Democrat witch hunt against Trump attacks workers’ rights

Vol. 83/No. 21 - May 27, 2019

The Democrats’ continuing witch hunt aimed at driving President Donald Trump from office is a danger to the rights and struggles of working people. It undermines constitutional rights and protections, attempts to criminalize what are political differences, and sets precedents…

US hands off Venezuela! US hands off Cuba!

US rulers say ‘all options open’ against Venezuela
Vol. 83/No. 21 - May 27, 2019
Despite defeat of U.S.-backed coup attempt, Washington continues to threaten Venezuela, and also Cuba. In Sydney, Australia, opponents of U.S. intervention join May 5 march.

Washington is continuing its bipartisan push for the overthrow of the Venezuelan government, backing the opposition’s self-proclaimed president, Juan Guaidó, and saying all options, including a direct U.S. military intervention, are still “on the table.”  At the same time the…

Washington sends carrier fleet to Mideast, threatens Iran

Vol. 83/No. 21 - May 27, 2019

Millions of workers in the U.S. know from bitter experience what it means when the capitalist rulers discuss dispatching more cannon fodder to the Middle East. News accounts report a meeting of White House national security personnel May 9 discussed…

25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 83/No. 21 - May 27, 2019

May 30, 1994 A major confrontation is looming in the two-year war between members of the United Auto Workers and the bosses at Caterpillar, Inc. The entire labor movement has a stake in its outcome. On May 16 workers at…


Vol. 83/No. 21 - May 27, 2019

The article “Thousands Demand Licenses, Amnesty at May Day Rallies,” in the May 20 issue incorrectly said that the Madison, Wisconsin, rally was sponsored by Cosecha. It was sponsored by Voces de la Frontera.

Bring ‘Militant’, books, fund drive home!

Vol. 83/No. 21 - May 27, 2019

Join the final two weeks of our Spring drive to expand the readership of the Militant  and revolutionary books and help fund the paper! The Militant  is a unique voice speaking in the interests of working people. Recent issues raised…

Fight Fla. prison censorship of ‘Militant’

Vol. 83/No. 20 - May 20, 2019

Prisons in the United States are a brutal microcosm of capitalist society as a whole — with its ruthless exploitation of our labor, restrictions on our rights and armed cops and solitary confinement. These are all intended to undermine the…

Sankara’s revolutionary legacy discussed at New York forum

Example of 1983-87 Burkina Faso Revolution
Vol. 83/No. 20 - May 20, 2019
Panel on revolutionary political legacy of Thomas Sankara at People’s Forum May 5 in New York. At podium, Manolo de los Santos, executive director of People’s Forum, welcomed everyone. From left, Arouna Saniwidi, leader of Burkinabe organization Le Balai Citoyen; Peter Thierjung, Socialist Workers Party; and Asha Samad-Matias, professor at City College of New York.

NEW YORK — “No matter where we live, Europe, Africa, even here in the United States, we have the same common enemy — the imperialist system,” said Arouna Saniwidi, who chaired a panel sponsored by and held at the People’s…

New Florida law restricts ex-felons voting rights victory

Vol. 83/No. 20 - May 20, 2019

MIAMI — In a blow to the rights of working people, the Florida legislature adopted a bill May 3 that would undermine the victory won last November when over 64% voted to grant most ex-felons the right to vote. Amendment…

School workers in Carolinas rally for pay raise, better conditions

Vol. 83/No. 20 - May 20, 2019

RALEIGH, N.C. — Thousands of public school teachers and their supporters — among them school bus drivers, cafeteria workers, teachers’ aides, students and parents — marched here May 1 for the second year in a row to demand increased funding…