Special Metals steelworkers strike in West Virginia strong after 134 days

Vol. 86/No. 8 - February 28, 2022

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — “One hundred and thirty-four days! That’s how long we’ve been at this,” striker Jason Hogsett told this Militant worker-correspondent at the main gate picket in front of Special Metals Feb. 11. “There’s no point in giving in…

Kentucky ‘Angels on Horseback’ set example in family health care

Vol. 86/No. 8 - February 28, 2022
Frontier Nursing Service brought medical care on horseback to Appalachia, treating whole families, reducing infant mortality, maternal deaths and improving health care for all.

“Angels on Horseback: Midwives in the Mountains,” a KET-TV documentary on PBS, brings to light a pioneering initiative to provide health care in rural Appalachia. Begun in 1925, the Frontier Nursing Service reduced infant mortality and maternal deaths in eastern…

Puerto Rican teachers protest over wages, pension cuts

Vol. 86/No. 8 - February 28, 2022

Thousands of teachers, joined by contingents of firefighters, fellow unionists and others, marched to the governor’s mansion in the U.S. colony of Puerto Rico Feb. 9 to demand higher wages and oppose cuts in pensions. Protesters also denounced a U.S.-imposed…

Greek meeting celebrates Cuba, books by Che Guevara

Vol. 86/No. 8 - February 28, 2022

ATHENS, Greece — Publishing house Diethnes Vima organized a discussion on “Che Guevara’s contributions to socialism in Cuba and proletarian internationalism worldwide” as a celebration of the anniversary of the Cuban Revolution here Jan. 22. Two books were presented —…

25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 86/No. 8 - February 28, 2022

March 3, 1997 The first American Airlines pilots’ strike since 1959 lasted only four minutes before President William Clinton intervened to stop the strike under the Railway Labor Act. The 9,300 members of the Allied Pilots Association had struck February…

Join in expanding reach of the ‘Militant’!

Vol. 86/No. 8 - February 28, 2022

The Militant’s successful subscription renewal campaign expanded the paper’s long-term readership and drew a new levy of readers to join in common work with members of the Socialist Workers Party. Next up is a spring circulation drive in coming weeks…

‘If the US attacks Cuba, they will face a war of the entire people’

Vol. 86/No. 8 - February 28, 2022
Enrique Carreras, second from left, went to North Vietnam in 1969 to learn how their air force organized to defend against U.S. imperialist assault. His goal was to offer solidarity and strengthen Cuba’s ability to defend its revolution against Washington’s attacks.

The Spanish edition of Making History: Interviews With Four Generals of Cuba’s Revolutionary Armed Forces by José Ramón Fernández, Enrique Carreras, Harry Villegas and Néstor López Cuba is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for February. Division Gen. Carreras…

Minnesota teachers, staff rally for smaller classes, higher wages

Vol. 86/No. 8 - February 28, 2022

MINNEAPOLIS — Over 1,000 teachers and supporters marched and rallied here Feb. 12 in subzero temperatures. The action took place leading up to a strike vote by teachers and support staff in both Minneapolis and St. Paul. The unions in…

GM workers in Mexico vote for new independent union

Vol. 86/No. 8 - February 28, 2022
Leaders of SINTTIA independent autoworkers union at GM plant in Guanajuato, Mexico, Feb. 3, after winning union election. At center is union Secretary General Maria Alejandra Morales.

Workers at the General Motors pickup-truck plant in Guanajuato, Mexico, voted overwhelmingly for a new independent union in early February, sending a message to the U.S. auto-giant bosses they will no longer accept low wages and abusive working conditions. With…

Join May Day Brigade! Learn about Cuba’s socialist revolution

Vol. 86/No. 8 - February 28, 2022
May Day march in Contramaestre, Santiago de Cuba, May 1, 2019, celebrates Cuban Revolution. May Day Brigade members will join 2022 march in Havana, meet with mass organizations.

For anyone wanting to learn firsthand about the Cuban Revolution, an excellent opportunity is the 15th International May Day Voluntary Work Brigade to Cuba this spring, set for April 24 to May 8. The National Network on Cuba organizes the…