25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021

March 11, 1996 At a February 26 press conference, President William Clinton announced a new round of hostile measures against the socialist revolution in Cuba. These moves followed by two days the action of Cuba’s Revolutionary Armed Forces in shooting…


25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 85/No. 8 - March 1, 2021

March 4, 1996 The grim consequences of the rail bosses’ drive to increase productivity and profits through “cost cutting” measures have been driven home with deadly force this month. Eighteen people have been killed in rail accidents in 21 days.…


25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 85/No. 7 - February 22, 2021

February 26, 1996 LOS ANGELES — José Luis Ponce, one of Cuba’s principal diplomatic spokespeople in the United States, conducted a speaking tour of southern California in early February. Ponce sketched the social gains of the Cuban revolution — in…


25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 85/No. 6 - February 15, 2021

February 19, 1996 A two-day strike of almost half a million miners in Russia highlighted the deepening economic and political crisis there and the growing numbers of workers facing depression conditions. One million Ukrainian miners joined the strike, bringing the…


25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 85/No. 5 - February 8, 2021

February 12, 1996 Raúl  Castro: The first literacy brigade carried out in the Second Front was a mass campaign involving both Rebel Army fighters and local men and women who until then had lived in complete ignorance. The rebel leaders…


25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 85/No. 4 - February 1, 2021

February 5, 1996 NEW YORK — Walking through any commercial strip in Manhattan, one sees pockets of picketers, garbed in red and white signs emblazoned with “LOCAL 32B-32J ON STRIKE. Help Us Win!” The strike involves some 30,000 maintenance workers,…


25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 85/No. 3 - January 25, 2021

January 29, 1996 Vastly outgunned, 200 Chechen independence fighters held off thousands of Russian troops in the village of Pervomayskoye for three days in mid-January. They demand that Russian forces withdraw from Chechnya, where 40,000 troops invaded 13 months ago.…


25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 85/No. 2 - January 18, 2021

January 22, 1996 STOCKHOLM — “We want to fight to increase production, whether at workplaces, the university, or in the army, and win youth to the revolution,” said Jonathan Quirós Santos, a leader of the Union of Young Communists of…


25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 85/No. 1 - January 4, 2021

January 8, 1996 LAWRENCE, Massachusetts — “Everyone knew it was a time bomb waiting to go off,” Pedro Bares, a production worker from the apparel division, described the fire that consumed the Malden Mills textile plant December 11. Thirty workers…


25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 84/No. 51 - December 28, 2020

December 25, 1995 Washington has launched an aggressive propaganda campaign to justify the drive toward war in Yugoslavia. President Bill Clinton set the tone in a December 2 address to thousands of U.S. troops, who were headed for Bosnia. “There…