Protesters in New Zealand defend Maori land

Vol. 83/No. 18 - May 6, 2019

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — In a campaign that has gathered national backing, hundreds of supporters of the fight to protect Maori land rights rallied April 9 at Ihumatao. Protesters presented a petition with 20,000 signatures to Auckland Mayor Phil Goff,…


Kurdistan event discusses way forward for working people

Vol. 83/No. 18 - May 6, 2019
Below, panel at meeting in Ainkawa, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, sponsored by Kurdistan Communist Party. From left, chair Hiwa Omar, Kurdistan Communist Party Political Bureau; Ögmundur Jónsson, Communist League in the United Kingdom; Steve Clark, Socialist Workers Party in the United States; translator Jihad Kamal (Rosty); Osborne Hart and Alyson Kennedy, 2016 Socialist Workers Party candidates for vice president and president of U.S. Abpve, some of the more than 100 participants.

AINKAWA, Kurdistan Region, Iraq — More than 100 people attended a meeting here April 6 sponsored by the Kurdistan Communist Party to hear talks and discuss politics with leaders of the Socialist Workers Party in the U.S. and the Communist…


Origins of women’s oppression, private property and the state

Vol. 83/No. 18 - May 6, 2019

This week’s Books of the Month is The Origin of the Family, Private Property, and the State by Frederick Engels, first published in 1884. Engels was the lifelong political collaborator of Karl Marx in founding the modern international communist movement.…


Over 300 May Day brigadistas gather in Cuba

Vol. 83/No. 18 - May 6, 2019

CAIMITO, Cuba—Cuban workers and farmers “achieved liberation not alone, but with the support of millions worldwide,” Fernando González, president of the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), told international participants April 22 at the first gathering of the…


Join May Day protests for amnesty!

Vol. 83/No. 18 - May 6, 2019

This statement was released April 24 by Seth Galinsky, Socialist Workers Party candidate for New York City Public Advocate. He plans to participate in the May Day protest for driver’s licenses for all in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. The Socialist…


Amnesty for immigrants is key for working-class unity

Vol. 83/No. 18 - May 6, 2019
Rally in Bridgeton, New Jersey, March 17, organized by Cosecha to demand right to driver’s licenses for immigrant workers without papers. The fight for this necessity for a normal life strengthens the battle for amnesty, which would advance unity of the whole working class.

“Our country is full,” President Donald Trump told Fox News April 5. He was trying to justify new obstacles the White House is pressing on the right of asylum for those fleeing violence and other moves aimed at discouraging immigrants…


Workers at Stop & Shop end strike, discuss results

31,000 grocery workers won broad solidarity
Vol. 83/No. 18 - May 6, 2019
Workers picket Stop & Shop in Bridgeport, Connecticut, April 20. Strike took on company moves to widen divisions between full- and part-time workers, hike health insurance costs.

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The 11-day strike by some 31,000 workers at 240 Stop & Shop stores in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island ended April 22 following the announcement of a tentative agreement between company bosses and the United Food and…


Former FBI boss Mueller’s probe blow to political rights

Vol. 83/No. 18 - May 6, 2019

Former FBI boss Robert Mueller’s report on his conclusions from his inquiry into the sham claims of collusion between President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and the Russian government was released April 18. It amounts to yet one more political effort…