Vol. 85/No. 10 - March 15, 2021

The article “Volunteers Expand Pathfinder Bookstore Placements” in issue no. 9 incorrectly said that during the fall sales efforts volunteers won the most bookstore and library orders ever. It was the most bookstore orders ever.

Amazon workers organize in fight to win a union

Vol. 85/No. 10 - March 15, 2021

ATLANTA — In the midst of their seven-week-long mail-in vote on whether or not Amazon bosses have to allow workers to be represented by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, workers at the company’s Bessemer, Alabama, fulfillment center are…

Striking UK bus drivers, gas workers exchange solidarity

Vol. 85/No. 10 - March 15, 2021

LONDON — Striking bus drivers mounted a lively picket at London’s Park Royal depot here Feb. 22-24. They are fighting wage cuts of up to 2,500 pounds ($3,500) a year and longer shifts. Some 2,000 drivers took strike action. They’re…

Special ‘stimulus’ fund for ‘Militant’ over $80,000!

Vol. 85/No. 10 - March 15, 2021

The Militant’s special “stimulus” appeal has gone over $80,000!  So far 187 readers have contributed $80,351. The contributions have made a tremendous difference! Donations are winding down as the government reports all “stimulus” checks, for this round, have been sent…

Support union battles at Marathon, Amazon!

Marathon workers battle largest US refinery owner
Vol. 85/No. 10 - March 15, 2021
Feb. 4 rally in support of Teamster union members locked out for over six weeks by Marathon Petroleum bosses in St. Paul Park, Minnesota. Fight is over safety and union protections.

ST. PAUL PARK, Minn. — Two hundred oil refinery workers have been locked in battle here since Jan. 21 against Marathon Petroleum, the largest oil refining company in the country. They deserve and need solidarity from working people. At issue…

US troops out of the Middle East!

Vol. 85/No. 10 - March 15, 2021

Statement by Willie Cotton, Socialist Workers Party candidate for New York City public advocate, March 3. Working people and our unions should demand the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of all U.S. troops, warships and bombers from the Middle East. The…

Books by revolutionary leaders sell well at Tehran fair

Vol. 85/No. 10 - March 15, 2021

TEHRAN, Iran — More than a million books were sold by mail order during the Tehran International Book Fair, held online Jan. 20-29. The Iran Book News Agency reported that 1,732 Iranian publishers took part. Some 180 foreign publishers also…

Iran: Hundreds protest gov’t killings in Saravan

Vol. 85/No. 10 - March 15, 2021

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets and occupied government offices in Saravan, a city in southeastern Iran, Feb. 23 in response to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps killing of at least 10 sukhtbars (fuel carriers) and injuring six more…

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…

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…