‘We are human beings, not robots!’ Amazon workers protest conditions

Vol. 83/No. 1 - January 7, 2019
Amazon workers and supporters protest outside Shakopee, Minnesota, warehouse Dec. 14.

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Chanting “We’re humans, not robots!” and “Amazon: Hear our voice!” some 300 Amazon workers and their supporters protested Dec. 14 outside the recently built Amazon warehouse here. Between 30 to 45 percent of the 2,500 workers at…

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…

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…

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…

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…

‘Militant’: Take story of yellow vest movement to US workers

Vol. 82/No. 48 - December 24, 2018

As readers look over the coverage and pictures of the yellow vest protests in France on the front page of this week’s Militant, we think you’ll see yourself. Workers, farmers, small shop owners, young and old, native-born and immigrant, demanding…

US rulers push Beijing for trade and tariff concessions

Vol. 82/No. 48 - December 24, 2018

At the behest of Washington, Canadian authorities arrested Meng Wanzhou, a top executive and daughter of the founder of the giant Chinese telecom company Huawei, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Dec. 1. This is the latest front in a wider conflict…

New readers of Militant, books: Join SWP in campaigning!

Vol. 82/No. 48 - December 24, 2018

The Militant  welcomes the 1,400 new subscribers to the paper, and the workers, young people and others who bought 999 books on working-class politics by leaders of the Socialist Workers Party. This represents an advance for the reach of the…