Myanmar protests say, ‘Down with military rule’

Vol. 85/No. 8 - March 1, 2021
Workers in Yangon’s Shwepyithar Industrial Zone protest Feb. 17 against military coup and for better job conditions. Workers, unions are key component of protests against military rule.

Despite arrests, internet shutdowns, and police and military assaults on demonstrators, protests against the Feb. 1 military coup in Myanmar continue. Hundreds of thousands took to the streets across the country Feb. 17, in response to the army’s ludicrous claim…



Victory! Prison ban on ‘Militant’ in Pennsylvania is overturned

Vol. 85/No. 8 - March 1, 2021

Victory! Pennsylvania state officials informed the Militant  Feb. 12 that they had overturned the ban on the Jan. 4 issue of the paper at the Camp Hill State Correctional Institution.  “We did pull the publication to review and determined that…



SWP: ‘Join in, build support for workers’ struggles’

Vol. 85/No. 8 - March 1, 2021
Róger Calero, left, SWP candidate for mayor of New York, with Alberto Mendoza, a worker at Hunts Point Produce Market, Feb. 10. “The bosses use the unemployed to drive down our wages,” Mendoza told Calero. “Then they tell us, if you don’t like it, there’s the front door!”

After campaign supporters turned in seven times the number of required signatures, Gerardo Sánchez, Socialist Workers Party candidate for Dallas City Council, was certified for the ballot Feb. 10.  Supporters of the campaign of Joe Swanson, the party’s candidate for…


Solidarity with Marathon oil workers in Minnesota!

Vol. 85/No. 8 - March 1, 2021

Statement by Rebecca Williamson, Socialist Workers Party candidate for Seattle City Council, Feb. 17.  I’m asking workers and our unions to spread the word and build solidarity with workers fighting against boss attacks today — from oil refinery workers battling…


Workers stand up to largest refinery company in US

Solidarity with Marathon oil workers in Minnesota!
Vol. 85/No. 8 - March 1, 2021
President of Minnesota Nurses Association delivers firewood donation to workers locked out by Marathon Petroleum in St. Paul Park, Minnesota. Strike support is crucial for the union.

ST. PAUL PARK, Minn. — An important labor battle is playing out here that pits Marathon Petroleum — the largest oil refining company in the U.S. — against 200 workers, members of the Teamsters union. These workers deserve solidarity and…



Students in Turkey protest regime imposing new rector

Vol. 85/No. 8 - March 1, 2021

For over a month students in Turkey have been mounting protests at Bogazici University in Istanbul, one of the country’s most prestigious schools. They’re calling for the resignation of a new rector appointed at the beginning of January by President…


Amid crisis, Haiti protesters demand president resign

Vol. 85/No. 8 - March 1, 2021

Chanting “We are back to dictatorship! Down with Moise!” hundreds of Haitians marched through the streets of Port-au-Prince Feb. 7 demanding that President Jovenel Moise resign. Police fired tear gas at the demonstrators and journalists at the action and arrested…