‘Only social revolution can sweep clean path for new culture’

Vol. 84/No. 1 - January 13, 2020

What Is Surrealism? Selected Writings by André Breton, is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for January. Breton was the founder and major leader of the surrealist movement, one of the most influential currents of 20th century art and…


US hands off Iraq, Iran! Get out of the Middle East!

Vol. 84/No. 1 - January 13, 2020

Washington mounted airstrikes Dec. 29, targeting the Tehran-backed Kataeb Hezbollah militia, whose forces are part of Iraq’s military — hitting three sites in Iraq and two in Syria, killing at least 25 militia members.  Secretary of Defense Mark Esper warned…


India protesters demand repeal of anti-Muslim act

New law makes religion the basis for citizenship
Vol. 84/No. 1 - January 13, 2020
Rally in Kochi, India, Jan. 1 protests government moves to undercut united, secular state.

Hundreds of thousands took to the streets across India protesting the push by the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to enforce a new Citizenship Amendment Act passed Dec. 11. The sectarian law makes religion the criterion for who will…


SWP fighting 2020 platform points political road forward

Vol. 84/No. 1 - January 13, 2020

As the Socialist Workers Party prepares to launch its 2020 campaign for president and vice president, the party has begun announcing a series of candidates for federal and state offices across the country (see below). This is the SWP’s fighting…


Solidarity crucial in striking Asarco workers’ fight against union busting

Vol. 84/No. 1 - January 13, 2020
Members of Machinists Local 933 from Raytheon missile plant in Tucson brought donations to Asarco picket line at Mission Mine Dec. 20. Copper miners strike began Oct. 13.

“It’s about the solidarity, about everybody sticking together and staying together, outside of that it’s community support, labor organization support,” Karla Schumann, secretary-treasurer of Teamsters Local 104, said at the picket line outside Asarco’s Mission Mine in Sahuarita, Arizona, Dec.…


Speak out against Jew-hatred after machete attack on Hanukkah in NY!

Vol. 84/No. 1 - January 13, 2020
Some 250 people gather in Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza to condemn anti-Semitic attacks Dec. 31, days after brutal machete assault on Hanukkah celebration in Monsey, New York.

MONSEY, N.Y. — A violent attack at the Rockland County home of Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg during a Hanukkah celebration Dec. 28 seriously injured five people. The attacker barged into the event, held next to the rabbi’s synagogue, with a machete…



Celebrate 61 years of Cuban Revolution!

Vol. 84/No. 1 - January 13, 2020

For more than 61 years, since overthrowing the U.S.-backed Fulgencio Batista dictatorship on Jan. 1, 1959, the Cuban Revolution has shown there is an alternative to the capitalist system and its dog-eat-dog, every-man-for-himself morality. It has unselfishly offered aid and…


Johnson says workers ‘lent’ him their votes to get UK out of EU

Vol. 84/No. 1 - January 13, 2020
Picket at Waterloo station, London, during December strike against South Western Railway in defense of guard jobs, safety for rail workers and passengers. Fight by workers to get UK out of EU took place against backdrop of deepening capitalist crisis, growing disdain of Labour Party.

LONDON — Boris Johnson claimed his Conservative Party’s huge electoral victory, built on an overwhelming working-class vote, was the “starting gun being fired on what promises to be a fantastic year and a remarkable decade for our United Kingdom.” But…


Harry Villegas (Pombo): Fought at side of Che Guevara

Vol. 84/No. 1 - January 13, 2020
Harry Villegas, left, and fellow combatants Alberto Fernández Montes and Serapio Aquino in Bolivia in 1966 or 1967, part of revolutionary struggle led by Che Guevara.

Cuban revolutionary leader Harry Villegas died Dec. 29 in Havana, after engaging in more than six decades of struggle against capitalist exploitation, imperialist oppression, and for national liberation and socialism. He is best known for fighting alongside Ernesto Che Guevara…