Brazilians protest store guards beating black man to death

Vol. 84/No. 49 - December 14, 2020
Rally in Brasilia, Brazil, Nov. 20 protests killing of Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas, a 40-year-old black man beaten to death by security guards at Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre.

Street protests erupted across Brazil after two security guards — one an off-duty military cop — beat to death Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas, a 40-year-old black man, outside a Carrefour supermarket in the southern city of Porto Alegre Nov. 19.…


Thousands in Indonesia protest new anti-labor law

Vol. 84/No. 47 - November 30, 2020
Hundreds of thousands demonstrated in Indonesia to protest new anti-labor law passed Oct. 5. Sign at left reads, “Reject the Omnibus Law,” which makes it easier for bosses to fire workers, avoid paying holiday pay.

SYDNEY — Hundreds of thousands of workers and students took to the streets across Indonesia Oct. 5 to protest the passage of anti-labor legislation that day. Dubbed the “Omnibus Law,” it amends more than 70 existing laws, including ones that…


Forum protests NZ gov’t raid on NKorea friendship group

Vol. 84/No. 46 - November 23, 2020

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Police raided the homes of two leaders of the New Zealand-Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Society, which provides humanitarian aid and solidarity to the people of North Korea, Oct. 19. An investigator from the police Financial…


After bitter 9-month strike, Asarco miners keep up fight

Vol. 84/No. 43 - November 2, 2020
Delegation of refinery workers from United Steelworkers Local 675 in Los Angeles County presents donations to Asarco strikers in Arizona last December. Solidarity was key to the strike.

KEARNY, Ariz. — “The fight continues,” United Steelworkers Local 5252 President Lyle Murphy told these two Militant  worker-correspondents when we stopped by the union hall here. We were in Kearny and other area copper towns Sept. 28-29 to talk with…


Dominion grocery strikers expand picketing, seek support

Vol. 84/No. 43 - November 2, 2020

After more than eight weeks on strike, 100 Dominion grocery chain workers took their picket line to the Loblaw distribution center at the Donovans Industrial Park in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, Oct. 15. This warehouse supplies Loblaw-owned outfits across the Canadian…


New Pathfinder 2021 brochure presents arsenal for workers

Vol. 84/No. 42 - October 26, 2020

Pathfinder Press has just released new 2021 promotional brochures in both English and Spanish. These attractive “mini-catalogues” highlight Pathfinder’s newest titles, along with many others in the publishers’ arsenal needed by working people today to understand and act in the…


50 years ago: Ottawa sends troops to occupy Quebec

Vol. 84/No. 42 - October 26, 2020
50 years ago: Ottawa sends troops to occupy Quebec

Fifty years ago this week, protests mounted in Quebec and elsewhere in Canada following the decision of Prime Minister Pierre-Elliot Trudeau — father of the Canadian prime minister today — to invoke the repressive War Measures Act on Oct. 16,…


‘Militant’ fights yet another Florida prison impoundment

Vol. 84/No. 41 - October 19, 2020

Florida prison officials are at it again. On Oct. 3 the Militant received notice from Florida State Prison in Raiford that they had impounded issue no. 38. The reason? Because of the article on pages 1 and 2 titled “Join…


US gov’t steps up executions, kills 7th prisoner in 3 months

Vol. 84/No. 41 - October 19, 2020
Lisa Brown, mother of Christopher Vialva, speaks at anti-death-penalty rally Sept. 24 at federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, hours before her son was executed. Poster shows his picture.

The U.S. government executed Christopher Vialva Sept. 24, the seventh federal inmate to be put to death since mid-July. These are the first federal executions to occur after a 17-year hiatus, and the most in a single year since before…


NJ Militant Labor Forum discusses Belarus uprising

Vol. 84/No. 40 - October 12, 2020
Hanna Sharko, spokesperson for Belarus Together, explained mass opposition to Lukashenko regime at New Jersey Militant Labor Forum Sept. 26. Joanne Kuniansky, left, spoke for SWP.

UNION CITY, N.J. — “I am here on political asylum. I was forced to leave because of repression in Belarus eight years ago,” Hanna Sharko, one of the leaders of Belarus Together, told a Militant Labor Forum here Sept. 26.…