Rose Knight: 50-year veteran of communist movement in UK

Vol. 85/No. 36 - October 4, 2021
Rose Knight, fourth from left in front row, visiting fellow rail workers in Coalville, part of a solidarity delegation of National Union of Railwaymen members during 1984-85 coal strike. Inset, Knight at 2009 London protest against U.S., U.K. rulers’ war in Afghanistan.

LONDON — Forty people attended a meeting hosted by the Communist League to celebrate the life and political contributions of Rose Knight here Sept. 4. A 50-year veteran of the communist movement, she died June 26 after a long illness. …

Montreal: ‘Workers need to build our own political party’

Vol. 85/No. 36 - October 4, 2021

MONTREAL — “More workers here in Canada, the U.S. and elsewhere are using their unions to defend what we have won, against the drive of the bosses who are attacking our wages and working conditions,” Michel Prairie, Communist League candidate…

Heaven Hill strikers stand up to Kentucky distillery bosses

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BARDSTOWN, Ky. — Four hundred United Food and Commercial Workers members went on strike Sept. 11 against Heaven Hill Brands bourbon distillery here after their five-year union contract expired. “The biggest issue is what the company calls ‘nontraditional’ scheduling,” Matt…

Nabisco strikers go back to work stronger, ready to fight

Workers adopt contract, thank all those who backed strike
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Bakery union picket at Nabisco in Richmond, Virginia, Sept. 10. Strikers in five states stayed strong, brought workers together, won support, showed how unions can make a difference.

CHICAGO — Members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union at Nabisco plants and distribution centers in Oregon, Colorado, Virginia, Illinois and Georgia voted to adopt a new four-year contract Sept. 16 and 17. The over…

25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 85/No. 36 - October 4, 2021

October 7, 1996 WATSONVILLE, California — Carrying United Farm Workers flags, thousands marched through this predominantly Mexican and Chicano city Sept. 15. They were demanding a union contract and improved wages and working conditions for farm workers who pick strawberries.…

Thomas Sankara: ‘We are heirs of the world’s revolutions’

Vol. 85/No. 36 - October 4, 2021
Vaccinated children, families gather in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, in August 1986 to celebrate their revolution. Popular revolutionary government led by Sankara mobilized working people to advance mass health campaigns, women’s equality and other social measures.

The French edition of We Are Heirs of the World’s Revolutions: Speeches from the Burkina Faso Revolution 1983-87 by Thomas Sankara is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for September. In August 1983 Sankara led an uprising in the…

Contribute California ‘stimulus’ checks to build SWP

Vol. 85/No. 36 - October 4, 2021

Working people in California have a special opportunity today to contribute to the Socialist Workers Party — “stimulus” checks being mailed out by the state government, part of a vote-seeking move pushed through by Gov. Gavin Newsom as he headed…

Chicago: Thirst for books by SWP, revolutionary leaders

Vol. 85/No. 36 - October 4, 2021
Chicago: Thirst for books by SWP, revolutionary leaders

CHICAGO — Participants in this year’s Printers Row book fair here bought 108 books, some $1,450, at the Pathfinder Books table Sept. 11-12. The top sellers were Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers Power  and  Are They…


Vol. 85/No. 36 - October 4, 2021

In the article “Back Locked-Out Oil Workers Standing Up to ExxonMobil” in issue no. 35, the name of the secretary-treasurer of USW Local 13-243 was incorrectly spelled. It should say Karla Konning.