Despite sitting just feet apart, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence avoided all contact with North Korean delegation to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Top row from left, Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un; right, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Bottom row left, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, far right, Pence.

Olympic talks are blow to US moves against NKorea

Washington: More sanctions, but willing to talk

In a setback for Washington’s decadeslong campaign to isolate and punish the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in the North, the South Korean government welcomed a sizable athletic and government delegation, including Kim Yo Jong, sister of the DPRK’s leader…


Israel-Iran rulers clash as Syria war continues

The long-standing struggle between the rulers of Israel and Iran in the Middle East has been sharpened by the Tehran rulers’ gains in the wars in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, and the strengthening of its ally Hezbollah in Lebanon. This…


Stock market gyrations sign of capitalism’s crisis today

Huge gyrations on stock prices accompanied by a market plunge that wiped out some $5 trillion in paper values at the beginning of February highlight the fact that overvalued stocks — fueled by speculative investment — are increasingly vulnerable to…



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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.