US hands off Iraq, Iran! Get out of the Middle East!

Washington mounted airstrikes Dec. 29, targeting the Tehran-backed Kataeb Hezbollah militia, whose forces are part of Iraq’s military — hitting three sites in Iraq and two in Syria, killing at least 25 militia members.  Secretary of Defense Mark Esper warned…


SWP Statement

US hands off Iran, Iraq! Get out of the Mideast!

‘For immediate withdrawal of US troops from Mideast’

  The following corrected statement was issued Jan. 10 by Naomi Craine, Socialist Workers Party candidate for U.S. Senate from Illinois. The Socialist Workers Party condemns Washington’s military action killing Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani; Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, a leader of…


SWP fighting 2020 platform points political road forward

As the Socialist Workers Party prepares to launch its 2020 campaign for president and vice president, the party has begun announcing a series of candidates for federal and state offices across the country (see below). This is the SWP’s fighting…


India protesters demand repeal of anti-Muslim act

New law makes religion the basis for citizenship
Rally in Kochi, India, Jan. 1 protests government moves to undercut united, secular state.

Hundreds of thousands took to the streets across India protesting the push by the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to enforce a new Citizenship Amendment Act passed Dec. 11. The sectarian law makes religion the criterion for who will…


Solidarity crucial in striking Asarco workers’ fight against union busting

Members of Machinists Local 933 from Raytheon missile plant in Tucson brought donations to Asarco picket line at Mission Mine Dec. 20. Copper miners strike began Oct. 13.

“It’s about the solidarity, about everybody sticking together and staying together, outside of that it’s community support, labor organization support,” Karla Schumann, secretary-treasurer of Teamsters Local 104, said at the picket line outside Asarco’s Mission Mine in Sahuarita, Arizona, Dec.…



Features

Celebrate 61 years of Cuban Revolution!

For more than 61 years, since overthrowing the U.S.-backed Fulgencio Batista dictatorship on Jan. 1, 1959, the Cuban Revolution has shown there is an alternative to the capitalist system and its dog-eat-dog, every-man-for-himself morality. It has unselfishly offered aid and…







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.