Liberals use Capitol ‘insurrection’ to target political rights

Vol. 85/No. 4 - February 1, 2021

Liberal Democrats and capitalist bosses are using the action by some Donald Trump supporters who entered the Capitol Jan. 6 — falsely claiming it was an “insurrection” or “fascist coup” — to escalate their attacks on freedom of speech and…

1 in 5 workers behind bars suffer COVID in US prisons

Vol. 85/No. 1 - January 4, 2021
Rally near San Quentin State Prison in California July 9, where 20 inmates who tested positive for COVID-19 spoke out against conditions. Over 2,200 inmates were infected and 28 died.

Workers behind bars are among those being hit hardest by COVID-19. One in five state and federal prisoners in the U.S. has tested positive for the virus, a rate over four times higher than in the general population. In some…

Protests across Kurdistan demand unpaid wages, jobs, services

Vol. 84/No. 51 - December 28, 2020
Public sector workers protest in Sulaymaniyah, demanding unpaid wages from Kurdistan Regional Government Dec. 11. Actions expanded across the region, fueled by lack of jobs and services.

Teachers and other public employees, fed up with working for months without being paid, protested demanding back wages Dec. 2 in the city of Sulaymaniyah in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. When they tried to march again the next day,…

Thai protests continue fight for political rights

Vol. 84/No. 50 - December 21, 2020
Thai protests continue fight for political rights

Seven young leaders of protests in Thailand were charged Nov. 30 with insulting the king which, if they are found guilty, could mean up to 15 years in prison. Tens of thousands of mostly student-led protesters have been demanding political…

Moroccan gov’t attack rekindles Polisario independence struggle

Vol. 84/No. 49 - December 14, 2020

Moroccan government forces attacked Sahrawi civilians in Western Sahara who were peacefully protesting against the monarchical regime extending its wall dividing their country. This has rekindled the national liberation struggle there. For decades the people of Western Sahara have been…

Protests, regime’s repression continue in Belarus

Vol. 84/No. 49 - December 14, 2020

The authoritarian quarter-century-old regime of Alexander Lukashenko in Belarus is trying to ride out widespread and sizable anti-government protests by intensifying a police crackdown. Lukashenko is also under pressure from his prime backer, the Vladimir Putin government in Moscow, to…

Belarus regime attacks protests, forced to free unionists

Vol. 84/No. 46 - November 23, 2020

Many thousands protested in Minsk, the capital, and in other cities across Belarus Nov. 8. They marched despite the authoritarian government of Alexander Lukashenko sending in riot police, who broke up converging columns of demonstrators before they could rally in…

Bolshevik Revolution showed road forward in Transcaucasus

Vol. 84/No. 46 - November 23, 2020
Armenia-Azerbaijan Map

Weeks of fighting in the southern Caucasus between the regimes in Azerbaijan and Armenia over control of the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh has taken a big toll on working people throughout the area. With the Turkish government backing Azerbaijan and Moscow…

Cuba celebrates 60 years of Committees to Defend Revolution

Vol. 84/No. 44 - November 9, 2020
Members of Cuba’s Committees for Defense of the Revolution do voluntary work on vegetable farm, June 7. CDRs have helped mobilize masses to counter U.S. rulers’ economic and military efforts to overturn Cuban Revolution, while providing vital supplies like food, medicines.

Working people in Cuba in September celebrated the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDRs), the country’s largest mass organization with more than 8 million members in neighborhoods in cities and countryside.…