Syria ‘cease-fire’ in Idlib masks ongoing conflicts

Vol. 84/No. 11 - March 23, 2020

The Russian and Turkish governments signed a tentative cease-fire deal March 5 after months of deadly clashes between the rival Syrian forces they back that are fighting for control of Idlib province. Similar “de-escalation” deals between the same powers have…


‘For us, prevention is key,’ says Cuban ambassador

Vol. 84/No. 11 - March 23, 2020

NEW YORK — “In Cuba, the neighborhood doctors are the heart of health care,” Ana Silvia Rodríguez, Cuba’s ambassador to the United Nations, said during the discussion at the March 7 meeting here on Red Zone: Cuba and the Battle…


Indiana casino workers march for wage raise, health coverage

Vol. 84/No. 11 - March 23, 2020

ELIZABETH, Ind. — More than 100 casino workers and their supporters marched through Caesars Southern Indiana casino here Feb. 26 to demand a wage raise and improved health care coverage. The workers, members of UNITE HERE Local 23, Teamsters Local…


A road forward for workers, our unions

Vol. 84/No. 11 - March 23, 2020

Workers today need to organize together to protect ourselves from the assaults of the bosses and their government. In order to protect their crisis-ridden profit system, the bosses are forced to step up their attacks on workers and farmers the…


Chicago protests demand freedom for Gerald Reed

Vol. 84/No. 11 - March 23, 2020
Rally in Chicago Jan. 10 demands freedom for Gerald Reed. Cops notorious for frame-ups tortured Reed to force him to confess to murder charges. He has been imprisoned since 1990.

CHICAGO — More than 40 people gathered outside the Daley Center here Feb. 25 to demand that Chief Judge Timothy Evans intervene in the case of Gerald Reed. Reed is in jail on “evidence” extracted though torture in 1990 by…