Rally in the city of Afrin Jan. 18 protests against Turkish army attacks on the Kurdish region.

Protest Turkish rulers war moves against Syria Kurds

Washington, Moscow give green light to Ankara attack

The government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched a combined air and artillery bombardment and ground invasion of the Kurdish region of Afrin in northwest Syria Jan. 19. The attacks — cynically dubbed Operation Olive Branch — are being…

US rulers’ long record of plunder in Haiti

Weeks after revoking Temporary Protected Status for tens of thousands of Haitians living and working in the U.S., the Donald Trump administration barred Haitians from obtaining visas for temporary work in agriculture and other industries Jan. 17. Do these moves…

Canada rail workers win fight against frame-up

SHERBROOKE, Quebec — The rail bosses and federal government were handed a stinging defeat when the three-and-a-half-month frame-up trial of locomotive engineer Tom Harding and train traffic controller Richard Labrie, both members of United Steelworkers Local 1976, and low-level former…

Protests answer article pushing Jew-hatred in Puerto Rico

After a barrage of criticism, El Nuevo Día,Puerto Rico’s largest circulation daily, removed from its website the Jan. 8 anti-Semitic article by columnist Wilda Rodríguez titled “What Does the ‘Jew’ Want With the Colony.” In the column Rodríguez repeated the…


Workers in Venezuela face challenges in capitalist crisis

Workers in Venezuela face growing challenges in the midst of the deepening capitalist economic crisis there, exacerbated by sanctions and other attacks from Washington. Oil production — the country’s main source of hard currency — is at a 28-year low.…

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.