Above, picket line in Hurricane, West Virginia, during Feb. 19-20 strike by school workers. Inset, Socialist Workers Party member Samir Hazboun, left, talks with former miner Eddie McLaughlin in Kermit. SWP campaigners went door to door talking to workers about conditions they face and need for solidarity with strikers.

W. Va. workers discuss crisis, importance of teachers strike

Socialist Workers Party campaigns in coal country

On Feb. 20 Amy Husk, Socialist Workers Party candidate for Kentucky governor, and campaign supporter Samir Hazboun went to West Virginia’s coal country to talk to working people at their doorsteps about conditions they face, and about the school workers…


Trump, Kim meet for talks to denuclearize Korea peninsula

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had their second face-to-face summit Feb. 27-28 in Hanoi to continue discussions on the denuclearization of Korea. Any steps towards that end will be good for working people in Korea,…


Social crisis continues in Venezuela — US hands off!

People wait on long lines outside store while motorists also wait to get fuel in San Cristóbal, Venezuela, Nov. 10. Working people face shortages in food, medicine, other necessities.

U.S.-groomed Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who proclaimed himself president in January, appealed to Washington Feb. 25 to take more aggressive measures to oust the government of Nicolás Maduro. But Vice President Mike Pence, who met with Guaidó and government…



Liberals champion FBI role in hysteria to oust Donald Trump

A new book and round of widely covered media interviews by former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe give an idea of the extent of the spy agency leadership’s functioning as a partisan political operation working to overturn the results of…

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‘These books give a perspective we don’t often hear’

Havana International Book Fair event discusses class struggle in the United States
Feb. 14 panel at Havana book fair. From left, Róger Calero, chair; Yoel Cordoví, vice president of Cuban History Institute; Mary-Alice Waters, Socialist Workers Party and president of Pathfinder Press; Silvio Jova, member of editorial board of Cuban trade union magazine.

HAVANA — “When I read these four volumes on the struggles of the Teamsters, I discovered things I didn’t know,” said Silvio Jova. The most important was, “I learned that U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was no saint. I didn’t…

‘Sharing our histories and experiences is indispensable’

Students at University of Las Villas in Santa Clara look over and select books Feb. 19 after presentation and discussion with workers from U.S. and U.K. on the class struggle in the United States.

Below are the remarks by Mary-Alice Waters at the presentations of Teamster Bureaucracy and In Defense of the US Working Class at the Havana International Book Fair Feb. 14. Copyright © by Pathfinder Press. Reprinted by permission. BY MARY-ALICE WATERS…







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.