Build solidarity with shipyard workers strike in Bath, Maine

Vol. 84/No. 32 - August 17, 2020

The strike by over 4,300 shipbuilders, members of Machinists Union Local S6, against the bosses at the Bath Iron Works in Maine is the most important labor battle in the U.S. today. Workers there deserve the solidarity of working people…


Protests in Russia Far East rock Putin government

Vol. 84/No. 32 - August 17, 2020

Tens of thousands of working people in Khabarovsk, a city of 600,000 in Russia’s Far East, demonstrated Aug. 1, above, over the Kremlin’s July 9 arrest of elected Provincial Gov. Sergei Furgal. The protests have continued for weeks, initially calling…


Veterans against cop brutality rally in Pittsburgh

Vol. 84/No. 32 - August 17, 2020
Veterans Against Cop Brutality

“Veterans from different generations — from the Vietnam War, from the post 9/11 generation, joined the protest,” Aryanna Hunter, left, told the Militant  in a phone interview the day after an Aug. 2 demonstration she organized in Pittsburgh of Veterans…


Workers reject both federal cops and disruption by antifa

Vol. 84/No. 32 - August 17, 2020

Working people in Portland and elsewhere welcome the announcement that the administration of Donald Trump is withdrawing its use of federal cops — including a Border Patrol SWAT team that is trained to act like special forces — around the…


Philadelphia Greyhound workers resist layoffs, speedup, attack on wages

Vol. 84/No. 32 - August 17, 2020
Greyhound workers, members of Teamsters Local 623, and union supporters picket at Philadelphia bus terminal July 28.

PHILADELPHIA — Greyhound station workers here, organized by Teamsters Local 623, and other union supporters held an informational picket in front of the bus station July 28. The action, which included other Philadelphia-area Teamsters, was a step toward building solidarity…


Workers need a labor party, control of production, safety

Join drive to put Socialist Workers Party on the ballot
Vol. 84/No. 32 - August 17, 2020
Gabby Prosser, left, gets signatures from five women at Walmart in Federal Way, Washington, to put SWP presidential ticket on ballot. Socialist Workers Party presents a fighting working-class program to build the union movement to defend our jobs, wages and working conditions.

FARIBAULT, Minn. — Socialist Workers Party campaigners are knocking on doors and meeting working people in Minnesota, New Jersey, Tennessee and Washington to win support for the fight to get a working-class party on the ballot in 2020. Thousands are…


Intervention by capitalist rivals is disaster for toilers in Libya

Vol. 84/No. 32 - August 17, 2020

Nine years after Washington — with the aid of its imperialist rivals in London and Paris — intervened in Libya’s civil war, launching massive airstrikes that helped overthrow the regime of Moammar Gadhafi in 2011, there is still no stable…


Letters

Vol. 84/No. 32 - August 17, 2020

Learned about SWP too late? I’m writing to thank you for the subscription to your paper. I enjoy reading it and when I’m finished, I make it available to others. The articles in your paper make it clear that we…


25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 84/No. 32 - August 17, 2020

August 21, 1995 PHILADELPHIA — Supporters of Black activist Mumia Abu-Jamal cheered as Judge Albert Sabo issued a stay of execution August 7. The ruling means that the death warrant for August 17 will not be carried out. Abu-Jamal, however,…


Sankara: ‘We draw lessons from all the world’s revolutions’

Vol. 84/No. 32 - August 17, 2020
Popular uprising in Madagascar, which toppled government in 1972, had deep impact on Thomas Sankara, who was a military cadet there. He heard from fellow students about 1968 workers general strike in France, above. Transferred to France by the army, he scoured Paris for books by Karl Marx and other revolutionaries. He learned importance of studying history of class struggle.

Thomas Sankara Parle, the French edition of   Thomas Sankara Speaks: The Burkina Faso Revolution 1983-87, is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for August. In 1983 Sankara led an uprising in the former French colony of Upper Volta, bringing…