Ukraine coal miners sit in over gov’t refusal to pay back wages

Vol. 85/No. 48 - December 27, 2021

Members of the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine stopped work at the Chervonogradska mine in the Lviv region Dec. 7 to protest the government’s refusal to pay their back wages. The 42 miners on the first shift sat…

Warehouse workers in Australia win contract fights

Vol. 85/No. 48 - December 27, 2021

SYDNEY — Some 1,000 warehouse workers organized by the United Workers Union at seven Toll distribution centers across Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales won a new contract Nov. 17, two days after going out on an indefinite strike.…

Moscow threatens sovereignty of Ukraine, sends troops to border

Vol. 85/No. 48 - December 27, 2021
Map shows Crimean Peninsula, which Putin regime annexed in 2014, and part of eastern Ukraine in Donbas region that Moscow-backed separatists seized, imposing brutal regime.

The recent buildup of Russian forces along the border with Ukraine threatens that country’s sovereignty. Moscow seeks to reverse the Ukrainian rulers’ moves toward closer relations with imperialist governments in Europe and the U.S. and to advance its long-term goal…

Socialist revolution will accelerate liberation of art and culture

Vol. 85/No. 48 - December 27, 2021
From left, Mexican artist Diego Rivera, Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky and surrealist Andre Breton collaborating on “Manifesto: Towards a Free Revolutionary Art” in Mexico in 1938. It called for freedom from censorship, capitalist or Stalinist alike, and artistic independence.

Art and Revolution: Writings on Literature, Politics, and Culture by Leon Trotsky is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for December. Trotsky was a central leader of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution in Russia and the early Communist International. After…

Holiday greetings to all fellow workers behind bars!

Vol. 85/No. 48 - December 27, 2021

Holiday greetings to our readers and all those held behind prison bars! We greet you as fellow workers, members of the only class capable of putting an end to the exploitation and oppression inherent in the capitalist system. All working-class…

25, 50, and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 85/No. 48 - December 27, 2021

December 23, 1996 HAVANA — More than 100,000 Havana residents marched December 2 in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the birth of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cuba. A huge cheer went up as the contingent was announced of…

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…

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…

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.…