Youth throng Manila book fair for literature, culture, politics

Vol. 83/No. 38 - October 21, 2019
Interested youth discuss, buy literature in Pathfinder booth at Manila book fair Sept. 14, following meeting presenting Are They Rich Because They’re Smart? Class, Privilege, and Learning Under Capitalism, and Women in Cuba: The Making of a Revolution Within the Revolution.

MANILA, Philippines — Over 150,000 people flocked to the 40th Manila International Book Fair held in the huge Mall of Asia shopping complex Sept. 11–15. This was larger than last year. Over 100 publishers and distributors, mainly from the Philippines,…


Hong Kong ban on masks can’t stop struggle for political rights

Vol. 83/No. 38 - October 21, 2019

As mass protests for political rights and against Beijing’s interference continued, the Hong Kong government announced Oct. 4 it was implementing a highly controversial ban on people wearing face masks at public assemblies. The Chinese government applauded the repressive measure,…



Liberals push impeachment, target is the working class

Vol. 83/No. 38 - October 21, 2019

Impeachment hysteria is consuming the Democratic Party, pushing their 2020 presidential candidates’ competition aside, as the party’s leaders in the House of Representatives have launched “impeachment inquiries” against President Donald Trump in no less than six different House committees. Their…


Halt Ankara’s assault against the Kurds in north Syria!

Vol. 83/No. 38 - October 21, 2019

Aiming to deal blows to the Kurdish peoples’ struggle for national rights, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has begun airstrikes on the Kurdish-controlled region of northeastern Syria. President Donald Trump announced Oct. 6 the withdrawal of some U.S. troops in…


Titles by SWP leaders attract interest at Paris Fete

Vol. 83/No. 38 - October 21, 2019
Titles by SWP leaders attract interest at Paris Fete

LA COURNEUVE, France — “The workers movement here has been pushed back hard for years, but we got woken up by the yellow vests,” Regis Lanier, a nurse from Amiens, on the left, told Pathfinder supporters at their bookstand at…


Letters

Vol. 83/No. 38 - October 21, 2019

Illinois prison book ban I was reading the front-page article in your Sept. 9 issue on the Florida gulag system’s overturning the ban on several issues of the Militant  and I came across the information about the Danville Correctional Center’s…


25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 83/No. 38 - October 21, 2019

October 24, 1994 With almost unanimous bipartisan support, U.S. president Bill Clinton has launched a mammoth military buildup in the Persian Gulf in preparation for a possible military attack on Iraq. In a matter of days, tens of thousands of…


In Teamster battles, ‘Workers learned to fight as a class’

Vol. 83/No. 38 - October 21, 2019
In Teamster battles, ‘Workers learned to fight as a class’

The following excerpt is from Teamster Power, by Farrell Dobbs, one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for October. The title is about how members of Teamsters Local 574 learned to wield the union power forged through three 1934 strike…


Albany nurses fight for union contract, against short staffing

Vol. 83/No. 38 - October 21, 2019

ALBANY, N.Y. — “What do we want? Contract! When do we want it? Now!” chanted hundreds of nurses and their supporters outside Albany Medical Center here Sept. 25.  “We nurses love to take care of our patients but, at this…