Erbil book fair draws thousands, reflects Kurdish gains

Vol. 83/No. 16 - April 22, 2019

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region, Iraq — The 10-day-long 14th Erbil International Book Fair opened here April 3, attracting tens of thousands of people seeking novels, poetry and books on science and technology, religion and philosophy, social sciences and politics. The annual…


Ongoing mass protests in Algeria force president to resign

Vol. 83/No. 16 - April 22, 2019
Protesters in Algiers April 9 demand removal of entire government after Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was replaced by Abdelkader Bensalah. Placard reads, “Bensalah, not fit.”

In response to ongoing protests by hundreds of thousands of people over the past six weeks, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned April 2. He had ruled the country for the past 20 years. The protests began when Bouteflika, 82, who…


March May 1 for driver’s licenses, amnesty!

Vol. 83/No. 16 - April 22, 2019

The following statement was issued April 8 by Lea Sherman, Socialist Workers Party candidate for New Jersey State Assembly. The immigration raid in Allen, Texas, April 3 was aimed at intimidating all “unauthorized” immigrants in the U.S. The raids and…


Workers protest gov’t raid at factory in Texas

Demonstrate against ICE arrest of 284 workers
Vol. 83/No. 16 - April 22, 2019
Protesters outside factory in Allen, Texas, during April 3 immigration raid. Immigration and local cops surrounded plant, detaining 284 workers, in largest factory raid in decade.

ALLEN, Texas — Two hundred Immigration and Customs Enforcement police and local cops surrounded the CVE Technology Group factory here April 3 and arrested 284 workers. They were accused of not being authorized to work in the U.S. It was…