Russian students wore green sashes for high school graduation to show opposition to Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. Dressed in black, they used peace sign in place of “0” in date. Those who saw them on street “thanked us for our position.” One said he was proud of us, they reported.

Back Ukraine independence! Moscow’s troops out now!

Working people in Russia find ways to oppose invasion

Despite significant troop losses and festering disquiet at home, Moscow continues to press its war aimed at conquering Ukraine and crushing its decadeslong battle for independence. While facing resistance in occupied areas (see article on Mariupol protest), Russian forces have…


UAW workers at Case strike for better pay, safer conditions

United Auto Workers picket Case New Holland plant in Burlington, Iowa, May 3. Some 430 union members there and 600 in Sturtevant, Wisconsin, are on strike for wages that keep up with inflation and against onerous schedules that tear at workers’ lives and their families.

BY NAOMI CRAINE, JOHN HAWKINS, AND LEROY WATSON BURLINGTON, Iowa —“We’re fighting for wages that will keep up with inflation, and better retirement benefits. And they don’t want to give that to us,” said Gary Binder, a worker at Case…


Constitutional right to freedom of worship is upheld by court

Blaine amendments, laws targeting state government aid to Catholic schools, were adopted during rise of anti-immigrant, anti-Catholic bigotry in the 19th century. They are still on books in 37 states. Drawing from 1871 depicts Catholic bishops as crocodiles looking to gobble up American schoolchildren.

Two recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions protecting the constitutional right to freedom of worship are good for working people. At the same time, these rulings are attacked by liberals as reactionary and as a further reason why Democrats must win…




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Protesters in Sri Lanka fight to oust gov’t amid social crisis

Protesters demanding resignation of Sri Lankan government rally at office of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Colombo July 13. Fight has united all Sri Lankan ethnic groups.

Faced with months of determined and massive protests over their handling of the country’s crippling social and economic crisis, and widespread corruption, Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe announced July 9 that they would resign soon.…






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.