Ramp workers protest working conditions at Miami airport

Vol. 83/No. 26 - July 22, 2019

MIAMI — Several dozen nonunion ramp workers held a rally here June 27 to protest working conditions at Eulen America, which provides flight services to Delta and American Airlines. Although many of the workers make $15 to $16 an hour,…


2020 election debates show crisis of bosses twin parties

Vol. 83/No. 26 - July 22, 2019

The televised debates unfolding between the two dozen Democrats jostling to become the party’s presidential candidate take place amid a yearslong political crisis unfolding among the parties of the U.S. capitalist ruling families. They fear that sooner or later their…


Airport, catering workers say, ‘One job should be enough!’

Vol. 83/No. 26 - July 22, 2019
Chanting “One job should be enough!” airport workers as well as Sky Chef and Gate Gourmet workers picket together at San Francisco International Airport for higher wages, new contracts.

SAN FRANCISCO — Airport workers who are members of United Service Workers West, part of the Service Employees International Union, joined forces here July 3 with LSG Sky Chefs and Gate Gourmet catering workers — members of UNITE HERE Local…


Join fight against prison censorship!

Vol. 83/No. 26 - July 22, 2019

The Militant is fighting for the right of workers behind bars to read the Militant and other books and publications they choose in two of the 21 states where we have prison subscribers — Florida and Kansas. We’re asking our…


‘Mandela pays tribute to Cuba’s internationalist fighters’

Vol. 83/No. 26 - July 22, 2019
In 1988 revolutionary Cuba sent tens of thousands of volunteer combatants and its best military equipment to help seal the defeat of the long-standing South African apartheid invasion of Angola. Above, all-women antiaircaft gun units that helped beat back South African air force.

The Spanish edition of Cuba & Angola: Fighting for Africa’s Freedom and Our Own by Fidel Castro, Raúl Castro, Nelson Mandela and others is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for July. The talk by Fidel Castro below, was…


50,000 New Zealand teachers shut the schools down, win higher pay

Vol. 83/No. 26 - July 22, 2019

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — After flexing their muscles in a national strike at the end of May, New Zealand teachers at government-run primary and secondary schools voted to approve a new three-year contract that included pay increases of 3 percent…


Sudan military lifts siege, agrees to rule with opposition

Vol. 83/No. 26 - July 22, 2019

The military rulers in Sudan agreed July 5 to form a joint military-civilian government set to last three years and three months with opposition leaders who’ve been mounting mass protests for weeks. After this “transition” to civilian rule, the agreement…


Ethiopian Israelis fight police brutality, racism

Vol. 83/No. 26 - July 22, 2019
Ethiopian Israelis and supporters block one of Tel Aviv’s main roadways in Israel July 2, protesting cop shooting of 19-year-old Solomon Tekah. Protests won solidarity from working people.

Thousands of Ethiopian Israelis have taken to the streets across Israel since June 30, when an off-duty cop shot and killed unarmed 19-year-old Solomon Tekah in Haifa. “Since I’m 13, I’ve been beaten by cops,” Aviel, 19, told Haaretz at…


Indiana Machinists strike for health care, living wages

Vol. 83/No. 26 - July 22, 2019

VALPARAISO, Ind. — “My family is on strike,” Stephanie Lambert, a striking lab worker at Regal Beloit Manufacturing, told the Militant July 6. Some 130 members of International Association of Machinists Local 2018 walked out here a week earlier when…


New Zealand workers who care for disabled strike for contract

Vol. 83/No. 26 - July 22, 2019

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — More than a dozen IDEA Services workers picketed the South Auckland regional office here June 23, part of a 24-hour nationwide strike against the division of IHC. IDEA (Intellectual Disability Empowerment in Action) Services contracts to…