Join SWP in taking its campaign out to workers!

Vol. 82/No. 40 - October 29, 2018
Dan Fein, Socialist Workers Party candidate for Illinois governor, talks with Willie Norwood, right, in Kankakee. Bedrock of party’s campaigning is going door to door to talk with workers

The Militant calls on working people to join the Socialist Workers Party candidates campaigning up to the Nov. 6 elections. They are the only candidates who explain that working people need to break from the bosses’ political parties, the Democrats and…


Join Socialist Workers Party 2018 Campaign!

Workers need to build their own party, a labor party
Vol. 82/No. 40 - October 29, 2018

Working people are living through times today we haven’t seen in our lifetimes. The working class remains at the center of politics in the U.S. as the 2018 midterm elections are less than three weeks away. Although no one can…


Montreal march hits gov’t plan to ban religious symbols

Vol. 82/No. 40 - October 29, 2018

MONTREAL — Several thousand people marched through the downtown streets here Oct. 7 protesting plans announced by the newly elected Coalition for the Future of Quebec (CAQ) to follow through on a campaign promise to ban the wearing of religious…


Korea denuclearization talks in interests of working people

Vol. 82/No. 40 - October 29, 2018

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced they are planning a second summit meeting soon, marking progress in reaching agreement on a formal end to decades of Washington’s hostility to the North and denuclearization of the…


Thousands come to Erbil book fair in Kurdistan

Vol. 82/No. 40 - October 29, 2018

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region, Iraq — The 13th Erbil International Book Fair opened here Oct. 10, with exhibitors from some 35 countries. Titles in English are much sought after, as many young Kurds are learning the language. On display is a…


Thousands march for right to abortion in Ireland

Vol. 82/No. 40 - October 29, 2018

“We voted to repeal the 8th, now it‘s time to legislate!” chanted thousands of defenders of women’s right to choose abortion at a Sept. 29 march in Dublin, pointing to the victory for women and all working people scored in…


Brexit fight unfolds as capitalist competition tears away at EU

Vol. 82/No. 40 - October 29, 2018

LONDON — It has been two and a half years since a referendum on the U.K.’s membership in the European Union recorded a 17.4 million to 16.1 million majority for Brexit. Millions of workers took advantage of the ballot to…


Workers donate bosses’ ‘blood money’ bribes to SWP

Vol. 82/No. 40 - October 29, 2018

“Enclosed are three checks totaling $374 from bonuses retail workers recently received in their paychecks,” wrote Eli French from Seattle. “This is more ‘blood money’ our boss uses to try and convince workers that we all have a stake in…


Ingush protests demand, ‘End attack on national sovereignty’

Vol. 82/No. 40 - October 29, 2018
Thousands gather in daily protests in Magas, capital of Ingushetia, to oppose ceding of land to neighboring Chechnya by leader appointed by Vladimir Putin government in Moscow.

Thousands have taken to the streets daily since Oct. 4 in Magas, Ingushetia, to protest a “land swap” that turns 5 percent of the country over to the rulers in neighboring Chechnya. Protesters have set up an encampment there, with…


Ky concrete workers strike over health care, two-tier

Vol. 82/No. 40 - October 29, 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — “This strike isn’t really about wages. It’s about health insurance and being able to take care of your family,” Ed Sadler, head mechanic with 21 years at Allied Ready Mix, told the Militant as he picketed outside…