Fight to overturn ban on ‘Militant’ in Florida prison wins new support

Vol. 87/No. 11 - March 20, 2023

The Florida Department of Corrections’ Literature Review Committee “reviewed and overturned the impoundment” at Blackwater River Correctional Facility of the Jan. 30 issue of the Militant on March 9 and says “the publication is being processed for release to the inmate.”…

Join campaign to win readers, get out books, fund ‘Militant’

Vol. 87/No. 11 - March 20, 2023

Join us in expanding the reach of the Militant! The paper is launching an eight-week campaign to increase its readership, get out books by Socialist Workers Party and other revolutionary leaders and raise $165,000 for the paper from March 18-May…

As battle rages over Bakhmut Defend Ukraine independence!

‘Fight Moscow’s invasion, and for workers’ rights’
Vol. 87/No. 11 - March 20, 2023
Ivan Popov holds sign, “No to the war!” at “Peter the Great” statue in St. Petersburg, Russia, a year into Moscow’s war in Ukraine. Solo pickets, “flower protests,” green ribbon movement keep opposition to Putin’s repressive regime, solidarity with Ukrainian people visible.

As Russian President Vladimir Putin sends wave after wave of Russian conscripts against Ukrainian forces in Bakhmut, they confront fierce resistance from Ukrainians determined to defeat the invasion. His regime also faces opposition at home to its war, protests from…

UMWA coal miners return to work, contract fight continues

Vol. 87/No. 11 - March 20, 2023
Members of International Longshoremen’s Association from three East Coast ports join miners’ rally in Alabama Aug. 4, pledge to spread word, build support for hard-fought strike.

ATLANTA — Coal miners who had been on strike for 23 months at Warrior Met in Brookwood, Alabama, one of the longest and most bitter strikes in recent years, began the process of returning to work March 2. The steps…

‘Decisive battles for future of humanity will be fought in the US’

Vol. 87/No. 11 - March 20, 2023
Minneapolis Teamsters meet after winning May 1934 strike battle. Cannon said “sweeping movement” that built industrial unions showed revolutionary potential of U.S. working class.

Speeches to the Party: The Revolutionary Perspective and the Revolutionary Party by James P. Cannon is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for March. Cannon, then national secretary of the Socialist Workers Party, explained the prospects for working-class revolutionary…

New Jersey sanitation workers end strike, union comes out stronger

Vol. 87/No. 11 - March 20, 2023

CAMDEN, N.J. — Some 130 striking sanitation workers here, members of Teamsters Local 115, voted 64-41 March 5 to accept Waste Management’s latest contract offer and returned to work three days later. On strike since Jan. 31, “we pushed the…

Celia Pugh: 50-year builder of communist movement in the UK

Vol. 87/No. 11 - March 20, 2023

LONDON — Celia Pugh, a 50-year veteran of the communist movement, died March 4 after a long illness. She was 70. Pugh was a founding member of the Communist League in 1988 and served on its Central Committee. She joined…

Young socialists discuss class struggle with students in Cuba

Vol. 87/No. 11 - March 20, 2023

HAVANA — Young socialists from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom were invited by Cuban youth organizations for an exchange with students here Feb. 17. The lively back-and-forth took up an array of topics. The students were particularly…

EU, Greek rulers responsible for deadly train crash

Vol. 87/No. 11 - March 20, 2023

ATHENS, Greece — Outraged at bosses’ disregard for the lives of workers and passengers, thousands of trade unionists and others rallied outside parliament here March 5. Called by rail unions, student and other organizations, the action protested the government’s responsibility…

Profit-driven hospital bosses cut back on maternity wards

Vol. 87/No. 11 - March 20, 2023
Protest against closing Petaluma Valley Hospital maternity ward in northern California, Feb. 15.

Bosses at hospitals in rural areas are shuttering maternity wards, claiming it’s no longer profitable to maintain them. This throws into disarray the health and lives of millions of women, their families and their newborn babies. The employers’ actions come…