Protest Turkish rulers’ assault on Kurds in Afrin!

Vol. 82/No. 7 - February 19, 2018

Across the Kurdish region in northern Syria, in Iraqi Kurdistan, in Europe and North America and cities around the world, opponents of the Turkish government’s deadly bombing and ground invasion of Afrin canton in northwest Syria have taken to the…


How Lenin championed fight against national oppression

Vol. 82/No. 7 - February 19, 2018

Below is an excerpt from Lenin’s Final Fight, 1922-23, one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for February. In these speeches and writings Lenin, the central leader of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, waged what was to be his last political battle…


Oscar López: ‘Crisis in Puerto Rico is colonialism’

Vol. 82/No. 7 - February 19, 2018
Oscar López: ‘Crisis in Puerto Rico is colonialism’

NEW YORK — Some 100 people attended a meeting at Hostos Community College in the Bronx here with Puerto Rican independence fighter Oscar López Rivera Feb. 1. Asked what he saw in Puerto Rico when he returned there after serving…


Use bosses’ bribes to build Socialist Workers Party!

Vol. 82/No. 7 - February 19, 2018

“Enclosed is the biweekly ‘incentive pay’ I received from the steel bosses for $63.36,” wrote Nadine Carr from Chicago. “I’m glad to send this blood money in to advance the work of the communist movement.” To speed up production, a…


Fla. ban on vote for former felons ruled unconstitutional

Vol. 82/No. 7 - February 19, 2018

In another advance for political rights, federal Judge Mark Walker ruled Feb. 1 that Florida’s lifetime ban on former prisoners with felony convictions being able to vote is unconstitutional. The ruling comes just nine days after almost a million people…


Liberals praise FBI in fight over probe into Donald Trump

Vol. 82/No. 7 - February 19, 2018

“Trump Has Picked a Fight with the FBI. He’ll Be Sorry,” reads a headline in the Feb. 1 Washington Post. The headline expresses what the owners of the liberal media and the middle-class left wish to be the result in a…


US rulers tell Puerto Rico: Squeeze working people to pay off bonds!

Vol. 82/No. 7 - February 19, 2018

Hundreds of thousands of workers and farmers in Puerto Rico are still without electricity five months after Hurricane Maria. Damaged schools remain unrepaired across the island. Tens of thousands of homes have no roofs. And thousands of jobs have evaporated.…


UK ‘guilt by association’ law is aimed at the working class

Vol. 82/No. 7 - February 19, 2018

MANCHESTER, England — Fighters against frame-up “guilt by association” convictions here have picked up and broadened their campaign. In recent decades the capitalist rulers have used the 300-year-old joint enterprise law to railroad thousands of working people to prison for…


Join the May Day Brigade to Cuba, emulate Cuban Revolution at home

Vol. 82/No. 7 - February 19, 2018
May Day march in Havana, 2017

The Militant urges workers and youth to sign up for the April 22-May 6 May Day Brigade to Cuba. The bosses’ press doesn’t tell the truth about Cuba and the Cuban Revolution. It’s not just that the capitalist rulers and their media…


Rail worker sues BNSF over firing, safety

Vol. 82/No. 7 - February 19, 2018

SEATTLE — A fight for safety for rail workers and those who live near the tracks is unfolding here as a Seattle engineer took the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway bosses to court to win damages and get his job…