25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 85/No. 25 - June 28, 2021

July 1, 1996 FT. MADISON, Iowa — After seven and a half years in prison, Socialist Workers Party member Mark Curtis left the Iowa State Penitentiary here on June 18. Imprisoned since 1988 on frame-up charges of attempted rape and…


As revolution advanced, Cuban peasants’ lives were transformed

Vol. 85/No. 25 - June 28, 2021
Working people and Rebel Army fighters line up at field hospital in Sierra Maestra, Cuba, 1958. Revolutionary forces’ policy was to treat peasants, combatants, wounded enemy soldiers without distinction.

The Spanish edition of   Women in Cuba: The Making of a Revolution Within the Revolution  by Vilma Espín, Asela de los Santos and Yolanda Ferrer, three leaders of the Federation of Cuban Women, is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the…


Thousands protest killing of Muslim family in Canada

Vol. 85/No. 25 - June 28, 2021
“We stand with our Muslim neighbors,” Anne Beattie-Stokes said at June 11 London, Ontario, protest against the killing of Afzaal family members, originally from Pakistan. Killer wearing swastika drove into them June 6.

MONTREAL — Less than a week after the killing of four members of Salman and Madiha Afzaal’s family in London, Ontario, June 6, thousands of people in that city of some 400,000 joined actions to show their opposition to violent…


Poultry, pork workers on strike in Quebec reject bosses’ pay offer

Vol. 85/No. 25 - June 28, 2021

SAINT-ANSELME, Quebec — “Groceries have gone up 30% but not my wages, we just want to survive,” Noel Rouillard, on strike at the Exceldor poultry packinghouse here, told the Militant  June 6. Over 500 United Food and Commercial Workers Local…


After monthlong strike, Quebec iron ore workers win contract

Vol. 85/No. 25 - June 28, 2021

MONTREAL — After a monthlong strike against ArcelorMittal, 2,500 iron ore miners and processing, rail and office workers in Port-Cartier and Fermont on Quebec’s North Shore, members of five United Steelworkers union locals, overwhelmingly ratified a new contract June 8.…


Steelworkers strike Vale mines in Sudbury over safety, health care

Vol. 85/No. 25 - June 28, 2021
Members of United Steelworkers Local 6500 picket Vale’s Coleman Mine June 4 near Sudbury, Ontario. Some 2,400 workers went on strike June 1 at company’s mines, mill and smelter.

MONTREAL — Over 2,400 United Steelworkers union members went on strike against Vale in Sudbury, Ontario, June 1. Brazil-based Vale is a major producer of nickel, copper, cobalt, platinum, gold and silver. The company bought the former Inco mines in…


Strikers organize expanded picket, rally at ATI steel in Pennsylvania

Vol. 85/No. 25 - June 28, 2021

VANDERGRIFT, Pa. — “Fair contract now!” 120 striking steelworkers, family members and supporters chanted at a rally and expanded picket line at the Allegheny Technologies Inc. plant here June 9. Some 1,300 United Steelworkers union members walked out at nine…




SWP campaign expands reach, builds solidarity in Ill. coalfields

Vol. 85/No. 25 - June 28, 2021
Dennis Richter, SWP candidate for California governor, talks to unemployed home care worker Liliana Garcia in San Ysidro June 11 about amnesty for undocumented workers living in U.S.

Everywhere Socialist Workers Party campaigners are finding interest in discussing what workers and farmers face and how we can stand up together against the bosses’ assaults. Campaigners are in the final weeks of a nine-week drive to sell 1,400 Militant…