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…

Nassar conviction gain for women, judge’s conduct undercuts rights

Vol. 82/No. 7 - February 19, 2018

The exposure of the extent of sexual abuse by sports doctor Lawrence Nassar, who worked for the U.S.A. Gymnastics team, the United States Olympic Committee, Michigan State University, Karolyi ranch and other sports training centers, has drawn international attention and…

New edition of ‘Our History’ launched at Havana Book Fair

Vol. 82/No. 7 - February 19, 2018
New edition of ‘Our History’ launched at Havana Book Fair

HAVANA — An overflow audience of over 100 attended the Feb. 6 launching here of the second edition of Our History Is Still Being Written: The Story of Three Chinese-Cuban Generals in the Cuban Revolution. Published by Pathfinder Press, it is…

School bus drivers in Seattle strike for health care, pensions

Vol. 82/No. 7 - February 19, 2018

SEATTLE — Some 400 school bus drivers, members of Teamsters Local 174, went on strike against First Student bus company here Feb. 1. First Student is the largest school bus operator in North America, with over 50,000 workers in more…

School bus drivers in Quebec fight for higher wages

Vol. 82/No. 7 - February 19, 2018
School bus drivers in Montreal picket Transco, part of multinational First Student company, Jan. 31. Drivers also struck against company in Seattle, California and Manchester, England.

MONTREAL — Some 100 school bus drivers braved freezing cold to conduct a spirited rally in front of the Transco headquarters here Jan. 31. The drivers, members of the Confederation of National Trade Unions (CSN) held the rally as part…

Strikers from three companies hold joint rally in Manchester

Vol. 82/No. 7 - February 19, 2018

MANCHESTER, England — Some 200 UNITE union members on strike here and their supporters joined forces Jan. 26, marching through the city center to a rally at the Mechanics’ Institute. Maintenance workers from Mears joined IT workers from Fujitsu and…

Albany hotel workers beat back concession contract demands

Vol. 82/No. 7 - February 19, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. — For four months workers at the downtown Hilton Albany have mobilized informational picketing and rallies against the bosses’ concession demands, winning growing solidarity from unionists and others in the Capital Region. They voted to approve a new…

Revolution’s 1961 literacy drive ‘changed Cuban society’

Vol. 82/No. 7 - February 19, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. — Cuban revolutionary Griselda Aguilera began an eight-state and District of Columbia tour Jan. 30 with a dinner and program at a Puerto Rican restaurant in Holyoke, Massachusetts. When she was 7 years old, Aguilera was the youngest…

Kurds mobilize to fight against Turkish assault

Protests spread against invasion of Afrin
Vol. 82/No. 7 - February 19, 2018
Jan. 25 protest and funeral in Afrin for civilians and combatants killed by Turkish bombardment and ground attack on the Kurdish-controlled region in northwestern Syria.

The Turkish rulers invasion and war against the Kurdish people and their allies in Syria’s Afrin province is meeting determined resistance and making little military progress so far. Ankara’s continuous air and artillery bombardment has killed over 100 civilians and…