Texas execution set, sentiment against death penalty grows

Vol. 85/No. 33 - September 6, 2021
Protest in Texas against death penalty and execution of Rodney Reed in 2019. Reed, who has been on death row more than 23 years, and John Ramirez, who is scheduled to be executed Sept. 8, are two of the 198 prisoners on Texas death row, and of some 2,550 across the country.

John Henry Ramirez is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection at the Texas State Penitentiary in Huntsville Sept. 8, the third execution there this year. Ramirez filed a federal suit Aug. 10 after prison officials denied his request to…

Canada: Communist League files for ballot in Montreal

Vol. 85/No. 33 - September 6, 2021

MONTREAL — In a concentrated 10-day effort to introduce the Communist League campaign to working people here and gather the electors needed to place Michel Prairie, left, the CL candidate in the Bourassa constituency, on the ballot in the Sept.…

Los Angeles rally protests Myanmar dictatorship

Vol. 85/No. 33 - September 6, 2021

LOS ANGELES — Several dozen people rallied in front of the Myanmar Consulate here Aug. 21, the 36th rally in Los Angeles County since the military seized power Feb. 1 and moved to crush a wave of mass demonstrations and…

Protest Washington’s economic war on Cuban Revolution

Vol. 85/No. 33 - September 6, 2021
July 25 rally after car caravan in Montreal against U.S. embargo of Cuba. The monthly actions demand end to Washington’s more than 60-year push to destroy Cuba’s socialist revolution.

Car and bike caravans, pickets and rallies to protest Washington’s more than 60-year-long economic war on Cuba are planned Aug. 29 in a half dozen U.S. cities as well as in Canada, the United Kingdom and other countries. Some will…

Join Labor Day actions, build solidarity

Vol. 85/No. 33 - September 6, 2021

Statement by Joanne Kuniansky, Socialist Workers Party candidate for New Jersey governor, Aug. 25. Marches, rallies and other actions planned by the labor movement around the country on or around Sept. 6 to mark Labor Day are an excellent opportunity…

Back the Warrior Met miners, Nabisco strikes!

Nabisco strikers fight to keep ‘what we already won’
Vol. 85/No. 33 - September 6, 2021
Workers picket Portland, Oregon, Nabisco plant, to block bosses’ steep concession demands.

PORTLAND, Ore. — “We were the first to go out, on Aug. 10,” Cameron Taylor, business agent for Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union Local 364, which represents about 200 workers on strike at the Nabisco bakery…

US rulers’ war in Afghanistan was disaster for working people

Vol. 85/No. 33 - September 6, 2021

Since Joseph Biden ordered U.S. troops out of Afghanistan, an admission the U.S. rulers’ 20-year war there was a failure, Taliban forces swept across the country taking Kabul, the capital, Aug. 15. Some 5,800 U.S. troops, alongside 1,000 British soldiers…

Warrior Met strike is a ‘union issue for the whole nation’

Vol. 85/No. 33 - September 6, 2021

McCALLA, Ala. — “We decided to take up the cause of the striking miners because this is a union issue for the whole nation,” Mark Bass, president of International Longshoremen’s Association Local 1410 in Mobile, Alabama, told the Militant in…