Gov’t execution rejects Navajo Nation protest

Vol. 84/No. 36 - September 14, 2020

Federal authorities Aug. 26 executed Lezmond Mitchell, a 38-year-old Navajo, despite strong objections by the leaders of the Navajo Nation. This is the only time U.S. authorities have executed a Native American for a crime committed on a Native American…

Was ‘Militant’ wrong on Israel-UAE pact?

Vol. 84/No. 36 - September 14, 2020

Does the recent pact signed by the governments of Israel and the United Arab Emirates make it more likely that other Arab governments in the region will do the same? Does this increase prospects for talks by Arab governments, Israel…

DSI strikers keep up picket lines, win support in contract fight

Vol. 84/No. 36 - September 14, 2020
Walmart workers bring solidarity to DSI Tunneling strikers in Louisville, Kentucky, August 28

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Thirteen striking members of Teamsters Local 89 have been picketing outside DSI Tunneling every weekday, rain or shine, for the past month. The workers won a bitter fight last November to win union representation, and then began…

London art gallery workers strike against job cuts

Vol. 84/No. 36 - September 14, 2020

LONDON — Bookstore and cafeteria workers at the Tate and Tate Modern galleries are on strike against company plans to cut 313 jobs out of 600. The bosses cite declining revenue as visitor numbers fell during the coronavirus restrictions. “Union…

Seven-month ‘truce’ ends Montreal port strike

Vol. 84/No. 36 - September 14, 2020

MONTREAL — A hard-fought 12-day strike for a new contract by 1,125 Montreal port workers against the Maritime Employers Association ended Aug. 21 following the signing of a seven-month “truce” between officials of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local…

Gov’t tells Hurricane Laura victims, ‘You’re on your own’

Vol. 84/No. 36 - September 14, 2020
Damage at July 26 baseball stadium in Artemisa, Cuba, is inspected by local authorities after tropical storm Laura in August. Mass organizations respond immediately to impact of disasters.

Hundreds of thousands of people in Louisiana and Texas remain without electricity and water, as the havoc caused by Hurricane Laura is turned into a social disaster, with working people being left to fend for themselves. Residents returning to Lake…

Fight for gov’t-funded public works program to create jobs

Action needed now against impact of mass joblessness
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SEIU 32BJ union members demand jobs back, safe conditions, unemployment pay Aug. 13, after Delta airlines contractor Eulen America laid off 100 workers at Ft. Lauderdale airport.

Massive unemployment is not going away. It’s increasing competition among workers for jobs, as millions face devastating conditions, including the spectre of eviction. Rising numbers are forced to “choose” between paying medical bills, putting food on the table or covering…

Cut the workweek with no cut in pay to stop layoffs!

Vol. 84/No. 36 - September 14, 2020

Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party candidate for president, issued this statement Sept. 2. Malcolm Jarrett is the SWP candidate for vice president. The Socialist Workers Party’s 2020 candidates are campaigning around a program of working-class action centered on the need…

Kenosha rally says, ‘Charge cop who shot Jacob Blake!’

Vol. 84/No. 36 - September 14, 2020
Some 2,000 demonstrators join Aug. 29 protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, hosted by the family of Jacob Blake Jr. after he was shot in the back seven times by a city cop. “The cop who shot Jacob needs to be charged,” teacher Jason Jackson told the Militant at the rally.

KENOSHA, Wis. — Some 2,000 demonstrators marched and rallied here Saturday, Aug. 29, to demand “Justice for Jacob,” in what was described as a “Peace March” hosted by the family of Jacob Blake Jr.  Kenosha cop Rusten Sheskey shot 29-year-old…

Belarus strikes, protests call on brutal regime to step down

Vol. 84/No. 36 - September 14, 2020

Tens of thousands of people converged in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, Aug. 30, chanting and flying white-red-white opposition colors, as they demanded the resignation of President Alexander Lukashenko on his birthday. Blocking their way to his palatial residence were…