Join teachers for May 16 protest in North Carolina!

Teachers, school workers build for Raleigh action
Vol. 82/No. 20 - May 21, 2018
Teachers at April 26 news conference in Greensboro, North Carolina, announcing May 16 march and rally in Raleigh to demand better wages, work conditions and funds for schools.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The school workers uprising that started in West Virginia in late February and has since rolled across Kentucky, Oklahoma, Arizona and Colorado, has hit North Carolina. More than 11,500 teachers have already filed for personal days to…

Back teachers, join Socialist Workers Party campaign!

Vol. 82/No. 20 - May 21, 2018

The following statement was issued, May 9 by John Studer, Socialist Workers Party national campaign director. After three decades of retreats something new is happening in the labor movement. With courage and determination teachers are showing in practice the capacities…

School workers in New Zealand rally for equal pay for women

Vol. 82/No. 20 - May 21, 2018

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — More than 200 early childhood teachers, school support workers, teacher aides, school administrators and their families and supporters joined a “Fair’s Fair” rally here May 5 for equal pay for women. The action, part of protests…

Unions lead fight against racism, for working-class unity

Vol. 82/No. 20 - May 21, 2018

Fighting Racism in World War II is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for May. This selection — “CIO Committee Fights Jim Crow” from the Nov. 4, 1944, Militant — is by Charles Jackson, the pen name for Dr.…

US class struggle a feature at Havana conference

Panel from US describes capitalist rulers’ offensive, growing resistance by working people
Vol. 82/No. 20 - May 21, 2018

HAVANA — “Did the 2016 electoral victory of Donald Trump register a rise in racism, xenophobia, misogyny and every other form of reaction among working people in the United States? Is that why tens of millions of workers voted for…

Grenfell Tower fire survivors demand housing, fire safety

Vol. 82/No. 20 - May 21, 2018

LONDON — Marking 10 months since the Grenfell Tower fire, where 72 people were killed and hundreds left homeless, thousands of survivors and supporters marched here April 14. Every month survivors mobilize to demand government action. This was the biggest…

Education under capitalism is a class question

Vol. 82/No. 20 - May 21, 2018

Below are excerpts from The Working Class and the Transformation of Learning: The Fraud of Education Reform Under Capitalism by SWP National Secretary Jack Barnes. Copyright © 2000 by Pathfinder Press. Reprinted by permission. The purpose of education in class…

Teachers, school workers walk out in Pueblo contract struggle

Vol. 82/No. 20 - May 21, 2018

PUEBLO, Colo. — “Get up! Get down! Pueblo is a union town,” chanted hundreds of people May 7 as they rallied outside the offices of Pueblo City Schools District 60, the first day of a strike by school workers here.…

US rulers, Tehran fight over sway in Middle East

Vol. 82/No. 20 - May 21, 2018

Determined to protect U.S. imperialist interests in the Middle East, push back Tehran’s growing military interventions and prevent Iran’s capitalist rulers acquiring nuclear arms, President Donald Trump May 8 withdrew the U.S. government from the 2015 nuclear deal signed by…