Israeli shoot-to-kill, Hamas provocations lead to deaths

Vol. 82/No. 16 - April 23, 2018

The death toll among Palestinians is rising in the Gaza Strip as the Israeli army continues to shoot protesters who approach the border area that Israeli officials have declared off limits. More than 30 protesters have been killed since March…


Bail bondsmen use power to jail workers to extort them

Vol. 82/No. 16 - April 23, 2018

Under the U.S. capitalist “justice” system, hundreds of thousands of working people are incarcerated without having been convicted of any crime, the vast majority stuck behind bars for days, months or years because they can’t afford bail. The United States…



Cop brutality is a blow to all workers!

Vol. 82/No. 16 - April 23, 2018

The refusal to accept cop brutality and killings has grown among working people in recent years. These murderous assaults are aimed at the working class as a whole and disproportionately hit workers who are African-American. Outrage against this violence builds…


Coming class battles pose need to defend political rights today

Vol. 82/No. 16 - April 23, 2018

Millions of working people are looking to the example set by labor battles waged by teachers and other school workers for wages, conditions and dignity. As the bosses continue to press workers to pay for the crisis of their capitalist…



US rulers, allies weigh step-up in Syria conflict, missile strikes

Vol. 82/No. 16 - April 23, 2018

President Donald Trump announced April 11 that missiles “will be coming” to strike targets in Syria, retaliation for a Syrian government poison gas attack a few days earlier on civilians in Douma, a Damascus suburb then controlled by opposition forces.…


Marx, Engels, fighting workers converge, form communist party

Vol. 82/No. 16 - April 23, 2018

The Young Karl Marx, 2017 film, directed by Raoul Peck. The development of the first revolutionary international workers association, the Communist League, and The Communist Manifesto, the program it adopted in 1847, are a rich treasure for study by workers…


Gov’t uses immigration policy to divide workers, lower wages

Vol. 82/No. 16 - April 23, 2018

President Donald Trump is continuing the trend of previous administrations of tightening control of the border with Mexico and increasing criminal penalties for workers without papers. At the same time his administration has expanded the number of workers that can…