Portland police Photoshop mug shot to frame up man for robbery

Vol. 83/No. 34 - September 23, 2019

When cops in Portland, Oregon, decided they wanted to nail Tyronne Allen for bank robbery, they used Photoshop on his mug shot to wipe out every one of the many tattoos covering his face to make his image “fit” that…

Hundreds protest gov’t seizure of Maori children in New Zealand

Vol. 83/No. 34 - September 23, 2019
Some 400 people protest in Wellington, New Zealand, July 30 against state’s seizure of Maori children. They heard midwives explain why they had joined fight against seizure at hospital.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand —Demanding “Hands Off Our Tamariki [children],” upwards of 400 people rallied at Parliament here July 30 to condemn the seizure of Maori children from their mothers by the children’s ministry, Oranga Tamariki. Protests took place in a…

Indiana Machinists end 2-month strike, vow to fight plant closure

Vol. 83/No. 34 - September 23, 2019

VALPARAISO, Ind. — “I am glad we went on strike. It brought us closer together. We learned solidarity,” Kelley Wilson, an inspector at the Regal Beloit plant, told the Militant  Sept. 4, the day after members of International Association of…

Petrochemical workers strike in Quebec over wages, pensions

Vol. 83/No. 34 - September 23, 2019

MONTREAL — About 30 petrochemical workers employed by Royal Vopak Co. have been on strike since July 2 here and in Quebec City. They are members of Unifor Local 175C. Unifor is the biggest private-sector union in Canada.  The workers…

25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 83/No. 34 - September 23, 2019

September 26, 1994 Working people the world over have a responsibility to demand Washington halt all plans for a military invasion of Haiti. Clinton’s order to put 20,000 U.S. troops into battle to supposedly defend democracy is sheer hypocrisy. Far…

Bob Redrup: Built Socialist Workers Party for 7 decades

Vol. 83/No. 34 - September 23, 2019
Above, Socialist Workers Party member Joel Britton addresses Sept. 2 meeting in Los Angeles to celebrate life of Bob Redrup, who died Aug. 15. Inset, Redrup in 1970s. He had spent seven decades building the SWP, including in party’s union fractions in maritime and steel industries.

LOS ANGELES — Bob Redrup spent “seven decades building the Socialist Workers Party. His was a life lived on the right side of history,” Norton Sandler, a member of the SWP National Committee, told 50 people at a meeting to…

Gibson’s bakery scores another victory against Oberlin attacks

Vol. 83/No. 34 - September 23, 2019

In a victory for the Gibson family and working people, Lorraine County, Ohio, Judge John Miraldi Sept. 9 denied motions by Oberlin College asking him to either grant them a new trial or overturn the jury verdict finding the college…

‘Economic recovery is not how most workers would describe life today’

Vol. 83/No. 34 - September 23, 2019
Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party presidential candidate in 2016, talks to Markus Nalumu in Burien, Washington, Sept. 10. “I commend you for what you’re doing,” he said.

“For millions of working people in this country ‘economic recovery’ is not how they would describe their conditions of life over the past 10 years,” Paul Mailhot, a member of the Socialist Workers Party National Committee, told the opening celebration…

‘Militant’ wins again in battle against Florida prison bans

Vol. 83/No. 34 - September 23, 2019

As the campaign against suppression of the Militant  by Florida prison wardens gathers momentum, the Department of Corrections Literature Review Committee  overturned the latest impoundments of two more issues of the socialist newsweekly Aug. 28. And they did so before…