Industrial glass strikers in Montreal win solidarity

Vol. 82/No. 36 - October 1, 2018

MONTREAL — “They want us to do overtime without overtime pay,” Oldcastle Building Envelope striker Bruno Zaviolette told the Militant on the Unifor Local 6000 picket line here Sept. 12. “All we want is a wage increase to cover the…


SF hotel workers rally, say ‘One job should be enough’

Vol. 82/No. 36 - October 1, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO — Chanting “One job should be enough!” some 1,000 hotel workers, members of UNITE HERE Local 2, and their supporters marched here on Labor Day Sept. 3. Actions took place that day at Marriott-owned hotels in seven other…


Great Russian artists of 19th century and 1917 Bolshevik Revolution

Vol. 82/No. 36 - October 1, 2018
Ilya Repin’s painting “Barge Haulers on the Volga” (1870-73), discussed in article by Morson. Inset, Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), who wrote War and Peace and Anna Karenina.

On July 29 the Weekly Standard ran an article entitled “Pig and People,” by Gary Saul Morson, a professor of Russian art and literature at Northwestern University. The article is available online. Morson develops his view that “Russia’s greatest writers,…


Pa. prison authorities curb letters, books, newspapers

Vol. 82/No. 36 - October 1, 2018
Tom Haney, right, with Philadelphia-based Books Through Bars, points to stacks of books returned by prison authorities because of new rules restricting prisoners’ right to receive them.

Pennsylvania prison officials and liberal Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf announced new rules and regulations Sept. 5 that severely restrict prisoners’ access to books, magazines, newspapers, photos and letters. The Department of Corrections imposed the rules — and a 12-day lockdown…


Colo. meatpackers win suit against right to pray firings

Vol. 82/No. 36 - October 1, 2018

After a three-year-long fight, Muslim packinghouse workers in Fort Morgan, Colorado, won a $1.5 million settlement from Cargill Meat Solutions for civil rights violations after the company denied them the right to take prayer breaks on the job and then…


Manila book fair draws over 100,000 participants

Vol. 82/No. 36 - October 1, 2018
Manila book fairgoers crowd into Pathfinder booth featuring books by revolutionary leaders.

MANILA, Philippines — The Manila International Book Fair, held for 39 years, opened here Sept. 12. For the first time in nearly three decades U.S.-based Pathfinder Press, which publishes books by Socialist Workers Party leaders and other working-class revolutionaries, is…


Imperialism pauses only when it faces a people ready to fight

Vol. 82/No. 36 - October 1, 2018
“It was understood in Washington that the people would fight and the invasion would be costly,” says Cuban Gen. Néstor López Cuba about U.S. rulers’ plans to invade Cuba in 1962. Above, López Cuba, third from left in hat, during internationalist mission in Angola 1976.

Below are excerpts from Making History: Interviews With Four Generals of Cuba’s Revolutionary Armed Forces.  The Spanish edition is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for September. The section quoted is from the interview with Néstor López Cuba on…


Are frenzied liberals afflicted with ‘Trump derangement syndrome’?

Vol. 82/No. 36 - October 1, 2018

As the November midterm elections loom, liberals in the Democratic Party and media, and the middle-class left, are grabbing anything to try and advance their frenetic “resistance” against the Donald Trump presidency. They are driven by fear of the workers…


Iraq protests shake up moves to form new gov’t

Rulers in US, Moscow, Tehran vie to protect interests
Vol. 82/No. 36 - October 1, 2018
Demonstrators Sept. 12 in Basra hold Iraqi flags and images of protesters killed at previous actions demanding water, electricity, jobs and an end to Iranian interference in the country.

Following widespread protests by working people and others against the Iraqi government’s failure to supply basic necessities and the impact of the Iranian rulers’ military intervention and assaults on Iraqi sovereignty, talks to establish a coalition government between U.S.-backed Prime…


Join and build the Socialist Workers Party 2018 campaign

Vol. 82/No. 36 - October 1, 2018

The propertied rulers organize their exploitation of working people, their wars and their class rule through the capitalist two party system. Workers will be urged and badgered to choose between the lesser of two evils this November and subordinate our…