Letters

Vol. 86/No. 9 - March 7, 2022

Tennessee sub getting through I am writing to check in and tell you I am still receiving the Militant  and love my subscription you have given me freely from donations. Ya’ll guys are the best and thank you. Will you…


25, 50, and 75 years ago

Vol. 86/No. 9 - March 7, 2022

March 10, 1997 U.S. secretary of state Madeleine Albright began a nine-country world tour in Rome February 16 to press the Clinton administration’s foreign policy for the U.S. capitalist class. Foremost on Albright’s agenda was an aggressive campaign to expand…


Women’s rights fighter Jennifer Swayne thrown in jail in Wales

Vol. 86/No. 9 - March 7, 2022
Protest outside Newport Central Police Station Jan. 31 in support of Jennifer Swayne, whose home was searched and was arrested for having a book that says sex is biologically determined.

LONDON — In an attack on the rights of all working people, Gwent police arrested women’s rights campaigner Jennifer Swayne under thought-control “hate-crime” laws Jan. 23. They searched her home, seizing materials, including the book Transgender Children and Young People:…


Oppose Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine!

Vol. 86/No. 9 - March 7, 2022

The Russian government’s invasion of Donetsk and Luhansk is a blow to working people in Ukraine, Russia and worldwide. It must be opposed.  Like its occupation of Crimea in 2014, Moscow’s violation of Ukrainian sovereignty is aimed at advancing the…


Second trial for killers of Arbery is double jeopardy

Vol. 86/No. 9 - March 7, 2022

The three men convicted in November of killing Ahmaud Arbery and sentenced in a Georgia state courtroom to life in prison were prosecuted again for the very same crime, this time in federal court, in the same city. The constitutional…


Demand end to Ottawa’s moves to stop protests, suspend rights

Vol. 86/No. 8 - February 28, 2022

MONTREAL — “The Feb. 14 imposition of the Emergencies Act by the Liberal government of Justin Trudeau is a major attack on the democratic and political rights of working people,” Philippe Tessier said in a statement released by the Communist…


‘Trucking bosses treat you like they own you’

Vol. 86/No. 8 - February 28, 2022

RIDGEFIELD, N.J. — “Once you’re carrying millions of dollars of their equipment, company owners treat you like they own you,” oversize load trucker Michael Pitcher told Socialist Workers Party members at the Vincent Lombardi truck stop here Feb. 13. SWP…


Oil workers rally in fight for new national contract

Vol. 86/No. 8 - February 28, 2022
Over 200 Steelworkers union refinery workers and supporters rally for industrywide contract outside Marathon Petroleum in Findlay, Ohio, Feb. 15, part of preparation for possible strike.

FINDLAY, Ohio — Over 200 United Steelworkers union-organized oil refinery workers and their supporters from across the country gathered in front of Marathon Petroleum’s corporate headquarters here Feb. 15 demanding the bosses reach a new contract that meets the needs…


Gains made in ‘Militant’ drive pave way to win new readers

Vol. 86/No. 8 - February 28, 2022

The international drive to expand the long-term readership of the Militant  has been a resounding success, exceeding the international goal with 385 renewal subscriptions being sold during the course of the six-week drive. This response shows the growing interest in…


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…