Political crisis wracks toilers in Venezuela – US hands off!

Vol. 83/No. 9 - March 4, 2019

Washington continues to turn up economic and financial pressure in hopes of bringing down the government of President Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela. In a speech Feb. 18 in Miami, where the largest émigré Venezuelan population in the U.S. lives, President…

School workers strike beats back gov’t attack

W.Va. strike wins solidarity of coal miners, others
Vol. 83/No. 9 - March 4, 2019
Picket line Feb. 19 outside Capital High School, Charleston, W. Va. All schools were shut down.

More than 30,000 teachers, bus drivers, janitors, cooks and other school workers shut down all the schools across West Virginia Feb. 19 and 20 to protest an education “reform” bill. The measure, submitted by State Senate President Mitch Carmichael, included…

25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 83/No. 9 - March 4, 2019

March 7, 1994 Some 3,700 workers across South Africa won their one-month strike against Amalgamated Beverage Industries (ABI), a franchise of U.S. soft drink giant Coca-Cola. The 2,500 members of the Food and Allied Workers Union and 1,200 nonunion employees…

Stewardship of nature falls to working class

Vol. 83/No. 9 - March 4, 2019

The excerpt below is from “The Stewardship of Nature Also Falls to the Working Class,” a resolution adopted by the Socialist Workers Party and published in New International no. 14. The Militant is printing it as part of addressing the…

Join the Socialist Workers Party campaign!

Vol. 83/No. 8 - February 25, 2019

The following statement was issued Feb. 13 by Osborne Hart, Socialist Workers Party candidate for mayor in Philadelphia. When President Donald Trump declared “America will never be a socialist country,” he was referring to the “socialism” presented today by Democrats…

Manchester rally backs anti-gov’t protests in Sudan

Vol. 83/No. 8 - February 25, 2019

MANCHESTER, England — Chanting “Freedom, peace and democracy,” “We support Sudan revolution,” and “Just fall, that’s all,” some 100 protesters gathered in Piccadilly Gardens here Feb. 3. They were mobilizing in support of demonstrations across Sudan that have continued since…

Junior doctors strike over work schedules in New Zealand

Vol. 83/No. 8 - February 25, 2019

AUCKLAND, New Zealand – Junior doctors — also known as Resident Medical Officers — picketed hospitals here Jan. 29-30 in their second nationwide strike in the last two weeks, fighting for safer working conditions. The action involved some 3,500 strikers.…

Chicago charter school teachers strike over pay, conditions

Vol. 83/No. 8 - February 25, 2019
Chicago Teachers Union members and supporters picket Chicago International Charter School headquarters Feb. 5, first day of strike at four charter schools over class size, pay, conditions.

CHICAGO — Some 175 members of the Chicago Teachers Union hit the picket lines at four schools here operated by Chicago International Charter School network Feb. 5. “The most important issues are class size and full staffing, as well as…

NY meeting celebrates 60 years of Cuban Revolution

Vol. 83/No. 8 - February 25, 2019
NY meeting celebrates 60 years of Cuban Revolution

NEW YORK — Over 150 people attended a Feb. 8 celebration here of the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution and a send-off for Cuban Ambassador to the United Nations Anayansi Rodríguez Camejo, at podium, who is returning to Cuba to assume…