United Mine Workers rally, Lexington, Kentucky, June 2016, protests cuts to pensions, health care.

Unions rally in fight for gov’t-funded pensions

All workers need pensions at union-scale pay

Car caravans and busloads of active and retired union members from across the Midwest and beyond are gathering in their thousands at the Ohio state Capitol in Columbus July 12. They’re demanding that the government fund the pensions for hundreds…


SWP: Get US rulers’ troops, planes, bombs out of Korea!

South Korean soldiers at “demilitarized” zone separating divided Korea. Washington and Moscow partitioned country in 1945. Steps to reduce war threats are good for working people.

Negotiations toward implementing the declaration signed by President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at their June 12 summit in Singapore on denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula are proceeding. This is despite public jockeying and a shrill…


Workers’ struggles are key, not who’s on the Court

When Anthony Kennedy announced he was retiring from the U.S. Supreme Court, the liberal press and middle-class left let out a howl — President Donald Trump is going to remake the court so deeply reactionary that our social rights will…



Washington, Moscow seek new Mideast arrangement

Washington seeks to use the July 16 summit in Helsinki, Finland, between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin to open deeper collaboration with Moscow on future alignments in the Middle East. The U.S. rulers’ goal is to get…


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UK health workers beat back attack by hospital bosses

Contingent of striking hospital workers from Wigan, England, march in London June 30 on 70th anniversary of National Health Service. Their strike beat back bosses moves to privatize their NHS jobs and open attack on wages, working conditions and against health care.

WIGAN, England — “We’re so proud, everyone’s walking around work with massive smiles, because we’ve won,” hospital porter Stuart Horrigan told the Militant after members of the Unite and UNISON unions gained an important victory here. In face of escalating…






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.