Sacramento protest: ‘Prosecute cops who killed Stephon Clark!’

Vol. 82/No. 15 - April 16, 2018
March in Sacramento after funeral of Stephon Clark, who was shot and killed by cops March 18.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Hundreds packed into Bayside of South Sacramento Church here March 29 for the funeral of Stephon Clark, 22, an unarmed Black man gunned down by cops here March 18. So many people turned out to show solidarity…


Saudi crown prince tours US, promotes alliance against Tehran

Vol. 82/No. 15 - April 16, 2018

As part of efforts by the capitalist rulers in Washington, Saudi Arabia and Israel to cement a broader alliance against Tehran, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman began a three-week U.S. tour March 20. He is also seeking more…


SWP joins in teachers’ fight, introduces the Militant, books

Vol. 82/No. 15 - April 16, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Socialist Workers Party campaign to expand readership of the Militant and books on the communist program by party leaders takes place during a rising wave of school strikes and protests across the country. Thousands of teachers,…


Teachers rise up, press fight for wages, dignity

Tens of thousands walk out, rally in Oklahoma, Kentucky
Vol. 82/No. 15 - April 16, 2018
Teachers and other school workers rally in Frankfort, Kentucky, April 2. Victory by school workers in West Virginia has inspired wave of protests and strikes by teachers across country.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Teachers and school workers rallied at the Capitol here April 2, part of an uprising around the country seeking to reverse years of declining wages and conditions. Tens of thousands walked off the job, shutting down schools…


Join the protests — Build, fight for labor solidarity!

Vol. 82/No. 15 - April 16, 2018

The walkout by teachers in Oklahoma is part of a rising wave of school workers strikes and protests across the country that point the way forward for the entire labor movement. Inspired by the social movement union members built in…


Workers give bosses’ ‘blood money’ bribes to build SWP

Vol. 82/No. 15 - April 16, 2018

During the last two weeks in March 18 workers contributed a total of $3,911.79 of “blood money” to the Socialist Workers Party Capital Fund, which strengthens the party’s long-term work. “Enclosed is $102.01 from ‘incentive pay’ I received from the…


Bolshevik Revolution transformed all social relations

Vol. 82/No. 15 - April 16, 2018

Below is an excerpt from “The Struggle for Cultured Speech,” published in Pravda, May 16, 1923, a chapter in Problems of Everyday Life: Creating the Foundations for a New Society in Revolutionary Russia by Leon Trotsky. The title is one…


Chinese rulers, NKorea push for talks with Washington

Vol. 82/No. 15 - April 16, 2018

After North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing March 26 — his first foreign trip since coming to power — Xi telephoned President Donald Trump. He told Trump that plans for a May…


Cuba’s role in defeat of apartheid debated at UK meeting

South African forces ‘broke their teeth’ against Cuban and Angolan forces in battle of Cuito Cuanavale
Vol. 82/No. 15 - April 16, 2018

LONDON — Sharply conflicting assessments of the historic victory won by Cuban and Angolan forces over the apartheid South African army at the battle of Cuito Cuanavale in 1988 were presented at a daylong conference here March 23. The event,…


Cuban women leaders speak in NY about revolution’s gains

Vol. 82/No. 15 - April 16, 2018

NEW YORK — A March 16 meeting here featured leaders of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC), the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) and the National Union of Cuban Jurists. The event, which drew more than…