UK out of EU is best terrain for workers’ struggles there

Vol. 83/No. 1 - January 7, 2019
School cleaners, cooks, home-care workers, other local council workers in Glasgow, Scotland, on strike Oct. 23. The working-class struggle for emancipation in the U.K. can only be fought and won inside the capitalist nation-state there. U.K. workers and their allies in the countryside need to fight to establish a workers and farmers government.

MANCHESTER, England — The failed attempts by Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative government in the U.K. to strike a “withdrawal deal” with the European Union that can pass in the House of Commons has led to sharpening divisions and a…

25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 83/No. 1 - January 7, 2019

January 10, 1994 MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Eight members of United Mine Workers of America Local 5958 will stand trial January 24 in Charleston, West Virginia. The miners were framed up in the July 22 shooting death of nonunion contract…

Turkish rulers threaten to attack Kurds seeking autonomy in Syria

Vol. 83/No. 1 - January 7, 2019

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has spent the last few weeks repeatedly threatening to unleash a military assault on Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) that control a swathe of eastern Syria. These forces have won a measure of autonomous rule…

Join fight against prison censorship of ‘Militant’!

Vol. 83/No. 1 - January 7, 2019

The Militant is continuing to press Florida prison officials to cease and desist from their unconstitutional censorship of the socialist newsweekly. Florida officials had impounded at least 18 issues of the paper sent to its subscribers behind bars in less…

Puerto Rico unions protest gov’t health care cuts

Vol. 82/No. 48 - December 24, 2018
Puerto Rico unions protest gov’t health care cuts

More than 1,000 members of public workers unions in the U.S. colony of Puerto Rico marched in San Juan Dec. 5 to oppose the slashing of government payments for medical insurance by some $350 a month. Workers — still reeling…

Working people win gains, dignity in French protests

Yellow vest actions continue, inspire workers worldwide
Vol. 82/No. 48 - December 24, 2018
“Yellow vests,” working people from small towns, countryside, win support for their struggle in Cissac-Medoc, France, Dec. 5. Sign at right says “Urgent, purchasing power, dignity for all.”

The over three-week-long revolt of the “gilets jaunes” — yellow vests — has shaken the rulers in France. These are working people and small proprietors from small towns and rural areas who have borne the burden of years of being…

Keep up pressure against Florida prison censorship!

Vol. 82/No. 48 - December 24, 2018

After impounding seven issues in one 10-week stretch earlier this year, Florida prison officials have eased off on their censorship against the Militant. This isn’t because of any change in the socialist newsweekly’s political coverage of working-class politics and protests…

Shipyard workers in Liverpool organize ‘rolling’ strike actions

Vol. 82/No. 48 - December 24, 2018

LIVERPOOL, England — Shipyard workers, members of the Unite and GMB unions, walked out of the Cammell Laird shipyard here Nov. 23 and began “rolling” strike actions. On Dec. 7 they decided to suspend the strikes for four weeks to…