‘Workers need our own party, a labor party’

Vol. 84/No. 7 - February 24, 2020
SWP presidential candidate Alyson Kennedy talks with auto mechanic Rogelio Rodriguez at his home in Dallas Jan. 24. Working people need to break with the capitalists’ parties, she said.

DALLAS — The two main capitalist parties, the Democrats and Republicans, are in crisis, Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party candidate for president, told participants in a campaign rally here Feb. 8. And, she said, more and more workers are concluding…


Miami car caravan protests US restrictions on travel to Cuba

Vol. 84/No. 7 - February 24, 2020
Andrés Gómez, right, leader of Alianza Martiana, speaks before 50-car caravan wound its way through Miami’s Little Havana Feb. 8, calling for end to new U.S. attacks on travel to Cuba.

MIAMI — Scores of people joined a car caravan led by the Alianza Martiana in the Little Havana neighborhood here Feb. 8 to protest new U.S. government restrictions on travel to Cuba. Washington passed new regulations in January barring all…


Coronavirus shows need for revolution in health care

Vol. 84/No. 7 - February 24, 2020

When the first cases of acute pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus were diagnosed last December in Wuhan, China, government authorities there downplayed the development. Now the capitalist rulers worldwide are scrambling about what to do with an epidemic that…


2020 election deepens crisis of Democrats, Republicans

Vol. 84/No. 7 - February 24, 2020
Dissatisfaction among working people over declining wages, conditions, impact of rulers’ wars fuels crisis in Democratic and Republican parties. Above, remains of GI killed in Afghanistan arrive at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, July 2, 2019.

For decades working people in the U.S. have faced declining real wages and worsening working conditions as the bosses have gone after them in an effort to defend their profit rates, creating a broad social crisis. This, along with opposition…



Iraqi workers, youth protest attacks by the gov’t, Tehran

Vol. 84/No. 7 - February 24, 2020

Deadly attacks by militias organized by Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr as well as by Iraqi security forces have failed to quell anti-government demonstrations in Iraq. “This protest movement is going strong and as long as our demands haven’t been answered,…


Cuba’s fight against Ebola in Africa is ‘a beacon of light’

Vol. 84/No. 7 - February 24, 2020
Cuban doctors and Guinean staff at shift change at the Coyah treatment center in Guinea, January 2015. “As they reported for duty, Cubans always made jokes,” writes Ubieta. “It lifted their spirits and those of patients and colleagues.”

During a winter when a new epidemic, the coronavirus, is spreading rapidly in China and beyond, when more traditional influenzas have killed some 20,000 people in the U.S. alone, and at a time when Washington is escalating its economic war…


Answer US slanders against Cuba!

Vol. 84/No. 7 - February 24, 2020

The Socialist Workers Party campaign urges working people to speak out against the U.S. rulers’ slander attacks on Cuba’s internationalist medical missions and their over-60-year economic war against the Cuban people at home. Washington claims Cuba’s medical volunteers in Africa,…


Sign up for the 2020 May Day Brigade to Cuba!

Vol. 84/No. 7 - February 24, 2020

The 15th May Day International Brigade of Voluntary Work and Solidarity with Cuba will bring working people and youth from around the world to Cuba April 26 to May 10. The brigade is sponsored by Cuba’s Institute for Friendship with…


Havana book fair highlights solidarity between Cuba, Vietnam

Vol. 84/No. 7 - February 24, 2020
Cubans browse books at Vietnamese pavilion at Havana Book Fair. Displays depict Cuba’s solidarity with Vietnam and its battle for independence and unification against Washington’s war.

HAVANA — The history of solidarity between revolutionary Cuba and Vietnam in the struggle against imperialist domination is a major theme of this year’s Havana International Book Fair, which opened here Feb. 6. Vietnam is the country of honor at…