25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 86/No. 14 - April 11, 2022

April 14, 1997 MIAMI — For the first time in the 38-year history of the Cuban revolution, high-level representatives of the Cuban government spoke before a broad meeting in this city, sponsored by the Miami Coalition to End the U.S.…

Working people need to take political power

Vol. 86/No. 14 - April 11, 2022

Since the Vladimir Putin regime in Moscow began its murderous invasion of Ukraine, seeking to obliterate that country’s existence as an independent nation, the Socialist Workers Party has stepped up explaining that the U.S.-dominated imperialist world system is marching toward…

Stalin’s oppression, Nazi occupation fuel fight for Ukraine independence

Vol. 86/No. 14 - April 11, 2022
Grain taken from Ukrainian peasants near Kyiv, 1930, amid Stalinist forced collectivization and national oppression, led to widespread famine and death of almost 4 million Ukrainians.

As Ukrainian working people, arms in hand, defend their country’s sovereignty against Moscow’s invasion today, the Militant features Samizdat, Voices of the Soviet Opposition, which contains clandestine writings circulated in the Soviet Union that challenged the anti-working-class regime under Joseph…

US rulers probe Venezuela deal as sanctions on Russia cut off oil

Vol. 86/No. 14 - April 11, 2022
Workers in Venezuela line up for gas March 17. Though country has largest oil reserves in the world, harsh economic, trade sanctions by Washington have devastating impact on workers.

White House and State Department officials traveled to Caracas March 5 to meet with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro to discuss a partial lifting of sanctions that Washington imposed on that country’s oil industry in 2017. The visit grows out of…

UK pallet workers win support in strike for higher pay

Vol. 86/No. 14 - April 11, 2022

MANCHESTER, England —  “We’ve already won a lot,” Garry Walker, Unite union representative at CHEP, told the Militant during a solidarity party for pallet workers who are into their 16th week on strike. They were joined by trade unionists from…

Minneapolis teachers end strike, make gains in new contract

Vol. 86/No. 14 - April 11, 2022
Minneapolis teachers and support staff march March 8 on first day of strike. Unionists approved contract March 27 with gains in wages, reduced class sizes, more school counselors.

MINNEAPOLIS — Members of Minneapolis Federation of Teachers Local 59 voted to end their nearly three-week strike March 27, having made progress. The union said that both of its contracts — the one covering 4,500 teachers and the other for…

S. Carolina offers ‘choice’ of being killed by firing squad

Vol. 86/No. 14 - April 11, 2022

The South Carolina Department of Corrections announced March 18 that it will now organize executions by firing squad, which was legalized last year after a decadelong halt in carrying out any death sentences. The law, adopted last May, makes South…