Protests defy assaults by military junta in Myanmar

Vol. 85/No. 16 - April 26, 2021
Demonstrators in Mandalay march April 14 demanding end to military rule.

In its deadliest massacre since seizing power Feb. 1, the military junta in Myanmar killed more than 80 people in the southwestern city of Bago April 10, bringing the total killed since their coup to more than 700. In a…


Protests continue in Myanmar in face of military’s deadly attacks

Vol. 85/No. 15 - April 19, 2021
April 1 protest against military coup in Tant Se, in Myanmar’s Sagaing Region, by workers, farmers, Buddhist monks, students from surrounding towns and villages. Region has history of farmers fight for land, as well as Chin and other ethnic minorities’ battles for equal rights.

The junta in Myanmar has been unable to quell daily protest marches, candlelight vigils and strikes opposing the Feb. 1 military coup despite killing hundreds of protesters and jailing thousands. The police pulled over several public transit buses for no…


Mass protests in Myanmar face deadly gov’t assaults

Vol. 85/No. 14 - April 12, 2021

Streets were deserted and shopping districts shuttered in large cities, small towns and villages all across Myanmar March 24 during a one day “silent strike,” demonstrating the overwhelming opposition to the brutal military junta that seized power Feb. 1.  When…


Mass protests in Myanmar challenge to military rule

Vol. 85/No. 13 - April 5, 2021
Workers, students, Buddhist monks in Ye-U in Myanmar’s Sagaing region protest March 22. Inset, deserted streets of Yangon during March 24 “silent strike,” day before national protest called against military rule. “Strongest storm comes after the silence,” said protest leader.

The military high command in Myanmar is facing a serious challenge, as workers, farmers, fishermen, youth and others keep up their daily protests, and workers strike, aimed at overturning the Feb. 1 coup and freeing political prisoners. Desperate to beat…


Puerto Rico fighters celebrate life of Rafael Cancel Miranda

Vol. 85/No. 12 - March 29, 2021
Feb. 28 meeting in San Juan honors political life of Puerto Rico independence fighter Rafael Cancel Miranda a year after his death. María de los Ángeles Vázquez, Miranda’s wife, speaks.

Several events were held in Puerto Rico from Feb. 28 to March 7 to honor the life of revolutionary leader and independence fighter Rafael Cancel Miranda, who died March 2 last year. They also marked the anniversary of the 1954…


Protests in Myanmar continue in face of military junta killings

Vol. 85/No. 12 - March 29, 2021
March 15 protest in Thanlyin Township, on outskirts of Yangon, day after military and cops killed 71 people. Junta’s brutality has failed to quell protests by workers, farmers in Myanmar.

Despite unleashing ever more brutal violence against peaceful protesters across the country, the military junta in Myanmar has so far failed in its attempts to quell the massive movement against its Feb. 1 seizure of power. As of March 17,…


Unions call general strike against coup in Myanmar

‘We will never be slaves to a military junta’
Vol. 85/No. 11 - March 22, 2021
March 10 protest in Katha, farm town of 27,000 on border of Kachin and Shan ethnic regions, part of Myanmar-wide strikes and protests demanding end to military junta’s seizure of power.

Working people in Myanmar began a general strike across the country March 8, seeking to topple the military junta that seized power Feb. 1. The strike comes alongside massive protests, in spite of more deadly repression by the regime. “We…


Myanmar protests defy new military crackdown

Vol. 85/No. 10 - March 15, 2021
Protest in Mandalay, in Myanmar, March 1, day after police and soldiers killed at least 20 people during actions across country. Government violence hasn’t stopped protests, strikes.

Despite escalating daily assaults by police and soldiers on peaceful mass demonstrations that have left more than 30 dead, hundreds wounded, and over 1,500 jailed, opponents of the Feb. 1 military coup in Myanmar are continuing to protest across the…


SWP campaign says struggles can help build stronger unions

Vol. 85/No. 10 - March 15, 2021
Maggie Trowe, SWP candidate for Louisville mayor, and Dave Perry, right, discuss need for workers to organize themselves, with Gary Fabre at his home in Florence, Kentucky, Feb. 27.

Bernie Senter, Socialist Workers Party candidate for California State Senate, and his supporters campaigned at the Marathon Petroleum refinery shift change in Carson, California, Feb. 23, and urged workers to join in building support for locked-out Marathon refinery workers in…


SWP: ‘Support fight against Myanmar coup!’

Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021

NEW YORK — “Working people here and around the world should join in denouncing the coup in Myanmar and demand freedom for all the political prisoners,” Róger Calero, Socialist Workers Party candidate for mayor of New York, told a Feb.…