25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 84/No. 38 - September 28, 2020

October 2, 1995 Capitalist politicians continue to advance their assault on the social wage of working people with the recent vote of the U.S. Senate to end guarantees of aid for those who land on the welfare rolls. With an…


25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 84/No. 37 - September 21, 2020

September 25, 1995 Brutal police attacks against Native rights protesters in Ontario and British Columbia have left one person dead and at least four more injured by cop bullets. The standoff by Native people against the Royal Canadian Mounted Police…


25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 84/No. 36 - September 14, 2020

September 18, 1995 HUAIROU, China — [At] the forum on women here, more than 20,000 have proceeded in holding discussions, workshops, marches, processions, debates, and distributing literature on the fight for women’s rights. Daily protests have occurred on the conference…


25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 84/No. 35 - September 7, 2020

September 11, 1995 Some 60 combat aircraft, 48 of them from the United States, launched widespread bombing raids against positions held by Serb troops loyal to Belgrade around Sarajevo and elsewhere in Bosnia August 29. The NATO air strikes, spearheaded…


25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 84/No. 34 - August 31, 2020

September 4, 1995 The recent exposures about racist cop violence described by Los Angeles ex-policeman Mark Fuhrman on taped interviews highlights once again the nature of police in capitalist society. The tapes expose the corruption, frame-ups, and total disregard for…


25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 84/No. 33 - August 24, 2020

August 28, 1995 HAVANA, Cuba — “Capitalism and social development have been, are, and will be eternally irreconcilable,” said Cuban president Fidel Castro here August 6 at the closing session of the “Cuba Lives” International Youth Festival. The capitalist world…


25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 84/No. 32 - August 17, 2020

August 21, 1995 PHILADELPHIA — Supporters of Black activist Mumia Abu-Jamal cheered as Judge Albert Sabo issued a stay of execution August 7. The ruling means that the death warrant for August 17 will not be carried out. Abu-Jamal, however,…


25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 84/No. 31 - August 10, 2020

August 14, 1995 DETROIT — “This is a union town; if they break us here, they’ll go after us everywhere,” declared Bob Wiland, one of the 2,500 members of the six unions that struck this city’s two daily papers, the…


25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 84/No. 30 - August 3, 2020

August 7, 1995 On August 5 thousands of youth will gather in Havana for a rally against the U.S. embargo of Cuba. Among those marching will be students, workers, and other opponents of U.S. policy who traveled from the United…


25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 84/No. 29 - July 27, 2020

August 7, 1995 The decision by President Jacques Chirac in France to resume nuclear weapons testing on Moruroa, one of its colonial possessions in the Pacific, should be roundly condemned by working people throughout the world.  Some 50,000 people in…