Stalinist coup killed Maurice Bishop, Grenada Revolution

Vol. 85/ No. 39 - October 25, 2021
Maurice Bishop, left, leader of Grenada Revolution, with Fidel Castro at May Day 1980 rally in Cuba. Bishop was “a true revolutionary,” Castro said. But “hyenas emerged from the revolutionary ranks” there, “destroyed the revolution and opened the door to imperialist aggression.”

To commemorate the 1979-83 Grenada Revolution, which was overthrown by a Stalinist coup led by Bernard Coard in October 1983, we are running excerpts from “The Second Assassination of Maurice Bishop” by Steve Clark, a leader of the Socialist Workers…


Workers increasingly turn to our unions to fight assaults by bosses

Vol. 85/ No. 39 - October 25, 2021
Striking health care workers picket at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, New York, Oct. 12, on day 12 of their strike for safe staffing, higher wages, especially for lowest-paid workers.

More workers are walking picket lines and using their unions to resist the bosses’ drive to overturn gains won in previous struggles and push for yet more concessions on wages, schedules and working conditions. Building support for each of these…


‘Cuban Revolution: a challenge to US imperialism’

Cuban representative speaks on US economic war, campaign of lies against socialist revolution
Vol. 85/ No. 39 - October 25, 2021

BY MARTÍN KOPPEL, MARY-ALICE WATERS, AND RÓGER CALERO NEW YORK — Carlos Fernández de Cossío, head of the Cuban foreign ministry’s department for U.S. affairs, was in New York at the end of September for the opening session of the…


25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 85/ No. 39 - October 25, 2021

October 28, 1996 WASHINGTON, D.C. — “No human being is illegal!” appeared on countless hand-lettered signs among the thousands of demonstrators who converged October 12 for the first national demonstration for the rights of immigrants. Mexican, Chicano, Puerto Rican, and…


SWP campaign builds support for workers’ struggles today

Vol. 85/ No. 39 - October 25, 2021
Beverly Bernardo, left, Communist League candidate for mayor of Montreal, marches with day care workers’ union in Montreal Oct. 12 during two-day strike over wages, working conditions.

The first week of the international combined drive to expand the readership of the Militant and communist literature and raise funds for the Socialist Workers Party shows the growing interest in discussing how workers can win support for union struggles…


Fight Texas law that attacks a woman’s right to choose abortion

Vol. 85/ No. 39 - October 25, 2021

Two days after U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman ordered an injunction blocking a Texas law that severely restricts a woman’s right to choose to have an abortion, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted a request by the Texas…


‘We are fighting for respect,’ say Montreal hotel strikers

Vol. 85/ No. 39 - October 25, 2021

MONTREAL — To the sound of loud cheers and music, Confederation of National Trade Unions (CSN) strikers from the Hilton hotel in Quebec City joined DoubleTree hotel pickets here Oct. 5. The joint action by the workers was called in…


Michigan auto-parts workers strike, win UAW union

Vol. 85/ No. 39 - October 25, 2021

Some 340 workers won union recognition for the United Auto Workers after a weeklong strike in September at auto-parts supplier ZF International at its Marysville, Michigan, plant. The axle factory was previously owned by Fiat Chrysler and had been under…


Cereal maintenance workers in UK fight wage cuts

Vol. 85/ No. 39 - October 25, 2021

BURTON LATIMER, England — Maintenance engineers at Weetabix breakfast cereal manufacturing plants are fighting attacks on their schedules and wages. Members of the Unite union just concluded the third of 11 planned weekly two-day work stoppages Oct. 6. “The company…


Kellogg strike is in the interest of all workers!

Bakery workers: ‘Equal pay for equal work’
Vol. 85/ No. 39 - October 25, 2021
Support rally Oct. 13 at BCTGM picket line at Kellogg’s plant in Memphis, Tennessee. Union is fighting bosses’ push to force permanent two-tier lower wages and benefits on new hires.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Just after midnight Oct. 4 nearly 300 members of Local 252G of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union walked out at Kellogg’s plant here. Some 1,400 workers are on strike nationwide at the…