No to nuclear arms! Emulate Cuba’s example

Vol. 86/No. 30 - August 15, 2022

On Aug. 6 and 9, 1945, the U.S. capitalist rulers unleashed a nuclear inferno on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Hundreds of thousands of Japanese civilians were instantly incinerated or died agonizing deaths from burns and radiation poisoning.…

How to advance women’s rights is debated at NOW conference

Vol. 86/No. 30 - August 15, 2022
National Organization for Women conference took place July 22-24, as deepening capitalist crisis wreaks havoc on working people, our families and our unions. Above, Heather Hernandez after being forced to quit her job last year as schools closed during the pandemic.

CHICAGO — Some 250 women and men gathered for the National Organization for Women conference here July 22-24 to discuss how to advance the fight for women’s equality at a time when soaring prices and a deepening capitalist crisis are…

Need more Militants!

Vol. 86/No. 30 - August 15, 2022

Thank you so much for the free subscription to the Militant. It was well read, with at least six men reading it thoroughly and many others perusing it. It certainly provoked political conversations in here, a place where politics is…

Minneapolis Starbucks workers strike for hiring, union contract

Vol. 86/No. 30 - August 15, 2022
Workers picket Starbucks at Cedar Avenue South in Minneapolis Aug. 1, second day of two-day strike over low wages and understaffing. Workers had recently voted to unionize the store.

MINNEAPOLIS — Some 25 workers in a south Minneapolis Starbucks went on strike, picketing on Cedar Avenue South here for two days starting July 31. The bosses were forced to close the store for both days as all the workers…

Rail workers strike in U.K. for pay raise, against job cuts

Vol. 86/No. 30 - August 15, 2022

MANCHESTER, England — Tens of thousands of rail and telecommunication workers struck across the U.K. at the end of July, refusing to accept below inflation pay and attacks on their conditions. Retail inflation here is running at 11%, a 40-year…

Belarus regime threatens death penalty for ‘rail partisans’

Vol. 86/No. 30 - August 15, 2022

Three Belarusian rail workers who could face the death penalty are going to trial facing government charges of “terrorism” and “treason.” This is part of a broader assault on the trade union movement of Belarus as the dictatorial regime of…

Italian gov’t falls as rulers across Europe confront growing conflicts

Vol. 86/No. 30 - August 15, 2022
Taxi drivers protest working conditions in Rome July 13 outside office of former Prime Minister Mario Draghi. The Italian government collapsed, Draghi resigned July 21 amid EU tensions.

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi resigned, and his government coalition collapsed July 21, the same day the European Central Bank boosted interest rates, sharply raising the cost of loan repayments for the more heavily indebted capitalist powers across the southern…

Montreal Casino strikers enter third month on the picket line

Vol. 86/No. 29 - August 8, 2022

MONTREAL — Montreal Casino strikers, members of Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 3939, are into their third month on strike for pay raises large enough to counter the impact of soaring inflation and for safer working conditions. They told…

Join campaign to expand reach of ‘Militant,’ books by SWP leaders

Vol. 86/No. 29 - August 8, 2022
Community activist and retired truck driver Eugene Jenkins gets Militant subscription from Candace Wagner, SWP candidate for governor of Pennsylvania, July 22 in Philadelphia.

“I’m a Democrat, but I don’t agree with a lot of what’s going on, including what’s in the media, whether it’s CNN or Fox News. You can’t trust either side,” Hamza Hassan told Joel Britton, Socialist Workers Party candidate for…