Bath shipyard strike against union busting needs support!

Vol. 84/No. 29 - July 27, 2020
June 22 picket at Bath, Maine, shipyard. Strike is solid and winning solidarity from other unionists and workers in the region in face of company’s union-busting “last and final” offer.

In the largest labor conflict in the country, over 4,300 shipbuilding workers, members of Machinists Local S6, at the Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine, continue to win support and solidarity from area unions and local businesses as their strike…

Workers fight boss attacks on jobs, wages, conditions

Workers’ problem today is crisis of capitalism, not a virus
Vol. 84/No. 29 - July 27, 2020
Tens of thousands protest July 11 in Tel Aviv, Israel, against government’s failure to deliver aid promised to workers classified as self-employed. Sign reads, “Out of touch! We’re fed up!”

Speedup and dangerous working conditions enforced by bosses at Los Angeles Apparel and at nearby meatpacking plants highlight the employers contempt for workers’ safety and lives. Four workers at L.A. Apparel have recently died from coronavirus and over 300 working…

Help us put the Socialist Workers Party on the ballot!

Vol. 84/No. 29 - July 27, 2020
From left, Gerardo Sánchez, SWP candidate for U.S. Senate from Texas; Haley Swims and Keri Tankersley, electors in Louisiana for SWP presidential ticket; and Rachele Fruit, SWP candidate for U.S. Senate from Georgia. “I really want to see the SWP on the ballot,” Tankersley said.

SHREVEPORT, La. — “After looking at the Militant, I really want to see the Socialist Workers Party on the ballot in Louisiana,” Keri Tankersley, a 24-year-old student in Monroe, an hour and a half east of here, told party campaigners.…

Join protests for prosecution of cops who killed Breonna Taylor!

Vol. 84/No. 29 - July 27, 2020
June 27 protest in Louisville, Kentucky, demands cops who killed Breonna Taylor be arrested, charged.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — It’s been four months since Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency room technician, was killed in a hail of bullets by cops breaking into her apartment in a late night “no-knock” raid here. Outrage over her death has…

Defense of free speech, debate met with slander and threats of reprisal

Vol. 84/No. 29 - July 27, 2020

A letter to Harper’s  magazine by 150 writers and artists speaking out for freedom of speech and debate came under immediate attack by radical purveyors of political correctness who believe that the suppression of “improper” views is required today. The…

Nurses on strike in Joliet: ‘We can set an example’

Vol. 84/No. 29 - July 27, 2020
Striking Illinois nurses picket AMITA Health Center July 12 for better conditions, more staff.

JOLIET, Ill. — Chanting, “What do we want? Safe staffing! When do we want it? Now!” some 200 striking nurses, their families and supporters rallied outside the AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center here July 12. The action was preceded…

Montreal longshoremen strike over unsafe schedules

Vol. 84/No. 29 - July 27, 2020

MONTREAL — Over 1,000 longshoremen at the port here, members of Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 375, carried out a 40-hour strike beginning July 2 against Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership bosses. They targeted the Cast and Racine terminals, shutting…

Che: ‘Moncada attack was beginning of Cuba’s revolution’

Vol. 84/No. 29 - July 27, 2020

Che Guevara Speaks by Ernesto Che Guevara is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for July. Che, born in Argentina, became a central leader of the Cuban Revolution and one of the outstanding communists of the 20th century. The…