‘The Militant is being banned, yet again, in a Florida prison’

Vol. 84/No. 18 - May 11, 2020

“The Militant  newspaper is being suppressed, yet again, in a Florida prison,” National Lawyers Guild President Elena Cohen wrote to the state’s Department of Corrections Literature Review Committee — urging it to overturn the latest ban on the paper. “The…

Calif. caravan says, ‘Charge cops who shot Steven Taylor’

Vol. 84/No. 18 - May 11, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. — Supporters of the Socialist Workers Party campaign of Joel Britton for U.S. Congress here are widely circulating his statement demanding the arrest and prosecution of the San Leandro cops who shot and killed Steven Taylor inside the…

Today’s social crisis rooted in decline of capitalism

Vol. 84/No. 18 - May 11, 2020

Below are interrelated excerpts from “What the 1987 Stock Market Crash Foretold,” a Socialist Workers Party resolution published in New International no. 10. It will help readers of the Militant place today’s economic and social crisis within the longer arc…

Fight for jobs! Organize to defend wages, job safety!

Workers main problem today is capitalism, not ‘the virus’
Vol. 84/No. 18 - May 11, 2020
Factory, textile and garment workers demonstrate in Karachi, Pakistan, April 18, demanding end to firings by bosses, for payment of wages for workers at plants that are shut down.

Tens of millions of working people in the U.S. and many millions worldwide have been thrown out of work through lockdowns imposed by capitalist governments, shutting factories, transportation, retail outlets, hotels, restaurants and more. The key problem facing workers today…

25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 84/No. 18 - May 11, 2020

May 15, 1995 More than 20,000 Cubans detained in concentration camps at the U.S. Naval base in Guantánamo, Cuba, will be allowed entry into the United States under an agreement recently signed between Washington and Havana. From the beginning the…

Irish department store workers defy lockdown, protest layoffs

Vol. 84/No. 18 - May 11, 2020

MANCHESTER, England — “We are not just numbers on a sheet, we are going to fight,” sacked Debenhams department store worker Valerie Conlon said as she joined a protest outside the store in Cork, Ireland, April 21. Some 2,000 Debenhams…

First imperialist world war sped Britain’s decline, US rulers rise

Vol. 84/No. 18 - May 11, 2020
Transit workers march in Manchester, England, during 1926 British general strike. Leon Trotsky explains the rise of “unparalleled class battles” in the U.K. before and after first World War, as British imperialism declined in relation to its rivals in Berlin and especially Washington.

 Where Is Britain Going? by Leon Trotsky is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for May. Trotsky was a central leader of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution and the Communist International under V.I. Lenin. The book describes how the working…