To advance our struggles, workers need a labor party

Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021

Every battle workers find themselves in is strengthened by solidarity and support by fellow workers — from the fight for a union by Amazon workers in Alabama to the struggle of locked-out Marathon refinery workers in Minnesota. We urge workers…

Communist League candidates back labor struggles in the UK

Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021
George McDonald, striking British Gas worker, talks with Pamela Holmes, Communist League candidate for London Assembly, on picket line in Sidcup, North Kent, England, Feb. 22.

MANCHESTER, England — Workers at British Gas, members of the GMB union, went on strike Feb. 19-22 protesting the company’s attempts to impose increased hours while cutting pay. The union said the company refused to drop its threat to “fire…

‘Stimulus’ fund for ‘Militant’ goes over $78,000!

Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021

Though the pace has slowed a little, the Militant is still getting contributions to our special “stimulus” fund appeal, hitting a total so far of $78,480 from 181 readers! “Since its founding nearly a century ago, the Militant has served…

Communist League in Canada launches 2021 campaign in Quebec

Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021

MONTREAL — “Working people in Canada and around the world should act to support the struggle of the people of Myanmar against the recent military coup,” Beverly Bernardo, Communist League candidate for mayor of Montreal, told over two dozen people…

SWP: ‘Support fight against Myanmar coup!’

Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021
SWP: ‘Support fight against Myanmar coup!’

NEW YORK — “Working people here and around the world should join in denouncing the coup in Myanmar and demand freedom for all the political prisoners,” Róger Calero, Socialist Workers Party candidate for mayor of New York, told a Feb.…

Volunteers expand Pathfinder bookstore placements

Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021

Supporters of the Socialist Workers Party who volunteer to get Pathfinder books into bookstores, libraries and classrooms across North America surpassed their goals during the fall 2020 sales effort. Now they’re looking forward to an even more successful spring sales…

NY solidarity action: ‘Down with military gov’t’

Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021
NY solidarity action: ‘Down with military gov’t’

NEW YORK — “We don’t want military government!” 250 protesters shouted in English and Burmese at a Feb. 20 rally here against the Feb. 1 military coup in Myanmar. “Military generals. Criminals! Criminals!” The action was held in the Jackson…

Visually impaired workers fight boss attack in Ohio

Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — “Not just those of us who are visually impaired, but all workers, have to fight for everything we get,” Dave Perry, a member of Teamsters Local 100 in Cincinnati, told participants at the Feb. 5 Militant Labor…

Farmers meet across India, plan to expand protests

Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021
Farmers meet across India, plan to expand protests

Some 125,000 farmers and farmworkers gathered in a grain market in Barnala, in Punjab, India, Feb. 21 to discuss and protest three new laws enacted by the Indian government that threaten their livelihoods. The government’s laws would end state-backed minimum…

Amid crisis, Haiti protesters demand president resign

Vol. 85/No. 8 - March 1, 2021

Chanting “We are back to dictatorship! Down with Moise!” hundreds of Haitians marched through the streets of Port-au-Prince Feb. 7 demanding that President Jovenel Moise resign. Police fired tear gas at the demonstrators and journalists at the action and arrested…