Protests, regime’s repression continue in Belarus

Vol. 84/No. 49 - December 14, 2020

The authoritarian quarter-century-old regime of Alexander Lukashenko in Belarus is trying to ride out widespread and sizable anti-government protests by intensifying a police crackdown. Lukashenko is also under pressure from his prime backer, the Vladimir Putin government in Moscow, to…

25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 84/No. 49 - December 14, 2020

December 18, 1995 U.S. president Bill Clinton is moving at full steam to implement Washington’s decision to send 20,000 troops to Bosnia. The White House is deploying such a massive force in a workers state for the first time in…

Moroccan gov’t attack rekindles Polisario independence struggle

Vol. 84/No. 49 - December 14, 2020

Moroccan government forces attacked Sahrawi civilians in Western Sahara who were peacefully protesting against the monarchical regime extending its wall dividing their country. This has rekindled the national liberation struggle there. For decades the people of Western Sahara have been…

Protests in France hit racist cop attack, repressive law

Vol. 84/No. 49 - December 14, 2020

ALES, France — Over 130,000 people took to the streets of Paris and cities across the country Nov. 28, protesting the cop beating of Michel Zecler, a music producer who is black, and a draft “security” law. The law would…

Conflict continues as Ethiopian troops seize capital of Tigray

Vol. 84/No. 49 - December 14, 2020

Ethiopian soldiers seized Mekelle, the capital of the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, Nov. 28. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed claimed the central government had taken the entire province. That same day the ousted Tigray People’s Liberation Front fired long-range missiles…

‘Cuban Revolution is sustained in power by working people’

Vol. 84/No. 49 - December 14, 2020
Fidel Castro presents Second Declaration of Havana to million-strong assembly, Feb. 4, 1962. Cuban working people transformed themselves through the fight to take political power, making first socialist revolution in the Americas and defending it from U.S. aggression ever since.

Fidel Castro: Nothing Can Stop the Course of History, one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for December, is a wide-ranging interview given by the central leader of the Cuban Revolution in 1985. His interviewers were Jeffrey M. Elliot, a…

Brazilians protest store guards beating black man to death

Vol. 84/No. 49 - December 14, 2020
Rally in Brasilia, Brazil, Nov. 20 protests killing of Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas, a 40-year-old black man beaten to death by security guards at Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre.

Street protests erupted across Brazil after two security guards — one an off-duty military cop — beat to death Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas, a 40-year-old black man, outside a Carrefour supermarket in the southern city of Porto Alegre Nov. 19.…

Support fight to defend victory won by Ohio small-shop owners

Vol. 84/No. 49 - December 14, 2020
Working people, students have been visiting Gibson’s store in Oberlin, Ohio, since 1885. Oberlin College is trying to use its wealth, power to reverse unanimous jury verdict in favor of the Gibsons.

ALBANY, New York — “The Gibson family, owners of a small bakery and store in Oberlin, Ohio, fought back against a billion-dollar institution and won a $44 million award in a unanimous jury verdict after a six-week trial in 2019,”…

Miami caravan: ‘End US economic war against Cuba!’

Vol. 84/No. 49 - December 14, 2020
Protesters rally in Miami Nov. 29 against U.S. embargo of Cuba.

MIAMI — A successful caravan of well over 100 participants in more than 80 cars and bikes took place here Nov. 29 demanding an end to the U.S. economic sanctions against Cuba. The march was organized by a number of…