Join May Day brigade to Cuba!

Vol. 84/No. 3 - January 27, 2020

Anyone interested in learning firsthand about what the Cuban Revolution is, and has accomplished, has an excellent opportunity to do so this spring. The National Network on Cuba, a coalition of groups in solidarity with the Cuban people, is organizing…


US gov’t puts restrictions on charter flights to Cuba

Vol. 84/No. 3 - January 27, 2020

In the U.S. rulers’ latest move to ratchet up their almost six-decade-long economic war on the Cuban Revolution, the administration of President Donald Trump announced Jan. 10 it would bar all charter flights to nine regional airports in Cuba. It…


Australia bushfires: Capitalism is responsible for social disaster

Vol. 84/No. 3 - January 27, 2020
Resident of Cobargo, Australia, area hard hit by bushfires, refuses to shake hand of Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Capitalist rulers left working people on their own as fires raged.

The following statement was released by the Communist League in Australia Jan. 8. The massive bushfires that have swept south and eastern Australia have had a devastating impact on the lives of many working people. But the social crisis developing…


Cuban Revolution: Example for Puerto Rico

Vol. 84/No. 3 - January 27, 2020

The Puerto Rican government and its colonial masters in Washington left people on the island to fend for themselves in the aftermath of last week’s earthquake, just as they have for over two years since Hurricane Maria wrecked havoc there.…


Ky. miners block coal train in fight over unpaid wages

‘Somebody’s got to take a stand,’ miners say
Vol. 84/No. 3 - January 27, 2020
Coal miner Dustin Maynard, right, talks to press at miners’ blockade of rail tracks outside Quest mine in Kimper, Kentucky, Jan. 14. Protest builds on earlier action at Blackjewel mine.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A dozen Quest Energy coal miners and their families began blocking the railroad tracks near Kimper, Kentucky, Jan. 13 to protest the fact they haven’t been paid. They pledge to stay there until Quest, a subsidiary of…


‘Militant’ files appeal against paper’s ban in Indiana prison

Vol. 84/No. 3 - January 27, 2020

The Militant is challenging the impoundment of several issues of the paper from subscriber Kevin “Rashid” Johnson at Indiana’s Pendleton Correctional Facility. A letter Johnson sent was received by the Militant Jan. 2, along with copies of prison officials’ “Notice…


‘Organize solidarity with protests by workers and youth across Iran’

Vol. 84/No. 3 - January 27, 2020
Protest in Tehran Jan. 13, in rebirth of nationwide popular mobilizations against Iranian regime’s interventions in the region and economic crisis bearing down on working people.

Socialist Workers Party candidates are urging working people in the U.S. to organize actions in solidarity with the struggles of fellow working people in Iran. Thousands have protested there this week, angered at the Iranian government’s cover-up of its Revolutionary…


Protests spread as Iran rulers admit they lied, shot down plane

Vol. 84/No. 3 - January 27, 2020

Thousands of working people, students and others joined protests in at least a dozen cities across Iran as outrage mounted over the government’s attempted cover-up of their missile attack that brought down a Ukrainian passenger aircraft in which all 176…


Support copper miners strike against Asarco union busting!

Vol. 84/No. 3 - January 27, 2020

Workers on strike against copper giant Asarco marked day 90 of their strike Jan. 11 with an expanded picket line at the Mission Mine in Sahuarita, Arizona. They are organizing more public actions to win support for their fight against…


Trump runs on ‘peace, prosperity’ as Democrats fold on impeachment

Vol. 84/No. 3 - January 27, 2020

The Democrats’ attempt to drag out their impeachment of President Donald Trump came apart Jan. 10, with House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi announcing she will name the Democrats’ “prosecutors” and send the two articles of impeachment to the Senate this…