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Marathon workers battle largest US refinery owner
Vol. 85/No. 10 - March 15, 2021
Feb. 4 rally in support of Teamster union members locked out for over six weeks by Marathon Petroleum bosses in St. Paul Park, Minnesota. Fight is over safety and union protections.

ST. PAUL PARK, Minn. — Two hundred oil refinery workers have been locked in battle here since Jan. 21 against Marathon Petroleum, the largest oil refining company in the country. They deserve and need solidarity from working people. At issue…


Amazon workers organize in fight to win a union

Vol. 85/No. 10 - March 15, 2021

ATLANTA — In the midst of their seven-week-long mail-in vote on whether or not Amazon bosses have to allow workers to be represented by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, workers at the company’s Bessemer, Alabama, fulfillment center are…


SWP campaign says struggles can help build stronger unions

Vol. 85/No. 10 - March 15, 2021
Maggie Trowe, SWP candidate for Louisville mayor, and Dave Perry, right, discuss need for workers to organize themselves, with Gary Fabre at his home in Florence, Kentucky, Feb. 27.

Bernie Senter, Socialist Workers Party candidate for California State Senate, and his supporters campaigned at the Marathon Petroleum refinery shift change in Carson, California, Feb. 23, and urged workers to join in building support for locked-out Marathon refinery workers in…


Myanmar protests defy new military crackdown

Vol. 85/No. 10 - March 15, 2021
Protest in Mandalay, in Myanmar, March 1, day after police and soldiers killed at least 20 people during actions across country. Government violence hasn’t stopped protests, strikes.

Despite escalating daily assaults by police and soldiers on peaceful mass demonstrations that have left more than 30 dead, hundreds wounded, and over 1,500 jailed, opponents of the Feb. 1 military coup in Myanmar are continuing to protest across the…


Protests in seven cities demand: Stop US economic war on Cuba!

Vol. 85/No. 10 - March 15, 2021
Feb. 28 rally in Seattle, one of actions in seven cities in U.S. and Canada, protest U.S. embargo of Cuba. For more than 60 years Washington has tried to overthrow Cuban Revolution.

Opponents of Washington’s economic war against Cuba took to the streets in seven cities in the U.S. and Canada Feb. 28 — Miami, Seattle, New York, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Montreal, and Ottawa, Ontario. Car caravans and rallies demanded an end…


In first attack of Biden presidency, US airstrikes hit targets in Syria

Vol. 85/No. 10 - March 15, 2021
Protesters in Baghdad, Iraq, Oct. 28, 2020, carry photos of some of 600 people killed by security forces during anti-government actions.

U.S. airstrikes hit several locations in eastern Syria Feb. 25, the first military assaults of President Joseph Biden’s administration. The attacks targeted weapons storage sites used by militias organized by the Iranian government, killing at least 17. The Pentagon said…


Democrats push attacks on free speech, rights workers need

Vol. 85/No. 10 - March 15, 2021
Covers of Militant from Aug. 2, 1941, above, as well as of Minneapolis Star Journal, above left, and Minneapolis Morning Tribune, left, both from June 28, 1941. U.S. rulers use FBI, their political police, to target and try to frame up vanguard workers. Special targets were leaders of Socialist Workers Party, Minneapolis Teamsters union leading labor opposition to Washington’s entry into second imperialist war.

Democrats are pressing forward with new attacks on free speech and rights working people need. Their bludgeon is an all-points campaign claiming the Jan. 6 disruption of Congress was nothing less than an “insurrection,” carried out by some right-wing militia…


Books by revolutionary leaders sell well at Tehran fair

Vol. 85/No. 10 - March 15, 2021

TEHRAN, Iran — More than a million books were sold by mail order during the Tehran International Book Fair, held online Jan. 20-29. The Iran Book News Agency reported that 1,732 Iranian publishers took part. Some 180 foreign publishers also…


Striking UK bus drivers, gas workers exchange solidarity

Vol. 85/No. 10 - March 15, 2021

LONDON — Striking bus drivers mounted a lively picket at London’s Park Royal depot here Feb. 22-24. They are fighting wage cuts of up to 2,500 pounds ($3,500) a year and longer shifts. Some 2,000 drivers took strike action. They’re…


Special ‘stimulus’ fund for ‘Militant’ over $80,000!

Vol. 85/No. 10 - March 15, 2021

The Militant’s special “stimulus” appeal has gone over $80,000!  So far 187 readers have contributed $80,351. The contributions have made a tremendous difference! Donations are winding down as the government reports all “stimulus” checks, for this round, have been sent…