Strikers and supporters picket Heaven Hill bourbon plant in Bardstown, Kentucky, Sept. 11.

Kentucky distillery strike wins widespread support

Workers fight shifts that wreak havoc with family life

BARDSTOWN, Ky. — Some 400 members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 23D have been on strike fighting contract attacks by the bosses at bourbon maker Heaven Hill distillery here since Sept. 11. Strikers’ picket signs saying, “Family-owned not…

As US, Chinese rulers face off, rivalries among imperialists rise

U.S. carrier leads Pacific Ocean naval exercises. Since victory in second imperialist world war, Washington has viewed Pacific as its prize. U.S. rulers are determined to meet Beijing threat.

The AUKUS military pact signed by the governments of the U.S., Australia and the U.K. has thrown into sharp relief conflicts with other imperialist powers, especially Paris. The deal is aimed at curbing Beijing’s growing economic clout and military ambitions…

‘The working class needs a class-struggle newspaper’

Rachele Fruit, SWP candidate for Atlanta mayor, spoke to Anthony Gillis in Decatur Sept. 25. He got a subscription, said, “We are not being heard. Everyone needs this information.”

Branches of the Socialist Workers Party across the U.S. are stepping up campaigning among working people as they begin the fall seven-week drive to sell 1,300 subscriptions to the Militant, 1,300 books by SWP and other revolutionary leaders, and to…


The murder of Thomas Sankara: a popular revolution overturned

“The democratic and popular revolution needs a convinced people, not a conquered people,” says the sign above, quoting revolutionary leader Thomas Sankara under his photo. It’s carried in a June 29, 2013, protest against Blaise Compaore, who led the 1987 counterrevolution.

(For a French version of this article, click here.) Blaise Compaore, the iron-fisted ruler of Burkina Faso for almost three decades, will stand trial along with 13 others before a military tribunal Oct. 11 for the 1987 assassination of former…

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.