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It is the poor who face the savagery of the US justice system



The Cuban Five talk about their lives within the US working class

"It's the Poor Who Face the Savagery of the US 'Justice' System"


By Gerardo Hernández, Antonio Guerrero, Ramón Labañino, René González, Fernando González


Also available in Spanish

Price: $15
“They chose five distant points for us to serve our unjust sentences. . . . But nothing could stop the Five from marching together with our people and our supporters the world over in the long battle for freedom.”
—Antonio Guerrero


Five Cuban revolutionaries, framed up by the U.S. government in 1998, spent up to 16 years as part of the U.S. working class behind bars. Each reached out to fellow prisoners with respect, solidarity, and through their own example—and won respect and support in return.

What prepared the Cuban Five to act as each did? Above all, it was Cuba’s socialist revolution, whose class character and values their conduct exemplifies. With understanding, objectivity and humor, in this 2015 interview they talk about U.S. capitalist society and its “justice” system. And about the future of the Cuban Revolution.

Includes 40 photos from their years in prison and since the Cuban Five won their freedom and returned to Cuba.

New edition

Absolved by Solidarity/Absueltos por la Solidaridad


Absolved by Solidarity/Absueltos por la Solidaridad
16 watercolors for 16 years of unjust imprisonment

The jury of millions has spoken! The Cuban Five are free!

By Antonio Guerrero

Bilingual edition: English and Spanish

Price: $15
This portrait of 16 years of struggle couldn’t be more timely, with the release from US prisons of Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, and Antonio Guerrero, joining Fernando González and René González on Cuban soil. The five revolutionaries were framed up in 1998 on "conspiracy" charges. Their alleged crimes? Gathering information on Cuban American groups that have long carried out murderous attacks on the Cuban Revolution and its supporters.

Guerrero’s 16 watercolors, along with his words and those of his four compañeros, convey the dignity, strength, humanity—and humor—of these unbowed soldiers, who’ve become the face of the Cuban Revolution the world over. Their freedom was won by a hard-fought international campaign. The jury of millions has spoken. The Cuban Five are free

Voices from Prison Voices from Prison
The Cuban Five


By Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino,
Rafael Cancel Miranda


Price: $7
Also available in Spanish, French, Arabic and Farsi
The unbending dignity, truthfulness, and integrity of the five Cubans framed up by the US government and and jailed for over fifteen years in federal prisons has won them the admiration and respect of prominent figures around the world and thousands of their fellow prisoners as well. Here two who have known them in prison speak out. Also includes accounts of prison life and resistance by Gerardo Hernández and Ramón Labañino, and Elizabeth Palmeiro. Puerto Rican independence fighter Rafael Cancel Miranda, who himself spent more than 27 years in US prisons, pays tribute to the example of the Cuban Five.

Malcolm X, Black Liberation,<br> and the Road to Workers Power
Malcolm X, Black Liberation,
and the Road to Workers Power


By Jack Barnes

Price: $20
Also available in Spanish, French, Greek, Farsi, Arabic

“Don’t start with Blacks as an oppressed nationality. Start with the vanguard place and weight of workers who are Black in broad proletarian-led social and political struggles in the United States. From the Civil War to today, the record is mind-boggling. It’s the strength and resilience, not the oppression, that bowls you over.”—Jack Barnes

Includes four photo sections and over 130 photographs and drawings, author’s introduction, index, glossary.

“… A powerful and persuasive political testimony, enhanced with black-and-white photographs, a glossary, and an index.”Midwest Book Review

Cuba and Angola: Fighting for Africa’s Freedom and Our Own Cuba and Angola
Fighting for Africa’s Freedom and Our Own


By Fidel Castro, Raúl Castro, Nelson Mandela, and others

Price: $12
Also available in Spanish
In March 1988, the army of South Africa’s apartheid regime was dealt a crushing defeat by Cuban, Angolan, and Namibian combatants at the battle of Cuito Cuanavale in Angola. In what Mandela called “a milestone in the history of the struggle for southern African liberation,” Angola’s sovereignty was secured. Namibia’s independence was won. The deepening revolutionary struggle in South Africa received a powerful boost.
Thomas Sankara Speaks

