United Auto Workers members ‘practice picketing’ near a Stellantis factory in Detroit, Aug. 23. Union demands big wage raise, end to divisive two-tiers, restoring cost-of-living protection.

UAW workers at ‘Big Three’ prepare for Sept. 14 walkout

Autoworkers vote 97% to authorize strike action

CHICAGO — Members of the United Auto Workers union voted by 97% to strike if their demands are not met by the bosses of the Big Three — Ford, General Motors and Stellantis. The union represents 150,000 workers at these…


Defend right to free speech! Protest attacks by Democrats

Panelists at New York forum, Aug. 26. From left, John Studer, Socialist Workers Party; Manuel Meléndez Lavandero, Comités de la Resistencia Boricua; Oronde Shakur, African People’s Socialist Party. Inset, Milagros Rivera, Cuba Soldarity Committee in Puerto Rico, participating via video link.

NEW YORK — In several cities around the country the Socialist Workers Party has helped initiate panels hosted by the Militant Labor Forum to bring groups together to speak out in defense of constitutional rights. Regardless of differing points of…


Beijing-led BRICS, US rulers stoke new conflicts

The governments of the BRICS countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — set up as a coalition to challenge Washington’s economic and political supremacy, met in Johannesburg, South Africa, Aug. 22-24 to decide their next steps. Their…




As 2024 election looms, Socialist Workers Party is the alternative

The centerpiece of President Joseph Biden’s reelection campaign is denouncing former President Donald Trump and his supporters as “MAGA Republicans” and hailing the four indictments against his Republican opponent. Democrats, Never-Trump Republicans and the middle-class left are determined to drive…

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Cuba trip to Angola, South Africa marks overthrow of apartheid

Some 800 people listened to talk by Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel at Freedom Park in Pretoria, South Africa, Aug. 23. Event celebrated Cuban Revolution’s role in overthrow of apartheid rule.

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel’s recent trip to Angola, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa highlighted the Cuban Revolution’s decades of solidarity with — and participation in — the fight against colonial rule and imperialist exploitation in Africa.  Carolina Cerqueira, president of…



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.