Some 150 union members and supporters rally July 30 in Galesburg, Illinois, to protest drive by major U.S. rail bosses to impose contract to increase profits off workers’ backs.

Rail workers protest for jobs, pay, right to strike

Unions organize rally in Illinois, more planned

GALESBURG, Ill. — More than 150 railroad workers, family members and their supporters joined in the “Galesburg Rally for Rail Labor” here July 30, one of a series of protests being organized by rail workers across the Midwest as part…


Support Ukraine independence! Russian troops get out now!

“My neighbors fully support me,” Dmitry Skurikhin, inset, says. Roof of his shop in northwest Russia, July 19, is painted in Ukrainian colors. Under slogan, “Peace to Ukraine, freedom for Russia!” are names of “towns, cities of Ukraine suffering” from Russian military attacks. Police charged him several times, but he and his signs remain.

It is now more than five months since Russian President Vladimir Putin sent tens of thousands of troops storming into Ukraine to overthrow the elected government, seize the country and obliterate Ukraine as a nation. Ukrainian forces have resisted courageously…


SWP fights for right to be on the ballot in Pennsylvania

Chris Hoeppner, SWP candidate for U.S. Congress from Philadelphia, talks with Theodore Ramsen, left, and Sedia Ali at farmers market July 16, two of the 2,422 who signed petition to put him on ballot. SWP is preparing to fight any effort by the state to deny SWP ballot status.

PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania state authorities are laying the groundwork to deny ballot status for Chris Hoeppner, the Socialist Workers Party candidate for U.S. Congress in Philadelphia’s 3rd District. A national effort is being launched by the SWP to prepare for…




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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.