Tens of thousands in Iraq protest interference by Tehran, US rulers

Vol. 83/No. 43 - November 25, 2019

Tens of thousands of working people and youth in Baghdad and throughout southern Iraq continue to join anti-government protests demanding an end to the sectarian political system established after Washington’s bloody invasion of the country in 2003, a halt to…


Nigeria conference: ‘Cuba has always stood by Africa’

Vol. 83/No. 43 - November 25, 2019
Delegates, at African Continental Conference of Solidarity with Cuba, Sept. 23. Inset, Fernando González, president of Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples, speaks at the gathering.

ABUJA, Nigeria — Some 300 participants attended the 6th African Continental Conference of Solidarity with Cuba Sept. 23-25 at the International Conference Center here in the capital. Twenty-six African nations were represented, along with delegations from Venezuela, Cuba and the…


Canadian election reflects crisis of capitalist rulers

Vol. 83/No. 43 - November 25, 2019

MONTREAL — “The outcome of the Oct. 21 Canadian federal elections further deepened the crisis of Canada’s capitalist rulers,” explained Steve Penner at the Nov. 2 Militant Labor Forum here. “It puts them into an even weaker position to implement…


Stakes in Gibsons’ fight against Oberlin College smear campaign

Vol. 83/No. 43 - November 25, 2019
Gibson family members celebrate June court victory over Oberlin “racism” libel campaign.

The stakes are growing for the political rights of the working class in the landmark Ohio court battle won June 7 by the Gibsons, the family owners of a local bakery, against a malicious smear campaign by senior Oberlin College…


British Columbia hotel workers gain solidarity in contract fight

Vol. 83/No. 43 - November 25, 2019

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Hotel workers, members of UNITE HERE Local 40, have been picketing the Rosewood Hotel Georgia here since walking out Sept. 22. Management broke off talks Oct. 23. The workers are fighting for a wage raise, safe…


Virginia bus drivers strike contractor for equal pay

Vol. 83/No. 43 - November 25, 2019

LORTON, Va. — Over 50 Metrobus drivers, mechanics and other workers at the Cinder Bed garage and maintenance facility here walked off the job Oct. 24. They are members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689, which represents bus, subway and…


Striking Minnesota steelworkers rally against 2-tier wages system

Vol. 83/No. 43 - November 25, 2019
Striking Minnesota steelworkers rally against 2-tier wages system

BLAINE, Minn. — Chanting “What’s disgusting? Union busting,” some 200 union members and others joined an expanded picket line for striking members of United Steelworkers Local 63B Nov. 7 outside the Carley Foundry. The 220 workers there have been on…


‘Big capital rules through its two parties. It supports both.’

Vol. 83/No. 43 - November 25, 2019

Letters from Prison by James P. Cannon, the founding leader of the Socialist Workers Party, is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for November. In 1944, Cannon and 17 other leaders of the SWP and the Minneapolis Teamsters union…


All out for Asarco strike rally Nov. 18!

Vol. 83/No. 43 - November 25, 2019

If there’s any way you can swing it, the Militant urges readers to join the Asarco copper strikers’ rally in Tucson, Arizona, Nov. 18! Their fight in Arizona and Texas deserves support and solidarity from working people everywhere. Speak out…


Georgia cop imprisoned for killing Anthony Hill

Vol. 83/No. 43 - November 25, 2019

DECATUR, Ga. — Former DeKalb County cop Robert Olsen was sentenced to 12 years in prison, and eight more on probation, Nov. 1 for the March 2015 killing of Anthony Hill. The 26-year-old African American veteran of the Afghanistan War,…