Conflicts heat up in Syria as US, rivals push interests


The multifront conflicts in Syria being fought by rival capitalist powers in the region — alongside intervention from Moscow and the imperialist rulers in Washington — continue to take a horrific toll on working people there. As each of these…

Demand amnesty for immigrant workers!

Propertied rulers debate who to let in, keep out
Sept. 10 Omaha, Nebraska, protest. Socialist Workers Party says Amnesty for all immigrants!

Democratic and some Republican senators on the one side and President Donald Trump on the other are blaming each other for the failure to pass legislation that would block the deportation of thousands of immigrant “dreamers” who came to the…

Malcolm X: ‘It is impossible for capitalism to survive’

Vol. 82/No. 9 - March 5, 2018

Below is an excerpt from an interview with Malcolm X published in the March-April, 1965 issue of the Young Socialist, conducted Jan. 18 of that year by Jack Barnes and Barry Sheppard of the Young Socialist Alliance. A month later,…

25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 82/No. 9 - March 5, 2018

March 5, 1993 JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — An historic International Solidarity Conference organized by the African National Congress here February 19-21 endorsed the ANC’s call for rapid elections to a Constituent Assembly to end racist apartheid rule once and for…


Vol. 82/No. 9 - March 5, 2018

The article “What’s Behind Protests in Iran Against Dress Code for Women?” in the Feb. 26 Militant incorrectly said that women were “photographing themselves taking off their chador” in public. It should have said hijab.

IG Metall, Germany’s biggest union, makes a deal

Vol. 82/No. 9 - March 5, 2018

After a month of brief walkouts and a series of 24-hour protest strikes, IG Metall, Germany’s biggest union, has signed a contract covering 900,000 workers in the state of Baden-Wurttemberg. The same deal is likely to be rolled out for…

Seattle school bus drivers win new contract

Vol. 82/No. 9 - March 5, 2018
Seattle Education Association members picket Feb. 7 in support of Teamsters school bus drivers who struck First Student bosses. Nine-day strike led to gains in health care coverage, pensions.

SEATTLE — Seattle School District bus drivers who are members of Teamsters Local 174 overwhelmingly ratified a contract with First Student bosses Feb. 10 after a nine-day strike here. Teamster leaders say advances were made in getting health care coverage…

Criminal ‘justice’ parole system pushes workers back into prison

Vol. 82/No. 9 - March 5, 2018

There is a debate today among the capitalist rulers and those they’ve tasked with running their criminal “justice” system — whether it’s in their best interests to reduce the number of workers behind bars and those on the parole and…