Protest: ‘Indict the police who killed Breonna Taylor now!’

Vol. 85/No. 12 - March 29, 2021
Tamika Palmer, center, marches behind banner with portrait of her daughter Breonna Taylor, in Louisville March 13 on first anniversary of fatal shooting by police. Hundreds who took part demanded the cops responsible face criminal charges over her killing.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — On the March 13 anniversary of the midnight police raid that took Breonna Taylor’s life last year, hundreds of people marched through downtown Louisville to demand the police responsible be held accountable. Demands to prosecute the police…


‘Workers need to fight as a class to protect their interests’

Vol. 85/No. 12 - March 29, 2021

One of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for March is Teamster Power by Farrell Dobbs. The book tells the story of how members of Teamsters Local 574 learned to wield the union power they forged through three 1934 strike victories…


Working class needs its own foreign policy

Vol. 85/No. 12 - March 29, 2021

Statement by Joanne Kuniansky, Socialist Workers Party candidate for New Jersey governor, March 16. Democratic and Republican politicians alike claim to wield U.S. economic and military influence at home and abroad in the interests of “all Americans.” Workers and farmers…


Give your new gov’t ‘stimulus’ to the Socialist Workers Party!

Vol. 85/No. 12 - March 29, 2021

The Socialist Workers Party announced March 13 a special “stimulus” capital appeal to help finance the long-term work of the party. Party members, supporters, Militant readers and a growing number of workers, farmers and youth that SWP members are meeting…


Protests in Myanmar continue in face of military junta killings

Vol. 85/No. 12 - March 29, 2021
March 15 protest in Thanlyin Township, on outskirts of Yangon, day after military and cops killed 71 people. Junta’s brutality has failed to quell protests by workers, farmers in Myanmar.

Despite unleashing ever more brutal violence against peaceful protesters across the country, the military junta in Myanmar has so far failed in its attempts to quell the massive movement against its Feb. 1 seizure of power. As of March 17,…


Ky. SWP launches campaign, ‘Workers need their own voice’

Vol. 85/No. 12 - March 29, 2021
Maggie Trowe, with campaign supporters, speaks at March 12 press conference in front of City Hall to announce her campaign as Socialist Workers Party candidate for mayor of Louisville.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — “Working people need a voice and a movement,” Margaret Trowe told Rebekah Dow of WLKY-TV as she interviewed the Socialist Workers Party candidate for mayor at a press conference outside City Hall March 12. “Like the 18…


SWP ballot drive in New Jersey gains ground

Vol. 85/No. 12 - March 29, 2021

UNION CITY, N.J. — Supporters of the campaign of Joanne Kuniansky and Candace Wagner, the Socialist Workers Party candidates for governor and lieutenant governor of New Jersey, made steady progress during the second weekend of a six-week effort to put…


Puerto Rico fighters celebrate life of Rafael Cancel Miranda

Vol. 85/No. 12 - March 29, 2021
Feb. 28 meeting in San Juan honors political life of Puerto Rico independence fighter Rafael Cancel Miranda a year after his death. María de los Ángeles Vázquez, Miranda’s wife, speaks.

Several events were held in Puerto Rico from Feb. 28 to March 7 to honor the life of revolutionary leader and independence fighter Rafael Cancel Miranda, who died March 2 last year. They also marked the anniversary of the 1954…


Support Amazon workers fight for union in Alabama!

Vol. 85/No. 12 - March 29, 2021

ATLANTA — “I have two grandsons who work at Amazon in Bessemer,” retired coal miner and United Mine Workers union member Maxwell Wilson told the Militant March 14, from his home in Midfield, a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama. “This is…


Nurses strike in Massachusetts over dangerous understaffing

Vol. 85/No. 12 - March 29, 2021
Hundreds of members of Massachusetts Nurses Association picket St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester March 8 as strike began over understaffing and unsafe working conditions.

WORCESTER, Mass. — Eight hundred union nurses at St. Vincent Hospital here went on strike March 8 over dangerous understaffing and unsafe working conditions. The workers, members of the Massachusetts Nurses Association, have been in contract negotiations with Tenet Healthcare…