Protests mark 2 years since Grenfell fire disaster in UK

Vol. 83/No. 26 - July 22, 2019
Projections beamed onto Frinstead House in west London, left, and Cruddas Park House in Newcastle, two years after Grenfell Tower inferno killed 72 people. Thousands joined protests on second anniversary of disaster against government indifference to dangers workers face.

LONDON — A Silent Walk and other events June 14 were joined by thousands, marking the second anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire here that killed 72 people. The deadly inferno was the result of the contempt of government officials…


Ethiopian Israelis fight police brutality, racism

Vol. 83/No. 26 - July 22, 2019
Ethiopian Israelis and supporters block one of Tel Aviv’s main roadways in Israel July 2, protesting cop shooting of 19-year-old Solomon Tekah. Protests won solidarity from working people.

Thousands of Ethiopian Israelis have taken to the streets across Israel since June 30, when an off-duty cop shot and killed unarmed 19-year-old Solomon Tekah in Haifa. “Since I’m 13, I’ve been beaten by cops,” Aviel, 19, told Haaretz at…


Sudan military lifts siege, agrees to rule with opposition

Vol. 83/No. 26 - July 22, 2019

The military rulers in Sudan agreed July 5 to form a joint military-civilian government set to last three years and three months with opposition leaders who’ve been mounting mass protests for weeks. After this “transition” to civilian rule, the agreement…


Airport, catering workers say, ‘One job should be enough!’

Vol. 83/No. 26 - July 22, 2019
Chanting “One job should be enough!” airport workers as well as Sky Chef and Gate Gourmet workers picket together at San Francisco International Airport for higher wages, new contracts.

SAN FRANCISCO — Airport workers who are members of United Service Workers West, part of the Service Employees International Union, joined forces here July 3 with LSG Sky Chefs and Gate Gourmet catering workers — members of UNITE HERE Local…


Indiana Machinists strike for health care, living wages

Vol. 83/No. 26 - July 22, 2019

VALPARAISO, Ind. — “My family is on strike,” Stephanie Lambert, a striking lab worker at Regal Beloit Manufacturing, told the Militant July 6. Some 130 members of International Association of Machinists Local 2018 walked out here a week earlier when…


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…