Chicago hospital workers rally to protest short staffing, low pay

Vol. 83/No. 15 - April 15, 2019
Hospital workers and supporters demonstrate outside Mt. Sinai Hospital in Chicago March 20 for higher wages, more staffing and to back nurses’ fight to organize a union.

CHICAGO — Some 200 hospital workers and supporters held a rally outside Mt. Sinai Hospital here March 20 to press demands for higher wages, more staffing and to support nurses who are trying to organize a union. Workers came from…

Uber drivers fight bosses’ pay cuts across California

‘Uber and cab drivers need a union to fight back’
Vol. 83/No. 15 - April 15, 2019
March 25 protest outside Uber headquarters in Redondo Beach during 25-hour drivers’ strike against bosses’ 25 percent pay cut. Actions also took place in San Francisco, San Diego.

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. — Uber drivers held a 25-hour strike March 25 to demand the company reverse a 25 percent per mile pay cut it imposed on drivers in Los Angeles and parts of Orange counties. Two hundred of the…

SWP launches drive to expand reach of books and ‘Militant’

Vol. 83/No. 15 - April 15, 2019
Lea Sherman, left, Socialist Workers Party candidate for New Jersey State Assembly, talks to Susan Wright in her home in Frenchtown March 20. Wright bought a subscription to the Militant, four books by SWP leaders on special and contributed to the SWP campaign.

To advance the work of the Socialist Workers Party in exchanging views and sharing experiences with workers, farmers, and other exploited producers, and laying the groundwork for working together, the party has launched a drive to expand the readership of…

Cease-fire can open political space in Israel and in Gaza

Vol. 83/No. 15 - April 15, 2019

A cease-fire agreement between the Israeli government and Hamas, the ruling Palestinian party in the Gaza Strip, was signed March 25, brokered by the Egyptian military-led government. It came after Hamas had fired rockets into Israel and Israel Defense Forces…

Two-year-long anti-Trump ‘Russia collusion’ witch hunt fizzles out

Vol. 83/No. 15 - April 15, 2019

For over two years since Donald Trump was elected president, the liberal media, Democratic Party and the middle-class left have been obsessed with finding a way to bring his administration down. They lionized Robert Mueller, a former head of the…

Woodfox shines light on prison abuse, solitary confinement

Albert Woodfox, one of the Angola 3, on speaking tour after nearly 44 years in solitary
Vol. 83/No. 15 - April 15, 2019
From left, Ismael Nazario, who was thrown in solitary as a teenager at Rikers Island prison; Albert Woodfox; and David Rothenberg, founder of the Fortune Society, speaking March 28.

NEW YORK — Albert Woodfox spent nearly 44 years in solitary confinement in a 6-by-9 foot cell in Louisiana’s notorious Angola prison. He and fellow prisoners Herman Wallace and Robert King came into the sights of authorities there after organizing…

Ongoing trade rivalry between US and Chinese rulers ripples worldwide

Vol. 83/No. 15 - April 15, 2019

High-level negotiations continue in the yearlong trade dispute between Beijing and Washington with both governments reporting progress toward an agreement. Any short-term reset of trading relations would ease tensions, but won’t resolve the rivalry between the two biggest players in…

New Zealand rulers use mosque attacks to target political rights

Vol. 83/No. 15 - April 15, 2019

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — In the two weeks since a rightist lone wolf shooter killed 50 worshippers at two mosques in Christchurch, working people in their thousands have turned out to rallies and vigils, looking to express their opposition to…

Help us go over the top in $115,000 Militant Fighting Fund

Vol. 83/No. 15 - April 15, 2019

The Militant has set its annual Militant Fighting Fund at $115,000 to be raised by May 28. The fund is essential to meet the paper’s operating expenses; field reporting teams to cover developments in world politics; subsidize the price of…