As White House, NKorea agree to talk, US rulers keep up squeeze

Vol. 82/No. 12 - March 26, 2018

When South Korean National Security Adviser Chung Eui-yong visited the White House March 8 to talk to U.S. officials about his meeting a few days earlier with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump asked him to come…


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…


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…


Appalachia telecom workers strike against Frontier

Vol. 82/No. 12 - March 26, 2018
Appalachia telecom workers strike against Frontier

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Some 1,400 members of the Communications Workers of America have been walking the picket line here, across the state and in Ashburn, Virginia, since March 4, after 10 months of negotiations for a new contract between the…


Mass march for abortion rights in Argentina March 8

Vol. 82/No. 12 - March 26, 2018
Mass march for abortion rights in Argentina March 8

Hundreds of thousands marched in Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 8, International Women’s Day, to demand the right of women to choose abortion. The march was organized by the National Campaign for the Right to Safe, Legal and Free Abortion, a…


Ky. teachers fight threat of government pension cuts

Vol. 82/No. 12 - March 26, 2018

Following the example of school workers in West Virginia, over a 1,000 teachers, retirees, other public workers and their supporters crowded the state Capitol in Frankfort, Kentucky, March 12, protesting a bill brought before the state Senate that would slash…


Workers donate ‘blood money’ bribes to build SWP

Vol. 82/No. 12 - March 26, 2018

“I am sending $780 of ‘blood money’ to the Socialist Workers Party from a retroactive pay raise we got under the recently signed new rail contract at Norfolk Southern,” Linda Armstrong wrote March 2. Bosses use bonuses and other payouts…


NY Forum: ‘Sankara spoke for oppressed and exploited’

Vol. 82/No. 12 - March 26, 2018

NEW YORK — “Thomas Sankara spoke for the oppressed and exploited, and against the imperialist world order, which he showed can be fought and explained must be replaced,” Socialist Workers Party speaker Peter Thierjung told some 40 participants at a…


Bosses disregard for safety led to Washington Amtrak derailment

Vol. 82/No. 12 - March 26, 2018

SEATTLE — Debate continues in Washington state over who is responsible for the derailment of Amtrak’s maiden voyage over new track between Tacoma and Portland, Oregon, that led to the death of three people and injured dozens Dec. 18. While…


Sign up for International May Day Brigade to Cuba!

Vol. 82/No. 12 - March 26, 2018

The May Day International Brigade to Cuba presents working people and youth with a unique opportunity to learn about the Cuban Revolution firsthand and the lessons it provides for advancing struggles by workers and farmers against capitalist rule worldwide. The…