Colonial rule, capitalist crisis fueled Puerto Rico protests

‘Cancel the debt! It’s their debt, not ours!’

No matter who takes the place of Ricardo Rosselló as governor of the U.S. colony of Puerto Rico at 5 p.m. Aug. 2, the political, social and economic crisis there will continue. And so will opposition to the colonial regime’s…


Airline, auto bosses target workers to boost profits

As competition for markets among bosses in airline, auto and other industries continues to sharpen, company chiefs say they are looking to “cut labor costs,” targeting workers for concessions and weakening union rights. Contract talks opened in mid-July between the…


‘Amnesty for immigrants is in interest of all workers’

“The capitalists need to keep millions of immigrant workers here who are undocumented, so they can superexploit them,” Alyson Kennedy, the Socialist Workers Party presidential candidate in 2016, told Richard Maya, a customer service worker as she was campaigning door…



Democrats’ Mueller exposé falls flat as clashes in party sharpen

The political crisis wracking the Democratic Party has continued to deepen since former special counsel Robert Mueller delivered testimony before the House Judiciary Committee July 24 that revealed nothing new. The likelihood of liberals being able to overturn the 2016…


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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.