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…

Washington paraeducators gain teachers support, wage raise

Vol. 83/No. 44 - December 2, 2019

SUMNER, Wash — Paraeducators, who work alongside teachers in the classroom, won a pay raise after a strike Oct. 25-28 against the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District here. The 200 workers, members of Paraeducators Associated, were joined by members of the…

Meatpackers in Quebec strike for higher wages

Vol. 83/No. 44 - December 2, 2019

PRINCEVILLE, Quebec — Some 350 meatpackers at Olymel’s pork kill and cut plant here have been on strike since Oct. 29, demanding higher wages like at other Olymel plants in Quebec. The workers are members of the Confederation of National…

Hundreds protest in London, demand ‘No more Grenfells!’

Vol. 83/No. 44 - December 2, 2019
Demonstrators protest Nov. 14 in London in one of monthly “silent marches” marking 2017 fire in Grenfell Tower where 72 people died after flammable cladding on building ignited.

LONDON — Hundreds joined a Nov. 14 protest marking the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire in which 72 people lost their lives. The monthly “silent marches” are called by Grenfell United, an organization of residents, their family members and others to…