Fight for voting rights of former prisoners makes gains in Florida

Vol. 82/No. 6 - February 12, 2018

Supporters of political rights in Florida have gathered more than 766,000 signatures to put an amendment to the state constitution granting voting rights to over 1.5 million people who had been convicted of felonies on the ballot this November. Floridians…


Workers give ‘blood money’ from bosses to build SWP

Vol. 82/No. 6 - February 12, 2018

“I received a $25 gift card for the holidays from the food service company where I work,” wrote Cicely James from Miami. “This outfit offers a lot of small perks in exchange for workers accepting no benefits, low wages and…


Fla. paper reports ‘Militant’ victory on prison censorship

Vol. 82/No. 6 - February 12, 2018

“Newspaper Wins Censorship Battle with Florida Prisons,” headlined a Jan. 24 article by Anne Easker in the Charlotte Sun. Charlotte is south of Tampa Bay, not far from where subscribers to the Militant are incarcerated, and where they helped fight successfully against moves…


US rulers’ long record of plunder in Haiti

Vol. 82/No. 5 - February 5, 2018

Weeks after revoking Temporary Protected Status for tens of thousands of Haitians living and working in the U.S., the Donald Trump administration barred Haitians from obtaining visas for temporary work in agriculture and other industries Jan. 17. Do these moves…


May Day Brigade to Cuba builds in Appalachia

Vol. 82/No. 5 - February 5, 2018

Supporters of the Cuban Revolution are getting out the word and signing people up to participate in the 13th annual May Day International Brigade to Cuba from April 23 to May 6. Come see Cuba for yourself! The brigade is…


See revolutionary Cuba for yourself! Join May Day Brigade

Vol. 82/No. 4 - January 29, 2018

The Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) has issued a call for the 13th annual May Day International Brigade to Cuba for April 23-May 6. The National Network on Cuba is coordinating the effort to sign up U.S.…


Victories scored against New York and New Jersey prison book bans

Vol. 82/No. 4 - January 29, 2018

Authorities have been implementing a pilot program at several state prisons in New York that severely limits access to books prisoners or their friends and families can order for them to read. As more facts about it have come to…


Cuba literacy fight veteran to tour US East Coast

Vol. 82/No. 3 - January 22, 2018

Supporters of the Cuban Revolution are taking advantage of the exciting opportunity to organize an East Coast tour for Griselda Aguilera Cabrera Jan. 31-Feb. 23. At the age of 7, Aguilera was the youngest participant in the revolution’s mass literacy…


North, South Korea hold talks as US sanctions press DPRK

Vol. 82/No. 3 - January 22, 2018

For the first time since 2015, representatives of the North and South Korean governments met at the border village of Panmunjom Jan. 9, and “agreed to actively collaborate for the success” of the Winter Olympics taking place in South Korea…


Profit-driven retail buyouts threaten more bankruptcies

Vol. 82/No. 3 - January 22, 2018

While the big-business media has boasted that retail sales were up during the 2017 holiday season — 3.8 percent higher than the year before — the crisis of the bosses in the retail industry continues to unfold as growing numbers…