Workers fight boss attacks on jobs, wages, conditions

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Vol. 84/No. 48 - December 7, 2020
Some 700 workers at 11 Infinity Healthcare-owned nursing homes in Chicago area strike for more staff, safety, higher pay Nov. 23. Above, City View nursing home in Cicero, Illinois.

Working people are increasingly finding ways to act together to stand up to the attacks of the bosses and their government as they press to make us pay for the economic and social crisis of their capitalist system. We face…


Cuban Revolution sets an example for working people

Vol. 84/No. 48 - December 7, 2020

Millions of working people in the U.S. and worldwide face an economic, social and health crisis caused by the ruling capitalist families who exploit and oppress us in their greed for profits. They run a for-profit private health industry that…


Join fight to end US rulers’ economic war against Cuba!

Vol. 84/No. 48 - December 7, 2020
In 1960, workers’ initiatives nationalizing U.S. and other capitalist firms were backed by Cuban revolutionary government. Havana May Day banner in 1961 declared “Workers in power.”

“We’ve had 12 U.S. presidents enforcing the blockade,” said José Ramón Cabañas, Cuba’s ambassador to the United States. “This is a state policy,” not one associated “with a particular president,” as is sometimes said. “Its main purpose is to overthrow…


US gov’t extends accelerated pace of federal executions

Vol. 84/No. 48 - December 7, 2020
Protest at Terre Haute prison, Indiana, Nov. 19, against execution of Orlando Hall, eighth federal inmate executed in past four months. Left, Sylvester Edwards, president local NAACP.

The U.S. government executed Orlando Hall Nov. 19, the eighth federal inmate to be put to death over the past four months. The Justice Department resumed use of this barbaric punishment after a 17-year break, as increasing numbers of workers…


Calif. trailer park residents win fight against eviction

Vol. 84/No. 48 - December 7, 2020

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Residents of a trailer park here have been waging a fight to stay in their mobile homes on two fronts — against the callous actions of the California state Department of Housing and Community Development and…


New Zealand elections masked crisis facing working people

Vol. 84/No. 48 - December 7, 2020
Annalucia Vermunt, left, one of Communist League’s two candidates in October parliamentary elections in New Zealand, campaigns on workers’ doorsteps in Northcote.

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — As the Labour Party enters its second term in government here, having trounced the National Party opposition in parliamentary elections Oct. 17, working people in New Zealand face growing pressure on jobs, wages, housing and health…


Bob Cantrick, over five decades building communist movement

Vol. 84/No. 48 - December 7, 2020

MONTREAL — Bob Cantrick, a member and supporter of the communist movement for over five decades, died Nov. 4 in Toronto at the age of 76. He had been hospitalized for a serious respiratory condition after undergoing radiation therapy for…


Thailand protests demand ouster of military regime

Vol. 84/No. 48 - December 7, 2020

“I saw the police dragging my friends outside violently, trying to stop us,” Thailand student protest leader Patsaravalee “Mind” Tanakitvibulpon told Asia.Nikkei in an interview in Bangkok Oct. 29. “I could not accept it and that has ignited my anger…


2020 vote shows ongoing crisis of rulers’ two-party system

Vol. 84/No. 48 - December 7, 2020
Hundreds wait to file for unemployment benefits in Frankfort, Kentucky, June 17. Only solutions both Democrats and Republicans advance to solve jobs, health crisis attack working class.

“The U.S. rulers and their government have begun to fear the working class.” That’s because “working people are beginning to see that the bosses and their political parties have no ‘solutions’ that don’t further load the costs — monetary and…