Kellogg strikers ‘strong, getting lots of solidarity’

Vol. 85/No. 40 - November 1, 2021
Some 1,400 members of Bakery Workers union began nationwide strike at Kellogg’s four cereal plants Oct. 5. Above, workers picket in Memphis, Tennessee. Other plants struck are in Battle Creek, Michigan; Omaha, Nebraska; and East Hempfield Township, Pennsylvania.

ATLANTA — “We’re strong and we’re getting a lot of support from other unions,” Kevin Bradshaw, vice president of Local 252G of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers union in Memphis, Tennessee, told the Militant  by phone Oct.…


Iraqi election boycott shows anger with gov’t, Tehran

Vol. 85/No. 40 - November 1, 2021

The outcome of parliamentary elections in Iraq on Oct. 10 and the exceptionally low turnout reflect the mounting hatred toward the Iraqi rulers and toward Tehran, which has consolidated its military, economic and political intervention in the country. Working people…


Join in special election week SWP drive to win support

Vol. 85/No. 40 - November 1, 2021

“I wish I had a union at my workplace,” Stephen Hammond told Róger Calero when the Socialist Workers Party candidate for mayor of New York City knocked on his door in Middletown, New York, Oct. 17. “The little man has…



Meeting celebrates political life of SWP supporter Tim Craine

Vol. 85/No. 40 - November 1, 2021
Supporters of the Socialist Workers Party organize production and distribution of Pathfinder books by party leaders and other revolutionary fighters. Above, Tim Craine staffs Pathfinder Press table at New England Booksellers Association trade show in Boston in 2004.

ALBANY, N.Y. — A meeting here celebrated the life and political contributions of Tim Craine, a supporter of the Socialist Workers Party. Craine died Sept. 25 from leukemia at age 77. Fifty people from around the region attended the Oct.…



ExxonMobil strikers reject contract, boss attacks on seniority and safety

Vol. 85/No. 40 - November 1, 2021

DALLAS — The 650 members of United Steelworkers Local 13-243 locked out by ExxonMobil in Beaumont, Texas, overwhelmingly rejected  the company’s six-year contract proposal Oct. 19. “This shows we are still together, we are one group,” USW staff representative Bryan…


Anti-labor outfit attacks John Deere workers, UAW

Vol. 85/No. 40 - November 1, 2021

EAST MOLINE, Ill. — The 10,000 striking members of the United Auto Workers at John Deere are setting an example for working people. They’re using their union to push back against decades of attacks by bosses, fighting to end divisive…


Trial boosts interest in Thomas Sankara, Burkinabe Revolution

Vol. 85/No. 40 - November 1, 2021

The military trial that began Oct. 11 of Blaise Compaore and 13 others for the Oct. 15, 1987, assassination of Thomas Sankara, then president of Burkina Faso, and the overthrow of the popular revolution he led, is increasing interest in…