After monthlong strike, Quebec iron ore workers win contract

Vol. 85/No. 25 - June 28, 2021

MONTREAL — After a monthlong strike against ArcelorMittal, 2,500 iron ore miners and processing, rail and office workers in Port-Cartier and Fermont on Quebec’s North Shore, members of five United Steelworkers union locals, overwhelmingly ratified a new contract June 8.…


Poultry, pork workers on strike in Quebec reject bosses’ pay offer

Vol. 85/No. 25 - June 28, 2021

SAINT-ANSELME, Quebec — “Groceries have gone up 30% but not my wages, we just want to survive,” Noel Rouillard, on strike at the Exceldor poultry packinghouse here, told the Militant  June 6. Over 500 United Food and Commercial Workers Local…


Thousands protest killing of Muslim family in Canada

Vol. 85/No. 25 - June 28, 2021
“We stand with our Muslim neighbors,” Anne Beattie-Stokes said at June 11 London, Ontario, protest against the killing of Afzaal family members, originally from Pakistan. Killer wearing swastika drove into them June 6.

MONTREAL — Less than a week after the killing of four members of Salman and Madiha Afzaal’s family in London, Ontario, June 6, thousands of people in that city of some 400,000 joined actions to show their opposition to violent…


Volvo Truck workers strike over wages, divisive two-tier

Workers reject bosses’ offer, go back on picket line
Vol. 85/No. 25 - June 28, 2021
Picket at Volvo truck factory in Dublin, Virginia, June 13. UAW members had ended strike April 30, then rejected boss proposals twice by 90%. They went back out on strike June 7.

DUBLIN, Va. — Some 2,900 United Auto Workers Local 2069 members entered their second week back on strike at Volvo Truck, fighting for higher wages and against bosses’ demands for divisive concessions. Since a 13-day strike at Volvo’s New River…


As revolution advanced, Cuban peasants’ lives were transformed

Vol. 85/No. 25 - June 28, 2021
Working people and Rebel Army fighters line up at field hospital in Sierra Maestra, Cuba, 1958. Revolutionary forces’ policy was to treat peasants, combatants, wounded enemy soldiers without distinction.

The Spanish edition of   Women in Cuba: The Making of a Revolution Within the Revolution  by Vilma Espín, Asela de los Santos and Yolanda Ferrer, three leaders of the Federation of Cuban Women, is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the…


25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 85/No. 25 - June 28, 2021

July 1, 1996 FT. MADISON, Iowa — After seven and a half years in prison, Socialist Workers Party member Mark Curtis left the Iowa State Penitentiary here on June 18. Imprisoned since 1988 on frame-up charges of attempted rape and…


Over 1,000 march in Texas to protest new anti-abortion law

Vol. 85/No. 25 - June 28, 2021
Rally at state Capitol in Austin, Texas, May 29, to protest law that would ban abortion at around six weeks of pregnancy, one of most restrictive in U.S. Marchers vowed to keep fighting.

Over 1,000 demonstrators marched from the Texas state Capitol in Austin to the Governor’s Mansion May 29 to protest the recently passed “Texas Heartbeat Act” that would ban most abortions in the state after six weeks of pregnancy. The “heartbeat”…


Workers give bosses’ ‘blood money’ bribes to build SWP

Vol. 85/No. 25 - June 28, 2021

As bosses everywhere try to boost their competitive edge and profits at the expense of workers, they sometimes feel compelled to hand out some bribes, hoping to buy workers’ acquiescence. Socialist Workers Party members call this “blood money” — production,…


SWP to host Int’l Active Workers Conference in Ohio July 22-24

Vol. 85/No. 25 - June 28, 2021

The Socialist Workers Party is hosting an International Active Workers Conference at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, July 22-24. As COVID restrictions are being lifted, this is the first time in nearly two years the party has been able to…


Victory! Ban on ‘Militant’ in Indiana prison is overturned!

Vol. 85/No. 25 - June 28, 2021

Over the last  two weeks, bans on the Militant imposed by prison authorities in Indiana and Florida were overturned — important victories for defense of prisoners’ rights and for freedom of the press. The latest victory came June 9 when…