Dec. 15 yellow vest protest in Lyons, France, part of nationwide actions. “I never thought we’d be doing this,” bus driver Sylvie Orquin told Militant at traffic circle protest in Normandy.

‘Yellow vest’ protests force gov’t concessions

Actions show need for unity of workers, rural poor

FORGES-LES-EAUX, Normandy, France — “Yellow vest” demonstrations across France were smaller on Saturday, Dec. 15 after further government concessions. President Emmanuel Macron is hoping this, combined with massive police deployments, will put an end to the nationwide protests by workers…


EDITORIAL

New Year’s greetings to our readers behind bars!

Over the last year working people along with our brothers and sisters behind prison walls have won some important victories against the propertied rulers who look to restrict our rights and make us pay for the deepening economic, political and…


SWP speaks in interests of working people

Join SWP in taking books, ‘Militant’ to workers doors

Teamster truck driver Alberto Alvarenga signs up for Militant subscription at his doorstep in Los Angeles in August. Socialist Workers Party member Laura Garza explained workers need to build their own party. “It’s doable if you keep doing what you’re doing,” Alvarenga replied.

At the heart of the political work of the Socialist Workers Party and the Communist Leagues in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the U.K. is taking the Militant and books by leaders of the SWP out to working people on…




Features

‘What does Cuba teach? That revolution is possible’

Fidel Castro presents ‘Second Declaration of Havana’ to over a million people in the capital Feb. 4, 1962
People in Colón, Cuba, greet Fidel Castro, above left, Jan. 7, 1959, as “Liberty Caravan” went to Havana. Castro led Rebel Army, Cuban workers and farmers to victory, then led millions to carry out, defend socialist revolution.

On the 60th anniversary of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution, the Militant is reprinting excerpts from The Second Declaration of Havana. This manifesto was presented by Fidel Castro, the central leader of the revolution, to over 1 million people…






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.