In race to speed up deliveries, retail bosses squeeze workers

Vol. 83/No. 35 - September 30, 2019
Workers at Amazon warehouse in Chattanooga, Tennessee, 2017. Retail rivals Walmart and Amazon are ramping up the pressure on workers as they compete for ever faster deliveries.

Retail giants Amazon and Walmart, the two biggest employers, are racing to speed up order delivery times as they seek to crush rivals and squeeze out of workers more profits for the bosses. In the latest step in their cutthroat…

Cops fire Taser on customer in Walmart, drawing outrage

Vol. 83/No. 35 - September 30, 2019

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — When a customer at the Walmart store here argued with cops after mistakenly leaving a $4 item at the bottom of his cart, the cops “settled” the dispute by stunning the man with a Taser,…

Over 150,000 attend Manila book fair in Philippines

Vol. 83/No. 35 - September 30, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Over 150,000 people took part in the 40th Manila International Book Fair here Sept. 11-15. Above, fairgoers line up outside the exhibition hall on opening day. Many were high school and university students, and other youth. Because…

Anti-union outfit targets UAW as auto workers strike

Vol. 83/No. 35 - September 30, 2019

As nearly 50,000 United Auto Workers union members battle GM bosses, government raids and attacks in the big-business press, they are also being targeted by an anti-labor outfit that calls itself the Socialist Equality Party and its so-called Autoworker Newsletter.…

25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 83/No. 35 - September 30, 2019

October 3, 1994 ROSETOWN, Saskatchewan — Unionized since 1936, the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, Canada’s largest grain-handling company, had never been struck by its employees. But after months of rancorous negotiations marked by the big cooperative’s demands for contract concessions, the…

Troy protest: Prosecute cop who killed Edson Thevenin!

Vol. 83/No. 34 - September 23, 2019
Pastor Tre Stanton speaks at Aug. 22 rally in Troy, New York, demanding firing, prosecution of cop Randall French, who killed Edson Thevenin in 2016. City officials tried to cover up killing.

TROY, New York — Carrying signs and chanting “Justice for Edson” and “Prosecute killer cops,” some 60 people demonstrated Aug. 22 outside a council meeting to protest the city’s cover-up of the cop killing of Edson Thevenin in 2016.  City…

Hong Kong protests continue to demand rights

Vol. 83/No. 34 - September 23, 2019
Hong Kong protests continue to demand rights

Fourteen weeks of protests in Hong Kong, some drawing a million people or more, forced Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, to withdraw her hated bill Sept. 4 that would have legalized extradition to the Chinese mainland. The bill would…

Working-class party needs an international program

Vol. 83/No. 34 - September 23, 2019
Workers fit cars at Packard plant in Detroit in 1920s. Trotsky says the expansion of U.S. imperialism transformed it “into the basic counterrevolutionary force of the modern epoch,” and “prepares the ground for a gigantic revolutionary explosion in this already dominant” power.

The Third International After Lenin by Leon Trotsky is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for September. It contains the Russian revolutionary leader’s defense of the proletarian internationalist course of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution led by V.I. Lenin and…

Workers show power, need to organize to win

Vol. 83/No. 34 - September 23, 2019

Working people around the world have demonstrated their capacities to engage in sustained struggle, courageously facing down repressive regimes and even toppling governments in Sudan, Algeria, Puerto Rico and elsewhere in recent months. In the course of organizing massive mobilizations…

Moscow frees Sentsov who fought its seizure of Crimea

Vol. 83/No. 34 - September 23, 2019
Moscow frees Sentsov who fought its seizure of Crimea

After years of an international campaign demanding freedom for Ukrainian and Crimean political prisoners framed up and imprisoned in Russia, the regime of Vladimir Putin released filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, left, and Oleksandr Kolchenko, right, along with 33 others in a…