Cuban Revolution: Example for working people in U.S.

Vol. 82/No. 4 - January 29, 2018

Hurricanes, mudslides, wildfires, earthquakes, floods. Under capitalism all natural disasters turn into social catastrophes for working people. Buildings can be constructed to better withstand hurricanes and earthquakes. Working-class housing can be built on higher land, out of the reach of…



IG Metall workers strike in Germany, demand pay raise

Vol. 82/No. 4 - January 29, 2018

Members of IG Metall, Germany’s biggest union, started a round of strike protests Jan. 8, part of pressing for a 6 percent wage increase, as negotiations begin for a new contract covering 3.9 million workers. The old contract expired Dec.…


Pussy Riot speaks out about fight against prison conditions in Russia

Vol. 82/No. 4 - January 29, 2018

Pussy Riot members Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova became known around the world for performing a “punk prayer” against the regime of President Vladimir Putin in Moscow’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Christ in February 2012 that led to two-year prison…


Victories scored against New York and New Jersey prison book bans

Vol. 82/No. 4 - January 29, 2018

Authorities have been implementing a pilot program at several state prisons in New York that severely limits access to books prisoners or their friends and families can order for them to read. As more facts about it have come to…


Russian auto union fights government move to shut it down

Vol. 82/No. 4 - January 29, 2018

“The very existence of trade unions in the Russian Federation will be called into question,” the Interregional Labor Union of Automobile Workers (MPRA) — one of the largest unions in Russia — said after the City Court of St. Petersburg…


Red Fawn faces trial in government frame-up Jan. 29

Vol. 82/No. 4 - January 29, 2018

Federal prosecutors will put Red Fawn Fallis on trial Jan. 29 in Fargo, North Dakota, seeking to victimize her for being among the thousands who poured into the state in 2016 to protest the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline…


Anger at unemployment, regime fuels protests in Tunisia

Vol. 82/No. 4 - January 29, 2018

Extensive working-class discontent with rising prices, unemployment and both major factions of the government led to protest actions over several days in some 20 cities and towns across Tunisia beginning Jan. 7. The government increased the price of fuel and…



Jury deliberates in frame-up of Quebec rail workers

Vol. 82/No. 4 - January 29, 2018
Jury deliberates in frame-up of Quebec rail workers

MONTREAL — After six full days, jury deliberations continue in the Canadian government’s frame-up trial of locomotive engineer Tom Harding and train traffic controller Richard Labrie, both members of United Steelworkers Local 1976. Along with Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway…