Thousands of striking hotel workers, mainly women, marched July 4 in Los Angeles, above, and in Santa Monica. Members of UNITE HERE are demanding an immediate $5 hourly wage raise.

California hotel workers strike over pay, workload

Fight for ability to raise families, to end E-Verify

LOS ANGELES — A spirited rally of 2,000 hotel workers took place on July 4 in downtown Los Angeles. Another was held in Santa Monica. Two days earlier hundreds picketed in front of the Intercontinental Hotel here They chanted “Únete.…

Profit drive of the rail bosses behind disaster in East Palestine

Rail workers rally at Columbus, Ohio, Statehouse Dec. 13, 2022. Unions fought for a contract with improved safety for themselves and communities near tracks. President Biden led bipartisan Congress to bar a strike after rail workers voted down bosses’ proposals.

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio — The results of the June 22-23 National Transportation Safety Board hearings here are unmistakable. The Feb. 3 derailment of Norfolk Southern train 32N, subsequent toxic leaks and fires and current challenges facing working people throughout the…

Defend constitutional freedoms won in over two centuries of class struggle

Won over two-and-a-half centuries of bloody class struggle, key constitutional protections against government interference are under attack by President Joseph Biden’s administration. The push for even more prosecutions against former President Donald Trump, Biden’s main rival for the presidency, is…

The Putin regime and the defense of Ukrainian independence

Dmitry Skurikhin painted on his store in the Leningrad region, “Peace to Ukraine, freedom for Russia!” and names of Ukrainian cities hit by Moscow’s invasion. Now under house arrest until July 19 trial for “discrediting” the army, he says many fellow villagers support his anti-war statements.

Russian President Vladimir Putin is purging his government and the military of supporters of the Wagner mercenary forces after their June 24  “march for freedom” on Moscow. While he seeks to refortify his regime he continues to lose ground in…

Crisis of capitalism, attacks on workers deepen in Europe

Under the impact of rising prices coupled with declining production and trade worldwide, the capitalist economic crisis is deepening in Europe. And this feeds sharpening strains among the 27 governments that comprise the European Union as well as competition with…


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.