Protests across Belarus keep up pressure to bring down regime

Vol. 84/No. 40 - October 12, 2020
Mass protest Sept. 27 in Minsk demands ouster of repressive regime of Alexander Lukashenko.

After 50 straight days of protests, 100,000 people marched in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, Sept. 27, demanding an end to the authoritarian and repressive regime of Alexander Lukashenko. Many more mobilized in more than 20 other cities.  Over 200…

End Washington’s economic war against Cuba! No to new sanctions!

Vol. 84/No. 40 - October 12, 2020

In a sharp expansion of punishing U.S. government sanctions against Cuba’s revolutionary people, the State Department Sept. 23 announced a list of 433 hotels and housing properties U.S. tourists are now barred from using. The ban is justified by saying…

Through our battles, workers can unite, transform ourselves

Vol. 84/No. 40 - October 12, 2020

This statement was issued by Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party candidate for president, Sept. 30. My main opponents — President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden — both claim they speak for the interests of working people. But the…

Fight to defend jobs, wages, safety, working conditions!

Demand gov’t-financed public works program to create jobs
Vol. 84/No. 40 - October 12, 2020

MIAMI — “Our party alone puts forward a program to address what working people are going through,” Socialist Workers Party presidential candidate Alyson Kennedy told a Sept. 25 Militant Labor Forum here, pointing to the deepening capitalist economic and social…

Biden, Trump defend bosses; Vote Socialist Workers Party

Vol. 84/No. 40 - October 12, 2020
From left, retired farmers John and Robert St. Martin, and farmer Karl Butts discuss crisis facing working farmers with SWP vice presidential candidate Malcolm Jarrett and presidential candidate Alyson Kennedy, who took the picture, in Plant City, Florida, Sept. 28.

With hundreds of thousands of workers continuing to lose their jobs every week and millions more still laid off from earlier this year, President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, accuse each other of being responsible for this. …

NJ Militant Labor Forum discusses Belarus uprising

Vol. 84/No. 40 - October 12, 2020
Hanna Sharko, spokesperson for Belarus Together, explained mass opposition to Lukashenko regime at New Jersey Militant Labor Forum Sept. 26. Joanne Kuniansky, left, spoke for SWP.

UNION CITY, N.J. — “I am here on political asylum. I was forced to leave because of repression in Belarus eight years ago,” Hanna Sharko, one of the leaders of Belarus Together, told a Militant Labor Forum here Sept. 26.…

Striking grocery workers in Canada win solidarity

Vol. 84/No. 40 - October 12, 2020
Grocery store workers, members of Unifor Local 597, picket Dominion store in Newfoundland, Canada. Some 1,400 have been on strike over past month against wage cut, for full-time work.

Striking Dominion grocery store workers — on the picket lines for over a month — held a noon-hour rally at the Quidi Vidi Dominion store in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Sept. 24. Members of the Longshoreman’s Protective Union, Canadian Union of…

Norway bus drivers strike demands living wage

Vol. 84/No. 40 - October 12, 2020

OSLO, Norway — “We are on strike because we can’t live on our low wages,” Rauf Husain, a local bus drivers’ union leader here, told the Militant. “Everything we buy has gone up, and our wages haven’t kept up.” In…

Southern Indiana casino workers fight for new contract

Vol. 84/No. 40 - October 12, 2020

ELIZABETH, Ind. — Members of UNITE HERE Local 23, Teamsters Local 89 and International Union of Operating Engineers Local 399, all of whom are in contract negotiations with Caesars casino here, carried out a march through the casino as well…