‘Summon masses to struggle against imperialism and war’

Vol. 82/No. 18 - May 7, 2018

Below is an excerpt from Lenin’s Struggle for a Revolutionary International, one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for April. In September 1916 the last national conference of the united Socialist Democratic Party of Germany took place before it split.…


Correction

Vol. 82/No. 18 - May 7, 2018

The article “Lessons of 1979-83 Grenada Revolution Debated in UK,” in issue no. 16 incorrectly said that Fidel Castro’s remarks about Bernard Coard’s “Pol Pot-type group” were presented at a rally in Havana. Castro’s remarks were presented in a 1985…


Massachusetts nurses protest over staffing levels and health coverage

Vol. 82/No. 18 - May 7, 2018

GREENFIELD, Mass. — Two hundred members of the Massachusetts Nurses Association held a one-day protest strike at Baystate Franklin Medical Center here April 11. At issue is staffing levels and health insurance for nurses, who haven’t had a contract since…


‘Roseanne’ reboot infuriates liberals, stirs debate

Vol. 82/No. 18 - May 7, 2018

The remake of TV comedy “Roseanne,” coming 21 years after the last series ended, has incurred the wrath of liberal commentators and critics. The reason for their anger? The lead character, like the show’s creator Roseanne Barr, voted for President…


Communist League in UK kicks off election campaign

Vol. 82/No. 18 - May 7, 2018

MANCHESTER, England — “We need something like that here,” Beryl Mahomet said April 5 after she looked at the Militant’s coverage of the successful strike by teachers in West Virginia. Hugo Wils, Communist League candidate for Tameside Council in Stalybridge…


Support teachers’ fight in Arizona, Colorado!

Build solidarity with walk-ins, protests, strikes
Vol. 82/No. 18 - May 7, 2018
“Walk-in” by teachers in Mesa April 25, one of hundreds across Arizona in last few weeks. Actions are part of effort to build broad social movement as part of fight for school funds.

SUPERIOR, Ariz. — “My coach wears her ‘RedforEd’ T-shirt every day and wants to go on strike,” Korinna Romero, a player on the high school softball team here and the daughter of one of the area’s many copper miners, told…


US rulers try to block gains in Mideast by Iran, Moscow

Vol. 82/No. 18 - May 7, 2018

The U.S. government is campaigning to toughen the deal signed by the Barack Obama administration and Tehran aimed at slowing down the Iranian rulers’ acquisition of nuclear weapons. The dispute occurs as the U.S. propertied rulers seek to constrain Tehran’s…


Attacks by NY contractors grow, how can construction workers fight back?

Vol. 82/No. 18 - May 7, 2018
April 4 Times Square march against bosses’ moves to step up nonunion construction in N.Y.

NEW YORK — “All workers need unions, they make us stronger,” said Wilmer Serrano, a construction worker who takes part in daily protests here organized by Ironworkers Union Local 46 outside the Hudson Yards development. Bosses at Related Companies, the…


SWP uses the ‘Militant’ to get support for labor battles

Vol. 82/No. 18 - May 7, 2018

“I support the teachers,” Alfonso Delgado Jr., a landscaper, told Joel Britton and Betsey Stone when they knocked on his door in Superior, Arizona, April 21. “The government has cut a lot in the schools, including shop courses and auto…


Protests hit Barstow cop killing of Diante Yarber in California

Vol. 82/No. 18 - May 7, 2018

BARSTOW, Calif. — “I knew Diante, knew the family. He was a good kid. The police had him, he couldn’t go anywhere. There was no need to do anything. They shot to kill,” Marcella Ezpinosa told members of the Socialist…