India farmers set protest and global solidarity actions Jan. 26

Vol. 85/No. 4 - February 1, 2021
Indian farmers in tractorcade outside New Delhi Jan. 7 protest new laws that would end government-guaranteed price supports. Inset, support action in Yuba City, California, Jan. 16.

Hundreds of thousands of working farmers are maintaining their protests around the Indian capital, New Delhi, determined to roll back laws aimed at crushing their livelihoods. The measures passed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government would end state-guaranteed minimum prices…


Protest in NY backs India farmers’ fight for their land

Vol. 85/No. 3 - January 25, 2021

NEW YORK — “The Indian government is unjustly supporting the large corporations, which will eventually lead to the downfall of small farmers,” Kulwinder Kaoner Singh told this Militant reporter at a Jan. 9 protest. Over 120 people attended to support…


Uranium, iron ore miners in Ukraine strike over jobs, back pay

Vol. 85/No. 2 - January 18, 2021

Some 5,000 uranium miners at three mines in the Eastern Mining and Processing Plant in the Kirovograd region of Ukraine went on strike Dec. 16, organizing protests that blocked traffic on the main roads around the mines. The workers, members…


India farmers battle gov’t attack against price supports

Vol. 85/No. 1 - January 4, 2021

Hundreds of thousands of protesting farmers in India remain in a standoff with the government over new laws introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that would lift state controls on the pricing and marketing of their crops. Since the end…


Moroccan workers end sit-in at mine after bosses agree to talks

Vol. 85/No. 1 - January 4, 2021

Some 100 Moroccan workers ended a 10-day underground occupation at the Jebel Aouam mine near M’rirt in Khenifra province Dec. 21 after Touissit Mining bosses agreed to rejoin talks on improving workers’ wages and conditions. The sit-in, backed by another…


Thousands of Ukrainian miners strike over pay, conditions

Vol. 85/No. 1 - January 4, 2021
As part of strikes across Ukraine demanding back wages, uranium miners blocked major highways in Kirovograd Dec. 16. Coal miners, nurses and others are fighting over wages, conditions.

For the past few months thousands of workers at state-owned iron ore, coal and uranium mines in Ukraine have been involved in a series of protests, including strikes, work-to-rule actions and underground sit-ins, over nonpayment of months of wages and…


India farmer protests grow in fight to stop gov’t assaults

Vol. 84/No. 51 - December 28, 2020
Tens of thousands of farmers in camp near Indian capital New Delhi protest government assault on their livelihoods. Inset, car caravan in Montreal Dec. 12 in solidarity with farmers’ actions.

Tens of thousands of farmers continue their protest blockade around New Delhi, the Indian capital, demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi withdraw new agricultural laws that will drive down the prices farmers receive for their crops. They’re fighting to defend their…


India farmers: ‘End the gov’t attack on our livelihoods!’

Vol. 84/No. 50 - December 21, 2020
Protesting farmers in India occupy rail bridge Nov. 27, part of “March on Delhi” against laws ending government price supports. Inset, part of solidarity demonstration in Montreal Dec. 6.

A monthslong rebellion by Indian farmers, which has drawn solidarity actions from the Indian diaspora around the world, continues to intensify, shaking the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Hundreds of thousands of family farmers converged on the capital, New…


Protests, regime’s repression continue in Belarus

Vol. 84/No. 49 - December 14, 2020

The authoritarian quarter-century-old regime of Alexander Lukashenko in Belarus is trying to ride out widespread and sizable anti-government protests by intensifying a police crackdown. Lukashenko is also under pressure from his prime backer, the Vladimir Putin government in Moscow, to…


Victory won in fight against curbs on right to worship

Vol. 84/No. 49 - December 14, 2020

An important victory for the constitutional right of freedom to worship was won Nov. 25 with the overturn of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s discriminatory lockdown limits on churches, synagogues and other places of worship. The U.S. Supreme Court granted…