Weeks after lifting ban, Florida prisons censor ‘Militant’ again

Vol. 82/No. 3 - January 22, 2018
Dec. 18 Militant impounded by Florida prison officials

Despite repeated rulings by the Florida prison system’s own Literature Review Committee overturning the impoundment of the Militant, prison officials at Charlotte Correctional Institution in Punta Gorda and at Santa Rosa Correctional Institution in Milton, Florida, have impounded another issue of…


Frame-up of ranchers in Nevada thrown out

Government lied, withheld evidence, judge says
Vol. 82/No. 3 - January 22, 2018
From left, Carol Bundy, rancher Cliven Bundy, his lawyer Bret Whipple, and his son Ammon, in back in hat, leave Las Vegas court after judge ruled government can’t retry Cliven, Ammon and Ryan Bundy, as well as supporter Ryan Payne, because of prosecutors’ deliberate misconduct.

LAS VEGAS — The frame-up of Cliven Bundy, his sons Ammon and Ryan, and supporter Ryan Payne, was tossed out by federal Judge Gloria Navarro Jan. 8. She made her ruling “with prejudice,” which means government prosecutors are barred from…


Activities in Cuba pay tribute to Antonio Maceo Brigade

‘It’s a big lie that all Cubans in the United States are opposed to the revolution’
Vol. 82/No. 3 - January 22, 2018

HAVANA — “Today we are celebrating 40 years of continuous activity” defending the Cuban Revolution in the United States, said Andrés Gómez, national coordinator of the Antonio Maceo Brigade. He was speaking at a Dec. 19 event here honoring the…


Washington threatens to deport 200,000 Salvadorans

Vol. 82/No. 3 - January 22, 2018
Washington threatens to deport 200,000 Salvadorans

“We are here because of the misfortunes that the rulers of the United States have caused in our country,” Sara Ramírez, an organizer for Casa Maryland, told protesters in front of the White House Jan. 8, after the U.S. government…


Cuba’s response to hurricanes: ‘No one is abandoned’

Vol. 82/No. 3 - January 22, 2018

HAVANA — During the Dec. 18-20 events here on the 40th anniversary of the Miami-based Antonio Maceo Brigade, delegates heard a special presentation on revolutionary Cuba’s response to Hurricane Irma. Col. Luis Angel Macareño, second in command of Cuba’s Civil…


Working-class discontent continues to spread in Iran

Vol. 82/No. 3 - January 22, 2018

Protests by working people and youth rapidly spread to 80 cities and rural towns across Iran since Dec. 28. They began amid widespread frustration and anger among working people against rising prices, high unemployment and new government budget proposals that…


Cuba literacy fight veteran to tour US East Coast

Vol. 82/No. 3 - January 22, 2018

Supporters of the Cuban Revolution are taking advantage of the exciting opportunity to organize an East Coast tour for Griselda Aguilera Cabrera Jan. 31-Feb. 23. At the age of 7, Aguilera was the youngest participant in the revolution’s mass literacy…


Amnesty now! No more deportations!

Vol. 82/No. 3 - January 22, 2018

The U.S. government is taking measures to eliminate federal programs that could lead to deportation of more than a million immigrant workers and youth, many who have lived in the U.S. for decades. Over the last couple months, the Department…


Ukraine miners’ union leads fight for pay rise, faces attacks

Vol. 82/No. 3 - January 22, 2018

Tens of thousands of iron ore miners and steelworkers toil in the industrial city of Kryvyi Rih in the center of Ukraine, working for ArcelorMittal, Evraz and other companies. For years they have fought to build and strengthen independent unions…


Workers use bosses’ ‘blood money’ to build SWP

Vol. 82/No. 3 - January 22, 2018

“They give us this money to make us feel happy for one week,” a co-worker at a bag factory in upstate New York told Alonso Hernández after their boss doled out a small Christmas bonus. Hernández and Emily Barnett, another…