Oberlin College demands judge overturn victory won by bakery

Vol. 83/ No. 32 - September 2, 2019

Lawyers for Oberlin College filed post-trial motions Aug. 14 seeking to quash the trial verdict that found the college and its dean of students and vice president, Meredith Raimondo, guilty of slandering and wreaking damage on Gibson’s bakery. The family-run…

New York cops fire officer who killed Eric Garner

Vol. 83/ No. 32 - September 2, 2019
New York cops fire officer who killed Eric Garner

NEW YORK —“We’re not finished,” Gwen Carr said at a rally, above, after New York City cop Daniel Pantaleo was fired Aug. 19 for the 2014 killing of her son Eric Garner. “We have other officers that we have to…

Nepal event discusses Cuban Revolution, way forward for workers

Vol. 83/ No. 32 - September 2, 2019
Top, July 29 meeting platform, Bhaktapur, Nepal. From left, Janet Roth, Communist League, New Zealand; Baskaran Appu, Communist League, Australia; Annalucia Vermunt, CL New Zealand; Martín Koppel, Socialist Workers Party; Saroj Gosai, Nepal Professors’ Society; Srijana Sainju, deputy in provincial government for Nepal Workers and Peasants Party; Samir Hazboun, SWP; and Surendra Gosai, president of Cuba Solidarity Committee Nepal. Below, audience.

BHAKTAPUR, Nepal — July 29 was a packed day of political and cultural activities in this historic city for a group of delegates who had just participated in a regional Cuba solidarity conference in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital. Highlights of the…

SWP delegation brings solidarity to Puerto Rico

Vol. 83/ No. 32 - September 2, 2019
SWP delegation brings solidarity to Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Alyson Kennedy, above right, Socialist Workers Party candidate for U.S. president in 2016 and a Walmart worker in Dallas, joined a 200-strong demonstration “For our lands” here Aug. 16, at the start of a five-day…

Bob Redrup, communist fighter for seven decades

Vol. 83/ No. 32 - September 2, 2019

LOS ANGELES — Bob Redrup, a seven-decade member of the Socialist Workers Party, died on Aug. 15 after a short illness. Redrup was 92. Born in New Jersey in 1927 to a working-class family, Redrup joined the Merchant Marine in…

Moscow covers up nuclear blast at White Sea site

Vol. 83/ No. 32 - September 2, 2019

It took Russian government officials two full days to acknowledge that an explosion that killed seven people Aug. 8, involved workers handling nuclear material at its Nyonoska missile testing site on the White Sea. Moscow has a long record of…

Philippine beverage workers strike backs contract workers

Vol. 83/ No. 32 - September 2, 2019

PASIG CITY, Philippines — About 100 workers, mainly contract employees, have been on strike at ZAGU, a major Filipino beverage company here, since June 6. Through their union, the Organization of ZAGU Workers, they are fighting to be hired as…

Protests in Kashmir oppose Indian rulers’ crackdown

Vol. 83/ No. 32 - September 2, 2019

After announcing it would ease curfew rules and some other restrictions it had imposed in Indian-occupied Kashmir, the Indian government reversed its stance Aug. 16, in response to continuing protests there. Working people have joined actions to oppose New Delhi’s…