Join the May Day Brigade to Cuba, emulate Cuban Revolution at home

Vol. 82/No. 7 - February 19, 2018
May Day march in Havana, 2017

The Militant urges workers and youth to sign up for the April 22-May 6 May Day Brigade to Cuba. The bosses’ press doesn’t tell the truth about Cuba and the Cuban Revolution. It’s not just that the capitalist rulers and their media…


US rulers tell Puerto Rico: Squeeze working people to pay off bonds!

Vol. 82/No. 7 - February 19, 2018

Hundreds of thousands of workers and farmers in Puerto Rico are still without electricity five months after Hurricane Maria. Damaged schools remain unrepaired across the island. Tens of thousands of homes have no roofs. And thousands of jobs have evaporated.…


Revolution’s 1961 literacy drive ‘changed Cuban society’

Vol. 82/No. 7 - February 19, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. — Cuban revolutionary Griselda Aguilera began an eight-state and District of Columbia tour Jan. 30 with a dinner and program at a Puerto Rican restaurant in Holyoke, Massachusetts. When she was 7 years old, Aguilera was the youngest…


Liberals praise FBI in fight over probe into Donald Trump

Vol. 82/No. 7 - February 19, 2018

“Trump Has Picked a Fight with the FBI. He’ll Be Sorry,” reads a headline in the Feb. 1 Washington Post. The headline expresses what the owners of the liberal media and the middle-class left wish to be the result in a…


Kurds mobilize to fight against Turkish assault

Protests spread against invasion of Afrin
Vol. 82/No. 7 - February 19, 2018
Jan. 25 protest and funeral in Afrin for civilians and combatants killed by Turkish bombardment and ground attack on the Kurdish-controlled region in northwestern Syria.

The Turkish rulers invasion and war against the Kurdish people and their allies in Syria’s Afrin province is meeting determined resistance and making little military progress so far. Ankara’s continuous air and artillery bombardment has killed over 100 civilians and…


Rail worker sues BNSF over firing, safety

Vol. 82/No. 7 - February 19, 2018

SEATTLE — A fight for safety for rail workers and those who live near the tracks is unfolding here as a Seattle engineer took the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway bosses to court to win damages and get his job…


Oscar López: ‘Crisis in Puerto Rico is colonialism’

Vol. 82/No. 7 - February 19, 2018
Oscar López: ‘Crisis in Puerto Rico is colonialism’

NEW YORK — Some 100 people attended a meeting at Hostos Community College in the Bronx here with Puerto Rican independence fighter Oscar López Rivera Feb. 1. Asked what he saw in Puerto Rico when he returned there after serving…


School bus drivers in Seattle strike for health care, pensions

Vol. 82/No. 7 - February 19, 2018

SEATTLE — Some 400 school bus drivers, members of Teamsters Local 174, went on strike against First Student bus company here Feb. 1. First Student is the largest school bus operator in North America, with over 50,000 workers in more…


Letters

Vol. 82/No. 7 - February 19, 2018

‘Militant’ circulates in Nepal We have been receiving the Militant for many years. Thanks for the publication. We have been translating the news and views of the paper in Nepali and publishing them in workers weekly and daily for our readers. We…


25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 82/No. 7 - February 19, 2018

February 19, 1993 Coal miners in West Virginia, Kentucky, Illinois, and Indiana set up picket lines February 2 against Peabody Holdings Co., the nation’s largest coal producer. Some 7,000 members of the United Mine Workers of America are involved in…