Bosses drive to boost profits led to train derailment in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, in July 2013, killing 47 people. Rail coalition there sent solidarity message to people of East Palestine, Ohio.

Residents, rail workers fight toxic effects of Ohio disaster

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio — Working people, farmers and small-business owners here and in neighboring towns in Ohio and Pennsylvania are increasingly angry about the response of both the rail bosses and the government to the continuing effects of the Feb.…

Worldwide protests speak out: Defend Ukraine independence!

Demand Moscow’s troops out of all of Ukraine now!
Tens of thousands rallied to defend Ukrainian independence in Tiblisi, Georgia, Feb. 24, marking one year since Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. Moscow invaded Georgia in 2008. Protests took place in over 100 cities, from Europe, Asia, in U.S. from Miami to Anchorage.

During the first year of the Russian rulers’ invasion of Ukraine the stark difference between the two countries’ armies has grown. The Ukrainian armed forces have fiercely resisted, strengthened by tens of thousands of volunteers, largely from the working class,…

Special’ grand jury probe in Georgia is attack on political rights

Casting aside any pretense at impartiality, special grand jury foreman Emily Kohrs has been on a “media tour” divulging selective details of the Democratic Party-run search for indictments targeting Donald Trump’s alleged interference in Georgia’s 2020 elections. A gleeful liberal…

Workers, women and oppressed peoples push for freedom in Iran

Seven Iranian women political prisoners, supporters celebrate their release from Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison, Feb. 9. Independent unions, student groups and others are demanding release of all political, union prisoners.

Despite the announcement in early February by Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei that he would give amnesty to “tens of thousands” of prisoners, the actual numbers released as of Feb. 27 are in the hundreds. Thousands were imprisoned during…


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.