Michelle and Dave Shaffer talk with SWP member Kaitlin Estill in East Palestine, Ohio, April 30. He said rail disaster proves “we can’t trust politicians, the government or Norfolk Southern.”

Rail workers build support for people of East Palestine

Residents seek control over cleanup, health care

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio — In an ongoing series of meetings here hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency, working people, farmers and small-business people continue to express their anger and distrust at claims being made by the railroad and government agencies.…

What is road forward for the working class in 2024 election?

The 2024 presidential campaign is well underway, with Donald Trump, Joseph Biden, Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and more announced or just running. Biden threw his hat in the ring via video, evidently not wanting to make…

‘Militant,’ book, fund campaigns go over the top!

“The government is responsible for the crisis in the health care system,” hospital worker Eliane St-Germain, right, told Communist League campaigner Rosemary Ray at protest in Quebec, May 13. St-Germain got Militant subscription, The Low Point of Labor Resistance Is Behind Us.

The international campaign to expand the reach of the Militant, sell books by Socialist Workers Party leaders and other revolutionaries, and raise needed funds for the paper has been a big success. Members of the SWP and Communist Leagues in…

Moscow driven back in Bakhmut, support Ukraine independence!

Farmers fix remote-controlled demining machine near Kharkiv, Ukraine, April 26. Oleksandr Kryvtsov protects his tractor from explosions with armor plates from destroyed Russian tanks.

Moscow’s troops have been pushed back by Ukrainian forces in Bakhmut, the primary target of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s winter offensive. The retreat was a blow to Putin who predicted control of the city by May 9, a celebration marking…


Conflicts, shifting alliances mark politics in Middle East

Palestinians in Gaza apply for Israel work permits Oct. 6, 2021. Hamas has accord with Israeli gov’t for 20,000 permits. Islamic Jihad missile killed Gazan worker in Israel during recent clash.

After five days of trading missile fire, the Israeli government and Gaza-based Islamic Jihad agreed to a cease-fire May 13. The latest round of fighting — the 15th major clash between the Israeli army and Islamist militias in Gaza since…

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.