NATO summit reflects crisis of imperialist world ‘order’

Vol. 83/No. 47 - December 23, 2019
Despite German rulers having largest economy in Europe, not one of their six submarines was operational in 2018. Less than half their tanks, helicopters, fighter jets are usable. Mismatch between economic and military power will not survive deeper inter-imperialist conflicts.

As they press every opening to take down Donald Trump before the 2020 elections, Democrats and the liberal press leapt on tapes of French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other government leaders making fun of the…

Welcome new readers! Help get out books, the ‘Militant’

Vol. 83/No. 47 - December 23, 2019
SWP member Leroy Watson, right, talks to Joshoa Gantile on his doorstep in Hometown, Illinois, Dec. 8. SWP says workers need to build a labor party to defend our class interests.

The Militant extends a warm welcome to the 1,208 readers who subscribed to the paper during the Socialist Workers Party fall drive to win new readers that concluded Dec. 10. Party members also raised over $100,000 for the party’s annual…

Protest cop killing of Kumanjayi Walker!

Vol. 83/No. 47 - December 23, 2019

SYDNEY — The police killing of 19-year-old Kumanjayi Walker Nov. 9 in Yuendumu, an Aboriginal settlement of some 1,000 people in central Australia, has sparked widespread protests across the country. Thousands nationwide joined demonstrations to protest the cop killing Nov.…

French protests say ‘Hands off our pensions’!

Vol. 83/No. 47 - December 23, 2019

PARIS — Unionists and other working people across France carried out a one-day strike Dec. 5 and mounted sizable demonstrations in defense of their pensions. The actions were centered among public service sector workers in transportation, schools and public hospitals.…

Mass protest advances Hong Kong political rights fight

Vol. 83/No. 47 - December 23, 2019

Protesters in Hong Kong hold up five fingers as a sign of continued support for their five demands Dec. 8 in the largest action for greater political rights in months. Others carried large banners such as “Free Hong Kong.” The…

NY event discusses ‘Thomas Sankara’s Legacy Today’

Vol. 83/No. 47 - December 23, 2019

NEW YORK — Some 100 people attended a program at the Harlem YMCA here Dec. 8 on “Thomas Sankara’s Legacy Today: Sankara Everywhere, Sankara Nowhere.” Speaking were Basninwende Isonore Dianda, a teacher; Inem Richardson, a Barnard College student and researcher;…

US life expectancy declines for three years in a row

Vol. 83/No. 47 - December 23, 2019

One of the most gruesome results of the impact of the economic and social crisis of capitalism today is that life expectancy in the U.S. has fallen for three straight years. Since 2010, mortality rates for workers in their prime…

CN rail workers ‘strike for safety’ won broad backing

Vol. 83/No. 46 - December 16, 2019
More than 50 Teamster rail strikers picket Canadian National headquarters in Montreal Nov. 26 before tentative agreement was announced. Now debate over contract begins before vote.

MONTREAL — Following a Nov. 26 tentative agreement between Teamsters Canada Rail Conference officials and Canadian National Railway bosses, the 3,200 CN conductors, including yardmen and yardmasters, returned to work Nov. 27 after an eight-day “strike for safety.” The workers…

French rulers expand military intervention into West Africa

Vol. 83/No. 46 - December 16, 2019

French ground troops are being deployed to Burkina Faso. This is the first major dispatch of imperialist troops to that West African country, an attempt to shore up a weakening capitalist regime in a region racked by instability. The deployment…

Communist League in UK: ‘Jew-hatred is deadly threat to the working class’

Vol. 83/No. 46 - December 16, 2019
Jonathan Silberman, Communist League candidate for Tottenham in U.K., speaks Dec. 2 at pre-election candidates forum of 40 people at Turkish Cypriot Community Association, along with candidates from Labour, Liberal Democrats and Conservatives. “We need to build an independent working class movement like in the Cuban Revolution,” he said.

LONDON— Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s handling of anti-Semitism makes him “unfit for high office” writes Ephraim Mirvis, the U.K.’s chief rabbi, in the Times of London, weeks before Corbyn faces Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the country’s parliamentary election,…