Cuba’s socialist revolution built on participation of workers, farmers

Vol. 86/No. 3 - January 24, 2022
Fidel Castro’s Caravan of Freedom arrives in Havana Jan. 8, 1959, after victorious procession across Cuba. “You can win power only with the support of the people, by mobilizing the masses,” he said. Cuban Revolution opened road to socialist revolution in the Americas.

Sixty-three years ago, after the U.S.-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista fled Cuba, Fidel Castro led the “Caravan of Freedom” from Santiago, in the east, to Havana, as part of the victorious rebel forces organizing workers and farmers to take political power…

Moscow leads military intervention to put down protests in Kazakhstan

Vol. 86/No. 3 - January 24, 2022
Tengiz oil field workers in western Kazakhstan walk off the job Jan. 2 at start of what became nationwide protests against gov’t attacks on workers, doubling of fuel prices, brutal repression.

Massive anti-government protests swept across Kazakhstan in Central Asia Jan. 2 reflecting deep anger among working people toward the regime that has ruled since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Claiming he faced an “attempted coup,” President Kassym-Jomart…

Years since deadly Grenfell fire, protest demands charges

Vol. 86/No. 3 - January 24, 2022
Hundreds protested in west London Dec. 14 calling for charges to be brought against those responsible for massive and disastrous 2017 fire at Grenfell Tower that killed 72 people.

LONDON — Hundreds of people took part in a protest walk through west London Dec. 14 to mark 4 1/2 years since the massive fire at Grenfell Tower killed 72 people. The 24-story tower was wrapped in highly flammable cladding…

Capitalist rulers blame workers for spread of COVID

Vol. 86/No. 3 - January 24, 2022

Millions of workers worldwide bristled with anger when they heard that French President Emmanuel Macron — a multimillionaire former investment banker — told Le Parisien in a Jan. 4 interview that he intended to “piss off” all those who remain…

Minneapolis trial prosecution deals blows to workers’ rights

Vol. 86/No. 3 - January 24, 2022

MINNEAPOLIS — After a 24-day trial here, former Brooklyn Center police officer Kimberly Potter was found guilty Dec. 23 on charges of first- and second-degree manslaughter in the killing of 20-year-old African American Daunte Wright during a traffic stop last…

Thousands strike King Soopers groceries in Colorado

Vol. 86/No. 3 - January 24, 2022

ARVADA, Colo. — Some 8,400 grocery store workers, members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7, went out on strike Jan. 12 at 87 stores in the region. They are fighting for better wages and working conditions, and against…

Australia refugees fight detention, rotten conditions

Vol. 86/No. 3 - January 24, 2022

SYDNEY — Australia’s ruling capitalist families have a long history of harsh border control measures against refugees trying to land by boat. Beginning in 2012, Canberra began paying the governments of Papua New Guinea and Nauru to run detention centers…

Oppose rulers’ attacks on political rights!

Vol. 86/No. 3 - January 24, 2022

For decades the capitalist rulers in Washington have used the FBI — their political police — to spy on, disrupt and frame up militant workers, Black rights fighters, opponents of its wars, and communists, and to make a mockery of…

San Diego-area sanitation strikers fight for wages, safety

Vol. 86/No. 3 - January 24, 2022
Sanitation workers in Teamsters Local 542 stand firm in nearly four-week strike against Republic Services in the San Diego area demanding wages on par with company’s workers elsewhere.

SAN DIEGO — Sanitation workers on strike at Republic Services in the San Diego area remain on the picket lines after voting down a new offer by the company Jan. 6. Workers are demanding higher wages, on a par with…