Canada rail workers win fight against frame-up

Vol. 82/No. 5 - February 5, 2018

SHERBROOKE, Quebec — The rail bosses and federal government were handed a stinging defeat when the three-and-a-half-month frame-up trial of locomotive engineer Tom Harding and train traffic controller Richard Labrie, both members of United Steelworkers Local 1976, and low-level former…


May Day Brigade to Cuba builds in Appalachia

Vol. 82/No. 5 - February 5, 2018

Supporters of the Cuban Revolution are getting out the word and signing people up to participate in the 13th annual May Day International Brigade to Cuba from April 23 to May 6. Come see Cuba for yourself! The brigade is…


US rulers’ long record of plunder in Haiti

Vol. 82/No. 5 - February 5, 2018

Weeks after revoking Temporary Protected Status for tens of thousands of Haitians living and working in the U.S., the Donald Trump administration barred Haitians from obtaining visas for temporary work in agriculture and other industries Jan. 17. Do these moves…


SWP: Jew-hatred is poison to working class

Vol. 82/No. 5 - February 5, 2018

Below is an excerpt on the poison of Jew-hatred in the working class and fights for national liberation from the introduction by Socialist Workers Party leader Norton Sandler to Is Socialist Revolution in the US Possible?Copyright © 2016 by Pathfinder Press.…


Protest Turkish rulers war moves against Syria Kurds

Washington, Moscow give green light to Ankara attack
Vol. 82/No. 5 - February 5, 2018
Rally in the city of Afrin Jan. 18 protests against Turkish army attacks on the Kurdish region.

The government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched a combined air and artillery bombardment and ground invasion of the Kurdish region of Afrin in northwest Syria Jan. 19. The attacks — cynically dubbed Operation Olive Branch — are being…


Puerto Rico teachers union leaders tour New York

Vol. 82/No. 5 - February 5, 2018

NEW YORK — “Puerto Rico has been in crisis since the 1970s, but it has gotten worse since 2006” when the worldwide capitalist economic crisis deepened, Edwin Morales Laboy, vice president of the Puerto Rico Teachers Federation, said at a…


Ukraine gov’t sues workers for fighting to win back pay

Vol. 82/No. 5 - February 5, 2018

“They want this to serve as a vivid example for all,” Oleksandr Shershnve, a Ukrainian miner taken to court by the bosses for taking part in what they claim was an illegal strike, told Ukrayinska Pravda Dec. 26. “This is…


SWP presents working-class course at ‘Women’s March’

Vol. 82/No. 5 - February 5, 2018

This year’s ‘Women’s Marches’ on the weekend of Jan. 20-21 drew hundreds of thousands of participants in cities and towns throughout the U.S. and around the world. But march organizers failed to present a road forward to meet the social…


Survivors of Grenfell Tower fire demand housing, safety

Vol. 82/No. 5 - February 5, 2018

LONDON — Over 2,000 people marched here Jan. 14 to mark seven months since the Grenfell Tower fire, which killed 71 people and left hundreds homeless. The fire was fed by cladding on the building’s exterior that was a known…


Turkish troops out now! Defend Kurds nat’l rights!

Vol. 82/No. 5 - February 5, 2018

Working people everywhere have a stake in backing Kurds defending Afrin from the Turkish rulers’ invasion and bombardment. The capitalist rulers in the U.S., EU and Russia, and in countries across the region, have stood aside while Ankara has unleashed…