The working class is the true target of liberals’ fury

Vol. 82/No. 17 - April 30, 2018

In a virtually unprecedented move, FBI agents raided the office, home and hotel room of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen April 9. They were directed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, at…


‘I want to read these socialist books and that Militant paper’

Vol. 82/No. 17 - April 30, 2018

FRANKFORT, Ky. — “I want to read these socialist books and newspapers. They are just what I was looking for. Capitalism has nothing to offer workers today,” said math teacher Charles Coulston when he came up to the Socialist Workers…


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…


SWP: ‘All US troops out of Korea! End sanctions against the DPRK!’

Vol. 82/No. 17 - April 30, 2018

The following message was sent to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea by Steve Clark, writing on behalf of the Socialist Workers Party and Young Socialists April 13. The Socialist Workers Party and Young Socialists send greetings on the Democratic…


Defeat of US imperialism at Playa Girón was historic

Vol. 82/No. 17 - April 30, 2018

Below is an excerpt from Cuba’s Internationalist Foreign Policy, 1975-80, by Fidel Castro, one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for April. It comes from his speech “Angola: African Girón,” given on April 19, 1976, in commemoration of the 15th…


Philippine students scoop up communist literature

Vol. 82/No. 17 - April 30, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — Members of the Communist Leagues in Australia and New Zealand took advantage of an invitation from PUP SPEAK — the Student Party for Equality and Advancement of Knowledge — to set up a literature table at the…


Australia dockworkers strike four days over working conditions

Vol. 82/No. 17 - April 30, 2018
Dockworkers, members of Maritime Union of Australia, rally outside gates of Qube Ports’ Webb Dock terminal in Melbourne April 8 at end of four-day strike over working conditions.

MELBOURNE, Australia — Some 90 dockworkers, members of the Maritime Union of Australia, and their supporters rallied outside the gates of Qube Ports’ Webb Dock car terminal here April 8. The 145 workers at Qube, who unload imported vehicles, struck…


France: Rail workers strike against government attacks

Vol. 82/No. 17 - April 30, 2018

PARIS — An eerie silence settled over the deserted Gare de l’Est train terminal here April 9, replacing the noisy hum of the hundreds of thousands of passengers who normally crisscross the station daily. In a wave of rolling strikes,…


Delta workers rally in Minnesota to build support for a union

Vol. 82/No. 17 - April 30, 2018

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Delta Airlines ramp and cargo workers, flight attendants and supporters held a standing-room-only rally at the Labor Center here April 4 to advance their fight to organize a union. Delta workers from the Atlanta, Boston, Minneapolis,…


Colo. teachers rally at Capitol April 16, plan more actions

Vol. 82/No. 17 - April 30, 2018

DENVER — More than 150 teachers from the Englewood school district headed for their first statewide “Day of Action” outside the Capitol here April 16, demand-ing higher wages, increased school funding and no cuts to retirees’ pensions. The Eng-lewood teachers…