Picket line Feb. 19 outside Capital High School, Charleston, W. Va. All schools were shut down.

School workers strike beats back gov’t attack

W.Va. strike wins solidarity of coal miners, others

More than 30,000 teachers, bus drivers, janitors, cooks and other school workers shut down all the schools across West Virginia Feb. 19 and 20 to protest an education “reform” bill. The measure, submitted by State Senate President Mitch Carmichael, included…


Political crisis wracks toilers in Venezuela – US hands off!

Washington continues to turn up economic and financial pressure in hopes of bringing down the government of President Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela. In a speech Feb. 18 in Miami, where the largest émigré Venezuelan population in the U.S. lives, President…





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Book by Cuban leader José Ramón Fernández launched

Havana Book Fair also hosts launch of prison diary by Ramón Labañino, one of Cuban 5
Meeting to launch Un hombre afortunado (A Fortunate Man) by José Ramón Fernández, one of the Cuban revolution’s historic leaders, at Havana International Book Fair Feb. 13. From left, Col. Rigoberto Santiesteban, director of Verde Olivo publishing house; Abel Prieto, director of José Martí Program and former minister of culture; Div. Gen. Ulises Rosales del Toro; and Isora Gutiérrez, editor of book. Inset, part of audience at meeting.

HAVANA — Un hombre afortunado (A Fortunate Man) by José Ramón Fernández, one of the Cuban revolution’s historic leaders, was presented to a packed audience at the Havana International Book Fair Feb. 13. Fernández was commander of the main column…






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.