‘The working class needs a class-struggle newspaper’

Vol. 85/No. 37 - October 11, 2021
Rachele Fruit, SWP candidate for Atlanta mayor, spoke to Anthony Gillis in Decatur Sept. 25. He got a subscription, said, “We are not being heard. Everyone needs this information.”

Branches of the Socialist Workers Party across the U.S. are stepping up campaigning among working people as they begin the fall seven-week drive to sell 1,300 subscriptions to the Militant, 1,300 books by SWP and other revolutionary leaders, and to…

As US, Chinese rulers face off, rivalries among imperialists rise

Vol. 85/No. 37 - October 11, 2021
U.S. carrier leads Pacific Ocean naval exercises. Since victory in second imperialist world war, Washington has viewed Pacific as its prize. U.S. rulers are determined to meet Beijing threat.

The AUKUS military pact signed by the governments of the U.S., Australia and the U.K. has thrown into sharp relief conflicts with other imperialist powers, especially Paris. The deal is aimed at curbing Beijing’s growing economic clout and military ambitions…

Kentucky distillery strike wins widespread support

Workers fight shifts that wreak havoc with family life
Vol. 85/No. 37 - October 11, 2021
Strikers and supporters picket Heaven Hill bourbon plant in Bardstown, Kentucky, Sept. 11.

BARDSTOWN, Ky. — Some 400 members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 23D have been on strike fighting contract attacks by the bosses at bourbon maker Heaven Hill distillery here since Sept. 11. Strikers’ picket signs saying, “Family-owned not…

Military barbers strike after bosses raise prices but not pay

Vol. 85/No. 37 - October 11, 2021

Since July 4, workers at four barbershops at Ft. Lee U.S. Army Garrison and Ft. Pickett Army National Guard Maneuver Training Center in central Virginia have been picketing outside Ft. Lee. The 20 barbers, members of Laborers International Union Local…

Quebec: Thousands of child care workers begin series of strikes

Vol. 85/No. 37 - October 11, 2021

MONTREAL — Eleven thousand workers at 7,000 child care centers (CPEs) across Quebec carried out the first of 10 one-day strikes Sept. 24. They are demanding the Quebec government agree to a 20% wage increase over four years to bring…