Canada postal workers strike over pay equality, health care

Vol. 82/No. 43 - November 19, 2018

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Some 50,000 members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers began a series of rotating strikes Oct. 22. One- or two-day walkouts have been organized in Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg and Halifax. The…

Uber, Yellow Cab drivers need unity to fight bosses

Vol. 82/No. 43 - November 19, 2018

NEW YORK — The cutthroat competition among Uber, Lyft, other e-hail car services, livery companies and the Yellow Cab fleet bosses has claimed a seventh suicide victim here. Fausto Luna flung himself in front of an oncoming subway train and…

Do Washington’s trade sanctions on China mean a new ‘Cold War’?

Vol. 82/No. 43 - November 19, 2018
Chinese ship unloads at Oakland port July 2. Leveraging their huge domestic market, strong dollar, U.S. rulers impose tariffs on Chinese imports to wrest concessions from Beijing.

Following Washington’s imposition of widespread tariffs on Chinese imports and retaliatory measures by Beijing, the liberal press that views President Donald Trump as the cause of all ills are awash with claims that a new “Cold War” has been started…

Kurdistan book fair marked by thirst for political discussion

Event in Erbil reflects Kurds’ fight for homeland and crisis of global imperialist order
Vol. 82/No. 43 - November 19, 2018
Thousands attended Erbil International Book Fair Oct. 10-20.

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region, Iraq — The 13th Erbil International Book Fair showed expanding space to discuss the broadest questions of world and regional politics here. This openness is a product of the Kurdish people’s fight for their national rights and…