‘Militant’ calls target week to step up drive for new readers

Vol. 86/No. 18 - May 9, 2022
Vincent Auger shows Chantell Woods the Militant on her porch in Portland, Oregon, April 23.

Taking advantage of expanded opportunities to reach out with the Socialist Workers Party program, party members are organizing an international target week April 30 – May 8 to boost momentum in the nine-week drive to win 1,600 new readers to…

No worker has to die! Young bakery worker killed on the job

Vol. 86/No. 18 - May 9, 2022
Automatic Rolls bakery, in Clayton, North Carolina, where Bibiana Arellano Delabra, 22, inset, was killed April 16 working on a large mixing machine. Fight for union control of line speeds, crew sizes, schedule, training is needed to counter deadly effects of capitalists’ drive for profits.

CINCINNATI — A young woman’s life was cut short when she was killed on the job April 16. Bibiana Arellano Delabra, 22, was crushed to death while operating a large industrial mixing machine at nonunion Automatic Rolls of North Carolina…


Vol. 86/No. 18 - May 9, 2022

Brian Oreggio Brian Oreggio, a longtime reader of the Militant in Manchester, died at age 60, April 12, after a long illness. Oreggio joined with co-workers who are members of the Communist League at Tulip Meats factory here in union…

25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 86/No. 18 - May 9, 2022

May 12, 1997 DETROIT — As 1,800 members of United Auto Workers Local 51 head into their third week on strike against the third largest U.S. automaker, talks between the union and Chrysler remain deadlocked. So far the strike by…

End US sanctions! For working-class solidarity

Vol. 86/No. 18 - May 9, 2022

The fight to defend Ukraine’s independence and to get Moscow’s boot off the Ukrainian people’s back is at the heart of advancing working-class interests today. Under the czarist empire, the Ukrainian people were conquered and oppressed. Putin aims to reimpose…

Defend Ukraine independence! All Russian troops out now!

For solidarity of Russian, Ukrainian workers against Putin’s war
Vol. 86/No. 18 - May 9, 2022
Residents of Russian-occupied Kherson, Ukraine, April 27, protest Moscow’s sham referendum to create “people’s republic.” Russian troops fired tear gas, stun grenades against the crowd.

The Russian regime of President Vladimir Putin is redirecting and attempting to step up efforts to crush the Ukrainian people’s tenacious resistance to its invasion. As Moscow’s forces center assaults on eastern Ukraine, they continue to unleash shelling, rocket and…

Cuban working people defend socialist revolution at Bay of Pigs

Vol. 86/No. 18 - May 9, 2022
Celebrating defeat of Washington’s Bay of Pigs invasion by 1,500 U.S.-organized mercenaries, April 1961, Cuban militiamen pose with wreckage of downed U.S. plane in fake Cuban colors. Fidel Castro said U.S. imperialists couldn’t forgive the workers and peasants of Cuba for “making a socialist revolution right under their very nose.”

Playa Girón/Bay of Pigs: Washington’s First Military Defeat in the Americas by Fidel Castro and José Ramón Fernández is being featured this week to mark the 61st anniversary of this historic event. In under 72 hours, April 17-20, 1961, Cuba’s…

Striking Stanford nurses say understaffing is unsustainable

Vol. 86/No. 18 - May 9, 2022
Nurses struck Stanford Hospital and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, California, April 25 over wages, retiree benefits and understaffing. “It’s a moral issue,” said one nurse.

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Thousands of nurses walked off the job April 25 and began picketing outside both Stanford Hospital and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital here, in a strike over understaffing, work stress, wages, retiree health benefits and access to…

Thousands turn out as Havana Int’l Book Fair opens April 20

Vol. 86/No. 18 - May 9, 2022
Participants check out book displays at the 30th annual Havana International Book Fair.

HAVANA — Thousands of people have visited the grounds of the colonial Spanish fortress of San Carlos de la Cabaña over the last five days, since the Havana International Book Fair opened at this historic site April 20. The 10-day…