What is working-class view on Trans Mountain pipeline?

Vol. 82/No. 21 - May 28, 2018

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — A major conflict has developed between competing wings of the Canadian New Democratic Party — the one in power in Alberta and the one in power in British Columbia — over continuing the expansion of the…


Active Workers Conference set for Ohio June 14-17

Vol. 82/No. 21 - May 28, 2018

Several hundred workers, youth and other participants from the United States and around the world will join this year’s Active Workers Conference June 14-17, which is sponsored by the Socialist Workers Party. The four-day meeting in Oberlin, Ohio, takes place…


Long history of rulers’ attacks on Fifth Amendment rights

Vol. 82/No. 21 - May 28, 2018

The attack on Fifth Amendment rights is aimed at hard-won constitutional protections workers and the union movement need. The labor upsurge that swept the United States after the Second World War was an enormous problem for the U.S. rulers. Their…


For a nuclear-free Korea, US troops, weapons out!

Vol. 82/No. 21 - May 28, 2018

Steps taken by the U.S. and North Korean governments to establish talks about ridding the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons are being welcomed by working people there, in Japan and across the Pacific. Whatever the U.S. capitalist rulers’ motivation —…


Liberals attack on ‘taking the Fifth’ threat to workers’ rights

Vol. 82/No. 21 - May 28, 2018

If your media gazing is confined to the New York Times, NPR, “Saturday Night Live” and the late-night “talk” shows, you would think all right-minded people are determined to oust President Donald Trump and that they’re on the verge of…


May Day brigade: “I saw power of Cuba’s revolution”

Vol. 82/No. 21 - May 28, 2018

LINCOLN, Neb. — “I never felt freer as a worker than the two weeks learning about the Cuban Revolution on the May Day Brigade there,” Carl Tyler told a dozen people meeting at the Meadowlark Coffee Shop here May 8.…


Lessons from Chernobyl disaster on 32nd anniversary

Vol. 82/No. 21 - May 28, 2018

The worst nuclear disaster in history took place in Soviet Ukraine 32 years ago when the Chernobyl power plant exploded April 26, 1986. The explosion blew apart the top of reactor No. 4, releasing large amounts of radiation, the core…


Workers look to ‘Militant’ for news on teacher fights

Vol. 82/No. 21 - May 28, 2018

As we approach the final week of the Socialist Workers Party campaigns to sell 1,400 subscriptions to the Militant, 1,400 books by SWP leaders and raise $112,000 for the Militant Fighting Fund, reports coming in from SWP members and supporters,…


Help fund ‘Militant’ fact-finding trip to Puerto Rico!

Vol. 82/No. 21 - May 28, 2018

The Militant is sending editor John Studer and correspondent Martín Koppel on a fact-finding trip to the U.S. colony of Puerto Rico May 25-28. A few weeks later Studer will speak for the Socialist Workers Party at the June 18…


Gov’t backs off moves to bar books to prisoners

Vol. 82/No. 21 - May 28, 2018

After an outburst of criticism from supporters of political rights, the bosses at the Federal Bureau of Prisons announced May 3 they were halting their new policy severely restricting workers behind federal prison bars from being able to get and…