Thousands protest in Haiti, demand president, prime minister resign

Vol. 83/No. 9 - March 4, 2019
Haitian working people gather in Port-au-Prince Feb. 7 demanding President Jovenel Moise resign. Protests were triggered by soaring inflation, youth joblessness and rampant corruption.

Working people in Haiti have been mounting widespread protests since Feb. 7 demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise and Prime Minister Jean Henry Ceant. A social crisis has wracked the country since hurricanes hit in 2008, 2012 and 2016,…


Thanks to ‘Militant’ readers, appeal goes over the top

Vol. 83/No. 9 - March 4, 2019

Contributions of $11,914 have been received at the Militant, taking the paper’s $10,000 special appeal over the top. This will help finance the paper’s publication between now and its annual fund drive in the spring. Thank you to the readers…


School workers strike beats back gov’t attack

W.Va. strike wins solidarity of coal miners, others
Vol. 83/No. 9 - March 4, 2019
Picket line Feb. 19 outside Capital High School, Charleston, W. Va. All schools were shut down.

More than 30,000 teachers, bus drivers, janitors, cooks and other school workers shut down all the schools across West Virginia Feb. 19 and 20 to protest an education “reform” bill. The measure, submitted by State Senate President Mitch Carmichael, included…


Book by Cuban leader José Ramón Fernández launched

Havana Book Fair also hosts launch of prison diary by Ramón Labañino, one of Cuban 5
Vol. 83/No. 9 - March 4, 2019
Meeting to launch Un hombre afortunado (A Fortunate Man) by José Ramón Fernández, one of the Cuban revolution’s historic leaders, at Havana International Book Fair Feb. 13. From left, Col. Rigoberto Santiesteban, director of Verde Olivo publishing house; Abel Prieto, director of José Martí Program and former minister of culture; Div. Gen. Ulises Rosales del Toro; and Isora Gutiérrez, editor of book. Inset, part of audience at meeting.

HAVANA — Un hombre afortunado (A Fortunate Man) by José Ramón Fernández, one of the Cuban revolution’s historic leaders, was presented to a packed audience at the Havana International Book Fair Feb. 13. Fernández was commander of the main column…


Muslim prisoner in Alabama executed, denied right to imam

Vol. 83/No. 9 - March 4, 2019

In a ruling reinforcing religious discrimination, the U.S. Supreme Court Feb. 7 gave the state of Alabama the go-ahead to execute Muslim prisoner Domineque Ray, denying his request to have his imam by his side at the time of his…


Political crisis wracks toilers in Venezuela – US hands off!

Vol. 83/No. 9 - March 4, 2019

Washington continues to turn up economic and financial pressure in hopes of bringing down the government of President Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela. In a speech Feb. 18 in Miami, where the largest émigré Venezuelan population in the U.S. lives, President…



Coal miners in Ukraine march demanding back pay

Vol. 83/No. 9 - March 4, 2019
Coal miners and supporters protest in Lviv, Ukraine, Feb. 6, demanding back pay. Some 4,000 of 12,000 miners in state-owned Lviv regional mines belong to independent miners union.

Over 350 coal miners and their supporters marched in Lviv, Ukraine, Feb. 6, protesting outside government offices. The miners, including members of the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine (NPGU), were demanding their unpaid wages for the last month…


Liberals’ ‘Green New Deal’ scheme no road forward for working people

Vol. 83/No. 9 - March 4, 2019

“We will save all of creation!” Sen. Edward Markey claimed when he and House of Representatives member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez launched their “Green New Deal” Feb. 7. Their scheme is backed by a number of Democratic Party 2020 presidential candidates and…