Vol. 83/No. 30 - August 19, 2019

Trial is ‘no consolation’ As a former telecom worker in the U.K., I recognized many of the abuses suffered by France Telecom workers described in the article “Telecom Bosses on Trial for Driving Workers to Suicide.” In the U.K. thousands…

Kentucky miners block coal trains to demand back pay

Fight shows need to organize unions, use union power
Vol. 83/No. 30 - August 19, 2019
Coal miners and supporters block rail tracks at mine near Cumberland, Kentucky, to prevent Blackjewel Coal from shipping coal until company pays miners wages they are owed.

Dozens of miners and their families have set up camp on rail tracks near Cumberland, Kentucky, to block trains hauling coal from the Cloverlick #3 Mine. They’re protesting the refusal of Blackjewel Coal Co, which declared bankruptcy July 1, to…

New prime minister vows to take UK out of EU

Vol. 83/No. 30 - August 19, 2019

LONDON — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised to take the U.K. out of the European Union by Oct. 31 as his new government attempts to address the deep-seated crisis of British capitalism. After taking office he set off on…

Cuba gov’t refutes US slanders of internationalist volunteers

Vol. 83/No. 30 - August 19, 2019
Forty volunteer health care workers from Cuba’s Henry Reeve brigade, who spent two months in Mozambique earlier this year, performed as many as 11 surgeries a day.

Hoping to stain the image of the Cuban Revolution, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slandered Cuba’s international medical assistance program, saying it engages in “exploitative and coercive labor practices” towards its volunteer doctors. Pompeo announced July 26 that the State…

Press group says end ban on ‘Militant’ in Florida prisons

Vol. 83/No. 30 - August 19, 2019

The Florida Press Association has joined the fight to halt the censorship of the Militant  by Florida prison officials, who have impounded 10 issues of the paper since April. The association represents most newspapers in the state.  The banned issues…

New US tariffs aimed at slowing rising power of rival Beijing

Vol. 83/No. 30 - August 19, 2019

President Donald Trump threatened to impose 10% tariffs on $300 billion of imports from China next month after trade talks in Shanghai failed to reach any agreement between the U.S. and Chinese governments. The deepening trade dispute triggered a sell-off…

Oppose US economic sanctions on Venezuela!

Vol. 83/No. 30 - August 19, 2019

In an escalation of its economic sanctions against Venezuela, President Donald Trump issued an executive order Aug. 5 that prohibits almost all remaining U.S. trade with the government of Venezuela and aims to get foreign companies to comply as well.…

‘Cuban people will resist US embargo and violations of our sovereignty’

Vol. 83/No. 29 - August 12, 2019

NEW YORK — “The Cuban people are determined to withstand the U.S. government’s policy of aggression,” said Ana Silvia Rodríguez Abascal, Cuban deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, at a July 27 meeting here to celebrate the Cuban Revolution.…