Residents, rail unions fight for control over safety, health

Vol. 87/No. 29 - August 7, 2023
Protesters in Lisbon, Ohio, July 22, demand lifelong Medicare coverage for residents in area of East Palestine stricken ill from Feb. 3 Norfolk Southern derailment and toxic burn-off.

LISBON, Ohio — Residents of this area around East Palestine, who continue to be affected by the toxic chemicals released by the Norfolk Southern derailment and burn-off Feb. 3, and rail workers across the country are continuing to fight for…

Hundreds of nurses rally, demand contract in New Jersey

Vol. 87/No. 29 - August 7, 2023

BELLEVILLE, N.J. — Hundreds of members of the 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East came out for a spirited rally here July 22 demanding a contract for nurses at Clara Maass Hospital. Union-organized buses came from New York City and around…

SWP candidates build solidarity, join in today’s union struggles

Vol. 87/No. 29 - August 7, 2023

Socialist Workers Party candidates and their supporters have been joining strike picket lines and stepping up efforts in their unions and through their campaigns to build solidarity with these working-class battles. Using the Militant’s pro-labor coverage, they visit with workers…

Moscow hurls new destruction on Ukraine cities

Vol. 87/No. 29 - August 7, 2023

Russian President Vladimir Putin has escalated his regime’s murderous war against the Ukrainian people with air attacks on civilian targets across the country. These assaults have been met by the defiance of working people determined to defend Ukraine’s independence. Moscow…

Teamsters union says tentative agreement reached with UPS

Vol. 87/No. 29 - August 7, 2023
Hundreds of Teamsters Local 638 members, supporters held “practice picket” at UPS distribution center in Eagan, Minnesota, July 22. Real possibility of strike put pressure on UPS bosses.

The Teamsters and UPS announced July 25 they have reached agreement on a five-year contract covering 340,000 union members, less than one week before the current contract expires. Teamsters General President Sean O’Brien had said repeatedly that if a deal…

Democrats’ push to refurbish FBI part of attack on political rights

Vol. 87/No. 29 - August 7, 2023

For over seven years, beginning during the 2016 elections, the Democrats have attempted to use the FBI as a key weapon in their ongoing assault against Republican political opponent Donald Trump. In doing so, they’ve targeted the working people attracted…

Strikes by actors, writers win widespread support

Rallies, pickets take place from coast to coast
Vol. 87/No. 29 - August 7, 2023
SAG-AFTRA and Writers Guild unionists rally in Philadelphia July 20. Showing the power of united action, actors struck July 13, joining writers who had been on strike since May 2.

NEW YORK — Thousands of striking actors joined the “Rock the City for a Fair Contract” rally at Times Square here July 25. Some 160,000 members of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists went on strike…

25, 50, and 75 years ago

Vol. 87/No. 29 - August 7, 2023

August 10, 1998 PORTADOWN, Northern Ireland — The nationalist population of the Garvaghy Road area of Portadown witnessed the humiliating defeat of forces mobilized by the sectarian Orange Order in the week beginning July 12. By July 10 some 25,000…

Atomic bomb slaughter in Hiroshima points to more wars to come

Vol. 87/No. 29 - August 7, 2023
Laura Gray cartoon, “The Only Victor,” after Japanese surrender, accompanied Aug. 18, 1945, Militant headline, “There Is No Peace!” U.S. rulers celebrated A-bomb, prepared for new wars.

Below is an extract from a speech by James P. Cannon, “The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki,” given shortly after the U.S. rulers’ cold-blooded massacre in the two Japanese cities, Aug. 6 and 9, 1945. To mark the anniversary of…