End US gov’t crippling sanctions against NKorea!

Vol. 84/No. 38 - September 28, 2020

For years Washington’s global trade and banking sanctions against North Korea — continued even as President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un began a series of talks in 2018 — have increased shortages and worsened conditions facing…


Univ. of Illinois workers strike over staffing, safety, higher pay

Vol. 84/No. 38 - September 28, 2020
Members of Illinois Nurses Association, above, and other hospital workers at University of Illinois Hospital systems are out on strike, demanding increased staffing and safer conditions.

CHICAGO — Members of the Illinois Nurses Association walked off the job at the University of Illinois Hospital and its clinics here Sept. 12, five days after their contract expired. The strike vote was 995-12. Their central demands are for…


Ocasio-Cortez says ‘glam’ can improve your politics

Vol. 84/No. 38 - September 28, 2020
Women coal miners from U.S. visit British coalfields in 1987, to learn about miners’ resistance. As millions of jobs are erased today and wages and working conditions come under attack, the bosses of the cosmetics industry come in to try and boost profits off women’s insecurities.

“If I’m going to spend an hour in the morning doing my glam … it’s because I feel like it. … My body, my choice!” U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says, describing her daily beauty regimen in a recent film made…


Ukraine miners sit in, strike in fight for pay, conditions

Vol. 84/No. 38 - September 28, 2020

“There are over 200 miners striking and staying underground at four iron ore mines here. They’re demanding better wages and working conditions, better social benefits and an end to corruption by management that is siphoning off money that should be…


Charges filed against cop who killed Steven Taylor

Vol. 84/No. 38 - September 28, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. — In a victory for fighters against police brutality, the San Leandro cop who shot and killed Steven Taylor April 18 in a Walmart store there has been charged with voluntary manslaughter. Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E.…


Manchester drivers hit new fees on cabs

Vol. 84/No. 38 - September 28, 2020

MANCHESTER, England — “Yes, I took part in the protest,” Shahid Munawar, who has driven a cab here for 16 years, told members of the Communist League introducing the party and the Militant to those at the taxi line outside…


Protest hits campus worker layoffs at San Francisco State

Vol. 84/No. 38 - September 28, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO — Over 200 workers, students and supporters rallied at San Francisco State University here Sept. 12 to protest layoffs of 131 campus workers. Among those slated for layoff are maintenance workers who are members of the Teamsters, as…


Walmart workers donate ‘blood money’ bribes to build SWP

Vol. 84/No. 37 - September 21, 2020

“I’m putting a check in the mail for $321.85, which includes the COVID-19 bribe and MyShare,” wrote Anthony Dutrow from Miami. “I can’t think of a better way to reinforce what we are accomplishing in our trade union work at…


Turkish, Greek rulers’ rivalry heats up in the Mediterranean

Vol. 84/No. 37 - September 21, 2020
Map shows disputed areas between rulers of Greece, Turkey, other regimes in the region and imperialist powers as result of intensified competition amid the deepening crisis of capitalism.

Mounting competition and threats over the plunder of oil and gas resources between several rival capitalist powers across the eastern Mediterranean lies behind stepped-up clashes between the rulers of Turkey and Greece. These conflicts are exacerbated by pressure from the…


Train deaths in Scotland show boss scorn for safety

Vol. 84/No. 37 - September 21, 2020

STONEHAVEN, Scotland — “No one should lose their life at work,” Stonehaven resident Jim Cattanach told the Militant, after two rail workers and a passenger were killed when a train derailed here south of Aberdeen Aug. 12. A government cover-up…