Cuba’s socialist revolution: ‘No one is left on their own’

Vol. 85/No. 34 - September 20, 2021
Cuba’s socialist revolution: ‘No one is left on their own’

No one died in Cuba when Hurricane Ida tore over the island, compared to more than 71 in the United States. That’s not because the storm increased in destructive force before landfall in Louisiana. It’s because in Cuba — unlike…


US military exits Afghanistan, Taliban forms gov’t

Vol. 85/No. 34 - September 20, 2021
US military exits Afghanistan, Taliban forms gov’t

The last U.S. troops and planes flew out of Afghanistan Aug. 30, leaving the Taliban in control of the country. Two decades of war by the U.S. rulers and their allies left hundreds of thousands of Afghans killed or injured…


Massive rally demands India gov’t repeal anti-farmer laws

Vol. 85/No. 34 - September 20, 2021
Massive rally demands India gov’t repeal anti-farmer laws

More than half a million Indian farmers rallied Sept. 5 in Muzaffarnagar in the state of Uttar Pradesh, above, calling for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to repeal three agricultural laws that will open them up to deeper exploitation…


Organize to back Nabisco, Warrior Met coal strikes!

Nabisco strikers in 5 states resist boss takeback drive
Vol. 85/No. 34 - September 20, 2021
Chicago unionists, Nabisco strikers rally Sept. 4 to spread word about national labor battle.

CHICAGO — Chanting “What do we want? A contract!” and “No contract! No cookies,” 200 strikers, members of Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union Local 1, their supporters and fellow unionists rallied outside Nabisco’s flagship bakery here…


Winning back wages, gains lost in 2016 key to miners

Vol. 85/No. 34 - September 20, 2021

BROOKWOOD, Ala. — Over 1,100 members of the United Mine Workers of America have been on strike against Warrior Met Coal here since April 1, fighting to regain historic wages and working conditions they won in past battles. The strike…


‘Workers need to organize our own party, a labor party,’

Vol. 85/No. 34 - September 20, 2021
Working people face “a crisis of a social system that defends the interests and profits of the wealthy class,” Sam Manuel, Socialist Workers Party candidate for Atlanta City Council president, said during Sept. 1 candidates’ debate at Clark Atlanta University.

PLACERVILLE, Calif. — Dennis Richter, Socialist Workers Party candidate for governor of California, and SWP campaigners visited towns in the north of the state hit by wildfires Aug. 23. Since it began in July, the Dixie Fire has laid waste…


Quebec ferry workers strike for pay, jobs, time off

Vol. 85/No. 34 - September 20, 2021

SOREL, Quebec — Hundreds of ferry workers went on strike at five Saint Lawrence River crossings in Quebec on the Labour Day weekend. From here, northeast of Montreal, to Matane near the Atlantic coast, members of the United Steelworkers and …


25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 85/No. 34 - September 20, 2021

September 23, 1996 Picket lines, demonstrations and educational meetings are needed now to protest the Clinton administration’s escalating war moves against Iraq. The rulers of the United States — loyally represented by the Democratic White House and the Republican-led Congress…


Building a proletarian party on the eve of imperialist war

Vol. 85/No. 34 - September 20, 2021
Sit-down strike in 1937 by United Auto Workers at General Motors plant in Flint, Michigan. When political pressures came down on the Socialist Workers Party on eve of the second imperialist world war, James P. Cannon led the fight to deepen the party’s proletarian orientation.

This excerpt is from The Struggle for a Proletarian Party by James P. Cannon, one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for September. A companion volume to In Defense of Marxism by Leon Trotsky, it records the fight in the…


Protests demand: End US embargo of Cuba!

Vol. 85/No. 34 - September 20, 2021
Caravans, rallies and meetings took place in U.S., Canada, U.K. and elsewhere Aug. 29, protesting Washington’s economic war against Cuba. Above, protesters at Toussaint L’Ouverture park in Miami donated to Haiti earthquake relief.

Car and bike caravans along with pickets and rallies protesting Washington’s more than 60-year-long economic war against Cuba’s socialist revolution took place in at least half a dozen U.S. cities, as well as in Canada, the United Kingdom and other…