Vol. 82/No. 42 - November 12, 2018

70-hour workweek at UPS The National Master Agreement between the Teamsters union and UPS was voted down in October by 54 percent to 46 percent. This contract covers over 200,000 workers. Nonetheless Teamster officials declared that the contract had, in…

25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 82/No. 42 - November 12, 2018

November 15, 1993 In response to the 24 killings in the past two weeks all working people should demand that the British troops get out of Ireland now. The occupation forces are engaged in a dirty war to defend the…

‘Militant’ fights Florida prison censorship

Vol. 82/No. 42 - November 12, 2018

The Florida prison system’s Literature Review Committee informed the Militant Oct. 24 that they had upheld the ban on the Sept. 17 issue of Militant. As usual, they didn’t give any reason for the decision, much less point to a…

How fight to end Vietnam War transformed politics in US

Vol. 82/No. 42 - November 12, 2018
Vietnam War veterans march from Morristown, New Jersey, to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, Sept. 4-7, 1970, to oppose Washington’s Indochina War, demand all GIs be brought home now.

Below is an excerpt from Out Now! A Participant’s Account of the Movement in the U.S. Against the Vietnam War by Fred Halstead. It is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for November. The book describes how this growing…

Solidarity boosts Ky. concrete workers strike

Vol. 82/No. 42 - November 12, 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The strike by concrete workers at Allied Ready Mix here remains solid as the workers begin their fourth week of picketing. The 48 striking drivers, mechanics, loader operators and batchmakers, members of Teamsters Local 89, report that…

Women workers in Glasgow lead battle to win equal pay

Vol. 82/No. 42 - November 12, 2018
During two-day strike for equal pay, local council workers in Glasgow, Scotland, mostly women, win support of fellow trade unionists Oct. 23. Male co-workers wouldn’t cross picket lines.

GLASGOW, Scotland — Chanting “What do we want? Equal pay. When do we want it? Now!” Some 8,000 workers, mainly women, marched here Oct. 23 on the first day of a two-day strike. School cleaners, cooks and teaching assistants, home-care…

US capitalist rulers seek bloc against Tehran amid Middle East rivalries

Vol. 82/No. 42 - November 12, 2018
Protest in Mashhad, Iran, last December against living conditions and mounting deaths from Tehran’s military intervention in Syria and Iraq. Protests spread to 90 other cities and towns.

Longstanding rifts between the capitalist rulers of Saudi Arabia and Turkey have been further exposed following the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, an Islamist opponent of the Saudi government, inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. The U.S. rulers are determined to…

Tens of thousands protest anti-Semitic assault, killings

Vol. 82/No. 42 - November 12, 2018

PITTSBURGH — Tens of thousands of people coast to coast — and around the world — attended vigils and other gatherings to protest the Oct. 27 murder of 11 Jews by ultra-rightist Robert Bowers at the Tree of Life synagogue…

Join in denouncing Jew-hatred, a deadly threat to working class

Vol. 82/No. 42 - November 12, 2018
Overflow crowd at Pittsburgh vigil called by students at Taylor Allderdice High School Oct. 27.

This statement by Osborne Hart, Socialist Workers Party candidate for U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania, was released in Pittsburgh Oct. 28. The Socialist Workers Party condemns the anti-Semitic assault and killing of 11 Jews at the Tree of Life synagogue in…