Support Canadian rail workers strike!

Vol. 83/No. 44 - December 2, 2019

All workers have a stake in backing the strike waged by unionists at Canadian National Railway against bosses’ attempts to cut rest periods, increase overtime and continue dangerous remote control operations in rail yards. Use the Militant’s coverage to let…


Back CN rail workers, Asarco strikers fights!

3,200 Canadian National rail workers strike for safety
Vol. 83/No. 44 - December 2, 2019
Canadian National rail workers picket in Brampton, Ontario, Nov. 19, part of strike for safety.

MONTREAL — Carrying Teamsters union placards and homemade signs saying “Strike for safety” and “We’re tired of being tired,” more than 3,000 Canadian National Railway train conductors, trainpersons and yard workers went on strike across the country Nov. 19, bringing…


Asarco strikers fight for union, first raise in 10 years

Vol. 83/No. 44 - December 2, 2019
Workers rally Nov. 18 in solidarity with copper workers on strike against Asarco at company headquarters in Tucson, Arizona. The miners, who struck Oct. 13, are fighting union busting.

TUCSON, Ariz. — Solidarity for striking copper workers got a boost from a Nov. 18 rally of 150 in front of Asarco’s headquarters here. The workers have been on strike since Oct. 13 at four mining complexes in Arizona and…


Bolivia protests demand end to rightists’ ouster of Morales gov’t

Vol. 83/No. 44 - December 2, 2019

Thousands of people are protesting in Bolivia against the wave of attacks by rightist forces that led to the ouster of President Evo Morales Nov. 10. Protesters demand that self-proclaimed president Jeanine Áñez step down and Morales return from exile…


Step up pace to make fall books, fund, Militant drive

Vol. 83/No. 44 - December 2, 2019
Communist League member Felicity Coggan, left, speaks with Jennifer Holmes Nov. 16 in Sydney, Australia. “The whole system needs an overhaul,” said Holmes, “I’m paying full market rent on my own.” She bought Militant subscription and The Turn to Industry book.

Socialist Workers Party members are stepping up the pace of the international drive to expand the readership of the Militant and books by revolutionary leaders that explain the program of the party in the campaign’s final three weeks. An invaluable…


Protests win stay of execution, new hearing for Rodney Reed

Vol. 83/No. 44 - December 2, 2019
Nov. 17 action in Austin, Texas, celebrates victory, gives boost to fight to free Rodney Reed.

AUSTIN, Texas — “My brother’s fight is not over,” Rodrick Reed told the rally of some 100 people who gathered in front of the Texas governor’s mansion Nov 17. They were celebrating a stay of execution won by his brother…


Democrats’ impeachment drive targets working people

Vol. 83/No. 44 - December 2, 2019

Democrats and the liberal media have stepped up their effort to overturn the results of the 2016 presidential election. They have begun carefully stage-managed televised hearings into the CIA-initiated impeachment frame-up against President Donald Trump, claiming his efforts to push…


‘For recognition of Israel and of a Palestinian state’

Vol. 83/No. 44 - December 2, 2019

After Israeli Defense Forces carried out a “surgical” airstrike in Gaza City Nov. 12, killing senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander Baha Abu al-Ata and his wife, the group responded with some 50 hours of retaliatory rocket fire. A dozen more…


Rail workers speak out against job cuts, threats to safety

Vol. 83/No. 44 - December 2, 2019
Members of rail union SMART Transportation Division Local 1409 picket in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, Nov. 5, protesting rail bosses’ layoffs that threaten workers’ safety.

LINCOLN, Neb. — Members of International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers — known as SMART — Transportation Division Local 1409 organized an informational picket Nov. 5 in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, to tell people about how…


International conference in Havana says ‘US hands off Cuba!’

Cuba will ‘never yield to US pressure or stop showing solidarity’ with those who resist imperialism
Vol. 83/No. 44 - December 2, 2019
Conference close featured Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro; Raúl Castro, first secretary Communist Party of Cuba; and Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel. From left, Fernando González, president Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples; Teresa Amarelle, general secretary Federation of Cuban Women; Monica Valente, secretary general Sao Paulo Forum; José Ramón Machado Ventura, Communist Party of Cuba; Maduro; Castro; Díaz-Canel; Esteban Lazo, president Cuba’s National Assembly; Ulises Guilarte, general secretary Central Organization of Cuban Workers; Socorro Gomes, president World Peace Council.

HAVANA — “For showing solidarity, and being consistent with our history of struggle and sacrifice, for being a sister and companion of peoples who resist, Cuba is condemned and sanctioned beyond limit,” said Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez. He was…