Cuba speaks out at United Nations, New York meeting

Vol. 86/No. 37 - October 10, 2022

NEW YORK — Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla spoke at the United Nations General Assembly Sept. 21, condemning the “ruthless and unilateral economic, commercial and financial blockade” of his country imposed by the United States government for more than…

The FBI: A history of the capitalist rulers’ political police

Vol. 86/No. 37 - October 10, 2022
Democrat President Franklin Roosevelt, with FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, to right of flag, signs 1934 bill increasing federal police powers for use against the labor movement.

The Spanish-language edition of 50 Years of Covert Operations in the US: Washington’s Political Police and the American Working Class by Larry Seigle, Farrell Dobbs and Steve Clark, is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for October. It traces…

Court bans execution by electrocution, firing squad

Vol. 86/No. 37 - October 10, 2022

In a victory for South Carolina death row prisoners and opponents of the death penalty, Richmond County Court Judge Joselyn Newman issued an injunction Sept. 6 that bars the state from executing inmates by firing squad or the electric chair.…

25, 50, and 75 years ago

Vol. 86/No. 37 - October 10, 2022

October 13, 1997 SYDNEY — On September 8 coal miners at Rio Tinto’s Hunter Valley #1 mine resumed strike action after the company suspended two workers for refusing to transfer from their usual jobs to work in the coal preparation…

Support Ukraine independence!
Putin’s troops out of all of Ukraine!

Vol. 86/No. 37 - October 10, 2022
Thousands of Russians have fled since Putin imposed new draft. Above, mileslong line of cars at Georgia border. Left, Russian men at border seeking to avoid becoming cannon fodder for Moscow’s Ukraine war.

The determination of the Ukrainian people to prevent Russian President Vladimir Putin’s regime from conquering their country was decisive in a series of battlefield victories won earlier this month in Kharkiv province. Putin’s response is to call up hundreds of…

Striking Kaiser mental health workers rally in California

Vol. 86/No. 37 - October 10, 2022
Above, rally held by National Union of Healthcare Workers in front of Kaiser Permanente headquarters in Oakland, California, Sept. 23. Workers have been on strike since Aug. 15 fighting for increased staffing. Inset, rally chair Steve Schoser and April Jordan, whose son Basil Faulkner committed suicide after failing to get timely appointment to deal with his depression.

OAKLAND, Calif. — People driving past honked in support as mental health workers on strike against health care giant Kaiser Permanente in Northern California rallied in front of the company’s headquarters here Sept. 23. More than 2,000 therapists, psychologists and…

Protests in Iran, worldwide hit death of Mahsa Amini

Tehran’s ‘morality police’ harass, brutalize women
Vol. 86/No. 37 - October 10, 2022
Demonstrators block traffic in downtown Tehran, Sept. 21, 2022. Protests have spread across every province, over 80 cities in Iran, into Kurdish region of Iraq, and around the world.

Protests by tens of thousands of people over the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman, have spread to over 80 cities across Iran and to every province, as well as into the Kurdish region of Iraq that borders…

Dockworkers in UK strike, win international solidarity

Vol. 86/No. 37 - October 10, 2022

LIVERPOOL, England — Over 600 dockworkers, organized by the Unite union, went on strike here Sept. 20. Mass, lively pickets have been set up in front of the port. The port workers and maintenance engineers rejected a pay increase of…