Back Ukraine independence! Moscow out of all of Ukraine

Vol. 87/No. 18 - May 8, 2023
The Putin regime in Russia has banned demonstrations against its invasion of Ukraine, but a rally against the rise in utility bills drew 300 people in Novosibirsk, 2,000 miles east of Moscow, in March. Similar protest actions were held in other cities, free of cop harassment.

As the first large-scale war in Europe since World War II grinds on, tensions between the world’s major capitalist powers grow and the world order imposed by Washington after the second imperialist slaughter is being shaken. At the same time…

Hey, they shrunk the Doritos, and Twinkies, and …

Vol. 87/No. 18 - May 8, 2023

As food prices keep rising, many companies are seeking to maximize profits through “shrinkflation,” which some workers call “skimpflation,” where they fiddle with the packaging and you end up paying the same price but get less. Bosses have been doing…

Join campaign to expand reach of ‘Militant,’ books

Vol. 87/No. 18 - May 8, 2023

“None of the politicians care about working-class people,” office worker Bernadette Keating told Communist League member Ögmundur Jónsson when he knocked on her door in Manchester, England, April 23. “Not just the government, but the others as well. We need…

Rallies kick off Teamsters union national contract battle at UPS

Vol. 87/No. 17 - May 1, 2023
Hundreds of Teamsters, supporters, rallied April 15 in Orange, California, as 340,000 package delivery and warehouse workers prepare for national contract battle with UPS bosses.

ORANGE, Calif. — Over 600 members of the Teamsters union from various workplaces and locals throughout Southern California and their supporters rallied at the Local 952 hall here April 15. The union is gearing up for negotiations with UPS Inc.…

Back Ukraine people’s fight to defend their independence

Vol. 87/No. 17 - May 1, 2023
Nikita Gorbunov, 20, held a placard April 16 with the Ukrainian and Russian flags, saying, “Hug me if you’re against the war,” in Izhevsk, 600 miles east of Moscow. People in the park constantly embraced him for over an hour before police arrested him still holding his sign.

The morale and determination of working people who make up the backbone of the Ukrainian armed forces, backed by volunteer territorial defense units, has prevented Russian President Vladimir Putin from crushing Ukraine’s independence for over a year. And at home…

Biden White House unleashes FBI to go after the Catholics

Vol. 87/No. 17 - May 1, 2023

President Joseph Biden’s Department of Justice has recommended against any jail time being handed down for Maeve Nota, who admits to vandalizing St. Louise Catholic Church in Bellevue, Washington, last June. She had been arrested and charged after smashing the…

Help get out the ‘Militant,’ books, raise needed funds

Vol. 87/No. 17 - May 1, 2023
SWP member Norton Sandler, left, with UPS driver Andrew Jones at Teamsters rally in Orange, California, April 15. Jones got a Militant subscription and a copy of Teamster Rebellion.

At an April 15 rally of over 600 UPS workers and their supporters in Orange, California, Socialist Workers Party members Norton Sandler and Fredy Huinil extended solidarity and joined discussions with Teamsters union members there. They’re fighting for a new…

Solidarity with the struggle by people of East Palestine!

Working people need control over cleanup, health
Vol. 87/No. 17 - May 1, 2023
Covered piles of contaminated soil still sitting in East Palestine, Ohio, after Feb. 3 train derailment, fire caused social disaster. Workers, farmers and small-business people are fighting for control of their future in face of contempt for working people by rail bosses, government.

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio — Workers, farmers and small-business people here continue to receive support and solidarity from working people across the country. They are fighting to take control over the cleanup, to guarantee lifelong health care and to rebuild their…

Leaks shine light on breadth of US spy operations around the world

Vol. 87/No. 17 - May 1, 2023

The leak of top-secret papers from the CIA and the Joint Chiefs of Staff has shone a spotlight on Washington’s vast spy operations aimed at allies and antagonists alike. This material was apparently ferreted out not by a foreign agent,…

Faculty strikes three Rutgers campuses in New Jersey

Vol. 87/No. 17 - May 1, 2023
Faculty and graduate student workers picket Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, April 12. Five-day strike at three campuses statewide won wage raise for part-time teachers.

NEWARK, N.J. — Spirited picket lines went up April 10 at Rutgers University’s three campuses in New Brunswick, Newark and Camden. The strike by 9,000 faculty members — the first in 257 years — is the biggest public sector strike…