Revolution, counterrevolution and war in Iran

Social and political roots of workers’ protests that swept 90 cities and small towns
Vol. 82/No. 13 - April 2, 2018

The article below corrects the initial weeks of Militant coverage of the large working-class protests that began in Mashhad, Iran, on Dec. 28 and swept some 90 cities and towns across the length and breadth of that country in early…


Some Israeli settlers join Bedouins in eviction fight

Vol. 82/No. 13 - April 2, 2018

“This was the first time a group of Israeli settlers ever came to talk with us,” Eid Abu-Khamis, a leader of Bedouins fighting eviction from the West Bank village of Khan al-Ahmar, told the Militant by phone March 12. Some…


Dean Foods tells dairy farmers ‘We no longer want your milk’

Vol. 82/No. 13 - April 2, 2018

More than 140 dairy farmers across eight states took another blow this month. As these farmers are now into the fourth year of low milk prices, Dean Foods, one of the country’s major processors, sent them a letter saying that…


SWP drive to expand reach of ‘Militant,’ books begins

Vol. 82/No. 13 - April 2, 2018

The Socialist Workers Party begins an eight-week drive, March 24-May 22, to take its political program and activities deeper into the working class — winning 1,400 subscribers to the party’s paper, the Militant, and selling the same number of books…



US rulers seek Israel-Arab bloc to target Tehran

Vol. 82/No. 13 - April 2, 2018

The White House hosted a meeting with Israeli officials and representatives of seven Arab governments March 13 to discuss the prolonged and worsening crisis in the Gaza Strip. While the ostensible topic was humanitarian aid, the goals were political. “The…


Teachers build movement to fight government attacks

School workers mobilize in Oklahoma, Arizona, Kentucky
Vol. 82/No. 13 - April 2, 2018
“This fight is worth fighting,” teachers and supporters chant at March 21 protest in Kentucky capital.

STILLWATER, Okla. — The next showdown in the battle pitting teachers and other school workers against state governments is shaping up in Oklahoma. As the April 2 strike deadline approaches, support is building and preparations put in place. Inspiration from…


Join March 28, April 2 school worker protests!

Vol. 82/No. 13 - April 2, 2018

After a decade without a raise and facing ongoing attacks on their health care, Oklahoma teachers and state workers plan to strike April 2, with a mass rally that day in Oklahoma City. Arizona teachers fighting similar conditions have called…


Idaho silver miners mark one year on strike against Hecla

Vol. 82/No. 13 - April 2, 2018
March 17 protest in Mullan, Idaho, shows silver miners’ determination to continue their strike.

MULLAN, Idaho — Chanting “One year longer, one year stronger!” and “Mullan is a union town!” over 150 silver miners, family members and supporters marched here March 17, marking the one-year anniversary of the strike by United Steelworkers Local 5114…