Coal miners in Ukraine occupy mine to demand unpaid wages

Vol. 82/No. 44 - November 26, 2018
Coal miners sitting in underground at Kapustina mine since Oct. 19 in eastern Ukraine. They are demanding long-unpaid back wages, a big issue for miners across the country.

Fourteen coal miners at the Grigoriya Kapustina mine in Pryvillia, in the Luhansk region in eastern Ukraine, are sitting in underground, protesting not being paid for months. The action began Oct. 19 when a total of 33 miners stopped work.…

Are acts of Jew-hatred on the rise in the US today?

Vol. 82/No. 44 - November 26, 2018
When fascist groups called a rally at Madison Square Garden in 1939, 50,000 working people came out in New York for a countermobilization called by the Socialist Workers Party.

The day after the murder of 11 Jews at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh by anti-Semite Robert Bowers Oct. 27, Osborne Hart, the Socialist Workers Party candidate for U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania, went there to condemn the killings.…

25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 82/No. 44 - November 26, 2018

November 29, 1993 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — At 7:00 a.m. November 18, some 21,000 flight attendants struck American Airlines, the largest U.S. carrier. American Airlines’ operations were paralyzed in the opening hours of the strike, according to flight attendant…

‘Greatest crisis of bourgeois order in our lifetimes’

SWP leader speaks in Australia, New Zealand on world politics, building international working-class movement
Vol. 82/No. 44 - November 26, 2018
February-March strike by West Virginia teachers, above, was “the most important labor battle in U.S. in decades,” Socialist Workers Party leader Mary-Alice Waters said at Militant Labor Forums Oct. 21 in Sydney, Australia, below, and in New Zealand two days earlier. “It showed the nascent power of the working class.” She also said, “Nowhere is it more apparent than in the Asia-Pacific region that the entire post-World War II imperialist order put in place by Washington and its allies is being pulled apart at the seams.”

SYDNEY — “There is no better vantage point than here in Australia and New Zealand to verify that what is unfolding today are the biggest political ruptures in the capitalist world order that those of us sitting in this hall…

Messages protest Florida prison censorship against the ‘Militant’

Vol. 82/No. 44 - November 26, 2018

Opposition to ongoing Florida prison censorship is growing after the system’s Literature Review Committee at the end of October upheld a ban on the Sept. 17 issue of the Militant. Several groups have sent letters urging prison officials to lift…

Saudi, Tehran fueled war in Yemen brings death, famine

Vol. 82/No. 44 - November 26, 2018
Protest in Taiz, Yemen, Oct. 4, against ruinous impact of war between forces backed by rulers of Saudi Arabia and Houthis backed by rulers in Iran. Millions face cholera, famine conditions.

Intensified bombing by the Saudi Arabian air force and an allied ground offensive by pro-government forces against the Houthi-held port of Hodeida in Yemen began in early November, after Washington urged its Saudi ally to hold cease-fire talks with the…

Marriott strike makes gains, picketing goes on at 19 hotels

Vol. 82/No. 44 - November 26, 2018

SAN DIEGO — Workers at Marriott’s Westin San Diego Gaslamp hotel voted to accept a new contract after their more than monthlong strike here Nov. 11. The settlement came a few days after 100 strikers, members of UNITE HERE Local…