Fidel Castro: ‘Maurice Bishop was a true revolutionary’

Vol. 82/No. 33 - September 3, 2018
Maurice Bishop, left, and Fidel Castro at May Day rally in Cuba, 1980. “Grenada had become a true symbol of independence and progress in the Caribbean,” Fidel Castro said after Bishop was killed in counterrevolutionary coup. “No one could have foreseen the tragedy” to come.

Below is a speech by Fidel Castro given in Havana on Nov. 14, 1983, to more than 1 million people gathered to honor 24 Cuban volunteers who were killed during the U.S. invasion of Grenada. It’s included in Maurice Bishop…


Witch hunt by liberals against Trump a danger to workers

Vol. 82/No. 33 - September 3, 2018
Ex-CIA head Leon Panetta greets Hillary Clinton, 2013. Panetta and group of ex-spy chiefs defend ex-CIA head John Brennan, who lost his security clearance after calling President Donald Trump "treasonous." In drive to bring down Trump, liberals build up the rulers' spy agencies.

As President Donald Trump continues to win support for improvements on jobs and production and in foreign policy, the liberal media, Democrats and some Republicans are trying to breathe life into their waning efforts to overturn the 2016 election and…


SWP: Speak out against bosses, gov’t attacks, abuse

Vol. 82/No. 33 - September 3, 2018
Campaigning door to door on Chicago's South Side Aug. 2, Laura Anderson, right, SWP candidate for Illinois lieutenant governor, met Alice Goodrun, a retired teacher, who got Militant subscription and Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers Power.

Members and supporters of the Socialist Workers Party in the U.S. and sister Communist Leagues in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the U.K. are stepping up discussions with workers on doorsteps and in living rooms in cities, towns and rural…



Demand US rulers sign peace pact ending the Korean War!

Vol. 82/No. 33 - September 3, 2018
As part of first reunion in years Aug. 20, South Korean Lee Keum-seom, 92, left, looks at photo with son Ri Sang Chol, who lives in the North. They hadn't seen each other since Korean War.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plans to return to North Korea for the fourth time by the end of August as Washington and Pyongyang continue to work on advancing the “denuclearization” agreement reached at a June 12 summit between President…


White nationalist rally shows less support for racism in US today

Vol. 82/No. 33 - September 3, 2018
Aug. 12 "Unite the Right" action in Washington, D.C. Fascist groups have little support in working class. Goal of liberal and left hysteria is keeping workers chained to Democratic Party.

The following commentary is by the Socialist Workers Party candidate for U.S. Senate in Maryland. After all the hype on the left and in the liberal media, only two dozen marchers showed up for the Aug. 12 “Unite the Right”…


Working people welcome Eritrea-Ethiopia peace deal

Vol. 82/No. 33 - September 3, 2018
Hundreds of thousands lined procession route from airport to center of Eritrea’s capital Asmara when Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed arrived July 8 to sign peace treaty after 20 years of war. Eritrean youth have been subjected to mandatory conscription for “national service.”

After two decades of war and conflict, the rulers of Ethiopia and Eritrea signed an agreement to normalize relations July 9. Washington backed the initiative in an effort to bring capitalist stability and promote the U.S. rulers’ interests in the…


US, Turkish rulers clash over course in Mideast

SWP: 'Stand with working people in Turkey'
Vol. 82/No. 33 - September 3, 2018
Turkish government has let U.S. forces use Incirlik base in Adana, Turkey, above, for decades. But disputes between U.S. and Turkish governments have heated up in wake of Syrian civil war.

Sharpening disputes between the propertied rulers in the U.S. and Turkey over their conflicting economic, political and military interests in Syria and more broadly in the region lie behind the current trade sanctions being imposed back and forth between the…



Puerto Rico teachers protest ‘worst school start in decades’

Vol. 82/No. 33 - September 3, 2018
Teachers, students and parents rally in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Aug. 15 during protest against closings of public schools, overcrowding in those still open and poor conditions teachers face.

Hundreds of teachers, parents and students joined marches called by the Federation of Teachers of Puerto Rico in San Juan and Mayagüez Aug. 15 to protest the disaster being imposed on teachers and students by the colonial overlords in Washington.…