As I See It

BNSF bosses get court to outlaw national rail strike

SEATTLE — Bosses on the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway, the second largest of the seven Class I lines in the U.S., announced in early January that as of Feb. 1 they would unilaterally impose “Hi-Viz,” a new and…

Steelworkers strike enters 4th month in West Virginia

Rail track workers join picket line in solidarity
Steelworkers picket Special Metals in Huntington, West Virginia, Jan. 22, fighting bosses’ push to jack up health insurance costs and refusal to raise pay. Rail workers joined the picket line.

“Union power! Who’s got the power? We got the power! Union power!” These were the chants on the picket line in front of Special Metals in Huntington, West Virginia, Jan. 22. Some 450 members of United Steelworkers Local 40 on…

‘Militant’ backs Ukraine independence

What is behind the events in Eastern Europe?
Map shows where 130,000 Russian troops are amassed around Ukraine’s borders, posing the danger of war.

A substantial and growing Russian troop mobilization is arrayed today on all sides of Ukraine — from Russia itself,  to occupied Crimea, Belarus and Russian-run Transnistria. This mobilization — and the threat of war on Ukrainian soil — is aimed…


Thousands march in Havana to honor Martí, Cuban Revolution

Tens of thousands of Cuban workers and youth marched in Cuba’s provinces Jan. 27, the eve of the 169th birthday of Cuba’s national hero, José Martí. Called the March of the Torches, this annual event celebrates the anti-imperialist and revolutionary…

Socialist Workers Party leadership sets course ahead

Adopts course to build union solidarity • defend constitutional freedoms • fight for wages, hours, job conditions that prevent families in working class from being torn apart • defend Cuba’s socialist revolution and its example in the U.S. and world over
International Educational Conference in Oberlin, Ohio, June 8-10, brought together over 330 people for reports, discussion on communist program, continuity and activities. Right, SWP literature table during conference.
OBERLIN, Ohio — “The sweeping indictment of Donald Trump under the Espionage Act by President Joseph…

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.