Chinese Cubans: Indispensable strand of Cuba’s revolution

Vol. 85/No. 14 - April 12, 2021
“Resident Chinese support the Cuban Revolution and its leader, Fidel Castro!” is banner of Chinese New Democracy Alliance as they join a million people in Havana, Sept. 2, 1960. Rally approved Declaration of Havana, affirming duty of oppressed peoples to fight for liberation.

Our History Is Still Being Written: The Story of Three Chinese Cuban Generals in the Cuban Revolution by Armando Choy, Gustavo Chui and Moisés Sío Wong, is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for April. It covers how these…



‘Workers need to fight as a class to protect their interests’

Vol. 85/No. 12 - March 29, 2021

One of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for March is Teamster Power by Farrell Dobbs. The book tells the story of how members of Teamsters Local 574 learned to wield the union power they forged through three 1934 strike victories…


Lessons of Cuba’s revolution can help us emulate its example

Vol. 85/No. 11 - March 22, 2021
University students march in Havana against Fulgencio Batista’s U.S.-backed dictatorship, April 6, 1952, a month after he overthrew the elected government in a coup. Armando Hart is sixth from left, looking at the camera. Behind, waving Cuban flag, is Raúl Castro.

One of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for March is Aldabonazo: Inside the Cuban Revolutionary Underground, 1952-58, a Participant’s Account by Armando Hart. He was a central organizer of the urban underground and one of the historic leaders of the…


‘The fashion world became a capitalist gold mine’

Vol. 85/No. 10 - March 15, 2021
Above, portrait of high society bourgeois soiree. Inset, members of United Steelworkers of America Local 8888 picket in February 1979 in successful battle for union recognition against Newport News, Virginia, shipyard bosses. “The woman question cannot be divorced from the class question,” Evelyn Reed writes in Cosmetics, Fashions, and the Exploitation of Women.

  Cosmetics, Fashions, and the Exploitation of Women by Joseph Hansen, Evelyn Reed and Mary-Alice Waters is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for March. This Marxist classic on women’s emancipation began as a 1954 debate in the Militant…


Socialist Workers Party wins victory against FBI spying

Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021
Jack Barnes, right, Socialist Workers Party national secretary, testifies at 1981 trial in party’s challenge to FBI spying, harassment, disruption. Outcome of 15-year case was victory for rights of SWP, labor movement against rulers’ political police.

FBI On Trial: The Victory in the Socialist Workers Party Suit Against Government Spying is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for March. It contains federal court proceedings from the 15-year legal battle won by the Socialist Workers Party…



Why Lenin declared war on ‘Great Russian chauvinism’

Vol. 85/No. 7 - February 22, 2021
V.I. Lenin, leader of 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, front left, during Second Congress of Communist International, July 19, 1920, led fight for right of oppressed nationalities to self-determination.

The Spanish edition of Lenin’s Final Fight: Speeches and Writings 1922-23 is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for February. In the final months of his active life, Vladimir Lenin, the central leader of the world’s first socialist revolution,…


How SWP, Teamster leaders fought gov’t frame-up in 1940s

Vol. 85/No. 6 - February 15, 2021
Eighteen SWP and Teamster leaders on their way to federal prison, Dec. 31, 1943. They were framed up for leading labor opposition to U.S. rulers’ war drive. James P. Cannon, third from right, partly obscured. Defendants were first victims of thought-control Smith Act.

Socialism on Trial: Testimony at Minneapolis Sedition Trial by James P. Cannon is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for February. Cannon was the lead defendant among 18 leaders of the Socialist Workers Party and Minneapolis Teamsters union framed…


‘Building a new society is the work of creative human beings’

Vol. 85/No. 5 - February 8, 2021

One of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for January is In Defense of Socialism: Four Speeches on the 30th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution by Fidel Castro, its central leader. The triumph of the Cuban people on Jan. 1, 1959,…