Iraq protests demand gov’t provide services, end to Tehran interference

Vol. 82/No. 35 - September 24, 2018
Protesters in Basra demand jobs, electricity, water and end to Iranian intervention and meddling in Iraq. Thousands were killed fighting Islamic State, now survivors face deepening crisis.

Thousands of working people continue to join protests in Basra and across southern Iraq against the government’s failure to provide basic necessities and the deadly consequences of the Iranian rulers’ military and political influence there. The actions follow years of…

Mexico election registers crisis for capitalist rulers, parties

Vol. 82/No. 35 - September 24, 2018
Above, Sept. 26, 2015, protest in Guadalajara on one-year anniversary of “disappearance” by cops of 43 students from Ayotzinapa. Crime, drugs are at crisis level for workers. Left, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Mexico’s president-elect.

The government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who will be sworn in as the new president of Mexico Dec. 1, has already reached a trade pact with Washington, replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement. The deal was announced Aug.…

25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 82/No. 35 - September 24, 2018

September 27, 1993 COLUMBIANA, Alabama — Two striking steelworkers were killed September 7 as they staffed the picket line in front of the National-Standard plant here. A rally has been called for September 26 to show solidarity with the steelworkers.…

‘First years of Communist Party heroic part of our continuity’

Vol. 82/No. 35 - September 24, 2018

Below is an excerpt from James P. Cannon’s The First Ten Years of American Communism, one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for September. Cannon was won to the example of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution in Russia and became a…

Gangs, drugs and violence are built into capitalist rule

Vol. 82/No. 35 - September 24, 2018
Civil rights fighter Gloria Richardson pushes aside National Guardsman’s bayonet at July 21, 1964, Cambridge, Maryland, protest. Crime rate dropped 75 percent after start of Black rights protests there. Working-class solidarity counters dog-eat-dog morality of capitalism.

CHICAGO — As of Sept. 7, some 2,074 people have been shot here this year, and 381 of those died. The impact, especially in largely African-American neighborhoods on the South and West sides, has been devastating. And there have been…

Miami airport workers rally, press for union contract

Vol. 82/No. 35 - September 24, 2018

MIAMI — Some 60 airport workers and supporters rallied at Miami International Airport Aug. 30 to back Envoy Air customer service agents fighting to win their first union contract. Envoy is a subsidiary of American Airlines. Envoy workers do the…

‘Workers need independence from capitalist state, parties’

Vol. 82/No. 35 - September 24, 2018

“I like to see a working person running for office,” Christina Etapa told Dan Fein, Socialist Workers Party candidate for governor of Illinois, when he knocked on her door in the Brighton Park neighborhood of Chicago Sept. 9. “All these…

Decay of US rulers ‘world order’ opens room to fight

Vol. 82/No. 35 - September 24, 2018

The U.S. capitalist rulers’ liberal imperialist world order, imposed following their emergence as the victor from the second imperialist world slaughter, is decaying and coming apart at an accelerated pace today. And some of them recognize this. The Donald Trump…

Liberals disrupt Senate hearing in furor over Trump nomination

Vol. 82/No. 34 - September 17, 2018
Democratic senators and allied protesters shriek and disrupt first session of confirmation hearings for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, September 4.

Liberal Democrats and media, and middle-class left groups seeking to bring down the administration of President Donald Trump are on a hysterical campaign to prevent his nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, from being confirmed in Senate hearings that…