Open door for talks on Israel, Palestine state recognition

Vol. 84/No. 6 - February 17, 2020

The Donald Trump administration’s long-anticipated plan to achieve a negotiated settlement in the Middle East calls on Palestinian groups to recognize Israel and for the Israeli government to recognize a Palestinian state. President Trump announced the plan, which he says…


‘Fight to win workers control of production’

Vol. 84/No. 6 - February 17, 2020
Alyson Kennedy, left, Socialist Workers Party 2020 presidential candidate, discusses SWP’s working-class campaign with Valero station worker Carol Ortega in Joshua, Texas, Feb. 4.

“I’ve watched a lot of State of the Union speeches by both Democratic and Republican presidents,” Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party candidate for president, told the Militant from Dallas Feb. 5. “No matter what party is in office, they try…


As Trump touts jobs and peace, Democrats face mounting crisis

Vol. 84/No. 6 - February 17, 2020

President Donald Trump used his State of the Union address to Congress Feb. 4 as a reelection rally, boasting “jobs are booming, incomes are soaring, poverty is plummeting, crime is falling, confidence is surging, and our country is thriving and…



China rulers take steps to consolidate control in Asia

Vol. 84/No. 6 - February 17, 2020
Huawei display of 5G mobile station at China Expo in Shenzhen, Oct. 29, 2019. Beijing seeks to use high-tech dominance to help establish long-term bloc with reliant Asian regimes.

While big-business press headlines have focused on the trade disputes and agreements between Washington and Beijing, the course of the rulers in China has become increasingly clear. Armed with a long view, they are focused on building their own empire…


Out of the EU, UK rulers seek trade bloc with Washington

Vol. 84/No. 6 - February 17, 2020
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, left, and President Donald Trump meet at U.N. meeting last September. After London break with EU, rulers seek trade bloc with Washington to compete.

As promised, the Conservative U.K. government led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson walked out of the European Union Jan. 31, dealing a blow to the German and French rulers who dominate it. Johnson’s government will now start talks, first and…


Support miners on strike against Asarco bosses’ union busting!

Vol. 84/No. 6 - February 17, 2020

Copper miners on strike in Arizona and Texas continue to staff the picket lines 24/7 and reach out for support against the union-busting attack of Asarco’s bosses. “We are continuing Sunday dinners at the Mission picket line and Friday dinner…