Protests win stay of execution, new hearing for Rodney Reed

Vol. 83/No. 44 - December 2, 2019
Nov. 17 action in Austin, Texas, celebrates victory, gives boost to fight to free Rodney Reed.

AUSTIN, Texas — “My brother’s fight is not over,” Rodrick Reed told the rally of some 100 people who gathered in front of the Texas governor’s mansion Nov 17. They were celebrating a stay of execution won by his brother…

Back strikers’ fight against copper bosses’ union busting

Vol. 83/No. 41 - November 11, 2019

AMARILLO, Texas — Two weeks into the strike by more than 1,700 Asarco copper workers in Arizona and Texas, the bosses have refused to negotiate with the seven unions there, claiming they won’t meet until Nov. 14. It looks like…

Dallas cop who killed Botham Jean is fired

Vol. 82/No. 37 - October 8, 2018

DALLAS — Since Dallas cop Amber Guyger shot and killed 26-year-old Botham Jean in his apartment here Sept. 6 there has been a steady stream of protests. In response, Dallas Police Chief U. Renee Hall announced Sept. 24 that she…

Teachers’ battles inspire workers, draw solidarity

‘We all need to learn from what they’re doing’
Vol. 82/No. 16 - April 23, 2018
Striking teachers and supporters at end of 110-mile march from Tulsa to Capitol in Oklahoma City join thousands of others demanding action from state legislature April 10.

OKLAHOMA CITY — “I’ve been here since last Monday and it just keeps growing,” Jimmy Acevedo, a teacher from Guymon in the Oklahoma Panhandle, told the Militant as we joined in protesting outside the state Capitol here April 9. “Teachers…

Teachers rise up, press fight for wages, dignity

Tens of thousands walk out, rally in Oklahoma, Kentucky
Vol. 82/No. 15 - April 16, 2018
Teachers and other school workers rally in Frankfort, Kentucky, April 2. Victory by school workers in West Virginia has inspired wave of protests and strikes by teachers across country.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Teachers and school workers rallied at the Capitol here April 2, part of an uprising around the country seeking to reverse years of declining wages and conditions. Tens of thousands walked off the job, shutting down schools…

Teachers build movement to fight government attacks

School workers mobilize in Oklahoma, Arizona, Kentucky
Vol. 82/No. 13 - April 2, 2018
“This fight is worth fighting,” teachers and supporters chant at March 21 protest in Kentucky capital.

STILLWATER, Okla. — The next showdown in the battle pitting teachers and other school workers against state governments is shaping up in Oklahoma. As the April 2 strike deadline approaches, support is building and preparations put in place. Inspiration from…

Red Fawn faces trial in government frame-up Jan. 29

Vol. 82/No. 4 - January 29, 2018

Federal prosecutors will put Red Fawn Fallis on trial Jan. 29 in Fargo, North Dakota, seeking to victimize her for being among the thousands who poured into the state in 2016 to protest the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline…