In first attack of Biden presidency, US airstrikes hit targets in Syria

Vol. 85/No. 10 - March 15, 2021
Protesters in Baghdad, Iraq, Oct. 28, 2020, carry photos of some of 600 people killed by security forces during anti-government actions.

U.S. airstrikes hit several locations in eastern Syria Feb. 25, the first military assaults of President Joseph Biden’s administration. The attacks targeted weapons storage sites used by militias organized by the Iranian government, killing at least 17. The Pentagon said…

‘The fashion world became a capitalist gold mine’

Vol. 85/No. 10 - March 15, 2021
Above, portrait of high society bourgeois soiree. Inset, members of United Steelworkers of America Local 8888 picket in February 1979 in successful battle for union recognition against Newport News, Virginia, shipyard bosses. “The woman question cannot be divorced from the class question,” Evelyn Reed writes in Cosmetics, Fashions, and the Exploitation of Women.

  Cosmetics, Fashions, and the Exploitation of Women by Joseph Hansen, Evelyn Reed and Mary-Alice Waters is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for March. This Marxist classic on women’s emancipation began as a 1954 debate in the Militant…


Vol. 85/No. 10 - March 15, 2021

The article “Volunteers Expand Pathfinder Bookstore Placements” in issue no. 9 incorrectly said that during the fall sales efforts volunteers won the most bookstore and library orders ever. It was the most bookstore orders ever.

25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 85/No. 10 - March 15, 2021

March 18, 1996 Marching in picket lines, holding press conferences, appearing on radio and TV shows in dozens of cities throughout the United States and in other countries — opponents of U.S. government attacks on Cuba made their voices heard…

Democrats push attacks on free speech, rights workers need

Vol. 85/No. 10 - March 15, 2021
Covers of Militant from Aug. 2, 1941, above, as well as of Minneapolis Star Journal, above left, and Minneapolis Morning Tribune, left, both from June 28, 1941. U.S. rulers use FBI, their political police, to target and try to frame up vanguard workers. Special targets were leaders of Socialist Workers Party, Minneapolis Teamsters union leading labor opposition to Washington’s entry into second imperialist war.

Democrats are pressing forward with new attacks on free speech and rights working people need. Their bludgeon is an all-points campaign claiming the Jan. 6 disruption of Congress was nothing less than an “insurrection,” carried out by some right-wing militia…

Books by revolutionary leaders sell well at Tehran fair

Vol. 85/No. 10 - March 15, 2021

TEHRAN, Iran — More than a million books were sold by mail order during the Tehran International Book Fair, held online Jan. 20-29. The Iran Book News Agency reported that 1,732 Iranian publishers took part. Some 180 foreign publishers also…