President Trump pushes US bosses’ political interests at Davos confab

Vol. 82/No. 6 - February 12, 2018

“I’m here to deliver a simple message,” President Donald Trump told participants in the World Economic Forum Jan. 26. “Now is the perfect time to bring your business, your jobs, your investments to the United States.” “America first does not…


SWP: For a world free of nuclear weapons

Vol. 82/No. 6 - February 12, 2018

The following statement was issued Jan. 30 by John Studer, Socialist Workers Party national campaign director. The Socialist Workers Party demands Washington’s immediate unilateral nuclear disarmament and has done so since these weapons were first developed and used against the…


US rulers debate deal on Dreamers, immigrants

Vol. 82/No. 6 - February 12, 2018

In his State of the Union speech Jan. 30, President Donald Trump called on Congress to pass bipartisan legislation that would more than double the number of “dreamers” protected from deportation and open the door for them to gain citizenship.…


Oppose curbs on prisoners, right to vote!

Vol. 82/No. 6 - February 12, 2018

The fight to overturn restrictions that prevent over 6 million people who had been convicted of a felony from voting is of central importance to the working class. A quarter of those are in Florida, where volunteers gathered almost 800,000…


After 44 years in prison, Herman Bell fights for release on parole

Vol. 82/No. 6 - February 12, 2018

Former Black Panther Herman Bell will have spent over 44 years in prison when his parole hearing comes up later this month. Bell, who just turned 70, was convicted in 1973, with Albert Washington and Jalil Muntaqim (Anthony Bottom) in…


Israel: Protests hit gov’t moves to deport Africans

Vol. 82/No. 6 - February 12, 2018

Opposition is growing in Israel to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plans to force 38,000 Eritrean and Sudanese refugees to leave the country. Pilots, flight crews, rabbis, doctors, professors and Holocaust survivors have spoken out against the moves. Claiming they are…


Kurds fight Turkish rulers invasion of Afrin in Syria

Vol. 82/No. 6 - February 12, 2018
Thousands in Qamishli, Kurdish area of Syria, protest Jan. 30 against Turkish war on Afrin.

The capitalist rulers in Turkey continue their punishing bombardment and ground invasion against the Kurdish region of Afrin in northwest Syria. As the seven-year-long Syrian civil war grinds on, the ruling classes in the U.S., Russia, Iran and other capitalist…


Fight for voting rights of former prisoners makes gains in Florida

Vol. 82/No. 6 - February 12, 2018

Supporters of political rights in Florida have gathered more than 766,000 signatures to put an amendment to the state constitution granting voting rights to over 1.5 million people who had been convicted of felonies on the ballot this November. Floridians…


Workers rally against lockout at Quebec aluminum smelter

Vol. 82/No. 6 - February 12, 2018
Unionists at ABI smelter in Bécancour, Quebec, hold mass picket Jan. 12, day after ABI locked out 1,000 workers. Bosses were turned back after half an hour trying to get into plant.

BÉCANCOUR, Quebec — In a move that surprised both workers and United Steelworkers Local 9700 union officials, ABI aluminum smelter bosses here locked out over 1,000 workers at 3 a.m. Jan. 11. The workers had overwhelmingly voted down the bosses’…


Havana events celebrate Martí, decades of revolution

Vol. 82/No. 6 - February 12, 2018

HAVANA — Carrying what looked like a river of torches, thousands of youth, overwhelmingly college and high school students, marched from the steps of the University of Havana through the city’s streets on the night of Jan. 27. The annual…