Arrest cop who refused Andrew Kearse medical help!

Vol. 82/No. 8 - February 26, 2018
Kearse’s wife, Angelique Negroni-Kearse, speaking above

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — “Justice for Andrew Kearse!” chanted 100 participants in a Feb. 10 march here, demanding arrest of the cop who ignored Kearse’s repeated pleas for medical help. Kearse, a 36-year-old man from the Bronx, died of a heart…

Chinatown event welcomes Chinese Cuban generals

Vol. 82/No. 8 - February 26, 2018

HAVANA — The House of Chinese Arts and Traditions in Chinatown here hosted a presentation of Our History Is Still Being Written: The Story of Three Chinese Cuban Generals in the Cuban Revolution. The Feb. 13 event drew 60 working people,…

Protest Turkish rulers’ war against Kurds in Afrin!

Vol. 82/No. 8 - February 26, 2018
Protest Turkish rulers’ war against Kurds in Afrin!

Protests in Toronto, above, and worldwide continue against the Turkish rulers’ weekslong bombardment and invasion of the Kurdish province of Afrin in northwest Syria. Ankara’s forces and their Free Syrian Army allies continue to make little progress in the mountainous…

What’s behind protests in Iran against dress code for women?

Vol. 82/No. 8 - February 26, 2018

Growing opposition to the Iranian capitalist rulers’ enforcement of restrictive dress codes for women has led to protests across the country, with women photographing themselves taking off their chador, or veil, in public. The press in the U.S. — from…

Rail worker turns over bosses’ bribe to build the SWP

Vol. 82/No. 8 - February 26, 2018

Bosses at the railroad in New York state, where Jeffrey Patterson works, paid him an extra $243.93 of back pay as “an incentive to encourage workers to sign a new contract that cuts medical benefits, particularly for those with families…

Literacy drive ‘changed people, advanced revolution’ in Cuba

Vol. 82/No. 8 - February 26, 2018

NEW YORK — When U.S.-backed mercenaries invaded Cuba at the Bay of Pigs in April 1961, “literacy volunteers didn’t stop doing what we were organized to do — wipe out illiteracy across the country — we kept on going,” Griselda…

Workers in Finland pay for deal to make bosses stronger

Vol. 82/No. 8 - February 26, 2018

Thousands demonstrated in Helsinki Feb. 2 protesting laws that cut government aid to unemployed workers if they don’t seek jobs “actively” enough. This is the latest step in an ongoing “Finland First” campaign to strengthen the capitalists’ ability to compete…

Olympic talks are blow to US moves against NKorea

Washington: More sanctions, but willing to talk
Vol. 82/No. 8 - February 26, 2018
Despite sitting just feet apart, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence avoided all contact with North Korean delegation to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Top row from left, Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un; right, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Bottom row left, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, far right, Pence.

In a setback for Washington’s decadeslong campaign to isolate and punish the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in the North, the South Korean government welcomed a sizable athletic and government delegation, including Kim Yo Jong, sister of the DPRK’s leader…