Socialist Workers Party: ‘Amnesty for immigrants!’

Vol. 82/No. 32 - August 27, 2018

The following statement was released Aug. 15 by Margaret Trowe, Socialist Workers Party candidate for U.S. Senate from New York. Trowe lives in Albany, where she works for Walmart. There are 11 million immigrant workers without visas, work permits or…


Gov’t immigration raid sparks Nebraska protests

‘I was surprised, pleased at the size of the turnout’
Vol. 82/No. 32 - August 27, 2018
Gov’t immigration raid sparks Nebraska protests

Some 80 people in O’Neill, a town of 3,700 in northeastern Nebraska, protested immigration raids as they were taking place Aug. 8 at nearby tomato and potato processing plants and some other locations, as well as in Minnesota and Nevada.…


Protests hit Quebec festival move to shut musical revue

Vol. 82/No. 32 - August 27, 2018
Above, promotional image by Montreal Jazz Festival for production of “SLAV,” a musical program festival organizers canceled after protests claimed production was “cultural appropriation.” Director Robert Lepage, actors, singers, artists and workers in Quebec and beyond have opposed the censorship.

MONTREAL — Artists, performers, writers, political figures in Quebec and others are speaking out against a campaign here to censor the work of artists they accuse of “cultural appropriation.” “SLAV,” shown as part of the Montreal International Jazz Festival, is…


Argentine supporters of right to abortion say ‘we will win’

Vol. 82/No. 32 - August 27, 2018

After more than 16 hours of debate, with tens of thousands of protesters gathered outside on both sides of the issue, Argentina’s Senate Aug. 9 in a 38-31 vote defeated a bill that would have legalized abortion in the first…


TSA ‘Quiet Skies’ spy program targets passengers

Vol. 82/No. 32 - August 27, 2018

In a blatant attack on democratic rights and an individual’s right to privacy, the Transportation Security Administration has been running a secret spy program targeting thousands of passengers on U.S. domestic flights. The existence of this “Quiet Skies” surveillance program,…


US, EU rulers clash over trade, spending for NATO

Rancor reflects Washington’s new course as old imperialist ‘world order’ is coming apart
Vol. 82/No. 32 - August 27, 2018
Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker talk to press July 25.

President Donald Trump and Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, met at the White House July 25 and announced they had reached a “truce” in imposing protectionist tariffs between Washington and the Berlin-led EU trading bloc. In these conflicts…


Support grows for fight to jail cop who killed Antwon Rose

Vol. 82/No. 32 - August 27, 2018

PITTSBURGH — Michael Rosfeld, the East Pittsburgh cop charged with criminal homicide for shooting and killing Antwon Rose Jr. June 19, waived his right to appear at a preliminary hearing. Protesters demanding justice in the killing had announced plans to…


‘A revolution is occurring among the women of our country!’

Vol. 82/No. 32 - August 27, 2018
Participation in Cuba's revolution transformed women. No longer restricted to the home, they became political actors and leaders. Left, militia women prepare to defend revolution against U.S. military threats during 1962 missile crisis. Right, revolution opened up traditionally male jobs for women.

Below is an excerpt from “The Revolution Within the Revolution,” a December 1966 speech by Fidel Castro presented to the Fifth National Plenary of the Federation of Cuban Women. It’s printed in Women and the Cuban Revolution, one of Pathfinder’s…


Venezuela: Workers, farmers face effects of capitalist crisis

New government concessions to bosses, landlords
Vol. 82/No. 32 - August 27, 2018

In the midst of a deepening economic crisis that is devastating workers and farmers, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced measures July 25 to give more concessions to capitalist owners. He seeks their help staunching the collapse in production, winning foreign…


Parties like the SWP are ‘tribunes of the people’

Vol. 82/No. 32 - August 27, 2018

Below are excerpts from What Is to Be Done? by V.I. Lenin. It was published in March 1902 and discusses what kind of party is needed to lead the workers and farmers to overthrow the capitalist rulers and take political…