Plans advance for US-NKorea summit on denuclearization

Vol. 82/No. 22 - June 4, 2018

Plans for the summit meeting on denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un — a meeting with the potential to lead to historic openings for working people — continue to move…


Sentsov starts hunger strike, says ‘Free political prisoners!’

Vol. 82/No. 22 - June 4, 2018
Rally in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, May 11, 2017, demands release of Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kolchenko, framed up on fake terrorism charges for opposing Moscow’s 2014 seizure of Crimea. Sentsov, imprisoned in the gulag in Siberia, launched hunger strike May 14.

Oleg Sentsov, an internationally known filmmaker and supporter of a Ukraine independent of Moscow’s control, was arrested in his home in Crimea shortly after the Russian government seized that province in 2014. This move came in response to the victory…


Workers give ‘blood money’ to Socialist Workers Party

Vol. 82/No. 22 - June 4, 2018

“Enclosed please find ‘blood money’ checks of $20 each for the Socialist Workers Party from several retail workers in Philadelphia,” writes Janet Post. “The company ‘awarded’ the workers at a number of stores based on how many customers signed up…


‘Cuba’s revolutionary armed forces are the people in uniform’

Vol. 82/No. 22 - June 4, 2018
José Ramón Fernández, center, field commander of Cuba’s Revolutionary Armed Forces, during counterattack that defeated U.S.-organized invasion at Bay of Pigs in 72 hours in April 1961.

Below is an excerpt from Making History: Interviews with Four Generals of Cuba’s Revolutionary Armed Forces, one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for May. “The Revolutionary Armed Forces are the people in uniform,” Cuban Brig. Gen. José Ramón Fernández said…


Right of Israel to exist is at the heart of Mideast fights

Vol. 82/No. 22 - June 4, 2018

The recent barrage of Hamas-organized attacks on the Israel-Gaza border, alongside concerted efforts by the counterrevolutionary rulers of Iran to deploy their military forces and Hezbollah allies within striking range of Israel, reflect how the Jewish question is at the…


Protests against school closures in Puerto Rico

Vol. 82/No. 22 - June 4, 2018

Students, parents and teachers protest May 3 against the closing of the Clemente Ramírez de Arellano school in Manatí, Puerto Rico. Many of the signs say, “Enough already.” The closing, one of nearly 300 planned by the island’s colonial government,…


Build, join workers’ protests, win solidarity!

Vol. 82/No. 22 - June 4, 2018
Malcolm Jarrett, center, and Sergio Zambrana, right, joined May 16 mass rally in Raleigh, North Carolina, building teachers’ fight and introducing workers to the Socialist Workers Party. Actions spiked interest in the Militant, books by party leaders and Militant Fighting Fund.

The explosion of strikes and protests by teachers across the country had a big impact on the Socialist Workers Party’s effort to expand the reach of the Militant and books by party leaders, and to raise at least $112,000 for…


New Zealand nurses protest low pay, understaffing

Vol. 82/No. 22 - June 4, 2018
Nurses, hospital workers rally in Auckland, New Zealand, May 12, part of nationwide day of protests against low pay, understaffing, worsening conditions for both workers and patients.

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — More than 700 nurses, other hospital workers and supporters marched here May 12 to protest low pay, understaffing and deteriorating conditions in public health care. “We need more on the floor,” read one hand-written placard, highlighting…


Protests against government attacks spread in Nicaragua

Vol. 82/No. 22 - June 4, 2018
Rally at Rotonda Metrocenter in Managua, Nicaragua, May 20, against attacks on pensioners, students and others by government of President Daniel Ortega that have left dozens dead.

MASAYA, Nicaragua — Thousands rallied here and in cities across the country May 19 to demand the resignation of President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo. In Managua, workers and middle-class layers gathered in peaceful protests on street corners…


Join workers’ struggles, build unions!

Vol. 82/No. 22 - June 4, 2018

Working people — who bear the brunt of the social, economic and moral crisis of capitalism today — are the source of powerful and sorely needed solidarity when we confront the bosses’ assaults. The social movement teachers have drawn around…