Clinic in Camagüey, Cuba, in March. Through its neighborhood doctors, nurses and special programs put in place since outbreak of coronavirus, Cuba has mobilized to confront new disease. Unlike the for-profit system in capitalist countries, in Cuba no one is left on their own.

For-profit US ‘health care’ will increase virus threat

Revolutionary Cuba points the road forward

The coronavirus contagion is now spreading faster outside China, where it first appeared in December, than inside. The Chinese regime’s extremely aggressive lockdown of hundreds of millions slowed the advance of the disease for now, but by March 2 the…


Say no to US gov’t slanders against Cuban Revolution!

Washington has stepped up its economic and political war against the Cuban Revolution over the past year  — increasing the shortages and hardships faced by working people there. The U.S. rulers, and their Democratic and Republican parties alike, have tried…


Budget failure at EU meeting shows the bloc is unraveling

Greek teachers protest against layoffs in Athens, March 21, 2014. “Merkel out” sign shows anger over Berlin’s demand that Athens impose greater “austerity” on working people to get new EU loans. In 2018, Greek rulers agreed to restrictions on social spending for next 40 years!

A rancorous summit over the European Union’s effort to adopt a new six-year budget broke up Feb. 21 with no agreement among its rival capitalist powers. The deep divisions among them show that far from coming together after the U.K.…


Socialist Workers Party campaigns in Los Angeles:

‘We need our own party, a labor party’

Retiree Ernest Williams, left, in North Long Beach Feb. 27, tells SWP candidate for vice president Malcolm Jarrett, right, and campaigner Bernie Senter that half his pension goes for medical expenses. SWP calls for government-guaranteed cradle-to-grave health care, Jarrett said.

LOS ANGELES — The Socialist Workers Party candidates for president and vice president, Alyson Kennedy and Malcolm Jarrett, campaigned among workers at the Farmer John pork processing plant here Feb. 28 during shift change. “It’s good you’re here in the…



Syrian, Turkish forces clash in Idlib as 9-year civil war widens

The Syrian and Turkish governments are intensifying airstrikes on each other’s forces as they fight over control of Syria’s Idlib province, a region held by armed groups opposed to the Bashar al-Assad regime. Alongside the two fighting forces, Moscow, Tehran…

Features

‘A US working-class party that is serious about socialist revolution’

At book fair, union events, Cuban workers discuss Socialist Workers Party political course, US class struggle
Meeting at Central Organization of Cuban Workers (CTC), Feb. 20. From left: Pathfinder editor Martín Koppel; Socialist Workers Party leader Mary-Alice Waters; Pathfinder editor Róger Calero; Silvio Jova, CTC magazine editorial board; and Caridad Cabrera, CTC’s Americas Department. Inset, Ismael Drullet, CTC international relations secretary. “In the most powerful capitalist country in the world, there are people explaining the need for a socialist revolution,” said Jova.

HAVANA — “These books are important for understanding that in the most powerful capitalist country in the world, there are people explaining the need for a socialist revolution, a radical change in the system,” said Silvio Jova, representing the Central…







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.