Jury acquits Michigan defendants entrapped by FBI

Vol. 87/No. 36 - October 2, 2023

In an important victory for constitutional rights, a jury in Bellaire, Michigan, acquitted three men Sept. 15 who had been accused of conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2020. It was the final court proceeding in a three-year…

Rail workers union: ‘All out to back the UAW’

Vol. 87/No. 36 - October 2, 2023

Striking autoworkers taking on the bosses at the Big Three got a big boost from the SMART-TD union of rail conductors, brakemen and engineers, the largest rail union.  “What we can do, in addition to not crossing the picket lines…

How Cuba’s revolution took hold in the Escambray mountains

Vol. 87/No. 36 - October 2, 2023
Volunteer militia members learn to read in Escambray mountains, 1961. Literacy campaign and land reform benefited peasants, building support for drive to defeat U.S.-backed counterrevolutionary bands. These steps were crucial in advancing Cuba’s unfolding socialist revolution.

From the Escambray to the Congo: In the Whirlwind of the Cuban Revolution by Víctor Dreke is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for September. As a high school student, Dreke joined Cuba’s revolutionary movement, then became a Rebel…

Join campaign to expand reach of the ‘Militant’!

Vol. 87/No. 36 - October 2, 2023
Laura Garza, right, Socialist Workers Party candidate for U.S. Senate from California, discusses politics with participants at Mexican Independence Day celebration in Oxnard Sept. 17.

The Socialist Workers Party’s fall campaign to win 1,350 subscribers to the Militant, sell 1,350 books by party leaders and other revolutionaries and raise $140,000 for the SWP Party-Building Fund is off and running! We’re asking our readers to join…

Miners face rise in black lung as bosses reap profits

Vol. 87/No. 36 - October 2, 2023

Black lung, a devastating and often fatal disease caused by prolonged exposure to dust that scars lung tissue, has been on the rise among coal miners over the past two decades, as the bosses’ drive for profits comes at the…

Anti-union RICO law used to indict Atlanta protesters

Vol. 87/No. 36 - October 2, 2023

ATLANTA — Just weeks after former President Donald Trump and 18 of his political associates were indicted here on Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization charges, 61 opponents of the construction of an Atlanta police- and firefighting-training facility were charged with…

NY forum discusses fight for jobs, amnesty for immigrants

Vol. 87/No. 36 - October 2, 2023
May 1 march and rally in Milwaukee protests attacks on immigrant workers. Bosses scapegoat immigrants to divide working class, push down wages as capitalist crisis deepens today.

NEW YORK — “Fight for jobs for all  workers! Build the unions! A working-class response to the ‘migration crisis’” was the topic of a lively discussion at the Militant Labor Forum here Sept. 16. Speaking for the Socialist Workers Party…

As 2024 nears, Democrats step up attacks on political rights

Vol. 87/No. 36 - October 2, 2023
Boston cops seize socialist literature during 1919-20 Palmer Raids. Inset, Victor Berger’s 1918 Socialist Party election campaign. Congress voted 309-1 to bar him from office after he won.

The Democrats’ seven-year-long relentless campaign to drive Donald Trump out of politics and bar him from running for president in 2024 is becoming more frantic as the primaries come nearer. President Joseph Biden’s Justice Department and Democratic prosecutors in Georgia…

Solidarity with UAW strike! Fight for whole working class

Vol. 87/No. 36 - October 2, 2023
United Auto Workers rally in Detroit Sept. 15, as UAW struck assembly plants at Stellantis in Toledo, Ohio; General Motors in Wentzville, Missouri; and Ford in Wayne, Michigan.

TOLEDO, Ohio — There is a working-class battle taking place in the auto industry today that all workers should support. Some 13,000 United Auto Workers’ members went on strike Sept. 15 at the Ford plant in Wayne, Michigan; General Motors…