10,000 Quebec day care workers strike for better wages, conditions

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Day care workers rally at Quebec Families Ministry Sept. 21 in support of 10,000 at-home day care workers on province-wide rotating strikes since Sept. 1 for better pay, conditions.

MONTREAL –— Some 1,000 day care workers from across Quebec rallied in front of the offices of Family Minister Mathieu Lacombe here Sept. 21. Ten thousand  at-home day care workers were forced out in a province-wide strike. They chanted in…

Midwest farmers face crisis of mounting debt, bankruptcies

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Nebraska hog farmer Jim Bartling feared he would have to euthanize pigs like fellow farmers when packinghouse bosses shut plants in April. More farmers are filing for bankruptcy today.

LINCOLN, Neb. — Rising debts and plummeting incomes are forcing more farmers to file for bankruptcy, despite the likelihood that federal payments supposedly to compensate farmers will hit record levels. About 580 farmers filed for Chapter 12 bankruptcy protection in…

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25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

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October 16, 1995 WARREN, Ohio — Failing to break the resolve of steelworkers on the picket line here, bosses at Warren Consolidated Industries announced September 29 it would temporarily suspend production. This is a major setback to the company’s efforts…

‘Imperialism is an arsonist setting fire to our forests’

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Burkinabe women building terrace to prevent spread of the desert, 1986. Revolution led by Thomas Sankara mobilized peasants, workers, women to take control of their lives, country.

Thomas Sankara Speaks is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for October. Sankara was the exemplary leader of a revolution in Burkina Faso, one of the poorest countries in Africa, from 1983 to 1987. His speeches explain how the…

History comes from class struggle, not the Supreme Court

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Dire forebodings about Senate confirmation of President Donald Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett for the U.S. Supreme Court fill the pages of the liberal media. Liberals insist she would cement a conservative majority on the court that would form…

Drive to win new ‘Militant’ readers off to a good start

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“I like the idea of workers acting together,” Michael Little, right, told Socialist Workers Party campaigner Dan Fein Sept. 26 in Kankakee, Illinois. Little renewed his subscription to the Militant and bought two books by SWP National Secretary Jack Barnes.

The Militant ’s eight-week drive to sell 1,200 subscriptions kicked off Sept. 26. This effort to expand the reach of the paper during and after the 2020 election is coupled with selling an equal number of books by Socialist Workers…