Hundreds protest beating death of prisoner in Montreal

Vol. 87/No. 10 - March 13, 2023

MONTREAL — Hundreds marched here Feb. 10 to protest the death of Nicous D’André Spring, a 21-year-old black man on Dec. 25, a day after he was assaulted by prison guards at Montreal’s Bordeaux prison. He was arrested Dec. 20…

Uber, Lyft drivers strike, rally at New York airport

Vol. 87/No. 10 - March 13, 2023
Uber and Lyft drivers staged one-day strike at LaGuardia airport Feb. 26 to demand “pay raise we’re entitled to,” Yohan Fulgencio, an Uber driver since 2015, told the Militant. Another Uber driver, Ajay Singh, said, “The company takes too much of our money,” more than 50% of fares.

NEW YORK — “We’re fighting to receive the pay raise we’re entitled to,” Yohan Fulgencio, an Uber driver since 2015, told the Militant Feb. 26. “With inflation, all of our operating expenses have gone up — gas, insurance, repairs, maintenance…

Workers, women and oppressed peoples push for freedom in Iran

Vol. 87/No. 10 - March 13, 2023
Seven Iranian women political prisoners, supporters celebrate their release from Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison, Feb. 9. Independent unions, student groups and others are demanding release of all political, union prisoners.

Despite the announcement in early February by Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei that he would give amnesty to “tens of thousands” of prisoners, the actual numbers released as of Feb. 27 are in the hundreds. Thousands were imprisoned during…

Special’ grand jury probe in Georgia is attack on political rights

Vol. 87/No. 10 - March 13, 2023

Casting aside any pretense at impartiality, special grand jury foreman Emily Kohrs has been on a “media tour” divulging selective details of the Democratic Party-run search for indictments targeting Donald Trump’s alleged interference in Georgia’s 2020 elections. A gleeful liberal…

Support grows for ‘Militant’ against ban in Florida prison

Vol. 87/No. 10 - March 13, 2023

When they hear that Florida prison authorities banned an issue of the Militant for printing articles on a strike by New York nurses and on recent protests in Iran, many workers, farmers, union activists and others are outraged. Officials at…