Growing conflicts between Iran, Israel mark Mideast wars

Vol. 82/No. 12 - March 26, 2018

Decadeslong conflicts between the capitalist rulers of Iran and Israel have sharpened as Tehran expands its military presence in Syria. At home the Iranian rulers confront growing working-class opposition to their wars abroad, and also to their enforcement of second-class…


Kurds worldwide protest against Ankara’s assault on Afrin

Vol. 82/No. 12 - March 26, 2018

Thousands of people responded around the world to calls for protests against the Turkish government’s bombing and invasion of the Kurdish province of Afrin, in Syria, March 11 and 12. Actions took place in Rennes, France, left, and dozens of…


Cuban Revolution involves all, with sight or not

Cinema clubs with audio descriptions expand access to culture for visually impaired
Vol. 82/No. 11 - March 19, 2018

HAVANA — In February I learned about “Tocando la luz” — Touching the light — a cinema club for the visually impaired in Cuba. So, while I was here for the Havana International Book Fair, I went to the Infanta…


René González’s diary of Cuban 5 trial presented in Havana

Book shows face of US capitalist ‘justice’ system, caliber of Cuban revolutionaries
Vol. 82/No. 10 - March 12, 2018

HAVANA — One of the events that drew the most interest at this year’s Havana International Book Fair was the presentation of a book by René González, one of the five Cuban revolutionaries who spent up to 16 years in…


Malcolm X: ‘It is impossible for capitalism to survive’

Vol. 82/No. 9 - March 5, 2018

Below is an excerpt from an interview with Malcolm X published in the March-April, 1965 issue of the Young Socialist, conducted Jan. 18 of that year by Jack Barnes and Barry Sheppard of the Young Socialist Alliance. A month later,…



Havana events celebrate Martí, decades of revolution

Vol. 82/No. 6 - February 12, 2018

HAVANA — Carrying what looked like a river of torches, thousands of youth, overwhelmingly college and high school students, marched from the steps of the University of Havana through the city’s streets on the night of Jan. 27. The annual…


Pro-independence parties win Catalonia election

Vol. 82/No. 4 - January 29, 2018

When Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who ousted the pro-independence parliament and seized control of the government of Catalonia last fall, called snap elections there for Dec. 21, he hoped a slate of candidates pledged to unity with Madrid would…


Anger at unemployment, regime fuels protests in Tunisia

Vol. 82/No. 4 - January 29, 2018

Extensive working-class discontent with rising prices, unemployment and both major factions of the government led to protest actions over several days in some 20 cities and towns across Tunisia beginning Jan. 7. The government increased the price of fuel and…


Auckland art auction extends solidarity to Cuba

Vol. 82/No. 2 - January 15, 2018
Auckland art auction extends solidarity to Cuba

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — “Hurricane Irma devastated hundreds of families in Cuba,” Mario Alzugarary, above right, Cuba’s ambassador to New Zealand, told those attending the opening of a three-day art exhibit and auction at the George Fraser Gallery, Dec. 14.…