Obreros ferroviarios en Lincoln, Nebraska, 2 nov. Jakob Forsgren, segundo de la derecha, presidente de Local 1320 de BMWE. Él y el conductor Lance Anton están circulando mensaje de solidaridad para trabajadores escolares en Canadá en lucha común contra leyes antisindicales.

US railroad unions set Dec. 9 strike deadline

Rail workers take on years of boss attacks, disdain

LINCOLN, Neb. — A class showdown looms today on the railroads. The largest rail union — the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers union, or SMART-TD — which organizes over 30,000 conductors, brakemen, yardmen and some of the locomotive…

Ontario school workers debate vote on gov’t contract offer

School workers and supporters rally in Toronto Nov. 4 after CUPE members walked off job, forcing Ontario government to back down, rescinding draconian anti-strike law. This set an example for unionists everywhere facing gov’t threats against use of union power to support workers’ interests.

TORONTO — The Canadian Union of Public Employees, representing 55,000 Ontario education workers, agreed Nov. 20 to present a proposed contract from the Ontario provincial government to the workers for decision and called off a strike set to begin the…

Working people in Ukraine key to fight against Moscow’s war

Oleg Shumei performs “Maidan” and other songs at Nov. 21 Maidan Reminiscences event in Lviv, Ukraine, on ninth anniversary of onset of popular uprising that overthrew pro-Moscow regime of Viktor Yanukovych. Dignity and Freedom Day was celebrated all across Ukraine.

The determined resistance of Ukraine’s working people and the country’s fighting forces continues to deal military setbacks to the regime of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his assaults against the existence and independence of their country. Putin also faces growing…

Protests, strikes spread across Iran despite attacks by regime

Miles de manifestantes en Mahabadi, Irán, en funeral de Kamal Ahmadpour 19 nov., un día después que lo mató la policía. Corearon, “¡Kurdos, baluches, azeríes, libertad e igualdad!”

In a failed attempt to quell massive protests by working people and youth, the Iranian regime sent convoys of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps troops and paramilitary Basij thugs to the predominantly Kurdish northwestern region of the country over the Nov.…

Warrior Met miners into 20th month of strike in Alabama

ATLANTA — “We had a successful rally Nov. 9,” striking United Mine Workers of America member Antwon Mcghee told the Militant Nov. 21. “There were several hundred miners and supporters there, including UMWA members and officials from seven states, as…


Are there too many babies? The myth of overpopulation

Proponents of Malthusian “overpopulation” hysteria over the decades. Below, 1967 ad in New York Times by Campaign to Check the Population Explosion. Above, pro-eugenics contest judged “human stock” at 1925 Kan-sas fair. Attacks on working people like these are being raised again today by liberal prophets of doom.

Howls of impending doom and gloom spread through the liberal capitalist media after the United Nations announced the world population hit 8 billion in November. Many self-appointed population “experts” have determined this means the planet has reached its maximum “carrying…

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.