Working-class fight for power is central to ‘Jewish Question’

Vol. 85/No. 4 - February 1, 2021
Above, Issues of Socialist Appeal, as the Militant was called at the time, campaigning for Jewish refugees to be admitted to the U.S. Below, Jewish refugees aboard S.S. St. Louis reach Havana in 1939. They were refused entry by the Cuban government and in Miami by the Roosevelt administration. The 900 on board were forced back to Europe and 250 perished in Nazi camps.

The Jewish Question: A Marxist Interpretation by Abram Leon, 346 pages, Pathfinder Press, fourth edition, 2020. BY MAGGIE TROWE I urge Militant readers to buy, read and study the new Pathfinder edition of The Jewish Question: A Marxist Interpretation. The…


As Arab gov’ts recognize Israel, space opens for workers

Vol. 85/No. 3 - January 25, 2021

Over the last six months the seven-decades-long boycott of the Jewish state of Israel initiated by Arab governments in the Middle East has begun to break apart. This is good for working people in Israel and the Palestinian territories, throughout…


‘Resistance by Cuba is the participation of the entire people’

Interview with Gerardo Hernández, leader of Cuba’s Committees for the Defense of the Revolution
Vol. 85/No. 2 - January 18, 2021
Committees for the Defense of the Revolution, together with other mass organizations, are organizing working people to increase food production through “From your neighborhood, plant your little plot” program. Third from right, Gerardo Hernández, CDR national coordinator.

Below are major excerpts from remarks made by Gerardo Hernández during a program sponsored by the Cuba Solidarity Campaign in the United Kingdom. It was streamed live on Dec. 14, to mark the sixth anniversary of the release of the…



COVID-19 poses deadly crisis for workers behind bars

Vol. 84/No. 50 - December 21, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep its way through the U.S., those facing some of the worst conditions are working people behind bars. Inmates have been infected at a rate that is more than four times higher than that…


Capitalist rulers’ health ‘care’ system is disaster for workers

Vol. 84/No. 50 - December 21, 2020

Little better prepared for the surge in coronavirus infections than in the spring, the capitalist rulers organize their health care industry on the basis of what’s profitable, what best puts them in a position to compete with their rivals, as…



Social crisis, union fight mark life in Arizona mining towns

Vol. 84/No. 46 - November 23, 2020
“Workers in this country have the sheer numbers, so they keep us down and divided,” Iris Lamb, left, told Socialist Workers party member Ellie García. “A powder keg is building up.”

KEARNY, Ariz. — Like other workers across the country, miners and others in Arizona’s “copper triangle” are facing an unprecedented economic and social crisis. Over 60% of copper produced in the U.S. comes from the state and despite some mine…


Cops videocam shows Walter Wallace shot in cold blood

Vol. 84/No. 46 - November 23, 2020

PHILADELPHIA — Hundreds turned out for the Nov. 7 funeral service at the National Temple Baptist Church in North Philadelphia commemorating the life of Walter Wallace Jr. He was killed by Philadelphia cops Sean Matarazzo and Thomas Munz Oct. 26.…


‘First Amendment freedoms threatened by disclosures’

Vol. 84/No. 45 - November 16, 2020

The threatened disclosure of the names and addresses of Socialist Workers Party Presidential electors ignores a fundamental constitutional principle: as the Supreme Court stated in its great decision of the 1950s protecting civil rights organizations in the South, “inviolability of…