SWP leads fight against FBI attacks on the working class

Vol. 85/No. 45 - December 6, 2021
FBI raid on SWP headquarters, June 27, 1941, saluted by Minneapolis dailies, was part of targeting party and Minneapolis Teamsters on eve of U.S. entry in second imperialist world war.

FBI on Trial: The Victory in the Socialist Workers Party Suit against Government Spying is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for December. It is about the SWP’s 1973-87 political and legal battle against decades of spying, harassment and…

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.…

Pathfinder titles a big hit at Oregon book festival

Vol. 85/No. 44 - November 29, 2021

PORTLAND, Ore. — Hundreds of people attended the Portland Book Festival here Nov. 13, where publishers and booksellers set up showcases of their featured titles. After almost two years of pandemic-justified government lockdowns, many were eager to get out to…

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…

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…

Moderna fights US gov’t over patent and profits

Vol. 85/No. 44 - November 29, 2021

Profit-driven bosses at Moderna have iced out of the main patent for its COVID-19 vaccine the scientists from the federal government’s National Institutes of Health, which helped pay for and develop it. The fight over this patent exposes the dog-eat-dog…

Middle East refugees caught up in EU, Belarus, Moscow conflict

Vol. 85/No. 44 - November 29, 2021
Thousands of emigrants from Mideast seeking to enter Europe are blocked by razor wire and Polish police at Belarus border. Inset, map of region. Refugee border crisis fueled by regime in Belarus and Moscow ally stirs bloody reaction by EU forces and destabilizes capitalist political order in heart of central Europe.

Thousands of asylum-seekers are trapped between the borders of Belarus and neighboring Poland and Lithuania, in freezing conditions. Fleeing countries in the Mideast, they are trying to enter western Europe via Belarus. The crisis has sharpened disputes between the imperialist…