Steelworkers locked out by ExxonMobil protest outside corporate headquarters in Irving, Texas, May 26. “The company is trying to bust the union,” Local President Darrell Kyle said.

Refinery workers fight ExxonMobil lockout

Back union fight for safety, job security, seniority!

BEAUMONT, Texas — Over 650 members of United Steelworkers Local 13-243 are picketing 24/7 at the ExxonMobil Refinery and Lubricant Blending and Packaging plant here since they were locked out by the bosses May 1. They’re standing up to the…


Iranian rulers seek to tighten grip, advance Mideast clout

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, in car, surrounded by protesting coal miners in Azadshahr, Iran, May 2017. His reformist forces have been barred from running in June 18 presidential election. For years workers have fought to end rulers’ wars abroad, economic crisis at home.

Volatile conflicts within Iran’s cleric-led capitalist regime flared up this month after the Guardian Council barred candidates from President Hassan Rouhani’s reformist forces from running in the June 18 presidential elections. Since the last election in 2017,  authorities have faced…


SWP: ‘Workers need a fighting class-struggle road forward’

Joel Britton, left, Socialist Workers Party candidate for California State Assembly District 18, talks with Quenton Hilton, a mechanic, in Fresno May 29. “Only on the job can workers fight together for higher wages, safer working conditions,” Britton said. “Yes!” Hilton agreed.

Socialist Workers Party candidates and campaigners are finding growing receptivity to their perspective for a class-struggle road forward against the attacks of the bosses and their government, and for workers to form their own party, a labor party. This is…


Worldwide caravans demand: End US embargo against Cuba!

Cuban Revolution shows an alternative to “capitalist society we are living in,” Rev. Luis Barrios told participants in May 30 New York caravan, one of 70 worldwide protesting U.S. economic war on Cuba. Next caravans are set for June 20, three days before U.N. vote on U.S. embargo.

Opponents of Washington’s economic war against Cuba held protest caravans in 70 cities around the world from Africa to Europe and the Americas — including 17 in the U.S. — May 29-30, the largest number since the monthly caravans began…


News update: Victory won in overturning Indiana prison ban

Shortly after going to press June 9, the Militant was informed by Indiana prison authorities that the ban on issues of the paper withheld from subscriber Kevin “Rashid” Johnson had been overturned. “I agree with you that censoring’ images of…


Victory! Florida prisons lift ban on ‘Militant’

Another victory! On May 27 the Militant was informed by Charles Huber, the new chair of the Florida Department of Corrections Literature Review Committee, that the ban on five consecutive Militant issues from March imposed by the Century Correctional Institution…


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Alabama miners rally, win solidarity in strike battle

MCCALLA, Ala. — Heading into their third month on strike, some 1,100 United Mine Workers of America members at Warrior Met Coal are maintaining round-the-clock picket lines at more than a dozen mine portals, railroad crossings, a coal preparation plant…






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.