‘Mandela pays tribute to Cuba’s internationalist fighters’

Vol. 83/No. 26 - July 22, 2019
In 1988 revolutionary Cuba sent tens of thousands of volunteer combatants and its best military equipment to help seal the defeat of the long-standing South African apartheid invasion of Angola. Above, all-women antiaircaft gun units that helped beat back South African air force.

The Spanish edition of Cuba & Angola: Fighting for Africa’s Freedom and Our Own by Fidel Castro, Raúl Castro, Nelson Mandela and others is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for July. The talk by Fidel Castro below, was…


2020 election debates show crisis of bosses twin parties

Vol. 83/No. 26 - July 22, 2019

The televised debates unfolding between the two dozen Democrats jostling to become the party’s presidential candidate take place amid a yearslong political crisis unfolding among the parties of the U.S. capitalist ruling families. They fear that sooner or later their…


Airport, catering workers say, ‘One job should be enough!’

Vol. 83/No. 26 - July 22, 2019
Chanting “One job should be enough!” airport workers as well as Sky Chef and Gate Gourmet workers picket together at San Francisco International Airport for higher wages, new contracts.

SAN FRANCISCO — Airport workers who are members of United Service Workers West, part of the Service Employees International Union, joined forces here July 3 with LSG Sky Chefs and Gate Gourmet catering workers — members of UNITE HERE Local…


25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 83/No. 26 - July 22, 2019

July 25, 1994 The massive gay rights demonstration in New York June 26 struck a blow against the right-wing assault on gay rights. It was a boost for the working class and all defenders of civil liberties and democratic rights.…


Join fight against prison censorship!

Vol. 83/No. 26 - July 22, 2019

The Militant is fighting for the right of workers behind bars to read the Militant and other books and publications they choose in two of the 21 states where we have prison subscribers — Florida and Kansas. We’re asking our…


50,000 New Zealand teachers shut the schools down, win higher pay

Vol. 83/No. 26 - July 22, 2019

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — After flexing their muscles in a national strike at the end of May, New Zealand teachers at government-run primary and secondary schools voted to approve a new three-year contract that included pay increases of 3 percent…


Sudan military lifts siege, agrees to rule with opposition

Vol. 83/No. 26 - July 22, 2019

The military rulers in Sudan agreed July 5 to form a joint military-civilian government set to last three years and three months with opposition leaders who’ve been mounting mass protests for weeks. After this “transition” to civilian rule, the agreement…


Ethiopian Israelis fight police brutality, racism

Vol. 83/No. 26 - July 22, 2019
Ethiopian Israelis and supporters block one of Tel Aviv’s main roadways in Israel July 2, protesting cop shooting of 19-year-old Solomon Tekah. Protests won solidarity from working people.

Thousands of Ethiopian Israelis have taken to the streets across Israel since June 30, when an off-duty cop shot and killed unarmed 19-year-old Solomon Tekah in Haifa. “Since I’m 13, I’ve been beaten by cops,” Aviel, 19, told Haaretz at…


Protests mark 2 years since Grenfell fire disaster in UK

Vol. 83/No. 26 - July 22, 2019
Projections beamed onto Frinstead House in west London, left, and Cruddas Park House in Newcastle, two years after Grenfell Tower inferno killed 72 people. Thousands joined protests on second anniversary of disaster against government indifference to dangers workers face.

LONDON — A Silent Walk and other events June 14 were joined by thousands, marking the second anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire here that killed 72 people. The deadly inferno was the result of the contempt of government officials…


US hands off Iran! End sanctions now!

London seizes Iranian tanker as US sanctions bite
Vol. 83/No. 26 - July 22, 2019

  British Royal Marines stormed and seized a tanker July 4 sailing near Gibraltar, a British colony jutting off the coast of Spain. The ship was carrying oil produced by Tehran bound for its ally, the Bashar al-Assad dictatorship in…