US rulers seek Israel-Arab bloc to target Tehran

Vol. 82/No. 13 - April 2, 2018

The White House hosted a meeting with Israeli officials and representatives of seven Arab governments March 13 to discuss the prolonged and worsening crisis in the Gaza Strip. While the ostensible topic was humanitarian aid, the goals were political. “The…

Join March 28, April 2 school worker protests!

Vol. 82/No. 13 - April 2, 2018

After a decade without a raise and facing ongoing attacks on their health care, Oklahoma teachers and state workers plan to strike April 2, with a mass rally that day in Oklahoma City. Arizona teachers fighting similar conditions have called…

Some Israeli settlers join Bedouins in eviction fight

Vol. 82/No. 13 - April 2, 2018

“This was the first time a group of Israeli settlers ever came to talk with us,” Eid Abu-Khamis, a leader of Bedouins fighting eviction from the West Bank village of Khan al-Ahmar, told the Militant by phone March 12. Some…

Fidel: ‘No one has the right to use nuclear weapons’

Vol. 82/No. 13 - April 2, 2018

“We have never considered the idea of fabricating nuclear weapons, because we don’t need them,” former Cuban President Fidel Castro said in a 2005 book-length interview with Spanish journalist Ignacio Ramonet, published under the title My Life. Castro was rebutting…

Revolution, counterrevolution and war in Iran

Social and political roots of workers’ protests that swept 90 cities and small towns
Vol. 82/No. 13 - April 2, 2018

The article below corrects the initial weeks of Militant coverage of the large working-class protests that began in Mashhad, Iran, on Dec. 28 and swept some 90 cities and towns across the length and breadth of that country in early…

Teachers build movement to fight government attacks

School workers mobilize in Oklahoma, Arizona, Kentucky
Vol. 82/No. 13 - April 2, 2018
“This fight is worth fighting,” teachers and supporters chant at March 21 protest in Kentucky capital.

STILLWATER, Okla. — The next showdown in the battle pitting teachers and other school workers against state governments is shaping up in Oklahoma. As the April 2 strike deadline approaches, support is building and preparations put in place. Inspiration from…