Titles by SWP leaders attract interest at Paris Fete

Vol. 83/No. 38 - October 21, 2019
Titles by SWP leaders attract interest at Paris Fete

LA COURNEUVE, France — “The workers movement here has been pushed back hard for years, but we got woken up by the yellow vests,” Regis Lanier, a nurse from Amiens, on the left, told Pathfinder supporters at their bookstand at…


Contribute to SWP Party-Building Fund!

Vol. 83/No. 38 - October 21, 2019

The SWP Party-Building Fund of $100,000 is essential for the party to cover its basic expenses and to take advantage of new opportunities in the class struggle. Winning contributions through discussions on workers’ doorsteps, on the job and in joining…


‘The stewardship of land and labor falls to the working class’

Vol. 83/No. 38 - October 21, 2019

MONTREAL — Pierre-Luc Filion, Communist League candidate in the Montreal riding of Longueuil-St. Hubert, and Steve Penner, CL candidate in the federal riding of Papineau in Montreal, and a number of supporters went to the “climate crisis” rally here Sept.…


Iraqi protests demand jobs, end to Tehran intervention

Vol. 83/No. 38 - October 21, 2019
Protesters in Baghdad Oct. 1, one of many actions across southern Iraq. Working people have used opening of political space with the defeat of Islamic State to press demands for jobs, services, for the fall of the government and for Tehran’s hated militias to leave the country.

Despite unbridled government and paramilitary assaults that have left over 100 dead, 6,000 wounded and hundreds jailed, working people continue to protest in Baghdad and cities across southern Iraq. They are demanding an end to years of unemployment, widespread corruption…


African conference advances solidarity with Cuba

Vol. 83/No. 38 - October 21, 2019
African conference advances solidarity with Cuba

ABUJA, Nigeria — Over 300 people marched almost 2 miles through the streets here and rallied at Freedom Fountain Park in the Nigerian capital Sept. 25 to protest the U.S. rulers’ economic war against the Cuban Revolution. The demonstration demanded…


Independent truckers protest new gov’t regulations

Vol. 83/No. 38 - October 21, 2019
Independent truckers protest new gov’t regulations

Angry truckers staged a “10-4” protest on the Mall at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Oct. 4, above, to call attention to increasingly onerous government regulations that threaten the livelihood of independent owner-operators. When truckers use citizens band radio,…


Idaho miners’ rally marks two-and-a-half-year walkout

Vol. 83/No. 38 - October 21, 2019

MULLAN, Idaho — Some 100 members of United Steelworkers Local 5114 and supporters marched and rallied here Oct. 5, marking two and a half years since silver miners at the Lucky Friday mine went out on strike against Hecla Mining…


California sheet metal workers end strike, cite gains

Vol. 83/No. 38 - October 21, 2019

STOCKTON, Calif. — After 26 days on strike, workers voted Oct. 1 to approve a new contract with Simpson Strong-Tie, a maker of metal parts used in the building and construction industries. Three hundred and nineteen workers at the plant…


Albany nurses fight for union contract, against short staffing

Vol. 83/No. 38 - October 21, 2019

ALBANY, N.Y. — “What do we want? Contract! When do we want it? Now!” chanted hundreds of nurses and their supporters outside Albany Medical Center here Sept. 25.  “We nurses love to take care of our patients but, at this…


Youth throng Manila book fair for literature, culture, politics

Vol. 83/No. 38 - October 21, 2019
Interested youth discuss, buy literature in Pathfinder booth at Manila book fair Sept. 14, following meeting presenting Are They Rich Because They’re Smart? Class, Privilege, and Learning Under Capitalism, and Women in Cuba: The Making of a Revolution Within the Revolution.

MANILA, Philippines — Over 150,000 people flocked to the 40th Manila International Book Fair held in the huge Mall of Asia shopping complex Sept. 11–15. This was larger than last year. Over 100 publishers and distributors, mainly from the Philippines,…