Philippine gov’t steps up deadly raids on labor, political activists

Vol. 85/No. 16 - April 26, 2021
Students protest in January at University of Philippines in Manila over attack on political rights by President Rodrigo Duterte. His government scrapped 1989 agreement barring cops from entering campus, alleging Maoist armed group, the NPA, was recruiting there.

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Working people in the Philippines face deadly repression as they look for ways to defend themselves from the impact of the worldwide capitalist crisis. President Rodrigo Duterte’s government is stepping up its assaults, including the killing…

New Zealand home-care workers picket in fight for union contract

Vol. 85/No. 12 - March 29, 2021

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Home-care workers and their supporters were on the picket line again March 12 in their ongoing fight for a union contract. “We’re doing this for the next lot of workers coming up, not just for those…

New Zealand factory workers fight to get back stolen pay

Vol. 84/No. 26 - July 6, 2020
June 20 protest at Temperzone factory. Owners kept government subsidy for workers’ wages, “paid” workers out of vacation, sick pay.

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — “Management told us we had the option of using our paid leave or going without pay. That is, we could feed our families or not feed them. We could pay our bills or not. It was…

1,000 in Australia rally for right to abortion

Vol. 83/No. 25 - July 15, 2019

SYDNEY — Over 1,000 supporters of women’s right to choose abortion marched through the central city here June 9 amid a sea of homemade signs. They chanted, “my body, my choice” and “our bodies, our rights.” The action was initiated…

Protesters demand dignity, rights for Australian Aborigines

Vol. 83/No. 7 - February 18, 2019

SYDNEY — Tens of thousands demonstrated Jan. 26 across Australia in support of Aboriginal rights on “Invasion Day” rallies called to counter the capitalist rulers’ annual Australia Day.  The holiday marks the anniversary of the founding of the British convict…

Pathfinder books spark lively interest at Manila book fair

Vol. 82/No. 40 - October 29, 2018
More than 700 books on working-class politics, history were scooped up at Manila book fair.

MANILA, Philippines — There was hardly an hour when the Pathfinder booth at the Sept. 12-16 Manila International Book Fair wasn’t packed with fairgoers of all ages browsing the shelves with growing enthusiasm for the books they saw. The crowds…

Manila book fair draws over 100,000 participants

Vol. 82/No. 36 - October 1, 2018
Manila book fairgoers crowd into Pathfinder booth featuring books by revolutionary leaders.

MANILA, Philippines — The Manila International Book Fair, held for 39 years, opened here Sept. 12. For the first time in nearly three decades U.S.-based Pathfinder Press, which publishes books by Socialist Workers Party leaders and other working-class revolutionaries, is…

New Zealand bus drivers walk out over pay, work schedules

Vol. 82/No. 18 - May 7, 2018

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — “I worked 69 hours last week. Some worked more,” bus driver Elizabeth Kaulima told the Militant on a picket line here outside Pavlovich Coachlines April 19. “We’re working long hours to try and make ends meet.…

Auckland art auction extends solidarity to Cuba

Vol. 82/No. 2 - January 15, 2018
Auckland art auction extends solidarity to Cuba

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — “Hurricane Irma devastated hundreds of families in Cuba,” Mario Alzugarary, above right, Cuba’s ambassador to New Zealand, told those attending the opening of a three-day art exhibit and auction at the George Fraser Gallery, Dec. 14.…