EU leaders, Greek gov’t keep squeeze on workers

Vol. 82/No. 30 - August 13, 2018
Mati resident Giannis Kardiakos, right, confronts Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos July 26, after forest fire killed 91. Government organized no evacuation, blamed area residents.

The editors of the New York Times and other liberal meritocrats view the capitalist leaders of the European Union as “cultured” and “brights” like they consider themselves. They see the EU as a model of what they call the “rules-based…

25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 82/No. 30 - August 13, 2018

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

The fight to stop deportation of the ‘man who has no papers’

Vol. 82/No. 30 - August 13, 2018
Above, Carl Skoglund, at head of table, in leadership meeting of Teamsters Local 544, November 1937. “Skogie” was communist, revolutionary fighter and labor militant all his life. Inset, Skoglund, left, with SWP leader James P. Cannon, 1949.

Below is an excerpt from an April 1954 speech by James P. Cannon, a founding member of the communist movement and National Secretary of the Socialist Workers Party. He wrote it for presentation to a class of students at the…

Dairy farmers: ‘Instead of making a living, we’re just making debt’

Vol. 82/No. 30 - August 13, 2018
From left, Barb Troester, Brenda Cochran and Donna Hall from Farm Women United, which sponsored hearing in Lairdsville, Pennsylvania, July 24 to discuss crisis facing dairy farmers.

LAIRDSVILLE, Pa. — “Dairy farming just doesn’t work anymore,” Ben McCarty, a dairy farmer from Lycoming County, told an all-day “Dairy Farm Family Crisis Hearing” here July 24. “Instead of making a living you just make debt.” Dairy farmers spoke…

NY meeting celebrates, points to example of Cuban Revolution

Vol. 82/No. 30 - August 13, 2018
Inset, Ana Silvia Rodríguez, Cuban deputy ambassador to U.N., speaks at July 27 meeting in New York celebrating assault on Moncada Barracks that began Cuban Revolution.

NEW YORK — Over 170 people gathered at the New York State Nurses Association hall here July 27 to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the assault on the Moncada Barracks, the opening of Cuba’s revolutionary war. “This action marked a…