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…


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…


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…


Growing conflicts between Iran, Israel mark Mideast wars

Vol. 82/No. 12 - March 26, 2018

Decadeslong conflicts between the capitalist rulers of Iran and Israel have sharpened as Tehran expands its military presence in Syria. At home the Iranian rulers confront growing working-class opposition to their wars abroad, and also to their enforcement of second-class…


Calif. protest continues fight to end solitary confinement

Vol. 82/No. 12 - March 26, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO — Opponents of solitary confinement rallied at the federal courthouse here Feb. 23 to support legal moves demanding California prison authorities comply with a landmark court settlement won by prisoners in 2015 that limits use of the brutal…


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…