Malcolm X: ‘We’re living at a time of worldwide revolution’

Vol. 84/No. 16 - April 27, 2020
Malcolm X speaking at Audubon Ballroom in Harlem, New York, Feb. 15, 1965, giving speech that is excerpted here. He was assassinated when he spoke at the ballroom six nights later.

Malcolm X: The Last Speeches is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for April. Malcolm X emerged as the single most outstanding leader of the popular struggle for Black liberation in the U.S. As he evolved politically, especially in…

Workers in Iraq defy curfew to maintain protests

Vol. 84/No. 16 - April 27, 2020
Anti-government demonstrators in Baghdad April 9 march against appointment of Mustafa al-Kadhemi, Iraq government’s spy master, as prime minister, with his picture crossed out.

Hundreds of Iraqi protesters defied a government-imposed curfew in the southern city of Nasiriyah and took to the streets in recent weeks to demand a halt to restrictions on their gatherings. They also condemned the April 5 assassination of Anwar…

‘We still got a job to do in this strike,’ Asarco miners say

Vol. 84/No. 16 - April 27, 2020

“We’re still hanging in there — rolling with the punches,” Kevin Chiquete, chairman of United Steelworkers Local 915’s hardship committee and a diesel electric mechanic at the Ray Mine in Kearny, Arizona, told the   Militant  April 11. “We’ve still got…

Social crisis today deepens strains pulling the EU apart

Vol. 84/No. 16 - April 27, 2020

European Union finance ministers held an acrimonious summit April 9, trying to cobble together a deal for resurrecting the trading bloc members’ crumbling economies. They did finally reach an agreement, but it began to unravel within minutes. Rival capitalist governments…

Neighbors, churches condemn anti-Semitic attack

Vol. 84/No. 16 - April 27, 2020
Neighbors, churches condemn anti-Semitic attack

As soon as word got out that two synagogues in Huntsville, Alabama, had been defaced with threatening anti-Semitic graffiti, nearby residents and members of area churches sprang into action. They spoke out about the attack and joined in cleaning up…

Bangladesh garment workers protest for jobs, pay

Vol. 84/No. 16 - April 27, 2020

“We want our wages!” and “Break the black hands of the owners!” shouted thousands of garment workers as they protested in Dhaka, Bangladesh, April 13. Actions started April 12 and continued for days. They hit all the major production centers…


Vol. 84/No. 16 - April 27, 2020

Open the libraries! Thank your for your excellent coverage of the coronavirus epidemic and how it’s being used to attack the working class. One other institution vital for the working class that has been shut down are the libraries. These…

Demand gov’t-funded public works program to provide millions of jobs!

Vol. 84/No. 16 - April 27, 2020

Socialist Workers Party 2020 presidential candidate Alyson Kennedy issued this statement April 15 in Washington, D.C. Malcolm Jarrett is the party’s vice presidential candidate. As the capitalist rulers debate how fast they can ease up on their shutdown of workplaces…