25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 85/No. 47 - December 20, 2021

December 23, 1996 Now is the time for working people to protest the wealthy rulers’ probes to privatize Social Security and gut other social entitlements. This is a crucial question for the labor movement. These gains are the fruits of…

Fight for women’s rights crucial for the class struggle today

Vol. 85/No. 47 - December 20, 2021
Bakery Workers union picket at Nabisco plant in Richmond, Virginia, Sept. 10, helped win nationwide battle for new contract. Women are in front ranks of struggles to strengthen union movement.

Cosmetics, Fashions, and the Exploitation of Women by Evelyn Reed, Joseph Hansen, and Mary-Alice Waters is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for December. Below are excerpts from the preface by Waters to the Cuban edition of the book.…

New Zealand warehouse strikers win raises to cover inflation

Vol. 85/No. 47 - December 20, 2021

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — “All we are asking for is enough to pay our bills and feed our kids,” Tetini Rangi told the Militant as he picketed outside Countdown’s distribution center in Mangere Nov. 25. “The prices for rent, food,…

Steel scaffolders strike continues in UK over wages, scabs, safety

Vol. 85/No. 47 - December 20, 2021

SCUNTHORPE, England — “We’re staying out for a result,” striker Dave Birchall told the Militant on the picket line outside the massive British Steel plant here. Sixty scaffolders organized by the Unite union are now into their third month of…

Rejecting self-defense claim, jury convicts killers of Ahmaud Arbery

Vol. 85/No. 46 - December 13, 2021
Wanda Cooper-Jones, mother of Ahmaud Arbery, watches as Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp,seated, signed repeal of Civil War-era “citizen’s arrest” law May 10. Three men who killed Arbery claimed law as their defense. Overturn of law was gain of protests against killing.

ATLANTA — Three men involved in the vigilante-style entrapment and killing of 25-year-old African American jogger Ahmaud Arbery last year were found guilty Nov. 24 in a unanimous verdict by a nearly all-white jury. Arbery was chased and gunned down…

Join ‘Militant’ to reach out to 1,333 new subscribers

Vol. 85/No. 46 - December 13, 2021
Matt Aubrey, UFCW Local 23D president, gets Militant subscription and Are They Rich Because They’re Smart? from Maggie Trowe during Heaven Hill distillery strike this fall in Kentucky.

The international drive to expand the readership of the Militant and of books by revolutionary leaders and to raise funds for the Socialist Workers Party was a big success. The decision to go for higher goals than previous drives —…

Build support for women’s right to have an abortion!

Vol. 85/No. 46 - December 13, 2021

As the Militant goes to press, the Supreme Court was hearing arguments over a Mississippi law that poses a direct challenge to a woman’s legal right to choose whether to have an abortion. Organizing to win a strong majority of…

Canada flood social disaster is a product of capitalist greed

Vol. 85/No. 46 - December 13, 2021

MONTREAL — Tens of thousands of workers and farmers across British Columbia face widespread flooding, mud and rock slides after torrential rain hit central and southern parts of the province beginning Nov. 14. The unfolding social catastrophe, however, is not…