Inspired by W.Va. victory workers organize to fight

Victory of W.Va. teachers builds labor movement
Vol. 82/No. 12 - March 26, 2018
Teachers protest government attacks March 12 at state Capitol in Frankfort, Kentucky.

BOONE COUNTY, W.Va. — The March 6 victory in the strike of teachers and all school workers in West Virginia came out of a powerful social movement, where union members took ownership of their struggle and won solidarity from coal…

Washington pushes back against Beijing rulers’ challenge in Africa

Vol. 82/No. 12 - March 26, 2018
Chinese-owned Huajian shoe factory in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Inset, banner over the factory.

Sharpening competition between Washington and Beijing marked the five-nation African tour begun by then Secretary of State Rex Tillerson March 7. He had to break off his visit when he was dismissed by President Donald Trump six days later. The…

As White House, NKorea agree to talk, US rulers keep up squeeze

Vol. 82/No. 12 - March 26, 2018

When South Korean National Security Adviser Chung Eui-yong visited the White House March 8 to talk to U.S. officials about his meeting a few days earlier with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump asked him to come…

UK meeting learns about revolution in Burkina Faso

Vol. 82/No. 12 - March 26, 2018

LONDON — Some 200 people, mainly students, packed the Khalili lecture hall at London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies March 6. They had come to hear a panel presentation on “Sankara: World Bank & CFA Franc — the…

Uptick spurs jobs, picks up confidence of working class

Vol. 82/No. 12 - March 26, 2018

There’s an uptick in the capitalist economy, more jobs are open, and that’s giving workers more confidence. If you have options, can look for higher-paying work, and don’t have to worry every working hour how to make ends meet, you’re…

Get in a car, take a plane, join workers in struggle!

Vol. 82/No. 12 - March 26, 2018

Teachers and other school workers are locked in bitter battles today with state governments in Kentucky, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Arizona and elsewhere. The Militant urges workers, youth and the labor movement across the country to get in a car or a…

25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 82/No. 12 - March 26, 2018

March 29, 1993 LOS ANGELES — Rodney King’s testimony in the trial of the four cops who brutalized him dealt a setback to the racist campaign by the police and government officials to turn him from victim into criminal. King’s…

Cosmetics, fashions and the oppression of women today

Vol. 82/No. 12 - March 26, 2018

In honor of International Women’s Day March 8, the Militant is reprinting an excerpt from the preface to the Cuban edition of Cosmetics, Fashions, and the Exploitation of Women by Evelyn Reed, Joseph Hansen, and Mary-Alice Waters. The Cuban publishing…

Kurds worldwide protest against Ankara’s assault on Afrin

Vol. 82/No. 12 - March 26, 2018

Thousands of people responded around the world to calls for protests against the Turkish government’s bombing and invasion of the Kurdish province of Afrin, in Syria, March 11 and 12. Actions took place in Rennes, France, left, and dozens of…

Appalachia telecom workers strike against Frontier

Vol. 82/No. 12 - March 26, 2018
Appalachia telecom workers strike against Frontier

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Some 1,400 members of the Communications Workers of America have been walking the picket line here, across the state and in Ashburn, Virginia, since March 4, after 10 months of negotiations for a new contract between the…