As US, Tehran open talks, Iran’s rulers continue weapons program

Vol. 85/No. 16 - April 26, 2021
Demonstration in Mashhad, Iran, December 2018, protests government’s wars, economic crisis and attacks on political rights. Actions spread to scores of cities across the country.

An explosion that disabled parts of the Iranian rulers’ main nuclear facility at Natanz April 11 was blamed on Israeli government forces by Tehran. Most media in Israel attributed the attack to Mossad, the Israeli rulers’ spy agency. Less than…

Amazon India delivery workers strike over payments, benefits

Vol. 85/No. 15 - April 19, 2021

Over 8,000 Amazon workers at 20 delivery hubs in Delhi and Pune, India, stopped work March 16, a day after the bosses at the giant e-commerce company slashed pay for parcel deliveries. The drivers, mainly hired through subcontracting firms, are…

Ten years since uprising, Syrian people face war, intervention

Vol. 85/No. 14 - April 12, 2021

For a decade now, working people in Syria have faced a social catastrophe since President Bashar al-Assad’s regime moved to crush a popular uprising for political rights in 2011. As civil war began, Washington and the rulers of Iran, Russia…

Caravans, rallies worldwide say, ‘End the US embargo of Cuba!’

Vol. 85/No. 14 - April 12, 2021
Rally in Albany, New York, March 28, by participants in car caravan against U.S. economic war against Cuba. Similar caravans and rallies took place in 16 U.S. cities and 60 countries.

Thousands joined car caravans and rallies to protest the U.S. government’s economic war against Cuba in at least 16 U.S. cities and 60 countries around the world March 28. In Cuba, hundreds of cyclists and carloads of people took to…

Song backing dictator in Belarus removed from Eurovision contest

Vol. 85/No. 12 - March 29, 2021

The fight by working people to bring down the dictatorial regime of Alexander Lukashenko in Belarus found a new outlet this month after mass protests and work stoppages last year were beaten down by government brutality. The monthslong political crisis…

Indian farmers’ fight to defend livelihood grows

Vol. 85/No. 11 - March 22, 2021

“Now the farmers in India are doing ‘mahapanchayats’ — really big gatherings in different villages for discussions on what they’re going to do now,” Gurcharan Singh, a construction worker in Montreal, told the Militant Feb. 28. His father, Kuldeep Singh,…

Hong Kong protest hits Beijing crackdown, blows to autonomy

Vol. 85/No. 11 - March 22, 2021

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside a Hong Kong courthouse March 1 holding banners and shouting slogans in defiance of Beijing’s tightening crackdown on political space for working people. Forty-seven prominent protest leaders and opposition politicians faced charges filed under draconian…

Farmers meet across India, plan to expand protests

Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021
Farmers meet across India, plan to expand protests

Some 125,000 farmers and farmworkers gathered in a grain market in Barnala, in Punjab, India, Feb. 21 to discuss and protest three new laws enacted by the Indian government that threaten their livelihoods. The government’s laws would end state-backed minimum…

Students in Turkey protest regime imposing new rector

Vol. 85/No. 8 - March 1, 2021

For over a month students in Turkey have been mounting protests at Bogazici University in Istanbul, one of the country’s most prestigious schools. They’re calling for the resignation of a new rector appointed at the beginning of January by President…

India farmers broaden fight against Modi gov’t attacks

Vol. 85/No. 7 - February 22, 2021
Farmers block Jalandhar-New Delhi National Highway during “chakka jam” protest Feb. 6 against new government laws ending state-backed minimum prices guaranteed to farmers.

“There were farmers from different communities — Haryanis, Punjabis, other states,” Jagtar Singh, a working farmer from Mandiani, a village of 2,000 in Punjab, India, told the Militant by phone Feb. 6. He was describing the encampments set up by…