Above, strikers from Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists march in New York City Labor Day Parade Sept. 9. Inset, UAW contingent at the Nashville, Tennessee, Labor Day march.

Labor Day actions highlight union struggles worldwide

Thousands join Labor Day rallies, back union battles

NEW YORK — Thousands joined the Labor Day Parade up Fifth Avenue here Sept. 9 in one of the liveliest actions by the union movement in years. The mood of union power was highlighted by the boisterous 1,000-strong contingent of…

Autoworkers fight for big pay boost, end to two-tier

Members of United Auto Workers Local 551 rally in their union hall in Chicago Sept. 8. If no agreement is reached by Sept. 14, 150,000 autoworkers at Ford, General Motors and Stellantis voted 97% to strike.

CHICAGO — The 150,000 members of the United Auto Workers at the Big Three auto companies — Ford, General Motors and Stellantis — voted by 97% to strike if their demands aren’t met by the bosses before their contract expires…

Working people in Ukraine fight to defend their independence

Russian police arrest Elena Osipova, “the conscience of St. Petersburg,” in that city, March 2, 2022. Kremlin’s repression has suppressed but not prevented widespread anti-war sentiments.

At the heart of the courageous struggle by working people in Ukraine to defend their country against the invasion by Russian President Vladimir Putin is their centurieslong quest for national self-determination. They won their independence as a result of the…

NYC Democrats move to refurbish Red Squad, attack political rights

The New York City Police Department announced July 18 the appointment of Harvard graduate and long-time intelligence department operative Rebecca Weiner as deputy commissioner of the city’s notorious intelligence and counterterrorism unit — better known as its Red Squad. She…


Iran protests mark Zhina Amini death

Just 10 days before the anniversary of the Sept. 16, 2022, death of the young Kurdish woman, Zhina Amini, at the hands of the hated “morality” police, the regime arrested her uncle, Safa Aeli, in her hometown of Saqez. Amini…

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.