Dec. 18 protest by Teva Pharmaceutical workers outside factory in Jerusalem.

Teva workers in Israel join together to fight layoffs

In one of the largest labor actions in Israel in recent years, thousands of workers joined a four-hour general strike Dec. 17 in solidarity with Teva Pharmaceutical workers fighting layoffs and plant closings announced Dec. 14. Teva, the largest generic…


Fall campaigns took SWP deeper into working class

Drive led by party members in retail industry
Retired postal worker Jim Kirwan talks with Walmart workers Pat Scott, center, and Mary Martin about Militant, Socialist Workers Party in Federal Way, Washington, October 2016.

The Socialist Workers Party’s successful nine-week fall campaign to expand the reach of the Militant and books by leaders of the party in working-class communities and on the job, together with raising $100,000 for the SWP fund drive to meet…


Cop who shot Walter Scott in South Carolina gets 20 years

In a victory in the fight against police brutality, a federal judge in Charleston, South Carolina, Dec. 7 sentenced North Charleston cop Michael Slager to 20 years in prison for the 2015 killing of Walter Scott. Slager stopped Scott on…




Washington, North Korea probe possible nuke negotiations

Recent developments and statements by government leaders in South Korea, North Korea, the United States, Russia and China have all indicated that despite their sharply counterposed views and national interests, they are looking for ways to start negotiations to reach…

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Fidel Castro: Our principles are key to Cuban Revolution

Excerpt from book by Cuban leader Armando Hart underscores moral strength of July 26 Movement

Below is an excerpt from Aldabonazo: Inside the Cuban Revolutionary Underground, 1952-58, a Participant’s Account by Armando Hart. Hart, who helped found the July 26 Movement and led its urban underground, died in Havana Nov. 26. After the overthrow of…






SWP Statement

For recognition of a Palestinian state and Israel

• For recognition of a Palestinian state and of Israel
• For repeal of U.S. Jerusalem Embassy Act
• For workers’ solidarity in Israel, Palestine, the world over
The following statement, drafted by Steve Clark, was released Dec. 11 by Jack Barnes, Socialist Workers Party…
Cuba and Chernobyl

This Cuban documentary produced in 2006 tells the story of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe in Ukraine and Cuba’s exemplary internationalist medical program that treated more than 25,000 victims.