Thomas Sankara Speaks
The Burkina Faso Revolution 1983–87


By Thomas Sankara

Price: $24
Also available in French


We Are Heirs of the World's Revolutions


We Are Heirs of the World's Revolutions
Speeches from the Burkina Faso Revolution 1983–87


By Thomas Sankara

Price: $10
Also available in French, Spanish, Farsi

Under Sankara’s leadership, the revolutionary government of Burkina Faso in West Africa set an electrifying example. Peasants, workers, women, and youth mobilized to carry out literacy and immunization drives; to sink wells, plant trees, build dams, erect housing; to combat the oppression of women and transform exploitative relations on the land; to free themselves from the imperialist yoke and solidarize with others engaged in that fight internationally.


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Read New International, a magazine of Marxist politics and theory online!

Now in Spanish! More than 70 new

New International

Articles, polemics, and reports by leaders of the Socialist Workers Party and world communist movement. In the pages of New International are writings and speeches by James P. Cannon, Farrell Dobbs, Joseph Hansen, George Novack, Evelyn Reed, Jack Barnes, and Mary-Alice Waters; by Fidel Castro, Ernesto Che Guevara, and Nelson Mandela; and by pioneers of the international working-class movement from Karl Marx and Frederick Engels to V.I. Lenin and Leon Trotsky.

From its first issue in 1934, the Marxist magazine has featured discussion and debates on building proletarian revolutionary parties in the United States and worldwide; on the fight for workers power and socialism; and on political lessons from revolutions in Cuba, Nicaragua, Grenada, Iran, Algeria, China, Russia, and beyond.

The first forty years, through 1975, are now indexed and online, and issues from 1982 to today are coming by February 2016. Remaining issues will be added as they are indexed. Click on the New International button in the left hand column.



New edition
More than 70 new photos and illustrations!

Teamster Politics

Teamster Politics


Política Teamster

By Farrell Dobbs


Price: $19

Now in Spanish!
Now in Spanish!
Now in Spanish! Now in Spanish! More than 70 new photos
Politica Teamster

Price: $19 each


Farrell Dobbs, a central leader of the labor battles and debates recorded here, tells how in the 1930s the leadership of Teamsters Local 544 in Minneapolis fought to lead workers across the Midwest onto an independent working-class political course.

  • How they organized the unemployed and truck owner-operators into fighting union auxiliaries.
  • Deployed a Union Defense Guard to stop the fascist Silver Shirts.
  • Campaigned for workers to break politically from the bosses and organize a labor party based on the unions.
  • And mobilized labor opposition to U.S. imperialism’s entry into World War II.
50 Years of Covert Operations in the US 50 Years of Covert Operations in the US

Washington’s Political Police and the American Working Class

Socialism on Trial New!
Now in French
Socialism on Trial

Testimony at Minneapolis Sedition Trial


By Larry Seigle, Steve Clark, Farrell Dobbs

Price: $12
Also available in Spanish and Farsi

The 15-year political campaign of the Socialist Workers Party to expose decades of spying and disruption by the FBI and other federal cop agencies targeting working class organizations and other opponents of government policies. Traces the origins of bipartisan efforts to expand presidential powers and build the “national security” state essential to maintaining capitalist rule. Includes “Imperialist War and the Working Class” by Farrell Dobbs.
By James P. Cannon


Price: $16
Also available in Spanish, French and Farsi

The revolutionary program of the working class, as presented during the 1941 trial of leaders of the Minneapolis labor movement and the Socialist Workers Party for “seditious conspiracy.” Includes Cannon’s answer to ultraleft critics of the defendants, drawing lessons from the working-class movement from Marx and Engels to the October Revolution and beyond.
The Jewish Question: A Marxist Interpretation The Jewish Question
A Marxist Interpretation


By Abram Leon

Price: $25
Traces the historical rationalizations of anti-Semitism to the fact that, in the centuries preceding the domination of industrial capitalism, Jews emerged as a “people-class” of merchants, moneylenders, and traders. Leon explains why the propertied rulers incite renewed Jew-hatred in the epoch of capitalism’s decline.


