‘Economic recovery is not how most workers would describe life today’

Vol. 83/No. 34 - September 23, 2019
Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party presidential candidate in 2016, talks to Markus Nalumu in Burien, Washington, Sept. 10. “I commend you for what you’re doing,” he said.

“For millions of working people in this country ‘economic recovery’ is not how they would describe their conditions of life over the past 10 years,” Paul Mailhot, a member of the Socialist Workers Party National Committee, told the opening celebration…

‘Militant’ wins again in battle against Florida prison bans

Vol. 83/No. 34 - September 23, 2019

As the campaign against suppression of the Militant  by Florida prison wardens gathers momentum, the Department of Corrections Literature Review Committee  overturned the latest impoundments of two more issues of the socialist newsweekly Aug. 28. And they did so before…

Gibson’s bakery scores another victory against Oberlin attacks

Vol. 83/No. 34 - September 23, 2019

In a victory for the Gibson family and working people, Lorraine County, Ohio, Judge John Miraldi Sept. 9 denied motions by Oberlin College asking him to either grant them a new trial or overturn the jury verdict finding the college…

Disaster facing Bahamians is product of the capitalist system

Vol. 83/No. 34 - September 23, 2019

“We are on our own,” Bahamian volunteer fireman Greg Johnson told the press Sept. 6 in Treasure Cay, explaining the inaction of the government of the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. “It’s deplorable.” Working people were left to…

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Bosses demand court end Blackjewel miners’ protest
Vol. 83/No. 34 - September 23, 2019
Kentucky coal miners fighting for pay stolen from them when Blackjewel bosses declared bankruptcy. Chinese restaurant owner Joyce Cheng, at center, has raised over $5,000 for them.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Blackjewel coal miners in Harlan County and their supporters have been camped out on the rail tracks outside the Cloverlick No. 3 mine since July 29, determined to keep their former bosses from moving about 100 rail…

Troy protest: Prosecute cop who killed Edson Thevenin!

Vol. 83/No. 34 - September 23, 2019
Pastor Tre Stanton speaks at Aug. 22 rally in Troy, New York, demanding firing, prosecution of cop Randall French, who killed Edson Thevenin in 2016. City officials tried to cover up killing.

TROY, New York — Carrying signs and chanting “Justice for Edson” and “Prosecute killer cops,” some 60 people demonstrated Aug. 22 outside a council meeting to protest the city’s cover-up of the cop killing of Edson Thevenin in 2016.  City…

Working-class party needs an international program

Vol. 83/No. 34 - September 23, 2019
Workers fit cars at Packard plant in Detroit in 1920s. Trotsky says the expansion of U.S. imperialism transformed it “into the basic counterrevolutionary force of the modern epoch,” and “prepares the ground for a gigantic revolutionary explosion in this already dominant” power.

The Third International After Lenin by Leon Trotsky is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for September. It contains the Russian revolutionary leader’s defense of the proletarian internationalist course of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution led by V.I. Lenin and…

Hong Kong protests continue to demand rights

Vol. 83/No. 34 - September 23, 2019
Hong Kong protests continue to demand rights

Fourteen weeks of protests in Hong Kong, some drawing a million people or more, forced Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, to withdraw her hated bill Sept. 4 that would have legalized extradition to the Chinese mainland. The bill would…

Workers show power, need to organize to win

Vol. 83/No. 34 - September 23, 2019

Working people around the world have demonstrated their capacities to engage in sustained struggle, courageously facing down repressive regimes and even toppling governments in Sudan, Algeria, Puerto Rico and elsewhere in recent months. In the course of organizing massive mobilizations…

Indiana Machinists end 2-month strike, vow to fight plant closure

Vol. 83/No. 34 - September 23, 2019

VALPARAISO, Ind. — “I am glad we went on strike. It brought us closer together. We learned solidarity,” Kelley Wilson, an inspector at the Regal Beloit plant, told the Militant  Sept. 4, the day after members of International Association of…