Massive rally demands India gov’t repeal anti-farmer laws

Vol. 85/No. 34 - September 20, 2021
Massive rally demands India gov’t repeal anti-farmer laws

More than half a million Indian farmers rallied Sept. 5 in Muzaffarnagar in the state of Uttar Pradesh, above, calling for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to repeal three agricultural laws that will open them up to deeper exploitation…

What is driving the employers to attack working people today?

Vol. 85/No. 34 - September 20, 2021

The disastrous impact of the worldwide capitalist crisis of production and trade accelerated sharply at the start of the pandemic when government lockdowns led bosses to throw millions out of work. With competition among workers for jobs still severe today,…

British Columbia hospital union wins end to contracting out

Vol. 85/No. 34 - September 20, 2021

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — “We never gave up hope,” said Ratna Tithh, a dietary aide at St. Paul’s Hospital here. Her union, the Hospital Employees’ Union, had just succeeded in reversing the bosses’ contracting out of food provision and cleaning…

Nurses strike in Denmark broken by state intervention

Vol. 85/No. 34 - September 20, 2021

After 10 weeks on the picket line, and with the number of strikers growing, thousands of nurses in Denmark were ordered back to work by the government. The workers, members of the Danish Nurses Union, walked off the job June…

Protests demand: End US embargo of Cuba!

Vol. 85/No. 34 - September 20, 2021
Caravans, rallies and meetings took place in U.S., Canada, U.K. and elsewhere Aug. 29, protesting Washington’s economic war against Cuba. Above, protesters at Toussaint L’Ouverture park in Miami donated to Haiti earthquake relief.

Car and bike caravans along with pickets and rallies protesting Washington’s more than 60-year-long economic war against Cuba’s socialist revolution took place in at least half a dozen U.S. cities, as well as in Canada, the United Kingdom and other…

Building a proletarian party on the eve of imperialist war

Vol. 85/No. 34 - September 20, 2021
Sit-down strike in 1937 by United Auto Workers at General Motors plant in Flint, Michigan. When political pressures came down on the Socialist Workers Party on eve of the second imperialist world war, James P. Cannon led the fight to deepen the party’s proletarian orientation.

This excerpt is from The Struggle for a Proletarian Party by James P. Cannon, one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for September. A companion volume to In Defense of Marxism by Leon Trotsky, it records the fight in the…

25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 85/No. 34 - September 20, 2021

September 23, 1996 Picket lines, demonstrations and educational meetings are needed now to protest the Clinton administration’s escalating war moves against Iraq. The rulers of the United States — loyally represented by the Democratic White House and the Republican-led Congress…

Quebec ferry workers strike for pay, jobs, time off

Vol. 85/No. 34 - September 20, 2021

SOREL, Quebec — Hundreds of ferry workers went on strike at five Saint Lawrence River crossings in Quebec on the Labour Day weekend. From here, northeast of Montreal, to Matane near the Atlantic coast, members of the United Steelworkers and …