NY Red Squad videos point to ongoing gov’t spy operations

Vol. 84/No. 2 - January 20, 2020
U.S. rulers’ political police, FBI and cop agencies, have spied on, disrupted labor battles, Black rights struggle and political protests, like 1967 national march against U.S. Vietnam War, above.

NEW YORK — On Dec. 3 the Gothamist, an internet news site run by New York Public Radio, published an article with the headline, “‘These Videos Shouldn’t Exist’: Hours of Old NYPD Surveillance Films of Protests Have Been Digitized.”  …


New York meeting celebrates 61 years of Cuban Revolution

Vol. 84/No. 2 - January 20, 2020
Humberto Rivero, Cuban ambassador to U.N., foreground, and SWP leader Steve Clark, inset, spoke at Jan. 5 New York reception celebrating accomplishments, example of Cuban Revolution.

NEW YORK — A festive reception with food and music brought together some 80 people here Jan. 5 to celebrate the 61st anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. The Cuban people overthrew the U.S.-backed Fulgencio Batista dictatorship in January 1959, opening…


Mass actions in India protest anti-Muslim law

Vol. 84/No. 2 - January 20, 2020
Mass actions in India protest anti-Muslim law

Large actions continue to rock the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, protesting his push to implement a new anti-Muslim citizenship act, undermining India’s secular constitution. As many as 200,000 demonstrated in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad Jan. 4,…


Capitalism uses Jew-hatred, prejudice to fan divisions

Vol. 84/No. 2 - January 20, 2020

Below is an excerpt from “Theses on the Jewish Question,” adopted by the Socialist Workers Party in 1939 as fascist rule grew in Europe and ultra-rightist, anti-Semitic groups grew in the U.S. It is available in the book The Founding…


Fidel Castro on Grenada: ‘Bishop was a true revolutionary’

Vol. 84/No. 2 - January 20, 2020
Maurice Bishop, left, and Fidel Castro, 1980 May Day rally, Cuba. Castro said 1979 revolutions in Grenada and Nicaragua joined Cuba as “three giants rising up on threshold of imperialism.”

Below is an excerpt from a speech by Fidel Castro, leader of the Cuban Revolution, given in 1983 soon after an internal coup led by Bernard Coard overthrew the 1979-83 revolution in Grenada, opening the door for the U.S. rulers…


US hands off Iran, Iraq! Get out of the Mideast!

‘For immediate withdrawal of US troops from Mideast’
Vol. 84/No. 2 - January 20, 2020
Jan. 4 Chicago protest, one of over 70 in U.S. demanding Washington get out of Middle East.

The following corrected statement was issued Jan. 10 by Naomi Craine, Socialist Workers Party candidate for U.S. Senate from Illinois. The Socialist Workers Party condemns Washington’s military action killing Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani; Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, a leader of the…


Indiana prisoner challenges ban on ‘Militant,’ other political papers

Vol. 84/No. 2 - January 20, 2020

“Officials here at the Pendleton Correctional Facility have banned the last 4 issues of your paper, issues nos. 43, 44, 45 and 46,” inmate subscriber Kevin “Rashid” Johnson wrote the Militant Dec. 27. The Indiana Department of Correction, in violation…


Protests hit killing of Iranian general

Vol. 84/No. 2 - January 20, 2020
Jan. 4 protest in New York City calling for US hands off Iran, US troops out of Middle East.

Tens of thousands have joined demonstrations across the U.S. and around the world against Washington’s Jan. 2 killing of Qassem Soleimani, head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Quds Force, demanding the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of all U.S. troops and weaponry…