Join ‘Militant’ renewal drive, help get paper out to workers

Vol. 85/No. 47 - December 20, 2021

Readers of the Militant, including members of the Socialist Workers Party and Communist Leagues in Australia, Britain, Canada and New Zealand, are gearing up for an ambitious drive to win subscription renewals, which begins Jan. 1 and runs through Feb.…

New Zealand farmers unite, demand end to gov’t attack

Vol. 85/No. 47 - December 20, 2021
Tractor and “ute” farm vehicles caravan into Auckland, New Zealand, Nov. 21. Thousands across country protested Labour government regulations, taxes imposed in name of defense of the environment that attack working farmers’ livelihoods and their care for the land.

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — “Without farmers you will be hungry, naked and sober,” read a placard on a tractor heading a caravan through Christchurch Nov. 21. The convoy was one of 70 across New Zealand in which tens of thousands…

Kellogg strikers vote No! Say ‘End two-tier wages’

Bosses threaten to hire ‘permanent replacements’
Vol. 85/No. 47 - December 20, 2021
Picket at Omaha, Nebraska, Kellogg’s plant Dec. 2. Strikers overwhelmingly rejected new contract, continue fight for “equal pay for equal work.” Join efforts to build solidarity!

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Kellogg’s workers on strike at the company’s four cereal plants across the country overwhelmingly rejected the bosses’ latest contract offer in a vote Dec. 5. The key issue is the company’s demand to expand the number of…

LA County bakery workers: ‘We fight for ourselves, our children’

Vol. 85/No. 47 - December 20, 2021
Elvia Castillo, striker at Jon Donaire Desserts plant in Los Angeles County, California, speaks at rally Dec. 3. Strikers’ union is Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers.

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. — “Don’t let them tell you we are doing something wrong. We are doing something right, we are fighting for ourselves and our children,” striker Elvia Castillo, told a rally of 90 outside Rich’s Jon Donaire…

Special Metals strike in West Virginia wins support

Vol. 85/No. 47 - December 20, 2021

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — “We want a fair contract,” said workers on the picket line in front of Special Metals here Dec. 5. Some 450 members of United Steelworkers Local 40 have been on strike since Oct. 1. Special Metals Corp.,…

Washington fights for military superiority in space over rivals

Vol. 85/No. 47 - December 20, 2021
U.S. rulers are developing hypersonic missiles, high speed maneuverable weapons, in arms race with Beijing and Moscow, who are testing similar weaponry. Washington is pushing to gain the upper hand in the militarization of space as U.S. rulers prepare for future wars.

The U.S. capitalist rulers foresee a future of wars and revolutions, and have been taking bipartisan steps to prepare to defend and advance their weakened, but still dominant, place at the top of the imperialist world pecking order. Just in…

Sudan protests continue fight to end military rule

Vol. 85/No. 47 - December 20, 2021

Defying tear gas attacks by Sudanese security forces, tens of thousands of people rallied in the capital, Khartoum, Nov. 30, above, as they continue to mobilize in opposition to military rule after an Oct. 25 coup. Neighborhood resistance committees called…

Moscow moves to crush Memorial political rights group

Vol. 85/No. 47 - December 20, 2021

As part of ongoing assaults on opposition political forces, Russian President Vladimir Putin is driving to shut down International Memorial, an organization that commemorates victims of repression by the Stalinist regime in the former Soviet Union and exposes attacks on…

Jerry Ulman, longtime SWP supporter

Vol. 85/No. 47 - December 20, 2021

MUNCIE, Ind. — Jerry Ulman, a longtime member and supporter of the Socialist Workers Party, died here Nov. 22. Ulman was a member of the party branch in Indianapolis from 1978 to 1982. He remained a supporter of the party…