Canadian National rail workers picket in Brampton, Ontario, Nov. 19, part of strike for safety.

Back CN rail workers, Asarco strikers fights!

3,200 Canadian National rail workers strike for safety

MONTREAL — Carrying Teamsters union placards and homemade signs saying “Strike for safety” and “We’re tired of being tired,” more than 3,000 Canadian National Railway train conductors, trainpersons and yard workers went on strike across the country Nov. 19, bringing…


Asarco strikers fight for union, first raise in 10 years

Workers rally Nov. 18 in solidarity with copper workers on strike against Asarco at company headquarters in Tucson, Arizona. The miners, who struck Oct. 13, are fighting union busting.

TUCSON, Ariz. — Solidarity for striking copper workers got a boost from a Nov. 18 rally of 150 in front of Asarco’s headquarters here. The workers have been on strike since Oct. 13 at four mining complexes in Arizona and…



Step up pace to make fall books, fund, Militant drive

Communist League member Felicity Coggan, left, speaks with Jennifer Holmes Nov. 16 in Sydney, Australia. “The whole system needs an overhaul,” said Holmes, “I’m paying full market rent on my own.” She bought Militant subscription and The Turn to Industry book.

Socialist Workers Party members are stepping up the pace of the international drive to expand the readership of the Militant and books by revolutionary leaders that explain the program of the party in the campaign’s final three weeks. An invaluable…



Democrats’ impeachment drive targets working people

Democrats and the liberal media have stepped up their effort to overturn the results of the 2016 presidential election. They have begun carefully stage-managed televised hearings into the CIA-initiated impeachment frame-up against President Donald Trump, claiming his efforts to push…


‘For recognition of Israel and of a Palestinian state’

After Israeli Defense Forces carried out a “surgical” airstrike in Gaza City Nov. 12, killing senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander Baha Abu al-Ata and his wife, the group responded with some 50 hours of retaliatory rocket fire. A dozen more…

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International conference in Havana says ‘US hands off Cuba!’

Cuba will ‘never yield to US pressure or stop showing solidarity’ with those who resist imperialism
Conference close featured Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro; Raúl Castro, first secretary Communist Party of Cuba; and Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel. From left, Fernando González, president Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples; Teresa Amarelle, general secretary Federation of Cuban Women; Monica Valente, secretary general Sao Paulo Forum; José Ramón Machado Ventura, Communist Party of Cuba; Maduro; Castro; Díaz-Canel; Esteban Lazo, president Cuba’s National Assembly; Ulises Guilarte, general secretary Central Organization of Cuban Workers; Socorro Gomes, president World Peace Council.

HAVANA — “For showing solidarity, and being consistent with our history of struggle and sacrifice, for being a sister and companion of peoples who resist, Cuba is condemned and sanctioned beyond limit,” said Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez. He was…







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.