NY forum takes up crisis facing workers, farmers in Nicaragua

FSLN government has no continuity with 1979 revolution
Vol. 82/No. 31 - August 20, 2018
Peasants celebrate land reform, Santo Tomás, Nicaragua, Dec. 11, 1983. In early years of revolution FSLN responded to peasants fight for land. But over next few years reversed themselves, promising “patriotic” landlords their property would be protected and land reform was dead.

NEW YORK — Although Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega still drapes himself in the symbols of the 1979 Sandinista Revolution, the government he heads is a capitalist government, Socialist Workers Party leader Róger Calero told participants at the Militant Labor Forum…

25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 82/No. 31 - August 20, 2018

August 23, 1993 PERCY, Illinois — On July 27 another 1,000 miners joined the United Mine Workers of America strike for a contract. This was the eighth expansion of the national coal strike, which began May 10. There are now…

Locked-out Quebec aluminum workers win solidarity

Vol. 82/No. 31 - August 20, 2018

“The company thought they could make us come crawling back on our knees. That will never happen,” Patrick Rochette, a member of United Steelworkers Local 9700, told Communist League candidate Beverly Bernardo and campaign supporters on the picket line at…

Debate in UK deepens over Jew-hatred in Labour Party

Vol. 82/No. 31 - August 20, 2018

LONDON — “Jewish Trump fanatics” are responsible for a raft of made-up stories about Labour Party anti-Semitism, national executive member Peter Willsman charged at the committee’s meeting July 17. This explosion of Jew-hatred, recorded and publicly released, is part of…

US, NKorea denuclearization moves good for working class

Vol. 82/No. 31 - August 20, 2018

Washington and Pyongyang continue to take steps to implement the agreement for the “denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula reached at the June 12 summit in Singapore between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The agreement is…

New round of protests in Iran oppose impact of rulers’ wars

Vol. 82/No. 31 - August 20, 2018
Track workers near Nayshabour, Aug. 7 protest effects of Iranian rulers’ counterrevolutionary wars. Banner says, “We have not been paid wages for several months. We have no job security. We have no future. We have no honor. We have no bread. We have no social benefits.”

A new round of protests and strikes are unfolding across Iran, following the working-class-led protests that took place in late December and early January. They’re fueled above all by the impact on the working class of the wars conducted by…

‘Militant’ files appeal against ban by Illinois federal prison

Vol. 82/No. 31 - August 20, 2018

The fight continues against the move by prison authorities at the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ medium security facility in Greenville, Illinois, to ban the Militant. Authorities there have prevented a subscriber from getting the paper since the June 11 issue.…

Workers have nothing to gain in US moves on China trade

Vol. 82/No. 31 - August 20, 2018

Claiming Beijing has been “cheating,” Washington imposed a series of tariffs on Chinese goods, seeking to use its superior clout to gain concessions to aid U.S. bosses in trade between the two countries. The Chinese rulers, so far, have responded…

SWP takes campaigns to workers’ doorsteps

Socialist Workers Party says workers need to take power
Vol. 82/No. 31 - August 20, 2018
SWP candidate for US Senate Alyson Kennedy, right, discusses fight against police brutality, for amnesty for workers without papers with Victoria Dominguez in Waxahachie, Texas, July 30.

“I know all about Santos Rodriguez! I grew up in southwest Dallas,” Victoria Dominguez told Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party candidate for U.S. Senate from Texas, when she knocked on her door July 30. “You need to meet my mother.…