Israel: Protests hit gov’t moves to deport Africans

Vol. 82/No. 6 - February 12, 2018

Opposition is growing in Israel to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plans to force 38,000 Eritrean and Sudanese refugees to leave the country. Pilots, flight crews, rabbis, doctors, professors and Holocaust survivors have spoken out against the moves. Claiming they are…


Kurds fight Turkish rulers invasion of Afrin in Syria

Vol. 82/No. 6 - February 12, 2018
Thousands in Qamishli, Kurdish area of Syria, protest Jan. 30 against Turkish war on Afrin.

The capitalist rulers in Turkey continue their punishing bombardment and ground invasion against the Kurdish region of Afrin in northwest Syria. As the seven-year-long Syrian civil war grinds on, the ruling classes in the U.S., Russia, Iran and other capitalist…


Fight for voting rights of former prisoners makes gains in Florida

Vol. 82/No. 6 - February 12, 2018

Supporters of political rights in Florida have gathered more than 766,000 signatures to put an amendment to the state constitution granting voting rights to over 1.5 million people who had been convicted of felonies on the ballot this November. Floridians…


Workers rally against lockout at Quebec aluminum smelter

Vol. 82/No. 6 - February 12, 2018
Unionists at ABI smelter in Bécancour, Quebec, hold mass picket Jan. 12, day after ABI locked out 1,000 workers. Bosses were turned back after half an hour trying to get into plant.

BÉCANCOUR, Quebec — In a move that surprised both workers and United Steelworkers Local 9700 union officials, ABI aluminum smelter bosses here locked out over 1,000 workers at 3 a.m. Jan. 11. The workers had overwhelmingly voted down the bosses’…


Havana events celebrate Martí, decades of revolution

Vol. 82/No. 6 - February 12, 2018

HAVANA — Carrying what looked like a river of torches, thousands of youth, overwhelmingly college and high school students, marched from the steps of the University of Havana through the city’s streets on the night of Jan. 27. The annual…


What’s behind working-class uprising, discontent in Iran

Vol. 82/No. 6 - February 12, 2018
Two weeks of working-class protests began in Mashhad, Iran, above, and spread to 90 other cities and towns, ignited by opposition to cleric-led regime’s reactionary wars abroad.

The mounting toll on working people from the wars being waged throughout the Middle East by Iran’s capitalist class was the catalyst for the working-class uprising that swept 90 cities and towns across the country starting Dec. 28 for a…


Protests worldwide say: ‘Hands off Kurds in Afrin!’

Vol. 82/No. 6 - February 12, 2018

“The Communist League demands Turkish hands off Afrin! We start from the common class interests and solidarity of workers and farmers across the Middle East, and the rest of the world,” said Catharina Tirsén, (with microphone), a member of the…


Fla. paper reports ‘Militant’ victory on prison censorship

Vol. 82/No. 6 - February 12, 2018

“Newspaper Wins Censorship Battle with Florida Prisons,” headlined a Jan. 24 article by Anne Easker in the Charlotte Sun. Charlotte is south of Tampa Bay, not far from where subscribers to the Militant are incarcerated, and where they helped fight successfully against moves…


Pickets in Canada target Tim Hortons coffee chain takebacks

Vol. 82/No. 6 - February 12, 2018

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — At dozens of locations across Canada unionists and other workers picketed outlets of the Tim Hortons coffee chain Jan. 19. They were protesting the decision by some franchise owners to take back health benefits and paid…


Canada: Diab wins freedom, challenges extradition laws

Vol. 82/No. 6 - February 12, 2018

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — After spending three years and two months in a French prison without being convicted of any crime, Hassan Diab, 64, a university professor from Ottawa, was released Jan. 12 and returned to Canada. No charges had…