Idaho miners’ rally marks two-and-a-half-year walkout

Vol. 83/No. 38 - October 21, 2019

MULLAN, Idaho — Some 100 members of United Steelworkers Local 5114 and supporters marched and rallied here Oct. 5, marking two and a half years since silver miners at the Lucky Friday mine went out on strike against Hecla Mining…

Independent truckers protest new gov’t regulations

Vol. 83/No. 38 - October 21, 2019
Independent truckers protest new gov’t regulations

Angry truckers staged a “10-4” protest on the Mall at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Oct. 4, above, to call attention to increasingly onerous government regulations that threaten the livelihood of independent owner-operators. When truckers use citizens band radio,…

Montreal rally: End ban on wearing religious symbols

Vol. 83/No. 38 - October 21, 2019

MONTREAL — Some 300 protesters rallied here Sept. 28 despite a steady rain to demand that reactionary Law 21 be repealed. The Quebec law prohibits school teachers and many other public servants who toil in so-called positions of “authority” from…

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…

‘The stewardship of land and labor falls to the working class’

Vol. 83/No. 38 - October 21, 2019

MONTREAL — Pierre-Luc Filion, Communist League candidate in the Montreal riding of Longueuil-St. Hubert, and Steve Penner, CL candidate in the federal riding of Papineau in Montreal, and a number of supporters went to the “climate crisis” rally here Sept.…

Iraqi protests demand jobs, end to Tehran intervention

Vol. 83/No. 38 - October 21, 2019
Protesters in Baghdad Oct. 1, one of many actions across southern Iraq. Working people have used opening of political space with the defeat of Islamic State to press demands for jobs, services, for the fall of the government and for Tehran’s hated militias to leave the country.

Despite unbridled government and paramilitary assaults that have left over 100 dead, 6,000 wounded and hundreds jailed, working people continue to protest in Baghdad and cities across southern Iraq. They are demanding an end to years of unemployment, widespread corruption…

African conference advances solidarity with Cuba

Vol. 83/No. 38 - October 21, 2019
African conference advances solidarity with Cuba

ABUJA, Nigeria — Over 300 people marched almost 2 miles through the streets here and rallied at Freedom Fountain Park in the Nigerian capital Sept. 25 to protest the U.S. rulers’ economic war against the Cuban Revolution. The demonstration demanded…

Castro: Coup opened door to US invasion of Grenada

Vol. 83/No. 37 - October 14, 2019

Fidel Castro: Nothing Can Stop the Course of History, one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for October, is a wide-ranging interview by Jeffrey M. Elliot and Mervyn M. Dymally with the central leader of the Cuban Revolution. The excerpts…

Climate change panic fuels Dutch gov’t attack on farmers

Vol. 83/No. 37 - October 14, 2019

Thousands of farmers organized tractor convoys from across the Netherlands to the Hague Oct. 1, protesting a government report that blames them and their livestock for fouling the air. “No farmers, no food,” read their placards. Farmers are fed up…

Drive to expand reach of ‘Militant,’ revolutionary books

Vol. 83/No. 37 - October 14, 2019

Starting Saturday, Oct. 5, the Militant  is launching a nine-week drive to expand the readership of the paper and of books by Socialist Workers Party leaders and other revolutionaries internationally. The drive has an international goal of 1,100 subscriptions and…