As hiring picks up, rail workers fight for job safety

Vol. 82/No. 28 - July 30, 2018

With today’s upturn in capitalist production and trade, rail bosses are trying to hire thousands of workers this year. But in their drive for profits, the bosses are also running longer and longer freight trains with smaller and smaller crews…


Protests demand, ‘Fire cop who killed Antwon Rose!’

Vol. 82/No. 28 - July 30, 2018
Samaria Rice, left, mother of Tamir Rice, killed by Cleveland cop in 2014, greets Michelle Kenney, Antwon Rose’s mother, at celebration of what would have been Rose’s 18th birthday.

PITTSBURGH — On July 12 Antwon Rose Jr. would have celebrated his 18th birthday. Would have, that is if he had not been killed in cold blood by East Pittsburgh cop Michael Rosfeld in a June 19 traffic stop. The…


DSA victory in NY primary deepens crisis of rulers’ parties

Vol. 82/No. 28 - July 30, 2018

The election of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York’s 14th Congressional District primary is another sign of the sharpening rifts in the Democratic Party that were exposed in the course of the campaign bringing Donald Trump to the presidency. In fact,…


Ukraine miners’ strikes, protests win back wages

Vol. 82/No. 28 - July 30, 2018

For the past year and a half miners in Ukraine’s state-owned coal industry have carried out strikes with round-the-clock picketing, and blocking entrances to mine bosses’ offices and roads leading toward the mines. They have rallied outside parliament and the…


Death toll rises as Nicaraguan gov’t continues attacks on protesters

Vol. 82/No. 28 - July 30, 2018
Movement of Mothers of April lead march on Mother’s Day, May 30, in Managua, Nicaragua, honoring those killed and wounded by government thugs during April demonstration. Banner reads “No more assassinations! No more massacres!” Nearly 300 people have been killed.

The largely working-class and student protests that exploded against the government of President Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua in April continue nearly three months later with no sign of abating. Ortega has escalated deadly raids targeting opposition strongholds. Demonstrations against Ortega…


Books by SWP leaders perk interest at librarians’ meet

Vol. 82/No. 28 - July 30, 2018
Books by SWP leaders perk interest at librarians’ meet

NEW ORLEANS — An attractive Pathfinder Books booth was a center for political discussion at the American Library Association conference here June 21-26. Sales were brisk on books by leaders of the Socialist Workers Party and other leaders of revolutionary…


Ontario salt miners push back boss attacks in 12-week strike

Vol. 82/No. 28 - July 30, 2018
Striking salt miners discuss progress in negotiations on picket line in front of Compass Minerals salt mine in Goderich, Ontario, July 13, before new contract was won in militant strike.

GODERICH, Ontario — Striking salt miners returned to work here July 18 following their approval of a new contract two days earlier. Compass Minerals’ bosses were forced to the bargaining table following determined mass actions by the strikers with the…


‘Militant’ beats back prison censorship in Florida – again

Vol. 82/No. 28 - July 30, 2018

The Militant has won another round against the seemingly unrelenting efforts of Florida prison officials to censor the paper and prevent it from reaching workers behind bars there. After the Militant appealed, the statewide Literature Review Committee of the Department of Corrections…


Liberals’ furor against Trump fuels voice of the ‘war party’

Vol. 82/No. 28 - July 30, 2018

President Donald Trump’s efforts to advance the U.S. capitalist rulers’ interests in relation to their competitors — in Asia, Europe and the Middle East — have drawn a hysterical furor from the liberal media bosses, Democrats, some Republicans and the…


1,000s of workers protest for gov’t-funded pensions

‘Our lives are worth more than a pound of coal’
Vol. 82/No. 28 - July 30, 2018
Miners, Teamsters, bakery workers, others protest pension cuts July 12 at Ohio Statehouse.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Thousands of union members — coal miners, Teamsters, bakery workers and more — and their supporters rallied at the state Capitol here July 12 against any cuts in their pensions. Members of the United Mine Workers, a…