25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 82/No. 16 - April 23, 2018

April 26, 1993 Some important local fights by miners are unfolding in West Virginia and Indiana. Miners at Buck Creek, the largest underground mine in Indiana, went on strike April 1 because of the company’s failure to negotiate a contract…


Venezuela toilers face deepening capitalist crisis, US rulers’ anger

Vol. 82/No. 22 - June 4, 2018

Middle-class professionals and workers have been abandoning Venezuela in droves — seeing no way forward in the face of the deepening political and capitalist economic crisis there. As many as 250,000 Venezuelans have crossed the border into Colombia since last…


Plans advance for US-NKorea summit on denuclearization

Vol. 82/No. 22 - June 4, 2018

Plans for the summit meeting on denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un — a meeting with the potential to lead to historic openings for working people — continue to move…


Judge rejects NYC gov’t moves to overturn verdict against cops

Vol. 82/No. 22 - June 4, 2018

NEW YORK — Carrying out their vow to “take whatever legal steps are necessary” to defend the cops who killed Mohamed Bah, officials in the New York City Law Department are fighting to overturn the civil jury verdict that found…


Build, join workers’ protests, win solidarity!

Vol. 82/No. 22 - June 4, 2018
Malcolm Jarrett, center, and Sergio Zambrana, right, joined May 16 mass rally in Raleigh, North Carolina, building teachers’ fight and introducing workers to the Socialist Workers Party. Actions spiked interest in the Militant, books by party leaders and Militant Fighting Fund.

The explosion of strikes and protests by teachers across the country had a big impact on the Socialist Workers Party’s effort to expand the reach of the Militant and books by party leaders, and to raise at least $112,000 for…


Right of Israel to exist is at the heart of Mideast fights

Vol. 82/No. 22 - June 4, 2018

The recent barrage of Hamas-organized attacks on the Israel-Gaza border, alongside concerted efforts by the counterrevolutionary rulers of Iran to deploy their military forces and Hezbollah allies within striking range of Israel, reflect how the Jewish question is at the…


Teachers’ protests point way forward for workers

‘We can change things,’ say N. Carolina teachers
Vol. 82/No. 22 - June 4, 2018
20,000-strong protest May 16 in Raleigh, North Carolina, drew broad working-class solidarity.

RALEIGH, N.C. — “We did it! Who would have thought we could? But we can change things,” Jameel Williams, a teacher from Vance County who joined over 20,000 other teachers, school workers and their supporters to protest at the state…


Sentsov starts hunger strike, says ‘Free political prisoners!’

Vol. 82/No. 22 - June 4, 2018
Rally in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, May 11, 2017, demands release of Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kolchenko, framed up on fake terrorism charges for opposing Moscow’s 2014 seizure of Crimea. Sentsov, imprisoned in the gulag in Siberia, launched hunger strike May 14.

Oleg Sentsov, an internationally known filmmaker and supporter of a Ukraine independent of Moscow’s control, was arrested in his home in Crimea shortly after the Russian government seized that province in 2014. This move came in response to the victory…


Workers give ‘blood money’ to Socialist Workers Party

Vol. 82/No. 22 - June 4, 2018

“Enclosed please find ‘blood money’ checks of $20 each for the Socialist Workers Party from several retail workers in Philadelphia,” writes Janet Post. “The company ‘awarded’ the workers at a number of stores based on how many customers signed up…


‘Cuba’s revolutionary armed forces are the people in uniform

Vol. 82/No. 22 - June 4, 2018
José Ramón Fernández, center, field commander of Cuba’s Revolutionary Armed Forces, during counterattack that defeated U.S.-organized invasion at Bay of Pigs in 72 hours in April 1961.

Below is an excerpt from Making History: Interviews with Four Generals of Cuba’s Revolutionary Armed Forces, one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for May. “The Revolutionary Armed Forces are the people in uniform,” Cuban Brig. Gen. José Ramón Fernández said…