Support for abortion rights grows in Ireland

Vol. 82/No. 14 - April 9, 2018

DUBLIN, Ireland — “Abortion has to be free, safe and legal. We will discuss calmly, courteously and intelligently. Get the vote out and vote for repeal,” was the message when some 5,000 campaigners for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment…

Rail bosses use drones to spy on, victimize workers

Vol. 82/No. 14 - April 9, 2018

Feigning concern for safety, Union Pacific bosses began using drones to spy on workers at 14 of its rail yards in December. A new crew of drone operators has been hired to look for “behaviors that deviate from the railroad’s…

Teachers’ protests call for support from all workers

Seek to build movement for pay, benefits, dignity
Vol. 82/No. 14 - April 9, 2018
Thousands march in Phoenix and across Arizona March 28 against attacks on teachers.

Teachers, other school workers and their supporters rallied outside the state Capitol in Phoenix March 28 to press their demand for higher pay and better conditions. Similar actions are planned in Tucson and seven other cities across Arizona. Over the…

US rulers seek ways to meet challenges from Moscow

Vol. 82/No. 14 - April 9, 2018

The U.S. propertied rulers — who head the dominant imperialist power in the world — face growing challenges from both Moscow and Beijing. The Chinese bosses rule the world’s second largest capitalist economy, but their military reach is more limited…

‘The Militant spreads the word about our fights’

Vol. 82/No. 14 - April 9, 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — “I support our teachers in their fight to defend their pensions,” Raven Stephens, 17, who attends Fern Creek High School here, told me March 23. She was pointing to the picture of the March 21 teachers’ protest…

Hundreds protest Sacramento cop killing of Stephon Clark

Vol. 82/No. 14 - April 9, 2018
Action in Sacramento, California, March 22 protests police killing of 22-year-old Stephon Clark. Cops claim they mistook his cellphone for a gun. More protests have been called.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Hundreds of people have taken to the streets here to protest the police killing of 22-year-old Stephon Clark March 18. Cops fired more than 20 bullets at Clark, who was unarmed, standing in the backyard of his…

Second Amendment important for rights of the working class

Vol. 82/No. 14 - April 9, 2018

NEW YORK — Liberal politicians and media pundits from the editors of the New York Times to former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens are using the killings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and supposed concern…

Washington seeks deal with Beijing to end NKorea’s nukes

Vol. 82/No. 14 - April 9, 2018

President Donald Trump announced a 60-day “consultation process” prior to imposing tariffs on selected imports from Beijing March 22. The protectionist measures would target competitors from China, where the expansion of capitalist industry and trade over the past three decades…

Defend women’s right to abortion!

Vol. 82/No. 14 - April 9, 2018

The right of women to control their own bodies — to choose whether to bear children, when and how many, the right to access to abortion — is a precondition for women’s emancipation. And it is in the interest of…