coronavirus — both what they have not done to prepare and what they are doing to defend their profit-driven system — is taking a…


New book on Ebola launched at Cuban tropical medicine school

Vol. 84/No. 9 - March 9, 2020
Top, Dr. Manuel Romero, director of Pedro Kourí Institute of Tropical Medicine, welcomes speakers, Feb. 18. Seated from left, Enrique Ubieta, author of Red Zone; Martín Koppel, Pathfinder editor; and Mary-Alice Waters, president of Pathfinder. Bottom, Koppel talks to Didye Ruiz, part of Cuban health care team to Equatorial Guinea during 2014-15 Ebola epidemic. Damayanti Matos, center, discusses books with Philippe Tessier and Malcolm Jarrett, right, Socialist Workers Party candidate for U.S. vice president.

HAVANA — Red Zone: Cuba and the Battle Against Ebola in West Africa, by Cuban writer Enrique Ubieta, published by Pathfinder Press in both English and Spanish, was presented Feb. 18 at the Pedro Kourí Institute of Tropical Medicine here.…


Havana book fair highlights solidarity between Cuba, Vietnam

Vol. 84/No. 7 - February 24, 2020
Cubans browse books at Vietnamese pavilion at Havana Book Fair. Displays depict Cuba’s solidarity with Vietnam and its battle for independence and unification against Washington’s war.

HAVANA — The history of solidarity between revolutionary Cuba and Vietnam in the struggle against imperialist domination is a major theme of this year’s Havana International Book Fair, which opened here Feb. 6. Vietnam is the country of honor at…


Bolivia protests demand end to rightists’ ouster of Morales gov’t

Vol. 83/No. 44 - December 2, 2019

Thousands of people are protesting in Bolivia against the wave of attacks by rightist forces that led to the ouster of President Evo Morales Nov. 10. Protesters demand that self-proclaimed president Jeanine Áñez step down and Morales return from exile…