Shooting of Calif. immigrants shows need for amnesty

Vol. 87/No. 8 - February 27, 2023

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. — As you drive into this small town on the California coast south of San Francisco, you see tree nurseries, flower greenhouses and mushroom farms, all crops the area is famous for. You also see the…

As Washington shoots Chinese balloon down, tensions grow

Vol. 87/No. 8 - February 27, 2023
Artist’s rendering of Chinese Navy fighter cutting across nose of U.S. Air Force spy plane over South China Sea Dec. 21, forcing it to take evasive action. Conflicts between Washington and Beijing are increasing as U.S. rulers seek to maintain their domination of Asia-Pacific region.

Amid rising tensions between the capitalist rulers in the U.S. and China, Washington tracked and then shot down a Chinese balloon Feb. 4, saying it was spying on U.S. territory after it flew over North America. For years the U.S.…

Quebec meeting discusses new book, launches CL campaign

Vol. 87/No. 8 - February 27, 2023

MONTREAL — Communist League leader Michel Prairie welcomed close to 30 people at a meeting here Feb. 11 to celebrate publication of The Low Point of Labor Resistance Is Behind Us: The Socialist Workers Party Looks Forward. The new book…

Pro-unification forces gain ground in Northern Ireland

Vol. 87/No. 8 - February 27, 2023
Some 30,000 people marched in Derry, Northern Ireland, Feb. 3, 2002, to demand justice for 14 Irish freedom fighters killed by British troops who opened fire on 1972 civil rights march.

MANCHESTER, England — Almost 25 years after the Good Friday Agreement, the British rulers’ grip on Northern Ireland is weaker than ever. Cross-border trade in Ireland has increased, pro-unification forces are gaining momentum and pro-British Unionist parties in Northern Ireland…

Cemetery workers strike over staff cuts, wage raises

Vol. 87/No. 8 - February 27, 2023

MONTREAL — Some 40 outside and office workers on strike at Montreal’s Notre-Dame-des-Neiges cemetery held a joint action at the office of the Catholic Archbishop of Montreal here Jan. 26. The Notre Dame Parish runs the cemetery. Patrick Chartrand, a…

Disaster in Turkey, Syria fueled by capitalist greed

Profit-driven housing, rulers’ wars set stage
Vol. 87/No. 8 - February 27, 2023
Volunteers in Harem, in northwestern Syria, carry out victims of earthquake on Feb. 6.

As of Feb. 14, the deadliest toll from an earthquake in Turkey in almost a century reached some 35,000 with the bodies of countless others still buried in the rubble. More than 5,500 died so far in northern Syria. Hundreds…

Moscow tightens grip on occupied Crimea

Vol. 87/No. 7 - February 20, 2023
From May 18-20, 1944, Stalinist regime in the USSR deported 200,000 Tatars from Crimea, slandering them all as Nazis.

Russian occupation forces have stepped up arrests in Crimea over the last several months, especially targeting Crimean Tatars for “crimes” such as singing songs in Ukrainian at their weddings. The assaults are fueling resistance to Moscow’s rule and the decadeslong…

Sanitation workers strike for raise, health care cost cap

Vol. 87/No. 7 - February 20, 2023

CAMDEN, N.J. —“Until you say ‘no,’ the companies are just going to keep taking back more,” striker Bob Klein told the Militant on an enthusiastic Feb. 4 picket line here by Teamsters Local 115. One hundred thirty sanitation workers —…

Expand reach of the ‘Militant,’ get out book by SWP leaders

Vol. 87/No. 7 - February 20, 2023
Sports teacher Albert Patrick gets a Militant subscription and The Low Point of Labor Resistance Is Behind Us from Alyson Kennedy, SWP candidate for mayor of Ft. Worth, Texas, Feb. 5.

Through discussions at workers’ doorsteps in cities and the countryside, at union picket lines and social protests, members and supporters of the Socialist Workers Party and Communist Leagues in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom are getting out the new…