Joliet: Nurses at AMITA strike over staffing, conditions

Vol. 84/No. 28 - July 20, 2020
Joliet: Nurses at AMITA strike over staffing, conditions

JOLIET, Ill. — Members of the Illinois Nurses Association at AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center here set up strike picket lines July 4 in a fight to win safer staffing levels, keep their sick pay and get a raise.…

Demonstrators across Sudan demand end to military rule

Vol. 84/No. 28 - July 20, 2020

Determined to remove the military from Sudan’s transitional government, tens of thousands of working people joined demonstrations in cities and towns across the country June 30. After weeks of massive protests and street battles with the military in the spring…

Over $134,000 donated to SWP ‘stimulus’ appeal

Vol. 84/No. 28 - July 20, 2020

The enthusiastic response over the last nearly four months to the Socialist Workers Party special “stimulus” appeal has greatly augmented the resources of the party. The total now stands at $134,700, from 122 contributors! As payouts continue to be sent…

25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 84/No. 28 - July 20, 2020

July 24, 1995 The unveiling of a black granite monument in Okinawa, June 23, marked the 50th anniversary of the battle that ended with Washington’s seizure of the island from Tokyo toward the end of World War II. The markers,…

Socialist Workers Party candidates get hearing in Bath, Boston, Albany

Vol. 84/No. 28 - July 20, 2020
Top, SWP presidential candidates Alyson Kennedy, right, and Malcolm Jarrett, back center, join Bath, Maine, shipyard strikers on picket line July 2. Inset, congressional candidate Willie Cotton, right, marches in New York City July 4 protest.

    BATH, Maine — Alyson Kennedy and Malcolm Jarrett, Socialist Workers Party candidates for president and vice president, joined striking shipbuilding workers on the picket lines at Bath Iron Works to bring solidarity to their strike, July 1-3. “Workers…

A working-class road to expand rights for all the oppressed

Court ruling muddying biological sex and ‘gender identity’ endangers gains won in struggle
Vol. 84/No. 27 - July 13, 2020
1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, part of powerful Black-led working-class movement that overthrew Jim Crow segregation. Another product of this struggle was new Civil Rights Act passed the following year that outlawed employer discrimination in hiring, firing or promotion based on “race, color, religion, sex or national origin.”

An article in last week’s issue of the Militant — under the headline “Supreme Court: Job Discrimination for Being Gay, Transgender Is Illegal. Ruling Includes ‘Poison Pill’ Against Women’s Rights Fight” — was wrong. It erroneously implied that the June…

Destruction of statues seeks to erase history we need to know

Vol. 84/No. 27 - July 13, 2020

Worldwide protests against police killings in recent weeks reflect the depth of opposition to cop brutality and racist discrimination among working people today. The protests have made some gains, leading to charges against cops and racist vigilantes and strengthening the…

Cuban medical missions face US gov’t slander and threats

Vol. 84/No. 27 - July 13, 2020
Dr. Leonardo Fernández greeted by neighbors, family and representatives of Federation of Cuban Women, the association of small farmers and other mass organizations June 21 on his return to Guantánamo, Cuba, after two months treating COVID-19 patients in Lombardy, Italy.

Revolutionary Cuba has sent more than 2,000 doctors and other health care workers to 30 countries over the last few months in response to governments’ requests for help in treating patients during the COVID-19 worldwide outbreak. The Cuban volunteers have…

Weekly audio version of ‘Militant’ available online

Vol. 84/No. 27 - July 13, 2020

The Militant puts out a regular weekly audio edition of the paper, a special feature directed primarily toward readers who are sight-impaired or who have difficulty reading English. A complete audio version of each issue is available at In…