Letters

Vol. 84/No. 2 - January 20, 2020

The Dec. 22 letter below was received from a worker behind bars in the United States. It refers to his experiences getting to know Gerardo Hernández, one of the Cuban Five, when they were incarcerated in the same prison. The…


Letters

Vol. 84/No. 1 - January 13, 2020

How can we stop high rents? The landlord at our apartment building has tried to evict me and other tenants in order to be able to raise the rents. We’ve fought back. My eviction has been dismissed for now and…


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Vol. 83/No. 47 - December 23, 2019

Cuba’s socialist revolution Keep up the good work that you are doing, especially on Cuba to defend the socialist revolution. A prisoner, Florida Could not put ‘Militant’ down Thank you for sending me the Militant. When I received my first…


Correction on George Johnson

Vol. 83/No. 43 - November 25, 2019

I am writing to correct errors in the letter I wrote on George Johnson’s life that appeared in the Nov. 18 issue of the paper. George Johnson was 83 years when he passed, not 82. He was a member of…


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Vol. 83/No. 42 - November 18, 2019

George Johnson George Johnson, a former member and longtime supporter of the Socialist Workers Party, died after a long illness in Bend, Oregon, Oct. 15. He was 82.  Johnson served in the Army, stationed in South Korea in the late…


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Vol. 83/No. 38 - October 21, 2019

Illinois prison book ban I was reading the front-page article in your Sept. 9 issue on the Florida gulag system’s overturning the ban on several issues of the Militant  and I came across the information about the Danville Correctional Center’s…


Wake up Puerto Rico, it’s time!

Vol. 83/No. 36 - October 7, 2019

It brings tears to my eyes to sit in prison locked down and to read about how my island is being destroyed. Its own government is selling our own people out. We don’t need the U.S. interfering in our affairs.…


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Vol. 83/No. 33 - September 9, 2019

Stigma of mental illness Thank you for comments on the capitalist misuse of mental illness in the article on the mass shootings. Their attitude only serves to increase the stigma that divides working people. Homelessness, hospitalization and incarceration are often…


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Vol. 83/No. 30 - August 19, 2019

Trial is ‘no consolation’ As a former telecom worker in the U.K., I recognized many of the abuses suffered by France Telecom workers described in the article “Telecom Bosses on Trial for Driving Workers to Suicide.” In the U.K. thousands…


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Vol. 83/No. 27 - July 29, 2019

Gary Washington Some 100 people gathered July 12 at the Martin Street Church of God in Atlanta to honor the life of longtime Atlanta union and political activist Gary Washington, who died here July 3 at age 69. Washington, a…