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…


North, South Korea hold talks as US sanctions press DPRK

Vol. 82/No. 3 - January 22, 2018

For the first time since 2015, representatives of the North and South Korean governments met at the border village of Panmunjom Jan. 9, and “agreed to actively collaborate for the success” of the Winter Olympics taking place in South Korea…


Fight in Chicago to overturn cop frame-ups makes gains

Vol. 82/No. 3 - January 22, 2018

CHICAGO — Two more frame-ups perpetrated by former Chicago Police Detective Reynaldo Guevara unraveled in court here Dec. 21 when Cook County prosecutors dropped charges against Gabriel Solache and Arturo Reyes in a 1998 double homicide. Solache, 43, and Reyes,…


Bitcoin speculation is driven by capitalist economic crisis

Vol. 82/No. 3 - January 22, 2018

For millions of working people forced to live paycheck to paycheck, the speculative mania gripping capitalist investors and middle-class wannabes scurrying to trade in bitcoins today is something out of another world. Accelerating bitcoin sales, and the recent opening of…


Profit-driven retail buyouts threaten more bankruptcies

Vol. 82/No. 3 - January 22, 2018

While the big-business media has boasted that retail sales were up during the 2017 holiday season — 3.8 percent higher than the year before — the crisis of the bosses in the retail industry continues to unfold as growing numbers…


Puerto Rican protests say, ‘Stop abuse of the poor’

Vol. 82/No. 3 - January 22, 2018

“The upper and middle class neighborhoods are getting electricity restored, but most poorer neighborhoods don’t have light,” Rufino Carrión told the Militant by phone Jan. 6 from Gurabo in the center of Puerto Rico. A few days before, Carrión, a pastor at…


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…