Say no to US gov’t slanders against Cuban Revolution!

Vol. 84/No. 10 - March 16, 2020

Washington has stepped up its economic and political war against the Cuban Revolution over the past year  — increasing the shortages and hardships faced by working people there. The U.S. rulers, and their Democratic and Republican parties alike, have tried…

Budget failure at EU meeting shows the bloc is unraveling

Vol. 84/No. 10 - March 16, 2020
Greek teachers protest against layoffs in Athens, March 21, 2014. “Merkel out” sign shows anger over Berlin’s demand that Athens impose greater “austerity” on working people to get new EU loans. In 2018, Greek rulers agreed to restrictions on social spending for next 40 years!

A rancorous summit over the European Union’s effort to adopt a new six-year budget broke up Feb. 21 with no agreement among its rival capitalist powers. The deep divisions among them show that far from coming together after the U.K.…

‘We need our own party, a labor party’

Vol. 84/No. 10 - March 16, 2020
Retiree Ernest Williams, left, in North Long Beach Feb. 27, tells SWP candidate for vice president Malcolm Jarrett, right, and campaigner Bernie Senter that half his pension goes for medical expenses. SWP calls for government-guaranteed cradle-to-grave health care, Jarrett said.

LOS ANGELES — The Socialist Workers Party candidates for president and vice president, Alyson Kennedy and Malcolm Jarrett, campaigned among workers at the Farmer John pork processing plant here Feb. 28 during shift change. “It’s good you’re here in the…

Asarco copper strikers face a serious fight and deserve solidarity

Vol. 84/No. 10 - March 16, 2020

With their strike against Asarco now into its fifth month, copper workers continue to put up their picket lines 24/7 and to win solidarity in the face of the company’s blatant union busting and refusal to negotiate. “They’re fighting for…

Syrian, Turkish forces clash in Idlib as 9-year civil war widens

Vol. 84/No. 10 - March 16, 2020

The Syrian and Turkish governments are intensifying airstrikes on each other’s forces as they fight over control of Syria’s Idlib province, a region held by armed groups opposed to the Bashar al-Assad regime. Alongside the two fighting forces, Moscow, Tehran…

Campaign for women’s right to abortion launched in Argentina

Vol. 84/No. 10 - March 16, 2020
Tens of thousands march Feb. 19 in Buenos Aires for legalization of abortion in Argentina. Young women lead campaign for right to choose and play key role in building support.

Led by young women, fighters for abortion rights are on the move in Argentina. In the past few years they have organized a series of large mobilizations, won growing support and forced a first-ever vote on legalization in the National…

‘Workers need to rely on themselves in fight for safety’

Vol. 84/No. 10 - March 16, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. — Joel Britton, Socialist Workers Party candidate for Congress in the 13th District here, campaigned Feb. 29 in West Oakland, where trichloroethylene, an industrial solvent linked to increased cancer risk, has been found in the groundwater under McClymonds…

SWP candidates tell Asarco strikers, ‘We’ll tell your story’

Vol. 84/No. 10 - March 16, 2020
From left, Asarco strikers Reuben Barragan, Raul Duarte; SWP presidential candidate Alyson Kennedy, Leslie Dork, SWP candidate Dennis Richter at Hayden, Arizona, picket line, compare Asarco fight with 2003-05 strike that Kennedy participated in at the Co-Op coal mine in Utah.

HAYDEN, Ariz. — During a solidarity  trip Feb. 23-25, Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party candidate for president, discussed politics and the labor movement today with striking copper miners. She learned more about their fight against Asarco’s union-busting to share with…

Muslims in India protest attacks on citizenship rights

Vol. 84/No. 10 - March 16, 2020

Opponents of the rights of Muslims organized a series of assaults against protesters and others in predominantly Muslim areas of northeast New Delhi Feb. 23-25. They set fire to shops, a mosque, cars, buses and makeshift dwellings. Using rocks, metal…

Join 2020 May Day international brigade to Cuba

Vol. 84/No. 10 - March 16, 2020

This year’s May Day International Brigade of Voluntary Work and Solidarity with Cuba — an opportunity for workers, farmers and youth to see Cuba’s revolution for themselves — has added a new program to its April 26 to May 10…