Los cosméticos, las modas y la explotación de la mujer

Los cosméticos, las modas y la explotación de la mujer

Cosmetics, Fashions, and the Exploitation of Women

By Joseph Hansen, Evelyn Reed and Mary-Alice Waters


Price: $15
Also available in Farsi



Cosmetics, Fashions, and the Exploitation of Women
Sixty years ago, an article published in the socialist weekly the Militant sparked a lively debate on how the cosmetics and “fashion” industries play on the economic and emotional insecurities of women and youth to rake in profits. Today that exchange, contained in this book, a Marxist classic, offers an introduction to the origin of women’s oppression and the struggle for liberation.
The Changing Face of U.S. Politics The Changing Face of U.S. Politics

By Jack Barnes

Price: $24
Also available in French,Greek, Spanish, Swedish, Farsi

Building the kind of party working people need to prepare for coming class battles through which they will revolutionize themselves, their unions, and all society. A handbook for those seeking the road toward effective action to overturn the exploitative system of capitalism and join in reconstructing the world on new, socialist foundations.
New and Noteworthy
Capitalism’s World Disorder Capitalism’s World Disorder
Working-Class Politics at the Millennium


By Jack Barnes

Is Biology Woman’s Destiny? New!
Now in Arabic!

Is Biology Woman’s Destiny?

By Evelyn Reed

Price: $25
Also available in Spanish and French

The social devastation and financial panic, coarsening of politics, cop brutality, and imperialist aggression—all are products not of something gone wrong with capitalism but of its lawful workings. Yet the future can be changed by the united struggle of workers and farmers increasingly conscious of their capacity to wage revolutionary struggles for state power and to transform the world.
Price: $5
Also available in English and Farsi

The roots of women’s oppression as a “second sex.”
Direct from Cuba
La victoria estratégica Por todos los caminos de la Sierra
La victoria estratégica

Along every road in the Sierra
STRATEGIC VICTORY

By Fidel Castro
Price: $35 Spanish

De la Sierra Maestra a Santiago de Cuba
La contraofensiva estratégica

From the Sierra Maestra to Santiago de Cuba
STRATEGIC COUNTEROFFENSIVE

By Fidel Castro
Price: $25 Spanish

Fidel Castro's day-by-day account of the final months of the revolutionary war in Cuba to bring down the US-backed Batista dictatorship. Tells how worker and peasant combatants defeated the “final offensive” by an army more than 30 times their size, launched a 147-day counteroffensive to extend the revolutionary struggle to the rest of the country, and took power January 1, 1959. Includes communiquès, letters, maps, and photos. Two volumes.


Published by Cuba's Council of State. Distributed by Pathfinder.

Get both books for $50. Click here for details.
Women in Cuba:

Women in Cuba: The Making of a Revolution
Within the Revolution

From Santiago de Cuba and the Rebel Army to the Birth of the Federation of Cuban Women

By Vilma Espín, Asela de los Santos, and Yolanda Ferrer

Price: $20
Also available in Spanish and Greek

As working people in Cuba fought to bring down a bloody tyranny in the 1950s, the unprecedented integration of women in the ranks and leadership of the struggle was not an aberration. It was inseparably intertwined with the proletarian course of the leadership of the Cuban Revolution from the start.

Women in Cuba: The Making of a Revolution Within the Revolution is the story of that revolution and how it transformed the women and men who made it. The book was introduced at the 2012 Havana International Book Fair by a panel of speakers from Cuba and the US. Women and Revolution: The Living Example of the Cuban Revolution contains the presentations from that event.

 Newly reissued:

The Workers and Farmers Government
Price: $12

How experiences in post-World War II revolutions in Yugoslavia, China, Algeria, and Cuba enriched communists’ theoretical and practical understanding of revolutionary governments of the workers and farmers. "What is involved is governmental power," writes Hansen, "the possibility of smashing the old structure and overturning capitalism."



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Selected Speeches of Fidel Castro