May 7 protest in Humacao, Puerto Rico, demanding government finally take action to restore electricity 8 months after Hurricane Maria. Protests have had an impact, “but most of Yabucoa is still without electrical service,” Lenis Rodríguez told the Militant there. “We’re still fighting.”
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Workers in Puerto Rico respond to social disaster

Hurricane catastrophe is result of capitalist rule

YABUCOA, Puerto Rico — “We were hit by two hurricanes. One was Maria. The other was the social hurricane. It’s much worse than the natural one, and it’s still with us.” This is what person after person told us during…



2,000+ died from colonial disregard in Puerto Rico

Harvard University researchers reported in the New England Journal of Medicine May 31 that the death toll in Puerto Rico in the first two months after Hurricane Maria was in the thousands, not the 64 government officials have insisted for…



Workers confront consequences of rulers’ wars in the Middle East

Airstrike of Mosul, Iraq, July 11, 2017, during U.S.-led coalition offensive. Pentagon admitted its forces caused at least 500 civilian deaths in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Yemen that year.

Working people in the Middle East continue to suffer the deadly consequences of the combat and jockeying among Washington, Moscow, Tehran, Riyadh, Ankara and the other capitalist rulers in the region, all seeking to protect their economic and political interests.…

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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…



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.