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…


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…