Health care workers at Stroger hospital in Chicago during one-day strike by 1,500 workers at Cook County facilities Dec. 22. Nurses, health workers have gone on strike across the country.

Workers need to organize, fight for jobs, health care

For-profit health industry, boss attacks deepen crisis

After refusing for months to pass any relief measures for working people, Congress adopted a package of short-lived handouts to small-business owners, some government services and to some of the spiraling numbers of workers thrown out of their jobs. The…


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Cuban Revolution points road forward for working people

Millions of working people in the U.S. — and throughout the capitalist world — are being thrown out of work. The bosses and their government are intensifying layoffs and shutdowns of small businesses that isolate workers. The for-profit hospital industry…


India farmers battle gov’t attack against price supports

Hundreds of thousands of protesting farmers in India remain in a standoff with the government over new laws introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that would lift state controls on the pricing and marketing of their crops. Since the end…


Ala. Amazon workers win right to vote to have a union

ATLANTA — Despite objections from Amazon, the National Labor Relations Board ruled Dec. 16 that workers at Amazon’s warehouse and distribution center in Bessemer, Alabama, have shown enough support for the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union to hold a…



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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.