Farmers reject Deere moves to pit them against strike

Vol. 85/No. 41 - November 8, 2021
Farmer on combine havester. Bosses, backed by capitalist press, try to divide farmers from workers by saying strike at John Deere will cause machinery, parts shortages during harvest. Family farmers, who face debt squeeze by corporations, banks, identify with workers on strike.

CHICAGO — It’s an old ploy. When workers stand up and fight to improve wages and working conditions, the bosses and big-business press cry crocodile tears for those they claim will be hurt by the “greedy” workers. In the case…

Calls to silence UK professor hit free speech, women’s rights

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Professor Kathleen Stock has won support against demands by campus protesters University of Sussex in Brighton fire her. In name of fighting transphobia, they target free speech and her defense of women’s rights. Inset, her book, Material Girls — Why Reality Matters for Feminism.

LONDON — Professor Kathleen Stock is winning support in her fight against calls by campus protesters for the University of Sussex in Brighton to fire her. The campaign against Stock targets free speech and her defense of women’s rights. It…

25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

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November 11, 1996 NEW DELHI, India — Some 1 million telecommunications and postal (P&T) workers here launched a nationwide strike over a wage dispute October 23. A week later, the walkout remained solid, having shut down most postal services, telephone…

Emulate Cuba’s socialist revolution!

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Statement by Joanne Kuniansky, Socialist Workers Party candidate for New Jersey governor, Oct. 27. The Socialist Workers Party points to Cuba’s socialist revolution as an example for working people to study and emulate. It shows the road forward for workers…

Black troops aided fight against Washington’s war in Philippines

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Blacks in America’s Wars — The Shift in Attitudes from the Revolutionary War to Vietnam by Robert W. Mullen is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for November. The excerpt below reveals a little known side of the 1898…

Vaccines must be the property of humanity, not for monopoly profit

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Child gets vaccinated against COVID in Cuba, Aug. 3. All Cubans down to 2-year-olds will be vaccinated by year’s end. Revolutionary Cuba exports its vaccines to Vietnam, Venezuela, and more.

“The U.S. capitalist rulers and their government should be compelled to rapidly expand the production and distribution of enough vaccines to immunize billions of working people around the world against COVID-19,” Malcolm Jarrett, Socialist Workers Party candidate for mayor of…

United Metro Energy workers rally in New York strike battle

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Teamsters Local 553 members on strike against United Metro Energy in Brooklyn rally Oct. 19 at Manhattan offices of owner John Catsimatidis. Speaking is picket captain André Soleyn. Unionists are demanding wage raise to match prevailing pay in the industry in New York area.

NEW YORK — Over 50 Teamsters Local 553 strikers and their supporters rallied outside the midtown Manhattan offices of John Catsimatidis, the owner of United Metro Energy in Brooklyn, Oct. 19 demanding he reach an agreement with workers at the…

Clarks shoe workers in UK strike against wage cuts

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STREET, Somerset, England — “We have to win this,” said Francis Foley one of 130 workers on strike against wage cuts at Clarks Shoe’s Westway distribution center. “If we don’t, it won’t be worth working in this place.” Foley’s comments…

Sectarian battles, meddling by Tehran deepen Lebanon crisis

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“Act for Justice” monument, where massive explosion in August 2020 at Beirut port killed over 200 people, wounded thousands, left 250,000 homeless, expresses outrage of working people.

Leaders of the reactionary Hezbollah in Lebanon claim the Oct. 14 sniper attack that killed seven and injured some 30 people at a protest it organized was carried out by rival Christian-based Lebanese Forces. Hezbollah, a Tehran-backed group organized in…


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Dave Goldman Dave Goldman, a longtime friend of the communist movement and former member of the Socialist Workers Party, passed away at his home here Oct. 5. Goldman joined the Young Socialist Alliance and SWP in upstate New York in…