Teva workers in Israel join together to fight layoffs

Vol. 82/No. 1 - January 1, 2018
Dec. 18 protest by Teva Pharmaceutical workers outside factory in Jerusalem.

In one of the largest labor actions in Israel in recent years, thousands of workers joined a four-hour general strike Dec. 17 in solidarity with Teva Pharmaceutical workers fighting layoffs and plant closings announced Dec. 14. Teva, the largest generic…

Kurdish people’s independence fight under attack in Iraq, Syria

Vol. 82/No. 1 - January 1, 2018

Washington, Moscow and the Shiite- and Sunni-led capitalist governments in the Middle East have been jockeying for position to defend their national interests as the wars against both the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria and Islamic State in Syria and…

Washington, North Korea probe possible nuke negotiations

Vol. 82/No. 1 - January 1, 2018

Recent developments and statements by government leaders in South Korea, North Korea, the United States, Russia and China have all indicated that despite their sharply counterposed views and national interests, they are looking for ways to start negotiations to reach…

25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 82/No. 1 - January 1, 2018

January 8, 1993 Washington is moving close to active military intervention in the former Yugoslavia. The ruling families of the United States, Germany, Britain and France are seeking to intervene to put their stamp on the outcome of events. The…

Cop who shot Walter Scott in South Carolina gets 20 years

Vol. 82/No. 1 - January 1, 2018

In a victory in the fight against police brutality, a federal judge in Charleston, South Carolina, Dec. 7 sentenced North Charleston cop Michael Slager to 20 years in prison for the 2015 killing of Walter Scott. Slager stopped Scott on…

Quebec: Frame-up case against rail workers unravels

Vol. 82/No. 1 - January 1, 2018

MONTREAL — At the conclusion of the state’s presentation Dec. 12 of its frame-up case against locomotive engineer Tom Harding and train controller Richard Labrie, members of United Steelworkers Local 1976, their attorneys told the judge and jury they will…

Fall campaigns took SWP deeper into working class

Drive led by party members in retail industry
Vol. 82/No. 1 - January 1, 2018
Retired postal worker Jim Kirwan talks with Walmart workers Pat Scott, center, and Mary Martin about Militant, Socialist Workers Party in Federal Way, Washington, October 2016.

The Socialist Workers Party’s successful nine-week fall campaign to expand the reach of the Militant and books by leaders of the party in working-class communities and on the job, together with raising $100,000 for the SWP fund drive to meet…

Join in advancing the reach of the SWP

Vol. 82/No. 1 - January 1, 2018

As 2018 begins the Militant invites its readers to join members of the Socialist Workers Party in expanding the readership of the paper, getting books by party leaders and other revolutionaries into the hands of fellow workers, and using SWP…