Iran farmers protest, demand gov’t end deadly water shortage

Vol. 85/No. 45 - December 6, 2021
Protest by thousands of farmers and other working people in dry bed of Zayanderud River in central Iran Nov. 19, demanding government take steps to address worsening water shortages.

Tens of thousands of farmers and other working people filled the dried riverbed and banks of the Zayanderud River in Isfahan, in central Iran, Nov. 19, culminating over a week of protests demanding the government take steps to relieve a…

‘Capitalism contaminates land, sea and air for profit’

Vol. 85/No. 45 - December 6, 2021

Below are excerpts from the Socialist Workers Party 2007 resolution “The Stewardship of Nature Also Falls to the Working Class: In Defense of Land and Labor.” It is available in issue no. 14 of New International, a magazine of Marxist…

‘Militant,’ book, SWP fund drive go over all goals!

Vol. 85/No. 45 - December 6, 2021
Katy LeRougetel shows Militant, books by revolutionaries to Sif Eddine Bouchareb, a transit system mechanic originally from Algeria, in Repentigny, Quebec, Oct. 23. Eddine Bouchareb bought a Militant subscription and Cuba and the Coming American Revolution in French.

Socialist Workers Party campaigners and members of the Communist Leagues in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the U.K. have just gone over the top in their fall propaganda campaign to sell 1,300 subscriptions to the Militant and 1,300 books by…

Black rights fighter Homer Plessy wins a pardon after 129 years

Vol. 85/No. 45 - December 6, 2021
Phoebe Ferguson and Keith Plessy, descendants of Louisiana judge and Black rights fighter involved in 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson case, where Supreme Court legalized Jim Crow segregation.

On Nov. 12, the Louisiana Board of Pardons recommended a pardon for Homer Plessy, 129 years after he was arrested for challenging that state’s new Separate Car Act by boarding a “whites only” rail car on June 7, 1892. Four…

Rittenhouse verdict upholds political rights workers need

Vol. 85/No. 45 - December 6, 2021

CHICAGO — On Nov. 19 a jury in Kenosha, Wisconsin, unanimously found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty on all charges in the killing of two men and wounding of a third while defending himself during riots in August 2020 after the…

Spirits high as Kellogg’s strike over two-tier wages continues

Vol. 85/No. 45 - December 6, 2021

OMAHA, Neb. — With spirits high, workers on picket lines outside the Kellogg’s plant here Nov. 17 said they’re determined to win their strike against divisive two-tier wages.  The 480 workers here are striking along with over 1,000 other members…

Hours before execution, Julius Jones sentence commuted

Vol. 85/No. 45 - December 6, 2021

Supporters of Oklahoma death row prisoner Julius Darius Jones cheered as Gov. Kevin Stitt canceled Jones’ execution just four hours before it was due at the state prison in McAlester Nov. 18. Stitt commuted Jones’ death sentence to life without…

Back Warrior Met miners, Kellogg workers on strike!

Ban on picketing at Alabama mine draws national protests
Vol. 85/No. 45 - December 6, 2021
Miners march in Washington, D.C., Nov. 18, part of national actions against Warrior Met Coal bosses’ court order banning all strike activity within 300 yards of company’s coal mines.

WASHINGTON — “No contract, no coal” chanted some 150 United Mine Workers of America members and their supporters at a rally here Nov. 18 in support of striking miners locked in a bitter strike battle against Warrior Met mine bosses…

Arbery verdict: Guilty

Vol. 85/No. 45 - December 6, 2021

As we go to press, the jury in the trial of three men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery, an African American jogger, near Brunswick, Georgia, returned its verdict Nov. 24. Travis McMichael was found guilty on all nine counts, including…

‘Malcolm was a revolutionary leader of the working class’

Vol. 85/No. 45 - December 6, 2021

Below is an excerpt from a talk by Jack Barnes, national secretary of the Socialist Workers Party, titled “Malcolm X: Revolutionary Leader of the Working Class.” It was given at a March 28, 1987, meeting in Atlanta, and is available…