Join fight for freedom for Carlos Harris!

Vol. 87/No. 22 - June 5, 2023

OAKLAND, Calif. — Rachel and Aisha Hampton, the mother and cousin of unjustly imprisoned Carlos Harris, are asking that letters supporting his freedom be sent to them as he faces a resentencing hearing June 7. Harris was falsely accused of…

Support Ukraine independence! Defeat Moscow’s bloody invasion!

Vol. 87/No. 22 - June 5, 2023
Shelled building in destroyed city of Bakhmut, eastern Ukraine. Moscow’s forces suffered devastating losses during nine months of combat there, taking most of the city by May 20. Ukrainian forces took hills to west of city. They’re planning to launch a counteroffensive.

On May 20 Yevgeny Prigozhin’s Wagner mercenary army claimed it had pushed Ukrainian forces defending Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine out of the devastated city. For nine months it has been the bloodiest battleground in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s attempts to…

Truckers’ Indiana caravan protests brokers’ moves to slash their income

Vol. 87/No. 22 - June 5, 2023
Hundreds of owner-operators, fleet drivers protested in Indianapolis May 17 against brokers slashing of freight rates. Punjabi drivers from India and Pakistan are 20% of all U.S. truckers.

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of owner-operators and fleet drivers joined together May 17 to protest the disastrous impact of freight brokers slashing rates. The caravan of bobtails — trucks without their trailers — cars and pickup trucks convoyed from Greenwood, Indiana,…

Beijing looks to expand but can’t match weight of US imperialism

Vol. 87/No. 22 - June 5, 2023

For decades the rulers in Beijing have sought to expand control over trade routes and increase their military while seeking markets for their rapidly growing capitalist economy. Rivalry with the U.S. rulers for influence in Asia, the Pacific and beyond…

Rail workers send solidarity to residents in East Palestine

Working people step up fight after toxic derailment
Vol. 87/No. 22 - June 5, 2023
Shell chemical fire in Deer Park, near Houston, May 5, one of several recent disasters in East Texas. Big business drive for profits causes such “accidents,” as it did in East Palestine, Ohio.

PITTSBURGH — “By speaking out and supporting efforts to hold the nation’s rail carriers accountable,” SMART-TD, the rail conductors’ union, proclaimed in its spring 2023 newsletter, “We do our part to keep what happened in East Palestine from happening again.”…

Durham report details attacks by Democrats, FBI on rights

Vol. 87/No. 22 - June 5, 2023

Department of Justice special counsel John Durham’s 306-page report released May 15 meticulously details the unconstitutional spy operation and “Russian collusion” witch hunt instigated by FBI bosses and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign to try to prevent Donald Trump from winning…

Forum protests FBI attacks on constitutional freedoms

Vol. 87/No. 22 - June 5, 2023
Minneapolis Militant Labor Forum May 20 protests government, FBI attacks on political rights. From left, Kevin Dwire, SWP; Cynthia Wilson, Minneapolis NAACP president; chair Gabrielle Prosser, SWP candidate for City Council; Leah Fifield, Uhuru Solidarity Movement.

MINNEAPOLIS — Some 30 people attended a Militant Labor Forum here May 20, “Oppose Government Spying and Harassment; Defend Political Freedoms Under Assault.” The speakers were Leah Fifield, from the Uhuru Solidarity Movement; Cynthia Wilson, president of the Minneapolis NAACP;…

Join SWP candidates, reach out with the ‘Militant’

Vol. 87/No. 22 - June 5, 2023

Over the coming weeks, members of the Socialist Workers Party, and the Communist Leagues in Australia, Canada and United Kingdom will be building on the successful completion of their spring campaigns that expanded the reach of the Militant by over…

25, 50, and 75 years ago

Vol. 87/No. 22 - June 5, 2023

June 8, 1998 Striking Russian coal miners in Siberia and the North Caucasus lifted their blockade of the Trans-Siberian railway May 24 after government officials promised to pay overdue wages. Miners in Inta, near the Polar Circle, on strike since…