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…


Lessons of 1979-83 Grenada Revolution debated in UK

Meeting participants rebut counterrevolutionary leader’s pretext: ‘It was a tragedy, we all made mistakes’
Vol. 82/No. 16 - April 23, 2018

LONDON — “No, I did not murder Maurice Bishop. No, I did not order his death,” said Bernard Coard in opening his talk to a March 27 meeting here. Coard was trying to rationalize his treacherous leadership 35 years ago…


Judge stays parole for Herman Bell as NY cops campaign to halt release

Vol. 82/No. 16 - April 23, 2018

Twelve days before the scheduled release of former Black Panther Herman Bell from prison April 17, a state court judge has put Bell’s parole on hold. The decision comes in response to a lawsuit filed by the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association…


Teachers’ battles inspire workers, draw solidarity

‘We all need to learn from what they’re doing’
Vol. 82/No. 16 - April 23, 2018
Striking teachers and supporters at end of 110-mile march from Tulsa to Capitol in Oklahoma City join thousands of others demanding action from state legislature April 10.

OKLAHOMA CITY — “I’ve been here since last Monday and it just keeps growing,” Jimmy Acevedo, a teacher from Guymon in the Oklahoma Panhandle, told the Militant as we joined in protesting outside the state Capitol here April 9. “Teachers…


Hundreds protest New York cop killing of Saheed Vassell

Vol. 82/No. 16 - April 23, 2018
March in Brooklyn April 5 demands justice in cop killing of Saheed Vassell, who was unarmed.

NEW YORK — Over 1,000 people marched and rallied here in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, April 5 to protest the police killing the previous day of Saheed Vassell, an unarmed Black man. Chanting “Justice for Saheed,” demonstrators marched from the site…