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…


Washington eases off on Cuba travel advisory

Vol. 82/No. 4 - January 29, 2018

The U.S. State Department announced Jan. 10 that it had downgraded its warning on travel to Cuba by U.S. citizens. After alleging last September that its diplomats in Havana had been the victims of mysterious covert “sonic attacks,” the U.S.…


See revolutionary Cuba for yourself! Join May Day Brigade

Vol. 82/No. 4 - January 29, 2018

The Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) has issued a call for the 13th annual May Day International Brigade to Cuba for April 23-May 6. The National Network on Cuba is coordinating the effort to sign up U.S.…



‘Militant’ wins overturn of Florida prison ban — again

Vol. 82/No. 4 - January 29, 2018

The Florida prison system’s Literature Review Committee says that the impoundment of the Dec. 18 issue of the Militant was a “mistake” and has been reversed. Officials at the Florida State Prison in Raiford banned the issue because of the…