The ‘Militant’ has always been financed by its readers

Vol. 83/No. 19 - May 13, 2019

A great response by readers this week brought in over $20,000 to the Militant Fighting Fund, putting the total collected at $43,834, with a further $2,321 in the mail. This bodes well for the financing of the Militant, a big…

Albert Woodfox tours against solitary, prison officials’ abuse

Vol. 83/No. 19 - May 13, 2019

After his release from the notorious Angola, Louisiana, prison after nearly 44 years in solitary confinement, Albert Woodfox has kept doing the same thing he had been doing behind bars — standing up for what he believes in. Woodfox is…

Philadelphia rally demands new trial for Abu-Jamal

Vol. 83/No. 19 - May 13, 2019
Philadelphia rally demands new trial for Abu-Jamal

PHILADELPHIA — Dozens marched in Germantown here April 27 demanding freedom for Mumia Abu-Jamal. A former Black Panther and journalist, Abu-Jamal has been incarcerated for 37 years, much of it on death row. He has been fighting for a new…

Uber drivers call strike May 8 over pay cuts, work conditions

Vol. 83/No. 19 - May 13, 2019
Uber drivers in Redondo Beach, California, March 25, during daylong strike against bosses’ 25% per mile pay cut. Union of Uber, Lyft, taxicab and other drivers needed for united struggle.

As the profit-seeking Uber bosses head toward their first public stock offering, hoping to raise a war chest of some $10 billion, the company’s drivers are planning a strike and public protests in seven cities May 8 over declining pay…

Denounce Jew-hatred, a threat to all workers

Vol. 83/No. 19 - May 13, 2019

The following is from a statement released by Dennis Richter, Socialist Workers Party candidate for Los Angeles City Council District 12, at an April 29 vigil in Poway, California, where thousands gathered to respond to the deadly attack on the…

NY mass honors construction workers killed on the job

Vol. 83/No. 19 - May 13, 2019
NY mass honors construction workers killed on the job

NEW YORK — Hundreds of construction workers participated in a “Hard Hat” mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral here April 25 to honor workers killed on the job over the past year. Sixteen hard hats were placed on empty chairs on…

May 1 actions demand driver’s licenses, amnesty for immigrants

Vol. 83/No. 19 - May 13, 2019
Marchers in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, chanted “Licenses yes, promises no” on May Day. Handmade signs were everywhere. For many it was their first time joining a protest action.

PERTH AMBOY, N.J. — More than 250 people from across the state — including construction, restaurant and factory workers and small-business people — marched here May 1 to demand driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants. Sponsored by Cosecha, it was one…

NY Workers Memorial Day: No one needs to die on the job

Vol. 83/No. 19 - May 13, 2019

NEW YORK — “I’m going to fall!” 51-year-old Nelson Salinas yelled as he clung to a scaffold suspended seven stories high against a building in midtown Manhattan April 8. He had been hit in the head by a falling stone…

Join the fight to overturn Florida prison censorship of the ‘Militant’

Vol. 83/No. 19 - May 13, 2019

After months of noninterference, Florida prison authorities have banned three issues of the Militant since April 12, violating the constitutional rights of both the socialist newsweekly and its readers behind bars. The jailers falsely charged that each of the issues…

As Beijing and Washington talk trade deal, rivalry deepens

Vol. 83/No. 19 - May 13, 2019

For over a year, punishing tariffs by Washington, and Beijing’s tit-for-tat levies on U.S. products have roiled world trade. Now talks between the two governments point to a possible accommodation reflecting the relationship of forces between the two powers, at…