Thousands of Ukrainian miners strike over pay, conditions

Vol. 85/No. 1 - January 4, 2021
As part of strikes across Ukraine demanding back wages, uranium miners blocked major highways in Kirovograd Dec. 16. Coal miners, nurses and others are fighting over wages, conditions.

For the past few months thousands of workers at state-owned iron ore, coal and uranium mines in Ukraine have been involved in a series of protests, including strikes, work-to-rule actions and underground sit-ins, over nonpayment of months of wages and…


Moroccan workers end sit-in at mine after bosses agree to talks

Vol. 85/No. 1 - January 4, 2021

Some 100 Moroccan workers ended a 10-day underground occupation at the Jebel Aouam mine near M’rirt in Khenifra province Dec. 21 after Touissit Mining bosses agreed to rejoin talks on improving workers’ wages and conditions. The sit-in, backed by another…



The crisis of the capitalist rulers is visited on working people

Vol. 85/No. 1 - January 4, 2021

The Spanish edition of  Capitalism’s World Disorder: Working Class Politics at the Millennium by Jack Barnes, national secretary of the Socialist Workers Party, is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for December. The book explains the economic and political…


Workers in Scotland speak out against economic, health crisis

Vol. 85/No. 1 - January 4, 2021
Some 400 Edinburgh Royal Infirmary nurses march Aug. 18 demanding pay raise. Like working people elsewhere in U.K. they are looking for ways to resist assaults on their livelihoods.

GLASGOW, Scotland — Opposition parties turned on U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson after he told a Conservative Party meeting that the devolution of political powers from London to an assembly in Scotland had been a “disaster” and the “biggest mistake”…


Workers protest all across Iraq, demand back pay, jobs

Vol. 85/No. 1 - January 4, 2021
Workers block road leading to oil complex in Basra Dec. 23. Fight against unpaid wages, for jobs, services, cuts across divisions among toilers in Iraq and Kurdistan, and Sunni and Shiite.

Following days of protests across Iraqi Kurdistan by public sector workers demanding back pay, jobs, public services and an end to corruption, thousands more working people took to the streets of Basra and Baghdad to demand a halt to Iraqi…


Ohio protest: ‘Prosecute cop who killed Casey Goodson’

Vol. 85/No. 1 - January 4, 2021

Rallying at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus Dec. 19, dozens of people protested the killing of Casey Goodson Jr. by Franklin County, Ohio, sheriff’s deputy Jason Meade. Tamala Payne, Goodson’s mother, has led protests demanding authorities charge Meade for the…


Give gov’t ‘stimulus’ payout to the ‘Militant’!

Vol. 85/No. 1 - January 4, 2021

The Militant is launching a special fund appeal urging readers to make a donation from their “stimulus” check from the government to help expand the reach of the paper. The reporting and action program the Militant presents every week, as…


1 in 5 workers behind bars suffer COVID in US prisons

Vol. 85/No. 1 - January 4, 2021
Rally near San Quentin State Prison in California July 9, where 20 inmates who tested positive for COVID-19 spoke out against conditions. Over 2,200 inmates were infected and 28 died.

Workers behind bars are among those being hit hardest by COVID-19. One in five state and federal prisoners in the U.S. has tested positive for the virus, a rate over four times higher than in the general population. In some…