Cuba exposes ‘San Isidro’ smear, defends record on art and culture

Vol. 84/No. 50 - December 21, 2020
In Cuban 1961 literacy campaign 250,000 mostly young people taught workers and peasants to read and write, including in the remotest regions. “Although the aggressiveness of the U.S. began very early ­— through pressure and threats, attacks, bombings, financing armed gangs, and a fierce media campaign ­— the revolutionary government did not neglect to advance Cuban culture,” Abel Prieto, former Minister of Culture, wrote in Granma Dec. 4.

U.S. government officials and the big-business media are once again resorting to timeworn slanders that the Cuban government is a “dictatorship” following Cuban authorities stopping a Nov. 26 protest action in Havana by opponents of the Cuban Revolution who call…


Alabama Amazon warehouse workers fight for union

Vol. 84/No. 50 - December 21, 2020

BESSEMER, Ala. — “The managers talk to you like you’re a child,” Ray, a 31-year-old Amazon worker, told us when we met going door to door here Dec. 5. A former Walmart worker, he started working at the new Amazon…


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New gov’t lockdowns make workers’ jobs crisis worse
Vol. 84/No. 50 - December 21, 2020
Remington arms workers march Dec. 5 in Ilion, New York, to demand severance pay, vacation pay, after bosses declared bankruptcy. Albany nurses fighting for contract joined in solidarity.

While the government claims unemployment is going down, tens of millions of working people have been out of work for many months and thousands more job cuts have been announced. And bosses are demanding bigger wage and benefit cuts and…


Demand jobs, gov’t-funded lifelong health care for all

Vol. 84/No. 50 - December 21, 2020

From farmers in India to workers fighting Remington bosses in Ilion, New York, working people are finding ways to stand up to the determined moves by the bosses to use government-imposed lockdowns to slash jobs and push more of the…


India farmers: ‘End the gov’t attack on our livelihoods!’

Vol. 84/No. 50 - December 21, 2020
Protesting farmers in India occupy rail bridge Nov. 27, part of “March on Delhi” against laws ending government price supports. Inset, part of solidarity demonstration in Montreal Dec. 6.

A monthslong rebellion by Indian farmers, which has drawn solidarity actions from the Indian diaspora around the world, continues to intensify, shaking the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Hundreds of thousands of family farmers converged on the capital, New…


NY Remington workers march for severance pay, new jobs

Vol. 84/No. 50 - December 21, 2020

ILION, N.Y. — Some 30 people participated in an informational picket here Dec. 5 to show support for United Mine Workers Local 717 members demanding Remington Outdoor Co. honor their union contract. Remington bosses filed for bankruptcy in July, terminated…


Socialist Workers Party brings action program to working people

Vol. 84/No. 50 - December 21, 2020

CARROLLTON, Ga. —“I’m 100% for that,” Dylan Tapia told Rachele Fruit, the Socialist Workers Party candidate for U.S. Senate, when she said working people need to break from the Democrats and Republicans and build their own party, a labor party.…


Shift in Middle East can lead to new opening for working people

Vol. 84/No. 50 - December 21, 2020

The most significant developments in the Middle East in years are the agreements reached by the rulers in Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain for mutual recognition, facilitated by the administration of President Donald Trump. These Sunni Arab rulers,…


Capitalist rulers’ health ‘care’ system is disaster for workers

Vol. 84/No. 50 - December 21, 2020

Little better prepared for the surge in coronavirus infections than in the spring, the capitalist rulers organize their health care industry on the basis of what’s profitable, what best puts them in a position to compete with their rivals, as…


‘Decisive battles for future of humanity will be fought in the US’

Vol. 84/No. 50 - December 21, 2020

The Struggle for Socialism in the “American Century”: Writings and Speeches, 1945-47 by James P. Cannon is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for December. In the face of the U.S. rulers’ swaggering claim to global domination following their…