DC protest: Cops who killed Bijan Ghaisar should face charges!

Vol. 83/No. 45 - December 9, 2019
Nov. 17 protest at Lincoln Memorial demanding prosecution of cops who killed Bijan Ghaisar. At left is his sister, Negeen Ghaisar, with her husband. At right is his father, James Ghaisar.

WASHINGTON — Family members and others gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial Nov. 17 to protest after federal prosecutors decided not to file charges against U.S. Park Police officers Alejandro Amaya and Lucas Vinyard for the 2017 killing of…


Protests in Colombia, Chile resist government attacks

Vol. 83/No. 45 - December 9, 2019
Days after hundreds of thousands of union workers, students, indigenous and farmers joined anti-government actions across Colombia, protests and strikes continued in Bogota Nov. 25.

A wave of protests by working people is shaking capitalist regimes from Chile to Ecuador to Colombia today. And they are a challenge to Washington’s progress in asserting its imperialist sway in the hemisphere.  New governments elected in Ecuador and…


SWP fall drive gets truth out about workers’ strike battles

Vol. 83/No. 45 - December 9, 2019
SWP member and rail worker Deborah Liatos speaks with Asarco striker Jim Wagener at Nov. 18 rally in Tucson, Arizona. He got a Militant subscription and In Defense of US Working Class.

As the Socialist Workers Party drive to expand the readership of the Militant  and books by revolutionary working-class leaders enters its final stretch, the newspaper is being used by party members to build solidarity with labor battles waged by workers…


‘Our History Is Still Being Written’ now out in French

Vol. 83/No. 45 - December 9, 2019

MONTREAL — The French-language translation of Pathfinder Press’s Our History Is Still Being Written: The Story of Three Chinese Cuban Generals in the Cuban Revolution  by Armando Choy, Gustavo Chui and Moisés Sío Wong just rolled off the presses. This new translation…


Workers organize support for flood-hit parts of UK

Vol. 83/No. 45 - December 9, 2019
Caroline Bellamy, U.K. Communist League parliamentary candidate in Manchester, speaks with Steve Miller in Bentley Nov. 16. Miller is organizing workers into flood relief efforts.

BENTLEY, England — Inadequate provision of flood defenses and other infrastructure, coupled with the government’s refusal to organize much needed aid, have wreaked havoc on the livelihoods of workers and farmers across parts of Yorkshire and the Midlands after flooding…


Indiana teachers rally for higher pay, better working conditions

Vol. 83/No. 45 - December 9, 2019
Socialist Workers Party member Kaitlin Estill, right, speaks with art teacher Diana Sale at rally of over 12,000 in Indianapolis Nov. 19 backing teachers’ fight for pay raise, smaller class sizes.

INDIANAPOLIS — “Enough is enough!” was the main slogan as over 12,000 teachers and their supporters rallied around the state Capitol Building here Nov. 19, demanding higher pay, smaller classes and better working conditions. Indiana comes in dead last of…


Striking steelworkers in British Columbia rally over concessions

Vol. 83/No. 45 - December 9, 2019

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Over 500 striking members of United Steelworkers Local 1937 and their supporters marched and rallied at Western Forest Products corporate headquarters in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Nov. 6. Workers came by busload from throughout the area. Some…


Bolivia protests falter after deal with ‘interim’ gov’t

Vol. 83/No. 45 - December 9, 2019

For two weeks workers, peasants and indigenous communities organized protests across Bolivia against the ouster of President Evo Morales. These have wound down for now after a shaky agreement was reached between the new government and the protesters. Morales resigned…


‘Teamsters union treated owner-drivers as fellow workers’

Vol. 83/No. 45 - December 9, 2019
Truck drivers picket in Wilmington, California, Sept. 9, demanding NFI company bosses treat them as workers, not “contractors.” Farrell Dobbs explains how owner-operators, loaded by debt, are also exploited workers.

Teamster Politics by Farrell Dobbs is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for November. It is the third volume of a four-part series on the history of that union during the giant labor battles of the 1930s. Dobbs emerged…