Minnesota Teamsters walk out in support of UNFI strikers

Vol. 84/No. 1 - January 13, 2020
Teamsters Local 414 members, who struck United Natural Foods plant in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, picket at company’s Hopkins, Minnesota, plant Dec. 17, winning support from workers there.

HOPKINS, Minn. — Seven hundred members of Teamsters Local 120 walked out here Dec. 17 at United Natural Foods Inc., the largest organic grocery distributor in North America. The workers were supporting Teamsters Local 414 members who had set up…


Striking Kaiser workers demand more staffing for patient care

Vol. 84/No. 1 - January 13, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. — Thousands of mental health workers went on a five-day strike Dec. 16-20 at up to 100 Kaiser Permanente clinics throughout the state demanding increased staffing and a 3% pay raise. Areas where actions were organized included San…


‘Only social revolution can sweep clean path for new culture’

Vol. 84/No. 1 - January 13, 2020

What Is Surrealism? Selected Writings by André Breton, is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for January. Breton was the founder and major leader of the surrealist movement, one of the most influential currents of 20th century art and…


US hands off Iraq, Iran! Get out of the Middle East!

Vol. 84/No. 1 - January 13, 2020

Washington mounted airstrikes Dec. 29, targeting the Tehran-backed Kataeb Hezbollah militia, whose forces are part of Iraq’s military — hitting three sites in Iraq and two in Syria, killing at least 25 militia members.  Secretary of Defense Mark Esper warned…


India protesters demand repeal of anti-Muslim act

New law makes religion the basis for citizenship
Vol. 84/No. 1 - January 13, 2020
Rally in Kochi, India, Jan. 1 protests government moves to undercut united, secular state.

Hundreds of thousands took to the streets across India protesting the push by the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to enforce a new Citizenship Amendment Act passed Dec. 11. The sectarian law makes religion the criterion for who will…


SWP fighting 2020 platform points political road forward

Vol. 84/No. 1 - January 13, 2020

As the Socialist Workers Party prepares to launch its 2020 campaign for president and vice president, the party has begun announcing a series of candidates for federal and state offices across the country (see below). This is the SWP’s fighting…


Solidarity crucial in striking Asarco workers’ fight against union busting

Vol. 84/No. 1 - January 13, 2020
Members of Machinists Local 933 from Raytheon missile plant in Tucson brought donations to Asarco picket line at Mission Mine Dec. 20. Copper miners strike began Oct. 13.

“It’s about the solidarity, about everybody sticking together and staying together, outside of that it’s community support, labor organization support,” Karla Schumann, secretary-treasurer of Teamsters Local 104, said at the picket line outside Asarco’s Mission Mine in Sahuarita, Arizona, Dec.…


Speak out against Jew-hatred after machete attack on Hanukkah in NY!

Vol. 84/No. 1 - January 13, 2020
Some 250 people gather in Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza to condemn anti-Semitic attacks Dec. 31, days after brutal machete assault on Hanukkah celebration in Monsey, New York.

MONSEY, N.Y. — A violent attack at the Rockland County home of Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg during a Hanukkah celebration Dec. 28 seriously injured five people. The attacker barged into the event, held next to the rabbi’s synagogue, with a machete…



Celebrate 61 years of Cuban Revolution!

Vol. 84/No. 1 - January 13, 2020

For more than 61 years, since overthrowing the U.S.-backed Fulgencio Batista dictatorship on Jan. 1, 1959, the Cuban Revolution has shown there is an alternative to the capitalist system and its dog-eat-dog, every-man-for-himself morality. It has unselfishly offered aid and…