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,…

Back strikers fighting Asarco union busting!

Join Nov. 18 solidarity rally in Tucson!
Vol. 83/No. 43 - November 25, 2019
Copper strikers picket Mission mine in Arizona Nov. 11. Asarco bosses want to break the unions.

SAHUARITA, Ariz. — Some 1,700 copper workers on strike at Asarco’s five complexes in Arizona and Amarillo, Texas, since Oct. 13 are fighting naked union busting by the bosses. They deserve the support and solidarity of workers everywhere. Worker-correspondents for…

UN vote: End Washington’s economic war against Cuba

Vol. 83/No. 43 - November 25, 2019

UNITED NATIONS — For the 28th year in a row, the U.N. General Assembly voted Nov. 7 to demand the U.S. rulers end their economic, commercial and financial embargo against Cuba. The resolution passed with 187 votes in favor. Only…

Sales of ‘Turn to Industry’ book boosts fall campaign

Vol. 83/No. 43 - November 25, 2019
Jerion Evans gets The Turn to Industry: Forging a Proletarian Party by SWP National Secretary Jack Barnes, from Maggie Trowe, and Samir Hazboun, right, in Louisville, Kentucky, Nov. 9.

The Socialist Workers Party drive to get 1,100 Militant subscriptions and 1,250 books by revolutionary leaders into the hands of working people got a boost with the publication of The Turn to Industry: Forging a Proletarian Party by SWP National…

Only the working class can stop capitalism’s plunder of land, labor

Vol. 83/No. 43 - November 25, 2019

As the administration of President Donald Trump began the process of formally withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris accords on climate change Nov. 4, it was met with rebuke from rival governments from Beijing to Paris, from prominent Democratic 2020…

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…