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…


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…


Gov’t tells Hurricane Laura victims, ‘You’re on your own’

Vol. 84/No. 36 - September 14, 2020
Damage at July 26 baseball stadium in Artemisa, Cuba, is inspected by local authorities after tropical storm Laura in August. Mass organizations respond immediately to impact of disasters.

Hundreds of thousands of people in Louisiana and Texas remain without electricity and water, as the havoc caused by Hurricane Laura is turned into a social disaster, with working people being left to fend for themselves. Residents returning to Lake…


Pete Kennedy built the communist movement in UK over four decades

Vol. 84/No. 36 - September 14, 2020

LONDON — Pete Kennedy, a longtime member and supporter of the Communist League in the United Kingdom, died Aug. 19 a few months after being diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. He was 61. Kennedy joined the…


Iowa storm deepens social crisis facing family farmers

Vol. 84/No. 35 - September 7, 2020
Grain silos in Linn County smashed by powerful Aug. 10 windstorm that battered Iowa. Government has left farmers, workers on their own, turning natural disaster into a social crisis.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — With little warning, a severe windstorm tore through the Midwest Aug. 10 destroying homes and farmland. But the devastation it left was turned into a social disaster by state and federal governments, whose one message to…


Montreal longshoremen strike over unsafe schedules

Vol. 84/No. 29 - July 27, 2020

MONTREAL — Over 1,000 longshoremen at the port here, members of Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 375, carried out a 40-hour strike beginning July 2 against Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership bosses. They targeted the Cast and Racine terminals, shutting…



Celebrate Cindy Jaquith’s 55 years building the communist movement

Vol. 84/No. 19 - May 18, 2020

Cindy Jaquith, a cadre and leader of the Socialist Workers Party for some 55 years, died unexpectedly in Miami May 2 of complications from an intestinal illness. Over the years, Jaquith shouldered a wide range of national and international leadership…


Unfolding capitalist crisis fuels interest in ‘Militant’

Vol. 84/No. 19 - May 18, 2020
Malcolm Jarrett, right, SWP vice presidential candidate, talks with driver Alfredo Bettis, center, at truckers’ protest in Washington, D.C., May 3. Truckers across the country protested May 1.

Over the past week SWP members have continued to increase the reach of the paper. The drive got a boost when Alyson Kennedy, SWP candidate for president, and Malcolm Jarrett, the party’s candidate for vice president, visited workers in several…


Neighbors, churches condemn anti-Semitic attack

Vol. 84/No. 16 - April 27, 2020
Neighbors, churches condemn anti-Semitic attack

As soon as word got out that two synagogues in Huntsville, Alabama, had been defaced with threatening anti-Semitic graffiti, nearby residents and members of area churches sprang into action. They spoke out about the attack and joined in cleaning up…