Earthquake hits Turkey, Syria, sets off social calamity

Vol. 87/No. 7 - February 20, 2023

A devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck southern Turkey and northern Syria Feb. 6, triggering a social catastrophe. More than 11,000 people have been killed. Rescue efforts, with international help, are continuing. Southern Turkey is home to many of the country’s…

Thousands across Australia march for Aboriginal rights

Vol. 87/No. 7 - February 20, 2023
Up to 10,000 people marched and rallied in Sydney Jan. 26 in support of Aboriginal rights, demanding an end to Aboriginals’ high unemployment rates, deaths in police custody.

SYDNEY — Tens of thousands demonstrated across Australia in support of Aboriginal rights and against racism Jan. 26. The rallies are held each year as a counter-observance to “Australia Day” — a national holiday of events organized by the country’s…

Defend Ukraine independence! Defeat Moscow’s invasion!

‘Flower protests’ against Putin’s war spread in Russia
Vol. 87/No. 7 - February 20, 2023
“Flower protest” memorials protesting Moscow’s war in Ukraine are spreading across Russia. Above, placard in Perm reads, “Peace to Ukraine, freedom for Russia,” “No to war,” “This is happening, do not close your eyes.” It ends saying, “The people are the power.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin is amassing forces in preparation for a deadly spring offensive in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine. The Ukrainian military, backed by volunteers, is preparing to repulse Moscow’s attacks and launch a counter-offensive. Putin claims his…

Fight against Jew-hatred! SWP speaks out in New Jersey

Vol. 87/No. 7 - February 20, 2023

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. — More than 1,000 people took part in an interfaith rally at Temple Ner Tamid Feb. 2 in response to the attempted firebombing of the synagogue in the early morning of Jan. 29. No one was hurt. Just…

25, 50, and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 87/No. 7 - February 20, 2023

February 23, 1998 ST. PAUL, Minnesota — About 300 Teamster strikers and supporters rallied Feb. 10, across from Honeywell’s plant in Golden Valley, Minnesota. This factory, which employs 1,500 members of Teamsters Local 1145, and two other area plants of…

A working-class road to end cop brutality

Vol. 87/No. 7 - February 20, 2023

The following statement was released Feb. 6 by Lisa Potash, Socialist Workers Party candidate for U.S. Senate from Georgia in 2022. Working people across the country were outraged when they saw the video of cops in Memphis savagely stun with…

Malcolm X: ‘It is impossible for capitalism to survive’

Vol. 87/No. 7 - February 20, 2023
Malcolm X, right, meets with Fidel Castro at Hotel Theresa in Harlem, New York, Sept. 19, 1960. The Cuban Revolution “overturned the system” Malcolm explained in 1963.

One of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for February is By Any Means Necessary by Malcolm X. An outstanding leader of the struggle for Black rights in the U.S. who also emerged as a leader of the international working class,…

Interview with Pussy Riot’s Masha Alyokhina

Vol. 87/No. 7 - February 20, 2023

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — For the first time, the Militant was able to interview Masha Alyokhina, a member of Pussy Riot, a performance art collective, whose members have been imprisoned for their opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s regime and its…

Nurses across the country rally for end to the staffing crisis

Vol. 87/No. 7 - February 20, 2023

OAKLAND, Calif. — Nurses held a spirited rally at the University of California San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital here on Jan. 26, part of a national day of action called by the National Nurses United. They are demanding the hospital…

Thousands take to streets in biggest strike in UK for 10 years

Vol. 87/No. 7 - February 20, 2023
Over 1,000 workers protested in Manchester, England, Feb. 1, part of 500,000 nationwide who rallied for raises, better work conditions and the end of government attempts to limit strikes.

LONDON — Up to 500,000 workers from different unions went on strike Feb. 1. Some 300,000 teachers, 70,000 university lecturers, thousands of train and bus drivers and 100,000 civil servants walked out. “It’s the biggest strike for 10 years, but…