‘Pay us for our time!’ Alaska Airlines flight attendants say

Vol. 87/No. 33 - September 4, 2023
Flight attendants at Alaska Airlines rallied outside company headquarters at Sea-Tac airport in Washington Aug. 15. Unionists demand new contract with full pay for all the hours they work.

SEATAC, Wash. — Several hundred members of the Association of Flight Attendants, their families and supporters rallied outside Alaska Airlines headquarters here for a new contract Aug. 15. Similar actions took place at the airline’s facilities in San Diego; Los…

History of Grenada Revolution marks Brooklyn festival

Vol. 87/No. 33 - September 4, 2023
At Grenada Day Festival in Brooklyn Aug. 20 SWP leader Steve Clark shows Maurice Bishop Speaks to participant. Bishop led workers and farmers in 1979-83 Grenadian Revolution.

NEW YORK — “I was part of the revolution and it’s important to remember,” Angela Gabriel told Socialist Workers Party member Willie Cotton who was helping to staff the Pathfinder book booth at this year’s Grenada Day Festival in Brooklyn…

Russians from New York to Moscow protest Putin’s war

Vol. 87/No. 33 - September 4, 2023
Russians from New York to Moscow protest Putin’s war

NEW YORK — “Stop Putin! Stop war!” “We stand with Ukraine!” and “Free Navalny! Free political prisoners! Free Russia!” chanted over 300 demonstrators, mainly recent Russian immigrants, here Aug. 20. The protest was organized by supporters of Alexei Navalny, a…

Florida forum: ‘Stop gov’t attack on immigrant rights’

Vol. 87/No. 33 - September 4, 2023
Militant Labor Forum in Miami Aug. 19 on fight to defend rights of immigrants. From left, Sonia Moreno, Florida Immigrant Coalition; Winnie Tang, vice president of Asian American Federation of Florida; Rachele Fruit, Socialist Workers Party, Militant Labor Forum chair; and Steve Warshell, SWP.

MIAMI — “The Fight for Immigrants’ Rights Is in the Interests of All Working People” was the title of the Aug. 19 Militant Labor Forum here, called to protest Florida law SB 1718, which took effect July 1. On the…

Miami SWP denounces threats against Jewish mayor in Surfside

Vol. 87/No. 33 - September 4, 2023

MIAMI — On Aug. 4 Shlomo Danzinger, the Orthodox Jewish mayor of Surfside, received an email from someone who identified himself as representing the “Fourth Reich” and threatened to come to Danzinger’s house to “teach his family a lesson.”  Having…

Interest in Pathfinder books high at Federation of Blind convention

Vol. 87/No. 33 - September 4, 2023
At National Federation of the Blind convention July 2, Pathfinder volunteer Gale Shangold, right, spoke with, from left, Marva Hall and Casshia Cooks Coplin, a UPS worker who got Militant subscription. Discussions covered unions, constitutional freedoms, women’s rights.

HOUSTON — Some 2,500 people attended the annual convention of the National Federation of the Blind here July 1-6. For the second year in a row, Pathfinder Press was among the 100 exhibitors, publicizing titles it now makes available in accessible…

Cuban youth leaders tour in Australia and New Zealand

Vol. 87/No. 33 - September 4, 2023
Aug. 6 meeting in Sydney, above, marked 70th anniversary of attack on the Moncada Barracks in Santiago de Cuba, the opening battle of Cuban Revolution. Inset, Marianniz Díaz and Iván Barreto, leaders of Union of Young Communists of Cuba.

SYDNEY — Marianniz Díaz Hernández and Iván Barreto López, leaders of the Union of Young Communists (UJC) in Cuba, visited Australia and New Zealand July 25 to Aug. 16 to speak about the challenges Cuban workers and farmers face and…

Chicago airline workers picket for new improved contract

Vol. 87/No. 33 - September 4, 2023

CHICAGO — Some 50 members of Communications Workers of America Local 4201 — customer service workers for American Airlines — held a lively informational picket line at O’Hare Airport here Aug. 15. Similar actions took place in St. Louis; Charlotte,…

Tehran tries to block protests marking Zhina Amini’s death

Vol. 87/No. 33 - September 4, 2023
Retired teachers in Kermanshah, Iran, Aug. 22. Teachers union has backed weekly nationwide protests demanding freedom for imprisoned teachers, increase in pensions, political rights.

The bourgeois clerical regime in Tehran has launched new moves against working people and its political opponents, hoping to head off protests on the one-year anniversary of the death of Zhina Amini. The 22-year-old Kurdish woman died Sept. 16, 2022,…

Maternal health care declines in US as bosses drive for profits

Vol. 87/No. 33 - September 4, 2023

Two days after Shamony Gibson from the Brooklyn borough of New York City came home from the hospital with her baby boy in September 2019, she began experiencing chest pains and shortness of breath. Her partner, Omari Maynard, told the…