Protest in NY backs India farmers’ fight for their land

Vol. 85/No. 3 - January 25, 2021

NEW YORK — “The Indian government is unjustly supporting the large corporations, which will eventually lead to the downfall of small farmers,” Kulwinder Kaoner Singh told this Militant reporter at a Jan. 9 protest. Over 120 people attended to support…


Working people need to build our own party, a labor party

Vol. 85/No. 3 - January 25, 2021

As the social, political and moral crisis of capitalism continues to unfold, workers need to organize together to fight for our own class interests against the bosses and their government. We can stand up to their assaults on our jobs,…


Workers look for road to fight layoffs, boss attacks

Vol. 85/No. 3 - January 25, 2021
Laid off Marriott Marquis hotel workers in New York protest in Times Square Dec. 23 over cut in severance pay and bosses refusal to commit to bring them back if hotel reopens.

Over 140,000 jobs were obliterated by the crisis of capitalism in December as workers face joblessness and boss attacks on wages and working conditions, exacerbated by growing infections of coronavirus. Bosses at the airlines, Constellium aluminum plant in Alabama, at…


Join Socialist Workers Party campaign!

Vol. 85/No. 3 - January 25, 2021
Beverly Scott, left, met Joanne Kuniansky, Socialist Workers Party candidate for governor in New Jersey, Jan. 10. Looking over the Militant, she said, “That’s what I’m for — labor.”

“Workers are the only class capable of leading the fight to change the conditions we face and to confront the capitalist economic and social crisis,” Joanne Kuniansky told working people she met in Paterson, New Jersey, Jan. 10, her first…


Protest at Kentucky Capitol defends right to abortion

Vol. 85/No. 3 - January 25, 2021

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Supporters of women’s rights protested at the state Capitol here Jan. 5. The rally for reproductive rights was co-sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Indiana and Kentucky. The action…


Despite protests, US government executes first woman since 1953

Vol. 85/No. 3 - January 25, 2021
Jan. 12 protest at Terre Haute, Indiana, federal prison against execution of Lisa Montgomery. Opponents of death penalty are fighting to prevent two more scheduled executions.

Lisa Montgomery, the only woman on federal death row in the U.S., was executed by lethal injection at 1:31 a.m. on Jan. 13. The Supreme Court  vacated three different stays by appeals courts, including an order for a competency hearing…



Police arrest over 50 protest leaders in Hong Kong raids

Vol. 85/No. 3 - January 25, 2021
Marchers in Hong Kong May 24, 2020, protest Beijing’s moves to impose national security law that restricts protests, free speech and tightens Chinese government control over territory.

In an attack on working people and youth fighting for political rights in Hong Kong, 1,000 police carried out a series of predawn raids Jan. 6 and arrested 53 people, claiming they were plotting to subvert the city’s government. This…