New Zealand workers who care for disabled strike for contract

Vol. 83/No. 26 - July 22, 2019

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — More than a dozen IDEA Services workers picketed the South Auckland regional office here June 23, part of a 24-hour nationwide strike against the division of IHC. IDEA (Intellectual Disability Empowerment in Action) Services contracts to…


Ramp workers protest working conditions at Miami airport

Vol. 83/No. 26 - July 22, 2019

MIAMI — Several dozen nonunion ramp workers held a rally here June 27 to protest working conditions at Eulen America, which provides flight services to Delta and American Airlines. Although many of the workers make $15 to $16 an hour,…


50,000 New Zealand teachers shut the schools down, win higher pay

Vol. 83/No. 26 - July 22, 2019

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — After flexing their muscles in a national strike at the end of May, New Zealand teachers at government-run primary and secondary schools voted to approve a new three-year contract that included pay increases of 3 percent…


‘Mandela pays tribute to Cuba’s internationalist fighters’

Vol. 83/No. 26 - July 22, 2019
In 1988 revolutionary Cuba sent tens of thousands of volunteer combatants and its best military equipment to help seal the defeat of the long-standing South African apartheid invasion of Angola. Above, all-women antiaircaft gun units that helped beat back South African air force.

The Spanish edition of Cuba & Angola: Fighting for Africa’s Freedom and Our Own by Fidel Castro, Raúl Castro, Nelson Mandela and others is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for July. The talk by Fidel Castro below, was…


Join fight against prison censorship!

Vol. 83/No. 26 - July 22, 2019

The Militant is fighting for the right of workers behind bars to read the Militant and other books and publications they choose in two of the 21 states where we have prison subscribers — Florida and Kansas. We’re asking our…


2020 election debates show crisis of bosses twin parties

Vol. 83/No. 26 - July 22, 2019

The televised debates unfolding between the two dozen Democrats jostling to become the party’s presidential candidate take place amid a yearslong political crisis unfolding among the parties of the U.S. capitalist ruling families. They fear that sooner or later their…


Almost half of all US workers live ‘paycheck to paycheck’

Vol. 83/No. 26 - July 22, 2019

According to government figures, the U.S. economy has been expanding for over a decade, the longest uptick in U.S. history, with the stock market at record levels and official unemployment at a 50-year low. But under the class realities of…


US hands off Iran! End sanctions now!

London seizes Iranian tanker as US sanctions bite
Vol. 83/No. 26 - July 22, 2019

  British Royal Marines stormed and seized a tanker July 4 sailing near Gibraltar, a British colony jutting off the coast of Spain. The ship was carrying oil produced by Tehran bound for its ally, the Bashar al-Assad dictatorship in…


US rulers step up economic war against Cuba and Venezuela

Vol. 83/No. 26 - July 22, 2019

The U.S. Treasury Department added Cuba’s state-owned Cuba-metales, which handles all Cuba’s imports of fuels and oil, including from Venezuela, to its growing blacklist July 3. It’s the latest move by Washington to tighten its decadeslong embargo against Cuba, part…


‘Working people need to break with Democrats, Republicans’

Vol. 83/No. 26 - July 22, 2019

UNION CITY, N.J. — “The 2020 presidential election campaign has been launched by the Republicans and Democrats. Over the next 16 months the Socialist Workers Party candidates and their supporters will present the need to break with the capitalist two-party…