Victories scored against New York and New Jersey prison book bans

Vol. 82/No. 4 - January 29, 2018

Authorities have been implementing a pilot program at several state prisons in New York that severely limits access to books prisoners or their friends and families can order for them to read. As more facts about it have come to…


Pussy Riot speaks out about fight against prison conditions in Russia

Vol. 82/No. 4 - January 29, 2018

Pussy Riot members Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova became known around the world for performing a “punk prayer” against the regime of President Vladimir Putin in Moscow’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Christ in February 2012 that led to two-year prison…


See revolutionary Cuba for yourself! Join May Day Brigade

Vol. 82/No. 4 - January 29, 2018

The Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) has issued a call for the 13th annual May Day International Brigade to Cuba for April 23-May 6. The National Network on Cuba is coordinating the effort to sign up U.S.…



Cuban Revolution: Example for working people in U.S.

Vol. 82/No. 4 - January 29, 2018

Hurricanes, mudslides, wildfires, earthquakes, floods. Under capitalism all natural disasters turn into social catastrophes for working people. Buildings can be constructed to better withstand hurricanes and earthquakes. Working-class housing can be built on higher land, out of the reach of…


‘Militant’ wins overturn of Florida prison ban — again

Vol. 82/No. 4 - January 29, 2018

The Florida prison system’s Literature Review Committee says that the impoundment of the Dec. 18 issue of the Militant was a “mistake” and has been reversed. Officials at the Florida State Prison in Raiford banned the issue because of the…


Iran: Workers discontent is driven by war, economic crisis

Vol. 82/No. 4 - January 29, 2018

The working-class discontent fueling protests that swept Iran beginning Dec. 28 was driven by workers’ response to growing economic hardship, continuing restrictions on political rights, widening class divisions and the toll on working people of Tehran’s wars across the region.…


Social disaster in mudslide is result of capitalist rule

Catastrophe in California product of profit system
Vol. 82/No. 4 - January 29, 2018
Above, Sept. 2016, revolutionary government mobilized workers in Yaguajay, Cuba, to prepare for Hurricane Irma. Inset, Skylar Fahlman tries to protect her home by herself in Ventura, Calif., surrounded by Thomas Fire. In revolutionary Cuba, watchword was “no one is left alone.” Under capitalism, it’s everyone for themself.

  Like other government officials and the big-business news media, Rob Lewin, head of the Santa Barbara County’s Office of Emergency Management, blamed residents of Montecito, California, themselves for the deaths and disaster visited on the town by widespread mudslides…


Red Fawn faces trial in government frame-up Jan. 29

Vol. 82/No. 4 - January 29, 2018

Federal prosecutors will put Red Fawn Fallis on trial Jan. 29 in Fargo, North Dakota, seeking to victimize her for being among the thousands who poured into the state in 2016 to protest the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline…


IG Metall workers strike in Germany, demand pay raise

Vol. 82/No. 4 - January 29, 2018

Members of IG Metall, Germany’s biggest union, started a round of strike protests Jan. 8, part of pressing for a 6 percent wage increase, as negotiations begin for a new contract covering 3.9 million workers. The old contract expired Dec.…