Cubans mobilize to fight virus, show living power of revolution

Vol. 84/No. 30 - August 3, 2020
Celebration of end of coronavirus quarantine at senior citizens home in Santa Clara in early June. Cuban government took special measures to protect those most vulnerable to virus.

Revolutionary Cuba has virtually stopped the spread of COVID-19 on the island, has the highest success rate in the world in treating those sickened by the virus and the lowest death rate. This is a powerful example of the difference…


Prisoners demand release from overcrowded jails

Vol. 84/No. 30 - August 3, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Over 100 people drove past Gov. Gavin Newsom’s house and rallied in nearby Banister Park here July 5 to demand the state government respond to the increasingly dangerous conditions facing inmates in California’s prisons. Some 5,800 inmates…


Nurses in Joliet ratify contract, plan return to work

Vol. 84/No. 30 - August 3, 2020

CHICAGO — Striking nurses at AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet voted July 20 to accept the bosses’ latest contract offer and end their strike, which began July 4. The vote was 57.2% in favor and 42.8% against.…


Thai youth protest attacks on rights, defy ban on assembly

Vol. 84/No. 30 - August 3, 2020

Defying a ban on public gatherings, thousands of Thai students and other youth protested at the Democracy Monument in Bangkok July 18. They are calling for the resignation of the government, a new constitution, an end to harassment of government…


Serbians protest rulers’ lies, demand gov’t step down

Vol. 84/No. 30 - August 3, 2020

Reacting with anger to the government’s decision to reimpose curfew measures after a resurgence of coronavirus infections, thousands in Serbia took to the streets of Belgrade and other cities beginning July 7 to protest against President Aleksandar Vucic. The government…


US rulers execute 3 prisoners in four days

Vol. 84/No. 30 - August 3, 2020

A section of the U.S. capitalist rulers has pushed the government to resume use of capital punishment against federal prisoners for the first time in 17 years. Their goal is to threaten and intimidate working people from defending their rights,…


Beijing, Tehran form alliance to fight harsh US sanctions

Vol. 84/No. 30 - August 3, 2020

The rulers in Iran and China reached a draft agreement in June that would expand their economic and military cooperation. Facing an unprecedented international economic crisis, governments in both countries are looking for ways to offset the impact of their…


Build solidarity with the strikers at Bath shipyard!

Strikers say No! to bosses’ union-busting demands
Vol. 84/No. 30 - August 3, 2020
First day of shipyard strike June 22. Solidarity rally is set for July 25 at union hall in Bath, Maine.

BATH, Maine — Some 4,300 shipbuilding workers here are fighting union busting by the bosses at Bath Iron Works as they enter their fifth week on strike. Local S6 of the Machinists union is organizing a rally in front of…


Put SWP on the ballot! Fight for workers control of production

Vol. 84/No. 30 - August 3, 2020

Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party candidate for president, issued the following statement July 22. Malcolm Jarrett is the party’s candidate for vice president. Join the campaign to put the Socialist Workers Party presidential ticket, Malcolm Jarrett and myself, on the…