Warrior Met No. 4 mine picket line, in Brookwood, Alabama, May 16. “The company knows we’re only asking for what they took from us in 2016,” striker Harold Young, at right, said.

Back coal miners on strike in Alabama!

BROOKWOOD, Ala. — “We need national exposure for our strike,” Harold Young, a United Mine Workers of America union member on strike at Warrior Met Coal’s No. 4 mine, told the Militant  on the picket line here  May 16. Spreading…


Press for talks to recognize a Palestinian state and Israel

Rocket attacks and shelling between Hamas and the Israeli government continued in mid-May, resulting in mounting civilian deaths, injuries, destruction of neighborhoods and displacement of families. Since officials of Gaza’s Islamist regime initiated the armed conflict May 10, Hamas and…


SWP running for governor in California special election

Dennis Richter, right, Socialist Workers Party candidate for governor of California, and campaign supporter Alyson Kennedy talk to Long Beach port worker Javier Marquez May 16. Marquez got Teamster Rebellion to learn how revolutionary-minded unionists fought in 1930s.

LOS ANGELES — The Socialist Workers Party in California announced May 15 that it will run Dennis Richter, a Walmart worker and party leader, for governor in a special election to decide who might replace Democratic Party governor Gavin Newsom…



Quebec iron ore workers strike against attacks by ArcelorMittal

Striking steelworkers rally May 12 in Port-Cartier, Quebec, against “final” contract demands by ArcelorMittal. Strikers include 2,500 iron ore miners, processing, rail and office workers.

PORT-CARTIER, Quebec — After rejecting ArcelorMittal’s “final” offer, 2,500 iron ore miners and processing, rail, and office workers here and in Fermont went on strike May 10. “The stakes in our strike include wages, medical premiums, the retirement fund and working…


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The Cuban Revolution: An example for us today

Black liberation, workers’ stake in defending due process and how cops and courts serve capitalist rule
Fidel Castro, left, addresses crowd in Colón, Cuba, Jan. 7, 1959, as Freedom Caravan crosses Cuba on way to Havana after overthrow of U.S.-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista. Cuba’s socialist revolution, along with struggle to bring down Jim Crow segregation, helped us “understand the kind of revolutionary transformation of ourselves necessary to defeat capitalist rulers,” said Mary-Alice Waters at Midwest Socialist Workers Party meeting April 24.

“Cuba and the Coming American Revolution: The 60th Anniversary of Two Historic Victories of the Cuban Revolution and Their Significance for Building a Revolutionary Party in the United States — Then and Now” was the featured talk at the Socialist…







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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.