Campaign with ‘Militant,’ SWP books!

Vol. 82/No. 17 - April 30, 2018

The Militant urges its readers to join the Socialist Workers Party campaign to sell subscriptions to the party’s paper, books by SWP leaders and other revolutionaries, and win contributors to the Militant Fighting Fund. The increase in labor battles by…

Norfolk Southern sues rail workers for crash damage

Vol. 82/No. 17 - April 30, 2018

Seeking to pin the blame on workers for deteriorating railroad safety conditions, Norfolk Southern Railway bosses are suing two of its employees for a collision and derailment in Georgetown, Kentucky, last month. In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court…

Philippine students scoop up communist literature

Vol. 82/No. 17 - April 30, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — Members of the Communist Leagues in Australia and New Zealand took advantage of an invitation from PUP SPEAK — the Student Party for Equality and Advancement of Knowledge — to set up a literature table at the…

Coming class battles pose need to defend political rights today

Vol. 82/No. 16 - April 23, 2018

Millions of working people are looking to the example set by labor battles waged by teachers and other school workers for wages, conditions and dignity. As the bosses continue to press workers to pay for the crisis of their capitalist…

Hundreds protest New York cop killing of Saheed Vassell

Vol. 82/No. 16 - April 23, 2018
March in Brooklyn April 5 demands justice in cop killing of Saheed Vassell, who was unarmed.

NEW YORK — Over 1,000 people marched and rallied here in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, April 5 to protest the police killing the previous day of Saheed Vassell, an unarmed Black man. Chanting “Justice for Saheed,” demonstrators marched from the site…

Teachers’ battles inspire workers, draw solidarity

‘We all need to learn from what they’re doing’
Vol. 82/No. 16 - April 23, 2018
Striking teachers and supporters at end of 110-mile march from Tulsa to Capitol in Oklahoma City join thousands of others demanding action from state legislature April 10.

OKLAHOMA CITY — “I’ve been here since last Monday and it just keeps growing,” Jimmy Acevedo, a teacher from Guymon in the Oklahoma Panhandle, told the Militant as we joined in protesting outside the state Capitol here April 9. “Teachers…

US rulers, allies weigh step-up in Syria conflict, missile strikes

Vol. 82/No. 16 - April 23, 2018

President Donald Trump announced April 11 that missiles “will be coming” to strike targets in Syria, retaliation for a Syrian government poison gas attack a few days earlier on civilians in Douma, a Damascus suburb then controlled by opposition forces.…

Cop brutality is a blow to all workers!

Vol. 82/No. 16 - April 23, 2018

The refusal to accept cop brutality and killings has grown among working people in recent years. These murderous assaults are aimed at the working class as a whole and disproportionately hit workers who are African-American. Outrage against this violence builds…