Ukraine miners fight bosses, government over back pay

Vol. 82/No. 10 - March 12, 2018

Coal miners and their families in Novogrodivka, in part of Donetsk province outside Moscow-backed separatist control, rallied outside the bosses’ office there Feb. 14, blocking entrance to the building. The workers demanded payment of wages owed to them. When they…

US rulers’ Afghan war drags on amid ‘great power competition’

Vol. 82/No. 10 - March 12, 2018

Determined to advance their political and military interests in Asia, the U.S. rulers are increasing airstrikes in Afghanistan. Washington hopes to preserve the weak Afghan government and both contain recent gains by the Taliban and force negotiations with them. Begun…

New evidence shows Meek Mill railroaded to prison

Vol. 82/No. 10 - March 12, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — In the face of a spate of new evidence that rap artist Meek Mill was framed up, Common Pleas Court Judge Genece Brinkley has set an April 16 hearing that could overturn his 2008 conviction for drug and…

Social solidarity is ‘moral foundation of Cuban Revolution’

Vol. 82/No. 10 - March 12, 2018

Below is an excerpt from Marianas in Combat; the Spanish edition is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for March. In it Teté Puebla tells her story to Mary-Alice Waters, president of Pathfinder Press. Puebla joined Cuba’s revolutionary struggle…

René González’s diary of Cuban 5 trial presented in Havana

Book shows face of US capitalist ‘justice’ system, caliber of Cuban revolutionaries
Vol. 82/No. 10 - March 12, 2018

HAVANA — One of the events that drew the most interest at this year’s Havana International Book Fair was the presentation of a book by René González, one of the five Cuban revolutionaries who spent up to 16 years in…

Tel Aviv protest: Stop deportation of African refugees

Vol. 82/No. 10 - March 12, 2018
Tel Aviv protest: Stop deportation of African refugees

Some 20,000 people took to the streets in south Tel Aviv Feb. 24 to protest against plans to arrest and deport thousands of Sudanese and Eritrean refugees. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sought to pit Israeli workers against the asylum-seekers,…

Walmart winning ‘retail wars,’ putting squeeze on its workers

Vol. 82/No. 10 - March 12, 2018

Walmart and Amazon bosses have been battling for domination in market share and profits. The Walton family owners of Walmart have been winning, as Amazon has proven unable to launch any serious challenge to their utter domination of the brick-and-mortar…

Organize the unorganized! Build fighting unions!

Vol. 82/No. 10 - March 12, 2018

“Look at the nonunion workers at Walmart,” Scott Whitt, a school bus driver on strike alongside teachers and other school workers in West Virginia, told the Militant. “They have no leg to stand on.” It’s not only Walmart where bosses…

W.Va. teachers: ‘We’re fighting for all workers’

School workers’ struggle wins broad support in W. Virginia
Vol. 82/No. 10 - March 12, 2018
West Virginia teachers, school workers, miners and other supporters at Feb. 26 strike rally in Charleston. Fight won widespread solidarity, taking on aspects of broader social movement.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Chanting “We are united!” and singing “We’re not going to take it any more!” thousands of teachers, school workers and their supporters locked hands above their heads on the steps of the state Capitol here Feb. 26.…