Korea agreement would open the door to gains for working people

US rulers, NKorea take steps toward pact on weapons
Vol. 82/No. 21 - May 28, 2018
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang May 9. Talks were preparation for Kim meeting with President Donald Trump June 12 in Singapore.

The U.S. and North Korean governments are on a course that could conclude with a historic agreement eliminating nuclear weapons on the Korean Peninsula, ending the U.S. economic war on North Korea, eliminating U.S. and North Korean war threats there,…


Jewish question is at the heart of clashes across the Middle East

Vol. 82/No. 21 - May 28, 2018

Tel Aviv’s military carried out its biggest-ever airstrikes on Iranian forces in Syria May 10, where Iran’s capitalist rulers have been reinforcing their Revolutionary Guard forces, allied Shiite militias and weapons systems that threaten Israel. The strike took place as…


What is working-class view on Trans Mountain pipeline?

Vol. 82/No. 21 - May 28, 2018

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — A major conflict has developed between competing wings of the Canadian New Democratic Party — the one in power in Alberta and the one in power in British Columbia — over continuing the expansion of the…


Active Workers Conference set for Ohio June 14-17

Vol. 82/No. 21 - May 28, 2018

Several hundred workers, youth and other participants from the United States and around the world will join this year’s Active Workers Conference June 14-17, which is sponsored by the Socialist Workers Party. The four-day meeting in Oberlin, Ohio, takes place…


Long history of rulers’ attacks on Fifth Amendment rights

Vol. 82/No. 21 - May 28, 2018

The attack on Fifth Amendment rights is aimed at hard-won constitutional protections workers and the union movement need. The labor upsurge that swept the United States after the Second World War was an enormous problem for the U.S. rulers. Their…


For a nuclear-free Korea, US troops, weapons out!

Vol. 82/No. 21 - May 28, 2018

Steps taken by the U.S. and North Korean governments to establish talks about ridding the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons are being welcomed by working people there, in Japan and across the Pacific. Whatever the U.S. capitalist rulers’ motivation —…


Liberals attack on ‘taking the Fifth’ threat to workers’ rights

Vol. 82/No. 21 - May 28, 2018

If your media gazing is confined to the New York Times, NPR, “Saturday Night Live” and the late-night “talk” shows, you would think all right-minded people are determined to oust President Donald Trump and that they’re on the verge of…


May Day brigade: “I saw power of Cuba’s revolution”

Vol. 82/No. 21 - May 28, 2018

LINCOLN, Neb. — “I never felt freer as a worker than the two weeks learning about the Cuban Revolution on the May Day Brigade there,” Carl Tyler told a dozen people meeting at the Meadowlark Coffee Shop here May 8.…


Lessons from Chernobyl disaster on 32nd anniversary

Vol. 82/No. 21 - May 28, 2018

The worst nuclear disaster in history took place in Soviet Ukraine 32 years ago when the Chernobyl power plant exploded April 26, 1986. The explosion blew apart the top of reactor No. 4, releasing large amounts of radiation, the core…


Workers look to ‘Militant’ for news on teacher fights

Vol. 82/No. 21 - May 28, 2018

As we approach the final week of the Socialist Workers Party campaigns to sell 1,400 subscriptions to the Militant, 1,400 books by SWP leaders and raise $112,000 for the Militant Fighting Fund, reports coming in from SWP members and supporters,…