Rail workers picket CN headquarters in Montreal Nov. 26 shortly before tentative agreement announced. Fight for safety for workers and surrounding communities was at center of strike.

‘Strike for safety’ at CN wins widespread support

Teamsters union announces tentative agreement

MONTREAL — “I believe that this strike is important for my safety as well as the community,” conductor Yohan St-Amant told Militant worker-correspondents bringing solidarity to the Canadian National Railway picket at the rail yard in Shawinigan, Quebec, Nov. 23.…


Iran protests hit economic crisis, rulers Mideast wars

Working people have joined anti-government demonstrations in some 100 cities and towns across Iran, protesting the Iranian rulers’ military intervention across the Mideast and the government’s doubling of fuel prices.  The actions take place as the political and economic crisis…


SWP fall drive gets truth out about workers’ strike battles

SWP member and rail worker Deborah Liatos speaks with Asarco striker Jim Wagener at Nov. 18 rally in Tucson, Arizona. He got a Militant subscription and In Defense of US Working Class.

As the Socialist Workers Party drive to expand the readership of the Militant  and books by revolutionary working-class leaders enters its final stretch, the newspaper is being used by party members to build solidarity with labor battles waged by workers…


Solidarity with copper strikers fighting Asarco union busting!

Strikers and supporters at pre-Thanksgiving dinner at Mission mine picket line near Sahuarita, Arizona, Nov. 24. Asarco is trying to break the union by hiring strikebreakers.

Some 1,700 copper workers at four open-pit mine and processing complexes in Arizona and a refinery in Amarillo, Texas, have been on strike against mining giant Asarco since Oct. 13, fighting the bosses’ draconian union-busting demands.  Asarco’s “last, best and…



DC protest: Cops who killed Bijan Ghaisar should face charges!

Nov. 17 protest at Lincoln Memorial demanding prosecution of cops who killed Bijan Ghaisar. At left is his sister, Negeen Ghaisar, with her husband. At right is his father, James Ghaisar.

WASHINGTON — Family members and others gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial Nov. 17 to protest after federal prosecutors decided not to file charges against U.S. Park Police officers Alejandro Amaya and Lucas Vinyard for the 2017 killing of…

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Protests in Colombia, Chile resist government attacks

Days after hundreds of thousands of union workers, students, indigenous and farmers joined anti-government actions across Colombia, protests and strikes continued in Bogota Nov. 25.

A wave of protests by working people is shaking capitalist regimes from Chile to Ecuador to Colombia today. And they are a challenge to Washington’s progress in asserting its imperialist sway in the hemisphere.  New governments elected in Ecuador and…






SWP Statement

For recognition of a Palestinian state and Israel

• For recognition of a Palestinian state and of Israel
• For repeal of U.S. Jerusalem Embassy Act
• For workers’ solidarity in Israel, Palestine, the world over
The following statement, drafted by Steve Clark, was released Dec. 11 by Jack Barnes, Socialist Workers Party…
Cuba and Chernobyl

This Cuban documentary produced in 2006 tells the story of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe in Ukraine and Cuba’s exemplary internationalist medical program that treated more than 25,000 victims.