25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

December 9, 1996 PITTSBURGH — Nearly 1,000 high school students marched and rallied here to protest the not guilty verdict acquitting John Vojtas, one of the policemen who had been on trial in the killing of Jonny Gammage in October…


John Deere strikers vote on third contract offer

Vol. 85/No. 44 - November 29, 2021

Over 10,000 striking members of the United Auto Workers union at John Deere are voting Nov. 17 on a third company contract offer recommended by union officials. Workers struck the company’s 12 plants Oct. 14, rejecting a contract that expanded…


Defense rebuked in move to ban Black pastors at trial in Georgia

Vol. 85/No. 44 - November 29, 2021
Protesters march May 16, 2020, in Brunswick, Georgia, demanding justice for Ahmaud Arbery.

ATLANTA — “He was trapped like a rat,” Gregory McMichael, one of three defendants on trial for the vigilante-style killing of Ahmaud Arbery, told investigators just hours after the Black youth had been cornered and shot dead on Feb. 23,…


Hundreds rally with Clarks Shoe strikers fighting wage cuts in UK

Vol. 85/No. 44 - November 29, 2021
“They never thought we’d strike. They never thought we’d stay out. And they never thought we’d win this sort of solidarity,” striker Pete Darbo says as support comes from across U.K.

STREET, England — Hundreds of trade unionists and working people from the local area, and as far away as Wales, London and Manchester, joined a march here Nov. 13 in solidarity with striking Clarks Shoes workers fighting against wage cuts.…


After woman’s death abortion rights fight heats up in Poland

Vol. 85/No. 44 - November 29, 2021

Tens of thousands took to the streets in Poland Nov. 5 to protest the government’s extreme restrictions on the right to abortion. The actions in Warsaw, the capital, and other cities came after it became public that a 30-year-old pregnant…



SWP pushes to go over 100% in books, fund ‘Militant’ drive

Vol. 85/No. 44 - November 29, 2021
Dag Tirsén, right, and Lillian Julius, far left, introduce the Militant, books on revolutionary politics to participants at London protest in solidarity with fight against military coup in Sudan.

Less than a week is left in the drive to expand the readership of the Militant and books by Socialist Workers Party leaders and other revolutionaries and raise funds for the SWP. Campaigners are organizing to make or surpass the…


US-organized provocation against Cuba ‘fizzles out’

Vol. 85/No. 44 - November 29, 2021
Partidarios de Revolución Cubana en manifestación en Nueva York frente a la Misión de Cuba ante la ONU el 15 de nov. También hubo un grupo más pequeño de opositores de la revolución.

U.S.-government-organized provocations planned in Cuba for Nov. 15 were a failure, as were “sympathy” actions denouncing Cuba’s socialist revolution around the world. Opponents of the revolution had hoped to create incidents on the island that would disrupt the reopening of…


Alabama miners fight court injunction by Warrior Met

Strikers also face court attacks at Deere, Kellogg
Vol. 85/No. 44 - November 29, 2021
Mineros de mina Warrior Met en Brookwood, Alabama, 15 de junio, mientras la policía trata de prevenir que los piquetes afecten producción. El 27 de oct. un juez prohibió líneas de piquetes.

ATLANTA — “This is a serious attack on the union,” Bryan Butler, a United Mine Workers of America member on strike at Warrior Met Coal in Brookwood, Alabama, told the Militant by phone Nov. 16. He was referring to the…