Death penalty abolished in Virginia, victory for workers

Vol. 85/No. 16 - April 26, 2021

“There is no place for the death penalty in this commonwealth, in the South or in this nation,” Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam told the press as he signed a bill abolishing capital punishment March 24 in front of the Greensville…


Ten years since uprising, Syrian people face war, intervention

Vol. 85/No. 14 - April 12, 2021

For a decade now, working people in Syria have faced a social catastrophe since President Bashar al-Assad’s regime moved to crush a popular uprising for political rights in 2011. As civil war began, Washington and the rulers of Iran, Russia…


Cuban farmers, students expand support to medical centers

Vol. 85/No. 13 - April 5, 2021

Many farmers in Cuba are organizing to donate fresh produce to social institutions as part of the battle by the Cuban people and their revolutionary government against the COVID-19 pandemic and the U.S. rulers’ embargo. It’s a reaffirmation both of…


LA, NY protests hit deadly raids by Philippine gov’t

Vol. 85/No. 12 - March 29, 2021

LOS ANGELES — Sixty people participated in a spirited demonstration outside the Philippines Consulate here March 13, protesting the government’s cold-blooded killings of nine political and labor activists six days earlier. Actions took place elsewhere, including 50 people demonstrating at…


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…


New Zealand rally: ‘No to military takeover in Myanmar’

Vol. 85/No. 7 - February 22, 2021
New Zealand rally: ‘No to military takeover in Myanmar’

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — “Military rule, down, down!” chanted 200 Burmese refugees, students and others here Feb. 5, protesting the Myanmar military’s ousting of the elected government and reimposition of direct rule four days earlier. Many wore the red shirts…


India farmers continue protests against new gov’t laws

Vol. 85/No. 6 - February 15, 2021

After a tractorcade of hundreds of thousands of farmers and their supporters wound its way through New Delhi, India’s capital, Jan. 26, the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi stepped up efforts to put an end to their monthslong protests…


New Biden directive is blow to fight for women’s rights

Vol. 85/No. 5 - February 8, 2021

Under the banner of “gender inclusiveness” President Joe Biden issued an executive order on his first day in office to force schools to let boys who decide they are girls participate in girls’ sports events. This is a frontal attack…


Working-class fight for power is central to ‘Jewish Question’

Vol. 85/No. 4 - February 1, 2021
Above, Issues of Socialist Appeal, as the Militant was called at the time, campaigning for Jewish refugees to be admitted to the U.S. Below, Jewish refugees aboard S.S. St. Louis reach Havana in 1939. They were refused entry by the Cuban government and in Miami by the Roosevelt administration. The 900 on board were forced back to Europe and 250 perished in Nazi camps.

The Jewish Question: A Marxist Interpretation by Abram Leon, 346 pages, Pathfinder Press, fourth edition, 2020. BY MAGGIE TROWE I urge Militant readers to buy, read and study the new Pathfinder edition of The Jewish Question: A Marxist Interpretation. The…


As Arab gov’ts recognize Israel, space opens for workers

Vol. 85/No. 3 - January 25, 2021

Over the last six months the seven-decades-long boycott of the Jewish state of Israel initiated by Arab governments in the Middle East has begun to break apart. This is good for working people in Israel and the Palestinian territories, throughout…