Car caravans demand: ‘End US embargo against Cuba!’

Vol. 85/No. 6 - February 15, 2021
Caravan participants in Miami Jan. 31 protesting U.S. government embargo of Cuba rally at José Martí monument, above. Car caravans occurred in Seattle, Los Angeles and New York as well.

MIAMI — Over 100 cars and more than 25 bicycle riders joined in a spirited caravan protesting the U.S. government’s criminal embargo against Cuba here Jan. 31. Similar actions took place in Los Angeles, New York, Seattle and other cities…


Number of contributors to ‘Militant’ appeal grows!

Vol. 85/No. 6 - February 15, 2021

“I am responding to your call for donations. I’ve been a long-term subscriber, with my subscription being paid for by donors. So, I am going to purchase a year’s subscription, plus donate $25,” one of the Militant’s subscribers behind bars…


Help put SWP candidate Joe Swanson on the ballot!

Vol. 85/No. 6 - February 15, 2021

Supporters of the Socialist Workers Party campaign will kick off the drive to put Joe Swanson on the ballot for City Council At-Large in Lincoln, Nebraska, with a weekend of campaigning Feb. 6-7. Swanson is a longtime union member who…


Will Biden unravel openings for toilers in the Middle East?

Vol. 85/No. 6 - February 15, 2021

Will President Joe Biden jettison the Donald Trump administration’s Mideast moves that pushed forward the establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and Arab and Muslim regimes? This extension of mutual recognition is good for working people in Israel, Palestine and…


Protests continue in Russia, demand ‘Free Navalny!’

Vol. 85/No. 6 - February 15, 2021

For the second week in a row, tens of thousands demonstrated against Russian President Vladimir Putin, defying a police crackdown Jan. 31. The protests, demanding the release from prison of Alexei Navalny, Putin’s main bourgeois political opponent, are the most…


Amazon workers’ union drive in Alabama gains support

Vol. 85/No. 6 - February 15, 2021

ATLANTA — “The main thing is for people to vote for the union, whether it’s held in person or by mail,” Sharon Franklin, a worker at Amazon’s fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama, told the Militant in a phone interview Jan.…


India farmers continue protests against new gov’t laws

Vol. 85/No. 6 - February 15, 2021

After a tractorcade of hundreds of thousands of farmers and their supporters wound its way through New Delhi, India’s capital, Jan. 26, the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi stepped up efforts to put an end to their monthslong protests…


How SWP, Teamster leaders fought gov’t frame-up in 1940s

Vol. 85/No. 6 - February 15, 2021
Eighteen SWP and Teamster leaders on their way to federal prison, Dec. 31, 1943. They were framed up for leading labor opposition to U.S. rulers’ war drive. James P. Cannon, third from right, partly obscured. Defendants were first victims of thought-control Smith Act.

Socialism on Trial: Testimony at Minneapolis Sedition Trial by James P. Cannon is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for February. Cannon was the lead defendant among 18 leaders of the Socialist Workers Party and Minneapolis Teamsters union framed…


Gas workers in UK strike against boss moves to cut pay

Vol. 85/No. 6 - February 15, 2021

STOCKPORT, England — Striking gas workers in the U.K. have held 11 strike days beginning Jan. 7 through Feb. 1, standing up to bullying tactics by Centrica bosses seeking to impose pay cuts. The 7,500 workers, members of the GMB…


Bosses drive for profit leads to Georgia poultry plant deaths

Vol. 85/No. 6 - February 15, 2021

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Six workers at the nonunion Foundation Food Group poultry plant here were killed Jan. 28 when a liquid nitrogen line ruptured and spewed a deadly freezing fog of nitrogen vapor. Nitrogen, used to freeze chicken, can reduce…