Workers, peasants in Ecuador push back gov’t attacks

Vol. 83/No. 39 - October 28, 2019

After nearly two weeks of protest and a general strike by thousands of workers, students and indigenous peoples from the countryside, Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno was forced  to reverse his Oct. 1 decree that increased fuel prices in the country.…


Nicaraguan Revolution opened way for women’s emancipation

Vol. 83/No. 39 - October 28, 2019
Women in militia in Bluefields, Nicaragua, 1983. After revolutionary course was abandoned by Sandinista leaders in late 1980s, women lost many gains. Abortion was totally banned in 2006.

Nicaragua: The Sandinista People’s Revolution, with speeches and interviews by leaders of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN), is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for October. The excerpt is from a 1982 speech, “Women and the Nicaraguan Revolution,”…


Autoworkers at GM win support in working class

Vol. 83/No. 39 - October 28, 2019

TOLEDO, Ohio — Morale is high on General Motors workers’ picket lines at 33 factories and 22 parts warehouses around the country, one month into the strike by some 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers union. “The solidarity we’ve…




Lift US sanctions on NKorea! For a nuclear-free peninsula!

Vol. 83/No. 39 - October 28, 2019

Washington should immediately and unconditionally “lift all sanctions against the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea” and “live up to the White House pledge last year to halt joint war games with Seoul,” wrote Steve Clark, Oct. 10, for the Socialist…




‘Militant’ and books drive builds support for labor battles

Vol. 83/No. 39 - October 28, 2019

The drive to expand readership of the Militant and of books by Socialist Workers Party leaders and other working-class revolutionary leaders got off to a good start during its first week. The drive focuses on helping workers, farmers and other…


‘Standing up, fighting back helps unite working people’

Vol. 83/No. 39 - October 28, 2019
From left, Pierre-Luc Filion, Communist League candidate in Montreal; Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party 2016 candidate for president; and Malcolm Jarrett, SWP candidate for Pittsburgh City Council, visit United Steelworkers on strike at Galvano plant in Quebec Oct. 10.

MONTREAL, Quebec — “The heart of a union is workers’ activity in defense of our rights,” Alyson Kennedy, the Socialist Workers Party candidate for president in 2016, told striking members of United Steelworkers Local 9414 Oct. 10, when she visited…