Wisconsin dairy farmers discuss ongoing crisis they face

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Workers milking cows on Steve Schmitz’s dairy farm in Richland Center, Wisconsin, in 2015. “It seems like workers and farmers are facing more problems surviving today,” Schmitz said.

MUSCODA, Wis. — In the past year dairy farmers in Wisconsin have had to shut down 714 farms. That’s 8.2 percent, dropping the total number of dairy farms here to 8,046. That is roughly half the number of 16 years…

Mexican workers get boost in fight for wage raise by strike victories

Vol. 83/No. 11 - March 18, 2019

After 35,000 workers at 45 mostly foreign-owned parts factories in Matamoros, Mexico, went on strike and won a 20 percent wage increase and a $1,700 bonus Feb. 11, new strikes have erupted pressing bosses for raises and better conditions. Workers…

‘Prisons exist in this country to take away our humanity’

Vol. 83/No. 11 - March 18, 2019
Dennis Richter, center, Socialist Workers Party candidate for Los Angeles City Council, and campaign supporter, Barbara Bowman, speak to Lenin Mendoza in Reseda, San Fernando Valley Feb. 24. Mendoza said, “It’s hard for people to pay for basic necessities now,” as he bought subscription to the Militant and In Defense of the US Working Class.

When Dennis Richter, Socialist Workers Party candidate for Los Angeles City Council, knocked on the door of Lenin Mendoza Feb. 24, and explained some of the politics and perspectives his campaign is raising, Mendoza, a hospital worker, invited Richter to…

Celebrate US rulers’ decision to end Korea war exercises

Vol. 83/No. 11 - March 18, 2019

Washington announced March 1 the Pentagon is ending permanently the large-scale annual war “games” involving tens of thousands of troops it has organized in Korea for decades. “The decision to permanently halt the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle war exercises…

Solidarity with workers on strike against Wabtec!

United Electrical workers fight against cuts
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Rally at Wabtec offices in Wilmerding, Pennsylvania, March 6 in solidarity with United Electrical Workers union members on strike in Erie. Bosses imposed deep two-tier wage system.

ERIE, Pa. — “We are fighting for the next generation,” Sam Hill, a striking United Electrical Workers member who’s worked at GE Transportation here for 14 years as a forklift operator, told the Militant  March 1. “We don’t want to…

New tensions erupt between rulers in India and Pakistan

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Indian soldiers survey wreckage of air force helicopter in Budgam, Kashmir, Feb. 27, during renewed military friction between rulers of India, Pakistan. Six airmen died in the crash.

A potentially serious military clash between the rival nuclear-armed capitalist governments in India and Pakistan was defused after a captured Indian pilot was returned by Islamabad March 1. His jet had been downed on Pakistani territory during retaliatory cross-border air…

Women’s right to an abortion faces gov’t attack in Missouri

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Protesters at University of Missouri demonstrate in 2015 in support of women’s right to abortion, demanding university hospital executives reverse decision to cut off admitting privileges for doctors who perform abortions at Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia, Missouri.

After years of bitter fighting in Missouri courts over the right of Planned Parenthood clinics there to provide abortions, a Feb. 22 federal district court upheld a state law making it illegal for doctors to perform abortions unless they have…


Vol. 83/No. 11 - March 18, 2019

Prisoners need right to vote Create a movement that will push for a bill in Congress that will allow all state and federal inmates the right to vote. This will change the paradigm on all elections for all the people.…