Thousands in Qamishli, Kurdish area of Syria, protest Jan. 30 against Turkish war on Afrin.

Kurds fight Turkish rulers invasion of Afrin in Syria

The capitalist rulers in Turkey continue their punishing bombardment and ground invasion against the Kurdish region of Afrin in northwest Syria. As the seven-year-long Syrian civil war grinds on, the ruling classes in the U.S., Russia, Iran and other capitalist…


Joint Olympics team is an advance for Korean people

Socialist Workers Party says ‘Korea is one!’
South Korean hockey players give bouquets to North Korean players Jan. 25 at Jincheon, South Korea, sports complex. This is first joint team between North and South Korea since 1991.

For the first time in 27 years, North and South Korea are fielding a joint team at an international sports event. Athletes from the two Koreas will also march together under a “unification flag” at the Feb. 9 opening ceremony…


US rulers debate deal on Dreamers, immigrants

In his State of the Union speech Jan. 30, President Donald Trump called on Congress to pass bipartisan legislation that would more than double the number of “dreamers” protected from deportation and open the door for them to gain citizenship.…


What’s behind working-class uprising, discontent in Iran

Two weeks of working-class protests began in Mashhad, Iran, above, and spread to 90 other cities and towns, ignited by opposition to cleric-led regime’s reactionary wars abroad.

The mounting toll on working people from the wars being waged throughout the Middle East by Iran’s capitalist class was the catalyst for the working-class uprising that swept 90 cities and towns across the country starting Dec. 28 for a…



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Havana events celebrate Martí, decades of revolution

HAVANA — Carrying what looked like a river of torches, thousands of youth, overwhelmingly college and high school students, marched from the steps of the University of Havana through the city’s streets on the night of Jan. 27. The annual…







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.