Stock market gyrations sign of capitalism’s crisis today

Vol. 82/No. 8 - February 26, 2018

Huge gyrations on stock prices accompanied by a market plunge that wiped out some $5 trillion in paper values at the beginning of February highlight the fact that overvalued stocks — fueled by speculative investment — are increasingly vulnerable to…


Rising support for abortion rights forces referendum vote in Ireland

Vol. 82/No. 8 - February 26, 2018
Sept. 24, 2016, protest in Dublin, part of fight for repeal of abortion ban in Irish Constitution.

LONDON — In response to a growing campaign for abortion rights, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar announced Jan. 29 that a referendum will be held in Ireland this spring on repealing the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution. The amendment, approved…


The FBI, US rulers’ political police, is the enemy of the working class!

Vol. 82/No. 8 - February 26, 2018

Since it was tasked with going after revolutionary-minded workers and “subversive activity” in 1939, the FBI has an unbroken record of trampling on political rights. In their frenzy to derail the Donald Trump presidency, the liberal press and middle-class left…



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…