‘The power of workers is in their sticking together’

Vol. 82/No. 41 - November 5, 2018
“I remember you,” retired coal miner Jake Westerfield told SWP member Jacquie Henderson when she knocked on his door in Beaver Dam, Kentucky. They met at a union protest in Ohio.

“I know you!” retired coal miner Jake Westerfield told Socialist Workers Party member Jacquie Henderson when she and Steve Packard knocked on his door Oct. 20 in Beaver Dam, a town of 3,500 in a coal mining region 100 miles…


Hospital workers in Pittsburgh mount one-day strike

Vol. 82/No. 41 - November 5, 2018

PITTSBURGH — Carrying signs saying, “Hospital Workers Rising” and “UPMC: Respect Our Rights,” 100 hospital workers and supporters from the United Steelworkers and other unions carried the fight for a union to the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, the headquarters of…


UK hospital workers strike for wage equality

Vol. 82/No. 41 - November 5, 2018

BOLTON, England — “We’re not invisible any more!” Tina Travers, a porter and Unison member, told a rally of unionists on strike at Royal Bolton Hospital here Oct. 12. This was the second day of a two-day walkout by over…


Oppose the Jew-hatred of UK Labour Party leaders

Vol. 82/No. 41 - November 5, 2018
Oppose the Jew-hatred of UK Labour Party leaders

MANCHESTER, England — “Why is anti-Semitism such a big issue?” Manchester factory worker Adam Herring asked his co-worker, Communist League member Pete Clifford. His question about Jew-hatred in the leadership of the Labour Party is one that comes up often…


US, Chinese rulers compete for influence and markets

Vol. 82/No. 41 - November 5, 2018

The U.S. capitalist rulers continue to seek ways to contain Beijing, the world’s second largest capitalist economy, in their cut-throat battle over which of the capitalist rulers can appropriate more of the wealth created by working people around the world.…


‘IS has been defeated in Mosul, now we’re fighting for ideas’

Vol. 82/No. 41 - November 5, 2018

  ERBIL, Kurdish Region, Iraq — “Islamic State has been defeated on the ground. Now we are fighting for ideas,” said Safwan Al-Madany. He was describing efforts by students, artists and others to bring books, music, concerts, theater and painting…


Myth of women’s inferiority is rooted in rise of class society

Vol. 82/No. 41 - November 5, 2018
Myth of women’s inferiority is rooted in rise of class society

Below is an excerpt from Problems of Women’s Liberation by Evelyn Reed, one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for October. In speeches and articles, Reed (1905-1979), a leader of the Socialist Workers Party, explores the economic and social roots…



Capitalist rulers in Mideast step up rivalry after killing of Khashoggi

Vol. 82/No. 41 - November 5, 2018

Jamal Khashoggi, a writer and Islamist opponent of the Saudi government, was assassinated inside the Saudi Embassy in Istanbul Oct. 2. Since then, the capitalist governments of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Iran, the U.S., Moscow and other regimes in the region…


Honduras immigrant caravan shows depth of capitalist crisis

Vol. 82/No. 41 - November 5, 2018
Honduran and other Central Americans march through Mexico Oct. 21 on way to U.S. border. Honduran toilers face crisis of both imperialist pillage and exploitation from native capitalists.

Thousands of Hondurans, overwhelmingly workers and farmers, have traveled through Guatemala into Mexico, and are making their way toward the U.S. border, hoping to enter the United States with or without permission of U.S. authorities. The size of the caravan,…