Bahrain joins UAE in signing recognition pact with Israel

Vol. 84/No. 38 - September 28, 2020
Jewish and Arab bus drivers demand better work conditions in Jerusalem in July. Recognition of Israel and a sovereign Palestinian state would open door to advancing workers’ interests.

Coming on the heels of last month’s pact where the governments of Israel and the United Arab Emirates formally recognized each other, the rulers in Bahrain announced they would also restore full diplomatic relations with Israel Sept. 11. Each step…


Turkish, Greek rulers’ rivalry heats up in the Mediterranean

Vol. 84/No. 37 - September 21, 2020
Map shows disputed areas between rulers of Greece, Turkey, other regimes in the region and imperialist powers as result of intensified competition amid the deepening crisis of capitalism.

Mounting competition and threats over the plunder of oil and gas resources between several rival capitalist powers across the eastern Mediterranean lies behind stepped-up clashes between the rulers of Turkey and Greece. These conflicts are exacerbated by pressure from the…


Was ‘Militant’ wrong on Israel-UAE pact?

Vol. 84/No. 36 - September 14, 2020

Does the recent pact signed by the governments of Israel and the United Arab Emirates make it more likely that other Arab governments in the region will do the same? Does this increase prospects for talks by Arab governments, Israel…


Fight for a public works program to provide jobs

As 2020 vote nears, working people face capitalist crisis
Vol. 84/No. 35 - September 7, 2020
Quarter-mile-long line outside food bank in Queens, N.Y., Aug. 22, as bosses cut jobs, hours.

As the nominating conventions of the Democratic and Republican parties meet, working people face depression-like conditions with mounting job cuts, the scourge of “for profit” health care in a pandemic and employers’ attacks on wages and working conditions. Another 1.1…


Protests shake Belarus after rigged vote, brutal assaults

Vol. 84/No. 34 - August 31, 2020
Thousands of working people march from Minsk tractor factory to Belarus parliament Aug. 14. Banner answers President Lukashenko’s attacks, saying: “We’re not sheep. ... We are MTZ workers, we are not 20 people, we are 16,000!” Inset, like many disgusted at violent attacks on demonstrators, soldier had himself filmed throwing his uniform away into the garbage.

Some 200,000 people took to the streets in Minsk, capital of Belarus, Aug. 16, pressing to rid themselves of the repressive regime of President Alexander Lukashenko. One week earlier he had declared “victory” in an election, widely recognized as a…


Bosses parties offer workers no answer for today’s crises

Vol. 84/No. 34 - August 31, 2020

With less than three months until the November elections, both the Democrats and Republicans are focused on how horrible the other party is, rather than on concrete measures working people need as the economic, social and moral crisis of capitalist…


Port explosion fuels protests against gov’t in Lebanon

Vol. 84/No. 33 - August 24, 2020

Long-standing outrage among working people over a deepening economic and political crisis in Lebanon boiled over following a massive explosion Aug. 4 on the docks in Beirut. It killed at least 158 people and wounded over 6,000. For days after…


Intervention by capitalist rivals is disaster for toilers in Libya

Vol. 84/No. 32 - August 17, 2020

Nine years after Washington — with the aid of its imperialist rivals in London and Paris — intervened in Libya’s civil war, launching massive airstrikes that helped overthrow the regime of Moammar Gadhafi in 2011, there is still no stable…


Prison officials in Pennsylvania revoke ban on the ‘Militant’

Vol. 84/No. 32 - August 17, 2020

In an important victory for the rights of workers behind bars and of the press, Pennsylvania state prison officials overturned Camp Hill State Correctional Institution’s ban on issue no. 28 of the Militant on Aug. 3.  The paper’s attorney, David…


Veterans against cop brutality rally in Pittsburgh

Vol. 84/No. 32 - August 17, 2020
Veterans Against Cop Brutality

“Veterans from different generations — from the Vietnam War, from the post 9/11 generation, joined the protest,” Aryanna Hunter, left, told the Militant  in a phone interview the day after an Aug. 2 demonstration she organized in Pittsburgh of Veterans…