1918: Soviet forces liberate Ukraine, inspire fighters worldwide

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Red Army troops welcomed in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Dec. 8, 1917. Bolshevik Revolution in October 1917 put Russian workers and peasants in power, ended Russian involvement in World War I, put an end to czar’s “prison house of nations,” forming Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

My Life: An Attempt at an Autobiography by Leon Trotsky is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for February. Under V.I. Lenin, Trotsky was a central leader of the Russian Revolution, including as foreign minister of the young Soviet…

New earthquakes hit, social disaster continues to unfold in Syria, Turkey

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Collapsed buildings in Hatay, Turkey, after Feb. 6 earthquakes. Tens of thousands of people died and millions are homeless in Turkey and Syria because of for-profit building construction.

The course of the Turkish and Syrian governments, alongside intervention by Washington, Moscow, Tehran and others, is exacerbating the disastrous consequences of earthquakes that struck Syria and Turkey Feb. 6. More than 45,000 people have died as of Feb. 17,…

Earthquake catastrophe fueled by capitalism

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Under capitalism, earthquakes, hurricanes and other natural disasters are turned into social catastrophes that fall in sharply different ways on different social classes. They strike workers and farmers with special ferocity. Countless lives are lost because bosses ignore basic safety…

Bay Area longshore union shuts ports, marches for Abu-Jamal

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SAN FRANCISCO — International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 10 shut down the ports of Oakland and San Francisco Feb. 16, part of international protests demanding freedom for Mumia Abu-Jamal. Framed up on charges of killing Philadelphia police officer Daniel…

No to gov’t attack on political rights! says Communist League in Canada

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Carolina Martinez, left, a health care worker, met Beverly Bernardo, Communist League candidate, Feb. 18. Bernardo spoke out against Canadian government attack on truckers, rights.

MONTREAL — Beverly Bernardo, Communist League candidate in Montreal’s provincial by-election in the Saint-Henri–Sainte-Anne riding, turned in all the petitions and was declared on the ballot Feb. 20 for the Quebec National Assembly. Over the February 18-19 weekend, more than…

25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

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March 9, 1998 NEW YORK — The theme of “100 Years of Struggle Against U.S. Imperialism: Africa, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Philippines” drew 200 here Feb. 19. Félix Wilson, first secretary of the Cuban Interests Section in Washington, explained that…


Vol. 87/No. 9 - March 6, 2023

The article “Working People in Ukraine Fight New War Moves from Moscow,” in issue no. 8 should have said Transnistria is an enclave in eastern Moldova, not western Moldova.