Striking rail workers at Canadian Pacific Intermodal Yard, Lachine, Montreal, May 30. Action by conductors and engineers shut down CP, delayed freight movement around North America.

3,000 rail workers strike against Canadian Pacific

Bosses demand Ottawa force workers back

MONTREAL — Over 3,000 Canadian Pacific Railway locomotive engineers and conductors, members of the Teamsters union, set up picket lines at 10 p.m. on May 29, shutting down Canada’s second largest freight railway system. The strike halted much of the…

Ireland: Repeal of abortion ban shows shift on women’s rights

Mass celebration in Dublin May 26, day after referendum victory ending ban on abortions.

Determined to end severe restrictions on abortion rights, a large majority in Ireland voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment to the country’s constitution May 25. The amendment “acknowledges the right to life of the unborn” and prevents women’s access to…

SWP, ‘Militant’ expand reach deeper into the working class

Mechanic Corey Whiteloch in Surrey, suburb of Vancouver, British Columbia, is one of many new Militant readers. He signed up when Lynda Little knocked on his door April 14, and got Are They Rich Because They’re Smart? by Jack Barnes, contributed to Militant Fighting Fund.

The Militant extends a warm welcome to the 1,540 people who subscribed for the first time or renewed their subscriptions in the course of a just concluded eight-week campaign of the Socialist Workers Party to expand the paper’s readership, sell…

US rulers, Pyongyang seek to reset denuclearization talks

The U.S. and North Korean governments are moving full steam ahead toward a summit meeting to negotiate an agreement on “denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula. U.S., North Korean and South Korean officials have been meeting in the U.S., Singapore and…


In defense of the US working class

SWP leader at Havana event answers question: ‘Can working people in US make a socialist revolution?’
Striking teachers at West Virginia Capitol in Charleston, Feb. 26, 2018, as one of most significant labor battles in U.S. in decades exploded. Teachers and other school workers went on strike statewide, winning support from students, parents, churches and other unions. Strikes and protests spread to Oklahoma, Kentucky, Arizona, Colorado, and North Carolina. “What happened there is a living refutation of the portrait of working-class bigotry and ‘backwardness’ painted by middle class liberals and much of the radical left,” says Socialist Workers Party leader Mary-Alice Waters.

The following is the talk by Mary-Alice Waters to a conference organized by the Cuban Institute of History and the Central Organization of Cuban Workers (CTC) in Havana, Cuba. Waters is a member of the National Committee of the Socialist…

How US working people have fought back

“From Clinton to Trump: How US working people are responding to the antilabor offensive of the bosses, their parties and their government” was the title of the second part of the program on the class struggle in the US at…

Socialist Workers Party leadership sets course ahead

Adopts course to build union solidarity • defend constitutional freedoms • fight for wages, hours, job conditions that prevent families in working class from being torn apart • defend Cuba’s socialist revolution and its example in the U.S. and world over
International Educational Conference in Oberlin, Ohio, June 8-10, brought together over 330 people for reports, discussion on communist program, continuity and activities. Right, SWP literature table during conference.
OBERLIN, Ohio — “The sweeping indictment of Donald Trump under the Espionage Act by President Joseph…

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.