Socialist Workers Party in 1950: ‘US out of Korea!’

Vol. 82/No. 14 - April 9, 2018

Below is a July 31, 1950, letter from Socialist Workers Party National Secretary James P. Cannon to President Harry Truman and members of Congress demanding they end the U.S. rulers’ war against the Korean people. It is the first of…


Solidarity builds for locked-out Quebec aluminum workers

Vol. 82/No. 14 - April 9, 2018

BÉCANCOUR, Quebec — “We will fight for our rights. Through the struggle we have the opportunity to meet other workers and solidify the fight,” Danny Pilotte, a foundry worker, one of over 1,000 locked-out ABI Bécancour aluminum workers, told Communist…


Support for abortion rights grows in Ireland

Vol. 82/No. 14 - April 9, 2018

DUBLIN, Ireland — “Abortion has to be free, safe and legal. We will discuss calmly, courteously and intelligently. Get the vote out and vote for repeal,” was the message when some 5,000 campaigners for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment…


Teachers’ protests call for support from all workers

Seek to build movement for pay, benefits, dignity
Vol. 82/No. 14 - April 9, 2018
Thousands march in Phoenix and across Arizona March 28 against attacks on teachers.

Teachers, other school workers and their supporters rallied outside the state Capitol in Phoenix March 28 to press their demand for higher pay and better conditions. Similar actions are planned in Tucson and seven other cities across Arizona. Over the…


US rulers seek ways to meet challenges from Moscow

Vol. 82/No. 14 - April 9, 2018

The U.S. propertied rulers — who head the dominant imperialist power in the world — face growing challenges from both Moscow and Beijing. The Chinese bosses rule the world’s second largest capitalist economy, but their military reach is more limited…


Washington seeks deal with Beijing to end NKorea’s nukes

Vol. 82/No. 14 - April 9, 2018

President Donald Trump announced a 60-day “consultation process” prior to imposing tariffs on selected imports from Beijing March 22. The protectionist measures would target competitors from China, where the expansion of capitalist industry and trade over the past three decades…


‘The Militant spreads the word about our fights’

Vol. 82/No. 14 - April 9, 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — “I support our teachers in their fight to defend their pensions,” Raven Stephens, 17, who attends Fern Creek High School here, told me March 23. She was pointing to the picture of the March 21 teachers’ protest…


Women’s right to abortion under attack in Mississippi

Vol. 82/No. 14 - April 9, 2018

So far this year state officials in Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, South Carolina and others have proposed laws that would ban abortions from six to 20 weeks after conception. In Ohio a bill introduced March 19 would ban all abortions,…



Defend women’s right to abortion!

Vol. 82/No. 14 - April 9, 2018

The right of women to control their own bodies — to choose whether to bear children, when and how many, the right to access to abortion — is a precondition for women’s emancipation. And it is in the interest of…