Methodist Hospital nurses in Arcadia, California, demand more workers Jan. 2. “It eats at you morally when you can’t give the best care” because of staffing shortages, said Kelly Coulston.

Workers need to build our own party, a labor party

Change in White House won’t end boss attacks on workers

As the transfer of the presidency from Donald Trump to Joe Biden draws near, and the fight over which capitalist party will control the Senate closes, the political crises within both the Democratic and Republican parties continue to unfold. Whatever…



EDITORIAL

Working people can chart a road to take political power

Cuba’s revolutionary government is capable of standing up to the economic war waged against workers and farmers there by U.S. imperialism because it has “the participation of the entire people,” Gerardo Hernández, national coordinator of the country’s Committees for the…


Join SWP 2021 campaign and the ‘Militant’ renewal drive

Factory worker Daniela Veloz subscribed to Militant after Alyson Kennedy, left, knocked on her door in Ennis, Texas, Jan. 4. Socialist Workers Party is building on success of its work last year to continue campaigning among working people in cities, towns and farm areas.

In the midst of 2020’s capitalist economic, social and pandemic crisis, and government-ordered lockdowns, the Socialist Workers Party did not skip a beat. Its members went to work to organize with co-workers to fight to defend their wages and working…


Support Alabama Constellium strike over seniority, conditions

Jan. 2 Constellium picket line in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. — Over 400 members of United Steelworkers Local 200 here have struck major aluminum beverage can recycle company Constellium since Dec. 15. Workers on the picket line said the company wants to gut seniority, giving bosses complete…



Features

‘Resistance by Cuba is the participation of the entire people’

Interview with Gerardo Hernández, leader of Cuba’s Committees for the Defense of the Revolution
Committees for the Defense of the Revolution, together with other mass organizations, are organizing working people to increase food production through “From your neighborhood, plant your little plot” program. Third from right, Gerardo Hernández, CDR national coordinator.

Below are major excerpts from remarks made by Gerardo Hernández during a program sponsored by the Cuba Solidarity Campaign in the United Kingdom. It was streamed live on Dec. 14, to mark the sixth anniversary of the release of the…







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.