Key question for workers is the need to be on the job

Vol. 84/No. 49 - December 14, 2020

Competition among workers, an integral part of capitalism, and the bosses’ efforts to attack our wages and working conditions, intensifies in times of economic crisis like today. Bosses are using spreading unemployment to try and pit workers against each other,…


Victory won in fight against curbs on right to worship

Vol. 84/No. 49 - December 14, 2020

An important victory for the constitutional right of freedom to worship was won Nov. 25 with the overturn of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s discriminatory lockdown limits on churches, synagogues and other places of worship. The U.S. Supreme Court granted…


Welcome to our 1,315 new readers of the ‘Militant’!

Vol. 84/No. 49 - December 14, 2020
Joel Britton, right, who was 2020 SWP candidate for U.S. Congress from California, talks to Forrest Gardens in Westwind Estates trailer park in West Sacramento Nov. 21. Gardens is helping organize fight by residents against being evicted for so-called “safety violations.”

The Militant  extends a warm welcome to the 1,315 readers who subscribed to the paper during the fall drive carried out by the Socialist Workers Party in the U.S. and Communist Leagues in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United…



Key picks for Biden cabinet have long record advancing Washington’s wars

Vol. 84/No. 49 - December 14, 2020
Joe Biden, left, with Barack Obama and other officials, including Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken, back right, in White House war room during 2011 U.S.-organized assassination of Osama bin Laden.

Drawing on nominees with long records advancing U.S. military interventions, Joe Biden appointed officials to his cabinet to defend the interests of the ruling capitalist families abroad.  Biden — who chaired the Foreign Relations Committee when he was in the…


Washington doctors, health care workers strike for patient safety

Vol. 84/No. 49 - December 14, 2020

TACOMA, Wash. — Members of the Union of American Physicians and Dentists conducted a strike here Nov. 23-24 at Tacoma General Hospital and area clinics run by MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care. The UAPD, an affiliate of the American Federation of…


Coles warehouse workers in Australia fight lockout, closing

Vol. 84/No. 49 - December 14, 2020
Locked-out United Workers Union members picket Coles distribution center in Sydney, Australia, Nov. 20, in fight for pay raise, severance pay in warehouse closing, jobs at new facility.

SYDNEY — More than 350 workers at the Coles distribution center at Smeaton Grange in southwest Sydney are picketing daily, fighting a company lockout. Coles is one of the main supermarket chains in Australia, taking in almost 1 billion Australian…


Sydney hospital walkout protests inadequate hospital staffing

Vol. 84/No. 49 - December 14, 2020

SYDNEY — Over 100 nurses and midwives walked off the job at Blacktown Hospital in western Sydney Nov. 19 to protest longstanding understaffing. Staff shortages at the public hospital have been an issue there for years as management aims to…


Miami caravan: ‘End US economic war against Cuba!’

Vol. 84/No. 49 - December 14, 2020
Protesters rally in Miami Nov. 29 against U.S. embargo of Cuba.

MIAMI — A successful caravan of well over 100 participants in more than 80 cars and bikes took place here Nov. 29 demanding an end to the U.S. economic sanctions against Cuba. The march was organized by a number of…


‘Cuban Revolution is sustained in power by working people’

Vol. 84/No. 49 - December 14, 2020
Fidel Castro presents Second Declaration of Havana to million-strong assembly, Feb. 4, 1962. Cuban working people transformed themselves through the fight to take political power, making first socialist revolution in the Americas and defending it from U.S. aggression ever since.

Fidel Castro: Nothing Can Stop the Course of History, one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for December, is a wide-ranging interview given by the central leader of the Cuban Revolution in 1985. His interviewers were Jeffrey M. Elliot, a…