W.Va. telecom workers strike Frontier to defend jobs

Vol. 82/No. 11 - March 19, 2018

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Some 1,400 members of the Communications Workers of America went on strike across West Virginia and in Ashburn, Virginia, March 4, when 10 months of negotiations for a new contract between the union and Frontier Communications broke…

‘Cuban Revolution opened road for people to think for themselves’

Vol. 82/No. 11 - March 19, 2018
Griselda Aguilera, left at age 7 in 1961, hands literacy certificate to worker she taught to read and write. Aguilera spoke about literacy campaign and Cuban Revolution to hundreds on college campuses, churches and union halls during recent U.S. tour.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — “Our revolution opened the road for people to advance, to think for themselves, to have access to more information,” Cuban revolutionary Griselda Aguilera told some 30 students, professors and others at a Feb. 19 meeting at the…

Sankara: ‘The foreign debt is unjust, should not be repaid’

Vol. 82/No. 11 - March 19, 2018

Below is an excerpt from Thomas Sankara Speaks, one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for March. Sankara led the revolution in Burkina Faso from 1983 until his assassination in 1987. Workers and peasants in this West African country established a…

Cubans help put out fire at US-occupied Guantánamo base

Vol. 82/No. 11 - March 19, 2018

Cuban and U.S. firefighters worked closely together in February to put out a fire that raged on the perimeter of the U.S. military base in Guantánamo, Cuba. “The illegally occupied territory of Guantánamo constitutes an open wound to Cuban sovereignty,…

Cuban Revolution involves all, with sight or not

Cinema clubs with audio descriptions expand access to culture for visually impaired
Vol. 82/No. 11 - March 19, 2018

HAVANA — In February I learned about “Tocando la luz” — Touching the light — a cinema club for the visually impaired in Cuba. So, while I was here for the Havana International Book Fair, I went to the Infanta…

See Cuba’s revolution on May Day Brigade!

Vol. 82/No. 11 - March 19, 2018

Despite the lies and slanders against Cuba and its socialist revolution that fill the boss press in the U.S., more and more workers, farmers and youth are becoming interested in learning what’s different there. We know from our own lives…

Washington, Pyongyang move toward nuclear talks

Vol. 82/No. 11 - March 19, 2018

“The North Korean side clearly stated its willingness to denuclearize,” South Korean government officials said after meeting with Kim Jong Un, central leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, March 6. “It made it clear that it would have…

Ukraine miners fight for back wages, raises, better conditions

Vol. 82/No. 11 - March 19, 2018
After walking out of work Feb. 14, coal miners in Donetsk region of Ukraine, joined by family members, protest at company headquarters during strike demanding payment of back wages.

Wage arrears owed to working people in Ukraine reached a staggering 2.37 billion hryvnia ($88 million) as of Jan. 1, a 33 percent increase over the past year. About 80 percent is owed to workers in the mining and heavy…

Workers celebrate victory in nine-month-long fight at Mears

Vol. 82/No. 11 - March 19, 2018

MANCHESTER, England — After a nine-months battle, and more than 80 days of strike protests, the 180 housing maintenance workers employed by the contractor Mears won a 20 percent pay raise. Their main demand was to end the wage differential…