UE workers at Wabtec stand up against bosses’ takeback demands

Vol. 83/No. 22 - June 3, 2019
Workers from Wabtec locomotive plant in Erie, Pennsylvania, and supporters march outside company shareholders meeting in Pittsburgh May 17, against bosses’ push for two-tier wages.

PITTSBURGH — Chanting “One Union, One Tier,” dozens of members of the United Electrical Workers union, other area unionists and community supporters marched outside a Wabtec bosses’ shareholders meeting here May 17. The company is demanding the 1,700 members of…


Amnesty International joins fight against Florida prison censorship

Vol. 83/No. 22 - June 3, 2019
Albert Woodfox, left, with Books and Books owner Mitchell Kaplan May 16. Almost 100 people jammed into Miami bookstore to hear Woodfox speak on his book Solitary: My Story of Transformation and Hope. Florida prison censors have tried to block the Militant from reaching inmates with his story, claiming it will “lead to the use of physical violence.”

The Florida prison system’s Literature Review Committee has overturned the ban on two of three recently impounded issues of the Militant, but in a blatant violation of constitutional rights, upheld the ban on the April 15 issue. That issue features…


Campaign against Harvard dean is blow to political rights

Vol. 83/No. 22 - June 3, 2019
Students protest Feb. 11 for removal of African American Harvard law professor Ronald Sullivan as dean of Winthrop House. He was targeted for providing legal counsel to movie producer Harvey Weinstein. Inset, graffiti on college door.

In the name of defending women, student protesters and administration officials at Harvard University struck a serious blow against political rights by stripping responsibilities from a longstanding faculty dean in the law school who took on the controversial job of…


Tens of thousands demand women’s right to abortion

Protests erupt against new state restrictions
Vol. 83/No. 22 - June 3, 2019
Protest in St. Paul, Minnesota, one of hundreds May 21 defending women’s right to choose.

Tens of thousands protested in hundreds of demonstrations across the country May 21 in support of women’s right to choose abortion. It was the largest outpouring of people taking to the streets to defend abortion rights in more than a…



Say no to US rulers’ threats against Iran, US hands off!

Vol. 83/No. 22 - June 3, 2019

The U.S. imperialist rulers’ threats and sanctions against Iran are a danger to working people here and across the Middle East. Washington sees the increased military and political sway the Iranian rulers have carved out in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and…



SWP Active Workers Conference set for June 13-15

Vol. 83/No. 22 - June 3, 2019

“I want to go to the conference to meet workers who are excited and prepared for the struggles ahead. I’m excited for all the learning, of course — learning in community, across generations — there’s something so powerful about that,”…



Fight for women’s right to choose abortion

Vol. 83/No. 22 - June 3, 2019

The following statement was released May 20 by Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party candidate for mayor of Dallas. The Socialist Workers Party and its 2019 slate of candidates across the country call on working people and all supporters of women’s…