Supporters of ‘Militant’ drive to boost its
long-term readership

Vol. 86/No. 4 - January 31, 2022

Socialist Workers Party members and fellow supporters of the Militant are using the paper’s international renewal drive to continue discussions with readers on perspectives to defend the rights and needs of the working class, exchange views on the big political…

Washington and Moscow spar over military, political power in Ukraine

Vol. 86/No. 4 - January 31, 2022

Talks between the U.S.-led NATO military alliance and the Russian government over Moscow’s troop buildup on its border with Ukraine ended in a deadlock Jan. 13. Washington, no friend of the Ukrainian people, is defending the economic and political interests…

8,400 King Soopers strikers fight over wages, two-tiers

Vol. 86/No. 4 - January 31, 2022

ARVADA, Colo. — The strike by some 8,400 United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 members against the giant Kroger’s grocery chain King Soopers remains strong, with picket lines set up here and throughout the greater Denver area, from Boulder…

Back striking coal miners, Colorado grocery workers!

Warrior Met miners step up Alabama strike, win support
Vol. 86/No. 4 - January 31, 2022
Warrior Met coal miners, on strike since last April 1, hear report from United Mine Workers President Cecil Roberts, standing at right, at weekly rally in Brookwood, Alabama, Jan. 12.

BROOKWOOD, Ala. — “We’ve worked out with the court that the union can start picketing again,” United Mine Workers of America District 20 Representative James Blankenship told the crowd of striking Warrior Met Coal miners at their weekly solidarity rally…

Deadly fires in Philadelphia, NY caused by landlord greed

Vol. 86/No. 4 - January 31, 2022
Funeral Jan. 16 at Islamic Cultural Center for victims of Bronx, New York, apartment building fire. Landlords put maximizing profits ahead of life and conditions of residents.

NEW YORK — Seventeen people perished, including eight children, all from smoke inhalation during a Jan. 9 fire in the 19-story Twin Parks Northeast building in the Bronx. The big-business media immediately laid the blame on a seemingly thoughtless tenant…

Fight to end Jim Crow changed US forever

Vol. 86/No. 4 - January 31, 2022

President Joseph Biden’s claim that the Freedom to Vote Act and John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act are key to stop a new rise of Jim Crow segregation is a fraud. These bills are purely aimed at changing voting procedures…

Conference organizes support for Sahrawi independence fight

Vol. 86/No. 4 - January 31, 2022

MALAGA, Spain — “Youth organizations from all over the world have come here to support freedom and independence for the people of Western Sahara,” Hamdi Aomar Taubali told a gathering of over 150 young people from around the world. “You…

Years since deadly Grenfell fire, protest demands charges

Vol. 86/No. 3 - January 24, 2022
Hundreds protested in west London Dec. 14 calling for charges to be brought against those responsible for massive and disastrous 2017 fire at Grenfell Tower that killed 72 people.

LONDON — Hundreds of people took part in a protest walk through west London Dec. 14 to mark 4 1/2 years since the massive fire at Grenfell Tower killed 72 people. The 24-story tower was wrapped in highly flammable cladding…

Moscow leads military intervention to put down protests in Kazakhstan

Vol. 86/No. 3 - January 24, 2022
Tengiz oil field workers in western Kazakhstan walk off the job Jan. 2 at start of what became nationwide protests against gov’t attacks on workers, doubling of fuel prices, brutal repression.

Massive anti-government protests swept across Kazakhstan in Central Asia Jan. 2 reflecting deep anger among working people toward the regime that has ruled since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Claiming he faced an “attempted coup,” President Kassym-Jomart…