Worldwide protests speak out: Defend Ukraine independence!

Demand Moscow’s troops out of all of Ukraine now!
Vol. 87/No. 10 - March 13, 2023
Tens of thousands rallied to defend Ukrainian independence in Tiblisi, Georgia, Feb. 24, marking one year since Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. Moscow invaded Georgia in 2008. Protests took place in over 100 cities, from Europe, Asia, in U.S. from Miami to Anchorage.

During the first year of the Russian rulers’ invasion of Ukraine the stark difference between the two countries’ armies has grown. The Ukrainian armed forces have fiercely resisted, strengthened by tens of thousands of volunteers, largely from the working class,…

Residents, rail workers fight toxic effects of Ohio disaster

Vol. 87/No. 10 - March 13, 2023
Bosses drive to boost profits led to train derailment in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, in July 2013, killing 47 people. Rail coalition there sent solidarity message to people of East Palestine, Ohio.

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio — Working people, farmers and small-business owners here and in neighboring towns in Ohio and Pennsylvania are increasingly angry about the response of both the rail bosses and the government to the continuing effects of the Feb.…

25, 50, and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 87/No. 10 - March 13, 2023

March 16, 1998 One day after the tentative pact between the UAW and Caterpillar was announced, the New York Times opened a front page article with: “In what could be a blow to America’s traditional, smoke-stack worker unions, the United…

Fight for workers control of the railroads

Vol. 87/No. 10 - March 13, 2023

This statement was released March 1 by Henry Dennison, a rail worker, member of SMART-TD union, and member of the Socialist Workers Party in Seattle. The disastrous train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, and the ongoing damage it is doing…

Worldwide protests denounce Moscow war on Ukraine

Vol. 87/No. 10 - March 13, 2023

Tens of thousands demonstrated in more than 100 cities around the world Feb. 24 opposing Moscow’s brutal war against Ukraine and marking one year since Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion. More than 10,000 people marched past the Brandenburg Gate in…

Jew-hating protest targets NY play about Leo Frank

Vol. 87/No. 10 - March 13, 2023
Cast of “Parade” Feb. 21. Actors’ Equity Association, representing 51,000 actors and stage managers, condemned the antisemitic demonstration outside play’s first night on Broadway.

NEW YORK — On Feb. 21 about a dozen ultrarightists showed up outside the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Parade” to hold a Jew-hating protest, targeting the play’s central figure — Leo Frank. Frank, a Jewish factory manager at an Atlanta…

Co-workers, Moscow war protesters get ‘Militant,’ new book

Vol. 87/No. 10 - March 13, 2023

Socialist Workers Party members campaigned for party candidate Ilona Gersh running for Chicago mayor Feb. 25, outside the Alpha bakery where she works. The next day co-worker Kimarah Brown got a Militant subscription from Gersh and the new book The…

‘Workers and working farmers both face common class enemy’

Vol. 87/No. 10 - March 13, 2023
U. S. farm debt in billions of dollars. After rising for decades, average farm debt has reached a record high. A disproportionate amount of this debt falls on the backs of working farmers.

MOUNT OLIVE, N.J. — “My father inherited his family’s debts, then we inherited his,” Hunter Hildebrant, 25, told the Militant at her family’s farm Feb. 18. Together with brothers Roy and Forrest, and twin sister Aspen, she grows tomatoes, onions,…