Revolutionary Cuba answers US rulers at Peru ‘Summit’

Vol. 82/No. 18 - May 7, 2018

Although the ostensible theme of the April 13-15 “VIII Summit of the Americas” in Lima, Peru, was to advance “the fight against corruption,” Washington and its allies used the meeting to push their campaign to bring down the government of…


US-led Syria missile attack driven by conflicts with Tehran, Moscow

Vol. 82/No. 17 - April 30, 2018
Douma, eastern Ghouta, near Damascus, March 30. After five-year siege, air assaults and chemical weapon attack, Syrian government forced opposition groups to surrender and leave.

The imperialist rulers in Washington, London and Paris carried out a joint missile attack on the Bashar al-Assad dictatorship’s chemical weapons operations in Syria April 13. This followed the regime’s gas attack on civilians in opposition stronghold Douma, a Damascus…


US rulers, allies weigh step-up in Syria conflict, missile strikes

Vol. 82/No. 16 - April 23, 2018

President Donald Trump announced April 11 that missiles “will be coming” to strike targets in Syria, retaliation for a Syrian government poison gas attack a few days earlier on civilians in Douma, a Damascus suburb then controlled by opposition forces.…


US rulers seek ways to meet challenges from Moscow

Vol. 82/No. 14 - April 9, 2018

The U.S. propertied rulers — who head the dominant imperialist power in the world — face growing challenges from both Moscow and Beijing. The Chinese bosses rule the world’s second largest capitalist economy, but their military reach is more limited…


US rulers seek Israel-Arab bloc to target Tehran

Vol. 82/No. 13 - April 2, 2018

The White House hosted a meeting with Israeli officials and representatives of seven Arab governments March 13 to discuss the prolonged and worsening crisis in the Gaza Strip. While the ostensible topic was humanitarian aid, the goals were political. “The…


Washington pushes back against Beijing rulers’ challenge in Africa

Vol. 82/No. 12 - March 26, 2018
Chinese-owned Huajian shoe factory in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Inset, banner over the factory.

Sharpening competition between Washington and Beijing marked the five-nation African tour begun by then Secretary of State Rex Tillerson March 7. He had to break off his visit when he was dismissed by President Donald Trump six days later. The…


Socialist Workers Party: No nuclear weapons!

Vol. 82/No. 11 - March 19, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced March 1 that Russia is developing new nuclear weapons that he says are capable of evading U.S. missile defenses. This comes shortly after the Pentagon said it would produce nuclear-tipped sea-launched cruise missiles. The U.S.…