25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 83/No. 18 - May 6, 2019

May 9, 1994 NORTHAM, South Africa — “Our strike is 100 percent effective, our members are determined to make the company meet our most important demands,” stated Joseph Moloke, branch chairman of the National Union of Mineworkers at Gold Fields…

Washington steps up economic war against Cuban Revolution

Vol. 83/No. 18 - May 6, 2019

The White House April 17 announced new sanctions in Washington’s decadeslong economic war against the Cuban people and their socialist revolution. The government imposed Title III of the reactionary 1996 anti-Cuba Helms-Burton Law, which allows U.S. citizens to sue in…

Fight against ban on Washington prisoners getting used books wins

Vol. 83/No. 17 - April 29, 2019

SEATTLE — After a public outcry, the Washington state Department of Corrections reversed severe restrictions they had adopted that blocked prisoners from receiving almost all used books. The ban, quietly posted on the department’s website, said that effective March 25…

Protesters in Sudan say: ‘The regime must fall!’

Vol. 83/No. 17 - April 29, 2019

Massive crowds continue to sit in and protest at the presidential palace in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, determined to eradicate all remnants of military rule after the army brass ousted and arrested President Omar al-Bashir. The powerful breadth of the mobilizations…

Legislators in Texas push to make every abortion illegal

Vol. 83/No. 17 - April 29, 2019

The Texas state legislative Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee held unprecedented public hearings April 8-9 on a proposed bill to authorize criminal prosecution of all women who have an abortion and of the doctors who perform them. All abortions would…

New England Stop & Shop workers strike against cuts

‘Don’t stop, don’t shop at Stop and Shop!’
Vol. 83/No. 17 - April 29, 2019
Striking Stop & Shop workers picket in Boston April 12. Widespread solidarity is needed.

BOSTON — Some 31,000 workers on strike at over 240 Stop & Shop grocery stores in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island are calling on working people to support their fight. The unionists, members of five United Food and Commercial Workers…