Atlanta solidarity vigil with protests in Nigeria

Vol. 84/No. 47 - November 30, 2020
Atlanta solidarity vigil with protests in Nigeria

ATLANTA — “We’re here to honor the lives lost in Nigeria,” Victor Bomi told a protest outside the Nigerian Consulate here Oct. 30. “Even one Nigerian life lost is too many — too many killed by SARS, by the police,…

Fight for gov’t public works program to create jobs now!

Gov’t lockdowns deepen jobs, wages, health crisis
Vol. 84/No. 47 - November 30, 2020
Some 8,500 families, 17 times more than last year, waited up to 12 hours in huge lines to get turkey, canned goods and other food for Thanksgiving at North Texas Food Bank in Dallas.

Nine months into a deadly pandemic, workers, farmers and small proprietors of all kinds face a deep and intertwined crisis of jobs, wages, safety and health. Millions are without jobs. Food banks are overrun, especially heading into Thanksgiving. The few…

Pennsylvania nurses strike over patient safety, wages

Vol. 84/No. 47 - November 30, 2020
Pennsylvania nurses strike over patient safety, wages

Nearly 800 nurses, members of the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals union, began a two-day strike Nov. 17 at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, over inadequate staffing levels, patient safety and low wages. The union…

Brutal gov’t killing spurs new protests in Belarus

Vol. 84/No. 47 - November 30, 2020
Thousands in Belarus lined streets of Minsk, above, and across country Nov. 13, forming solidarity chains in memory of Roman Bondarenko, art teacher and former soldier, who died after brutal beating by government cops. Workers organized minute of silence outside factories.

Thousands gathered at Minsk’s Square of Change and elsewhere across Belarus Nov. 15 to demonstrate against the cop killing of Roman Bondarenko. He had been one of the hundreds of thousands protesting the regime of President Alexander Lukashenko and his…

25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 84/No. 47 - November 30, 2020

December 4, 1995 FORT MADISON, Iowa — “This is a tremendous victory,” said Mark Curtis following the decision by the Iowa Board of Parole to release him from prison. “I always knew this day would come, but it wouldn’t have…

Ethiopia war threatens wider conflict in the Horn of Africa

Vol. 84/No. 47 - November 30, 2020

After two weeks of bloody military conflict that has already displaced thousands of civilian refugees, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced a “final” offensive Nov. 17 against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front that rules in the country’s northern Tigray state.…

‘Militant’ calls on Indiana officials to overturn ban at Wabash prison

Vol. 84/No. 47 - November 30, 2020

For the second time in a year, Indiana prison officials are preventing Kevin “Rashid” Johnson from getting his subscription to the Militant. Johnson, who is incarcerated at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility, informed the Militant  he was given a notice…