Teachers picket Dorsey High School in Los Angeles Jan. 17 before strike settled. Capitalist rulers there underestimated widespread support teachers strike got from working people.

Los Angeles teachers won with broad strike support

Fight inspires teachers in Denver, Virginia, Oakland

LOS ANGELES — A spirited and popular six-day strike by more than 30,000 teachers here ended Jan. 22 after a majority voted to approve a new contract. Teachers won widespread support from students, parents and other workers as they demonstrated…



Florida voting rights victory spurs fights in Iowa, Kentucky

The successful fight to restore voting rights to more than a million former prisoners in Florida has spread to Iowa and Kentucky. Constitutional provisions in those two states continue to bar the right to vote to most people released after…


SWP Dallas campaign attracts working-class interest in Texas

SWP Dallas campaign attracts working-class interest in Texas

DALLAS — “Really the only way to change things is what they are doing,” Katelyn Galbreath told Socialist Workers Party campaigner Sarah Ullman, pointing to the photo of Kentucky teachers protesting at the state Capitol last year depicted on the…


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José Ramón Fernández: Revolutionary of exemplary integrity

Fernández held himself to highest standards of revolutionary selflessness, human solidarity, proletarian discipline
José Ramón Fernández, center, during April 1961 battles at Bay of Pigs where he was field commander of main column of revolutionary forces that defeated U.S.-organized invasion. Discipline of revolutionary army “must be very just, very humane, with highest moral standards,” Fernández said.

Cuban revolutionary leader José Ramón Fernández died Jan. 6 at the age of 95. Mary-Alice Waters, a central leader of the Socialist Workers Party and president of Pathfinder Press, collaborated with Fernández on three Pathfinder books. BY MARY-ALICE WATERS In…








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.