Rail workers protest in Galesburg, Illinois, July 30. Main rail unions say Aug. 16 proposal of Presidential Emergency Board doesn’t meet workers’ needs on key “quality of life” issues.

Back rail workers’ fight over pay, time off, right to strike

Board offer doesn’t meet workers’ need for livable schedules

PITTSBURGH — Over 115,000 rail workers across the U.S. — members of 12 operating and maintenance unions — can legally go on strike Sept. 16. These workers have spent two years trying to negotiate a contract against a bloc of…

Victory! Federal Bureau of Prisons lifts ban on ‘Militant’ at Phoenix prison!

Join fight against ban on ‘Militant’ by federal prison officials in Arizona

UPDATE The Militant was informed Sept. 1, after the latest issue had already gone to press, that prison authorities at the Federal Correctional Institution in Phoenix reversed the ban on issues no. 23 and 25. “Please be advised that the…


Join Labor Day actions! Solidarity with union battles!

Mental health workers strike Kaiser San Francisco hospital Aug. 15.

Unions are organizing Labor Day marches, rallies and picnics around Sept. 5 across the country, an important opportunity to spread the word about union struggles and build solidarity that is vital to bringing home victories. Workers today face a wide…

‘Conspiracy’ frame-up in Michigan is blow to rights

Michigan frame-up trial found Barry Croft, seated left, and Adam Fox, next to him, guilty of “conspiracy” Aug. 23. In attack on constitutional rights, FBI undercover agents entrapped them. Rulers’ political police use precedents like this to frame up working-class fighters.

The retrial of two men ensnared by FBI agents in an alleged “plot” to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ended in their conviction Aug. 23 on frame-up conspiracy charges. The scheme never came close to being acted on. The government…

Support Ukraine independence! Demand Russian troops out now!

Despite mass arrests against anti-war demonstrations across Russia, protests continue. In recent public action in square in Ufa, in the Volga region, Elmira Rahmatullina holds sign in Ukrainian colors of blue and yellow, saying, “Give them peace, and us, freedom of speech.”

Moscow’s murderous assault on Ukraine, aimed at destroying the country as an independent nation, annexing large hunks of it, especially its resources and productive capacity, and destroying the government in its capital, Kyiv, and other key cities, like Kharkiv, has…


Socialist Workers Party leadership sets course ahead

Adopts course to build union solidarity • defend constitutional freedoms • fight for wages, hours, job conditions that prevent families in working class from being torn apart • defend Cuba’s socialist revolution and its example in the U.S. and world over
International Educational Conference in Oberlin, Ohio, June 8-10, brought together over 330 people for reports, discussion on communist program, continuity and activities. Right, SWP literature table during conference.
OBERLIN, Ohio — “The sweeping indictment of Donald Trump under the Espionage Act by President Joseph…

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.