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…

NY hospital workers picket against pension, health cutbacks

Vol. 82/No. 28 - July 30, 2018
Local 1199 SEIU hospital workers picket Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York July 12, one of more than 100 actions statewide protesting bosses’ moves to cut pensions, medical care and training.

NEW YORK — “Everybody’s fighting back,” some two dozen workers chanted as they joined an informational picket line outside the Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center here July 12. “Nurses, fighting back. Housekeeping, fighting back. Food service, fighting back,” they…

British Columbia: Hard Rock Casino strikers win solidarity

Vol. 82/No. 28 - July 30, 2018

COQUITLAM, British Columbia — Some 400 members of the British Columbia Government and Service Employees’ Union, who have been on strike since May 11, voted by a 55 percent margin July 4 to reject a new proposal by Hard Rock…

B.C.: Hard rock miners strike to demand union rights for temps

Vol. 82/No. 28 - July 30, 2018

WILLIAMS LAKE, British Columbia — Some 210 hard rock miners are on strike in this province’s Cariboo region in a fight to strengthen and unify their union. The strike began May 23, three hours after Imperial Metals Corporation, the mine’s…

25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 82/No. 28 - July 30, 2018

August 9, 1993 PINCKNEYVILLE, Illinois — As the strike battle between the United Mine Workers and Bituminous Coal Operators Association expands, the miners are reaching out to win new support across the country. There are now 16,000 miners striking in…