UK rail workers demand bosses rehire fired unionist

Vol. 86/No. 23 - June 13, 2022

MANCHESTER, England — Rail bosses’ attempt to fire union fighter Peter Clifford here is being met by a strong response from workers and their union determined to win his job back. A statement from Clifford’s Rail, Maritime and Transport union…

25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 86/No. 23 - June 13, 2022

June 23, 1997 In his recent travels, president William Clinton has been touting the Marshall Plan between 1948 and 1951 as a model for peace and economic development. Under this scheme, the U.S. rulers provided $13 billion in loans to…

Chevron oil workers vote to end California strike

Vol. 86/No. 23 - June 13, 2022

RICHMOND, Calif. — After 10 weeks on strike, hundreds of workers at the Chevron refinery here voted May 27-28 to accept the latest company offer and return to work. The contract was similar to the one they rejected twice, before…

Iran-backed terror, Israeli retaliation increase Mideast tension

Vol. 86/No. 23 - June 13, 2022
Iran’s Natanz underground “missile city” houses large quantities of missiles, other weapons. Iran’s counterrevolutionary rulers continue efforts to develop nuclear arms, back terrorist attacks on Israeli and Jewish targets from the Golan Heights to South America, Europe, Asia.

The assassination in Tehran May 22 of Col. Hassan Sayyad Khodaei, an operative of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Quds Force, widely believed to have been carried out by Israel’s spy and counterterrorism agency Mossad, has ratcheted up tensions in the Middle…

Oberlin College tries again to overturn Gibsons’ victory

Vol. 86/No. 23 - June 13, 2022

Oberlin College officials filed an appeal with the Ohio Supreme Court May 13 following two consecutive losses both in a jury trial and in the state Court of Appeals in the case brought by the Gibson family, owners of the…

United Auto Workers on strike against Case fight boss takebacks

Vol. 86/No. 23 - June 13, 2022

After four days of negotiations, talks between Case New Holland Industrial and the United Auto Workers on strike at the agricultural implement and heavy equipment manufacturer ended without an agreement May 19. Workers at the company’s factories in Sturtevant, Wisconsin,…

UK rail workers vote to strike for better pay and to stop job cuts

Vol. 86/No. 23 - June 13, 2022

MANCHESTER, England — A large majority of the 40,000 union members at 15 train operating companies across the U.K. and Network Rail, the company responsible for rail infrastructure, voted May 25 to authorize a strike over wages, job cuts and…

Back Ukraine independence!Get Moscow’s troops out now!

Unite Ukrainian, Russian workers against Putin’s war!
Vol. 86/No. 23 - June 13, 2022
Students, teachers in Rivne, Ukraine, organize June 1 fundraising race to help rebuild Chernihiv, hard hit by Moscow’s assault. Speakers included head of union at nuclear power plant there.

Moscow’s invasion and murderous bombardment of Ukraine has been resisted tenaciously by the Ukrainian people for over three months, opening a new stage in the decline and disintegration of the capitalist “world order” set up after World War II. The…

Gun violence, crime are result of today’s crisis of capitalism

Vol. 86/No. 23 - June 13, 2022
Col. Maurice Tawes fails to get civil rights leader Gloria Richardson to call off July 15, 1963, picket of segregated drug store in Cambridge, Maryland. Crime rate in the city plunged 75% during 1962-63 fight against Jim Crow segregation there. Richardson led the struggle, with union backing, in face of attacks from racist thugs and National Guard occupation of the city.

The horrifying mass shooting that killed 21 children and teachers at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, has sparked heated debate and mutual accusations of blame on the left and right of capitalist politics. None address the root cause…