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…


‘Militant’ wins a round, fight against prison censors goes on

Vol. 82/No. 36 - October 1, 2018

The Florida Department of Corrections overturned the impoundment of issue no. 29 of the Militant Sept. 12. The department’s Literature Review Committee also recently overturned the ban on five other issues of the paper. These are victories for all those…


Protests in Dallas demand cop who killed Botham Jean be fired

Vol. 82/No. 36 - October 1, 2018
Protesters attend Dallas City Council hearing Sept. 12, demanding Dallas cop Amber Guyger be fired, jailed for shooting and killing of Botham Jean, 26, in his own apartment.

RICHARDSON, Texas — “The sound of the gunshots did not have the resonance to be heard on our small island, but its impact was of nuclear proportions,” Ignatius Jean told the more than 1,500 people who filled the Greenville Church…


‘We need to get a union into the place where I work’

Vol. 82/No. 36 - October 1, 2018

“We need a union where I work,” Stephanie Revill, 42, who has worked at National Beef for 11 years, told Rachele Fruit, Socialist Workers Party candidate for Georgia governor. “We work in the cold and never know when we’ll get…