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…

Cuban revolution addresses key questions facing workers

Vol. 84/No. 13 - April 6, 2020
Cuban workers and farmers, many having just learned to read and write through mass literacy campaign, sign Second Declaration of Havana, 1962. In face of U.S. imperialist attacks, they defiantly showed their support for Cuba’s socialist revolution, and for struggles for popular power throughout the Americas.

The First and Second Declarations of Havana: Manifestos of Revolutionary Struggle in the Americas Adopted by the Cuban People is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for March. The two declarations were adopted by million-strong assemblies of the Cuban…

A book about the road to workers power

Vol. 84/No. 12 - March 30, 2020
Socialist Workers Party member Samir Hazboun, right, and William Monroe in Louisville, Kentucky, Feb. 16, 2019, discuss the party; the Militant; Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers Power (at left) and other books.

The following excerpt is taken from the introduction to Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers Power by Jack Barnes, national secretary of the Socialist Workers Party. Copyright © 2009 by Pathfinder Press. Reprinted by permission. This is…

‘Only working class can protect humanity’

Vol. 84/No. 10 - March 16, 2020

No capitalist government on earth, including Washington, has made the preparations necessary to deal effectively with the spread of coronavirus. The capitalist class — and the parties and governments that protect their class rule and their “right” to wrest profits…

‘Second-class status of women arose with class society’

Vol. 84/No. 9 - March 9, 2020
Women garment workers in Dhaka fighting for union rights, better wages and conditions, October 2014. Bangladeshi “fashion” industry workforce of 4 million is 80% female. Women in these factories have joined union struggles, advancing their confidence and status.

The Spanish-language edition of Cosmetics, Fashions, and the Exploitation of Women by Joseph Hansen, Evelyn Reed and Mary-Alice Waters is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for March. This Marxist classic on women’s liberation began as a 1954 debate…

Chicago judge throws out Gerald Reed’s acquittal

Vol. 84/No. 8 - March 2, 2020

CHICAGO — In December 2018, Cook County Judge Thomas Gainer overturned Gerald Reed’s 1991 conviction on murder charges, ruling his “confession” had been extracted through torture. Still Reed languished in jail, because prosecutors objected to his release prior to a…

Striking Chicago teachers, school workers win support

Vol. 83/No. 41 - November 11, 2019

CHICAGO — After two weeks on strike, 25,000 members of the Chicago Teachers Union are picketing and holding nearly daily rallies around the city. They’ve won broad support in their fight for smaller class sizes and more support staff like…

FBI is capitalist rulers’ political police against the working class

Vol. 83/No. 11 - March 18, 2019

The excerpt below is from the chapter “Origins of FBI Assault on Socialist Workers Party” by Larry Seigle in 50 Years of Covert Operations in the US: Washington’s Political Police and the American Working Class, one of Pathfinder’s Books of…