US sanctions hit hardest against working people

Vol. 83/No. 24 - July 8, 2019

The U.S. government is stepping up threats to use its military might against Iran and tightening economic sanctions whose consequences fall heaviest on the Iranian working people. Washington’s latest pretext for these steps to defend imperialist interests in the Middle…


US hands off Iran! End US economic war!

Bring all US troops home from Middle East now!
Vol. 83/No. 24 - July 8, 2019
June 24 protest action in Oakland, California, against U.S. threats, sanctions against Iran.

The following statement was issued by David Rosenfeld, currently the Socialist Workers Party candidate for City Council in Minneapolis, June 21. The Socialist Workers Party demands: U.S. hands off Iran! U.S. troops out of the Middle East! End the economic…


25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 83/No. 24 - July 8, 2019

July 11, 1994 EAST PEORIA, Illinois — Members of the United Auto workers effectively shut down operations at Caterpillar Inc.’s plants in three states when they walked off the job June 20-21. The strike involves some 14,000 workers. The outcome…


Joyce Meissenheimer: Communist fighter

Vol. 83/No. 24 - July 8, 2019
Joyce Meissenheimer in Toronto in December 2007.

MONTREAL — Joyce Meissenheimer, 96, a member and cadre of the Communist League in Canada for almost 50 years, died in Calgary June 7 of heart failure. Before coming to Canada, Meissenheimer was a fighter against the apartheid regime in…


Celebrating 100 years ‘on right side of history’

Vol. 83/No. 24 - July 8, 2019

OBERLIN, Ohio — More than 300 workers and young people from the U.S. and around the world attended the 2019 International Active Workers Conference sponsored by the Socialist Workers Party June 13-15 here. A large banner above the stage at…


Building a party capable of leading workers to power

Vol. 83/No. 24 - July 8, 2019

This excerpt is from The Struggle for a Proletarian Party by James P. Cannon. It is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for July. It records the struggle to build a party, proletarian in program and composition, that can…


Sudan military attacks protests demanding civilian government

Vol. 83/No. 24 - July 8, 2019

Military forces and paramilitary thugs assaulted an encampment of thousands of protesters outside army headquarters in Sudan’s capital Khartoum in early June, killing over 120 people, wounding hundreds more and brutally dispersing the rest. The attack comes in response to…


Undocumented workers in NY win right to driver’s licenses

Vol. 83/No. 24 - July 8, 2019

NEW YORK — After a long fight by supporters of the rights of immigrant workers, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law June 17 that will allow over three-quarters of a million undocumented workers to apply for driver’s licenses here. It…


Workers at Gate Gourmet, Sky Chefs fight for contract

Vol. 83/No. 24 - July 8, 2019
Airline catering workers at LSG Sky Chefs and Gate Gourmet mount informational picket demanding wage increase, better health coverage at San Francisco International Airport June 21.

SAN FRANCISCO — Scores of airline catering workers employed by LSG Sky Chefs and Gate Gourmet joined in a noisy and spirited informational picket line outside the airport’s international terminal here June 21. “United Airlines get up to snuff! One…


Speak out against bans on ‘Militant’ in prisons!

Vol. 83/No. 24 - July 8, 2019

Florida prison officials have banned at least eight of the last 12 issues of the Militant. We say “at least” because they don’t always inform us the paper has been banned, even though they are required by their own rules…