US, Russian rulers, Tehran and Tel Aviv vie in Mideast

Vol. 82/No. 38 - October 15, 2018
S-300 surface-to-air missiles, like those the Russian rulers just delivered to Syrian regime.

As the civil war in Syria winds down, with dictator Bashar al-Assad still in power, Washington, Moscow and the rival capitalist rulers in the region are maneuvering to protect their economic, political and military interests. And the long-simmering dispute between…

North Carolina workers confront social disaster

Crisis is product of dog-eat-dog capitalist rule
Vol. 82/No. 38 - October 15, 2018
Sept. 28, Rebecca Stutts (center) and Militant subscriber Samantha Worrell (right) introduced Rachele Fruit, Socialist Workers Party candidate for Georgia governor, to workers in North Carolina coastal area abandoned by capitalist rulers after Hurricane Florence.

WILMINGTON, N.C. — “People just got back on their feet from Hurricane Matthew in 2016, and now we’ve been hit again by Hurricane Florence,” Samantha Worrell told three worker-correspondents for the Militant  Sept. 28. She lives in the small town…

Help fight Florida prison officials’ ongoing censorship of ‘Militant’

Vol. 82/No. 38 - October 15, 2018

By continuously impounding issues of the socialist newsweekly the Militant, Florida Department of Corrections officials are routinely violating their own guidelines, and the protections of the Bill of Rights for prisoners to read books and periodicals. The most recent impoundment was…

Trump pushes US rulers’ interests vs. rivals at UN General Assembly

Vol. 82/No. 38 - October 15, 2018

President Donald Trump laid out his administration’s plans to defend the interests worldwide of the U.S. ruling families in his Sept. 25 address to the United Nations. He presented Washington’s efforts to push back the Iranian rulers’ political and military…

Presumption of innocence is crucial right for working class

Vol. 82/No. 38 - October 15, 2018

Democrats continue to lead a furious attack on key political and constitutional rights after Christine Blasey Ford presented her unproven and uncorroborated allegation of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Sept. 27. During…

NY: Cuba president calls for end to US gov’t embargo

Vol. 82/No. 38 - October 15, 2018

NEW YORK — Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel, right, was greeted by a crowd of more than 1,500 at Riverside Church in Harlem Sept. 26. He was here to speak for Cuba at the 73rd General Assembly of the United Nations.…

Tomato cannery strike leaders win jobs back

Vol. 82/No. 38 - October 15, 2018

OAKLAND, Calif. — Four leaders of a tomato cannery workers strike at San Benito Foods in Hollister, who were framed up by the bosses and fired last year for participating in the walkout, have won their jobs back. They got…

Uber drivers protest low pay, as bosses pit them vs. taxi drivers

Vol. 82/No. 38 - October 15, 2018
Couriers from Uber Eats in Edinburgh, Scotland, on strike in January against long hours and low pay. App-based bosses and taxi companies profit in pitting drivers against each other.

Uber drivers in Australia, the United Kingdom and elsewhere have been organizing work stoppages and other protest actions over the last several weeks in response to bosses’ moves to cut pay and working conditions. These drivers — as well as…