25, 50, and 75 years ago

Vol. 87/No. 13 - April 3, 2023

April 6, 1998 NEW YORK — “The question of women is permanently on the agenda of the Cuban revolution,” stated Mirtha Hormilla, a member of the permanent mission of Cuba to the United Nations, at an event on March 21…

Disabled workers force regime in Iran to pay up

Vol. 87/No. 13 - April 3, 2023
Disabled workers force regime in Iran to pay up

Workers with disabilities in Iran won a victory this month when the government finally deposited funds in the bank for their welfare payments and supplies, as well as what it owed to rehabilitation centers, including for physical therapy and wages…

Association of the Blind draws interest at Havana book fair

Vol. 87/No. 13 - April 3, 2023

HAVANA — One of the most interesting and lively stands at this year’s Havana International Book Fair, held in February, was organized by Cuba’s National Association of the Blind (ANCI).  The association regularly has a stand here, at Cuba’s largest…

Many attracted to ‘Militant’ at Havana Int’l Book Fair

Vol. 87/No. 13 - April 3, 2023

HAVANA — An indication of the interest in revolutionary working-class politics among workers and youth visiting the Pathfinder stand at the Havana International Book Fair this February was the 31 who subscribed to the Militant. Volunteers at the Pathfinder bookstand…

Peace protesters get ‘Militant,’ discuss unions, war in Ukraine

Vol. 87/No. 13 - April 3, 2023
Navy veteran Tanesha Stebb subscribes to Militant after discussion with SWP member Willie Cotton at March 18 peace protest in Washington; 11 subscriptions and 18 books were sold

WASHINGTON — Socialist Workers Party members found interest in the party’s program and activities when they campaigned at a March 18 “Fund people’s needs, not the war machine” protest across from the White House.   The action was called by…

Communist League: ‘Amnesty for immigrant workers in UK’

Vol. 87/No. 13 - April 3, 2023
Tens of thousands of teachers and civil service workers demonstrate in one-day strike in London March 15 for higher pay, better working conditions. Labor battles today require unity of all workers, including countering government anti-immigrant measures and demanding amnesty.

MANCHESTER, England — “The unions should fight for amnesty for all workers who the government says don’t have ‘proper’ papers,” Peter Clifford, Communist League candidate for Manchester City Council, told retired sewing machine operator Pam Grocock when he knocked on…

Support workers, farmers in East Palestine!

Vol. 87/No. 13 - April 3, 2023

Workers, farmers and small proprietors in East Palestine are fighting to take control over the cleanup and rebuilding of their region. They need solidarity from your union, fellow workers and from farmers with their struggle. Let them know they’re not…

Fight for working people to control derailment cleanup

Jeep caravan shows support for East Palestine
Vol. 87/No. 13 - April 3, 2023
Jacob Tate and family came from Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, to join Jeep caravan in East Palestine March 18 to back fight of residents to win control of cleanup, rebuilding after toxic derailment.

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio — Throngs of residents here lined Market Street March 18 to cheer the “Jeep Invasion” into this small town. The caravan was organized to help working people and small-business owners recover from the disastrous Feb. 3 Norfolk…

‘I appreciate this book’

Vol. 87/No. 13 - April 3, 2023

From the Dominican Republic and on behalf of the Sugarcane Workers Union UTC, we send our appreciation for the writings by George Novack in Labor, Nature, and the Evolution of Humanity. We were pleased to read George Novack’s biography (1905-92)…

Australia garbage collectors take strike action

Vol. 87/No. 13 - April 3, 2023

SYDNEY — Garbage workers organized by the Transport Workers Union at the Cleanaway depot in Canberra went on a 24-hour strike March 11 pressing for a new contract. Workers here and in Queensland also took strike action in recent weeks,…