Messages protest Florida prison censorship against the ‘Militant’

Vol. 82/No. 44 - November 26, 2018

Opposition to ongoing Florida prison censorship is growing after the system’s Literature Review Committee at the end of October upheld a ban on the Sept. 17 issue of the Militant. Several groups have sent letters urging prison officials to lift…


‘Greatest crisis of bourgeois order in our lifetimes’

SWP leader speaks in Australia, New Zealand on world politics, building international working-class movement
Vol. 82/No. 44 - November 26, 2018
February-March strike by West Virginia teachers, above, was “the most important labor battle in U.S. in decades,” Socialist Workers Party leader Mary-Alice Waters said at Militant Labor Forums Oct. 21 in Sydney, Australia, below, and in New Zealand two days earlier. “It showed the nascent power of the working class.” She also said, “Nowhere is it more apparent than in the Asia-Pacific region that the entire post-World War II imperialist order put in place by Washington and its allies is being pulled apart at the seams.”

SYDNEY — “There is no better vantage point than here in Australia and New Zealand to verify that what is unfolding today are the biggest political ruptures in the capitalist world order that those of us sitting in this hall…


Are acts of Jew-hatred on the rise in the US today?

Vol. 82/No. 44 - November 26, 2018
A meeting by fascist German American Bund at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 20, 1939, was met by a demonstration of 50,000, above, initiated by the Socialist Workers Party and backed by unions and others. There is no similar rise in fascist gangs and anti-Semitism today. Combating Jew-hatred is a life or death question for the working class and labor movement.

The day after the murder of 11 Jews at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh by anti-Semite Robert Bowers Oct. 27, Osborne Hart, the Socialist Workers Party candidate for U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania, went there to condemn the killings.…


Coal miners in Ukraine occupy mine to demand unpaid wages

Vol. 82/No. 44 - November 26, 2018
Coal miners sitting in underground at Kapustina mine since Oct. 19 in eastern Ukraine. They are demanding long-unpaid back wages, a big issue for miners across the country.

Fourteen coal miners at the Grigoriya Kapustina mine in Pryvillia, in the Luhansk region in eastern Ukraine, are sitting in underground, protesting not being paid for months. The action began Oct. 19 when a total of 33 miners stopped work.…



Music, art part of revival of life in Mosul after defeat of IS

Vol. 82/No. 44 - November 26, 2018

“Music is my life. It’s amazing to hear it in Mosul again,” musician Fadhel al-Badri told Reuters Oct. 27. He was attending a symphony performance, the first concert in that Iraqi city since the expulsion of Islamic State last year.…


‘Uncle Sam is all over the world, but won’t act for our rights here’

Vol. 82/No. 44 - November 26, 2018
Malcolm X speaks to young people in Selma, Alabama, Feb. 4, 1965, during civil rights battles there. Listen to what everybody else says, but come to a decision for yourself, Malcolm advised.

Below is an excerpt from Malcolm X Talks to Young People, one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for November. This speech, titled “See for Yourself, Listen for Yourself, Think for Yourself,” was given to high-school-age youth from McComb, Mississippi,…


Solidarity, struggle is road to unite the working class

SWP says ‘Build unions, chart course to take political power’
Vol. 82/No. 44 - November 26, 2018
Carole Lesnick, left, who ran as Socialist Workers Party candidate for U.S. House from Oakland, joins striking Marriott hotel workers on picket line there. SWP calls for need to build unions.

The Socialist Workers Party ran 19 candidates for U.S. Senate, governorships and other offices across the country in the 2018 midterm elections, speaking out against the capitalist rulers’ attacks on workers, farmers and others. They explained that workers need to…


US troops out of Korea, Middle East, Afghanistan!

Vol. 82/No. 44 - November 26, 2018

Under Democratic and Republican presidents alike, the U.S. government has been embroiled virtually nonstop in wars to defend U.S. capitalist interests for the last 28 years. The 1990-91 Gulf War and ensuing combat that went on and off through this…


Marriott strike makes gains, picketing goes on at 19 hotels

Vol. 82/No. 44 - November 26, 2018

SAN DIEGO — Workers at Marriott’s Westin San Diego Gaslamp hotel voted to accept a new contract after their more than monthlong strike here Nov. 11. The settlement came a few days after 100 strikers, members of UNITE HERE Local…