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University of Washington students hold screening of the film Walkout

Students hold screening of the HBO film Walkout. (Fight Back! News/staff) Seattle, WA - On February 2, the Progressive Student Union (PSU) and Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de AztlĂĄn (MEChA) hosted a joint screening of the film Walkout. Leading up to this event, MEChA and PSU spent weeks flyering and tabling together in order to spread the word. Forty…

On his 125th birthday, read Harry Haywood on Black power and the fight for socialism

Harry Haywood One of the most important communists in U.S. history, Harry Haywood, was born 125 years ago today, on February 4, 1898. Haywood was a member of the Communist Party (CPUSA), serving on the Central Committee from 1927 to 1938 and on the Politburo from 1931 until 1938. After the CPUSA’s turn towards revisionism Haywood helped to found the…

Rosa Parks b. February 4, 1913

- People always say that I didn't give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn't true. I was not tired physically, or no more tired than I usually was at the end of a working day. I was not old, although some people have an image of me as being old then. I was forty-two. No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in.- I would like to be known…

Columbus Starbucks files to unionize, aiming to become 4th unionized in the city

The 1085 West 5th Avenue Starbucks location has become the 4th store in Columbus to file for unionization in the nationwide Starbucks Workers United organizing campaign. Citing unfair working conditions, being overworked and understaffed, unfair scheduling, and the removal of their pride flag, workers say they are organizing for a seat at the bargaining…

EVENT: Drive to war in the Americas: Disband Nato; Yankees go home!

Download meeting leaflet as a pdf. On Saturday 4 March, the CPGB-ML will be organising an event in London to coincide with actions taking place worldwide, coordinated by the World Anti-Imperialist Platform. These events, taking place in cities across the globe, form a part of the Platform’s next international programme, which is focused this time…

Militia Deputy Commander Of CPI (Maoist) Arrested By DRG In Dantewada District

Dantewada Dsitrict, February 4, 2023: A cadre of the CPI (Maoist) was arrested on Saturday in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district. Dantewada Superintendent of Police Siddharth Tiwari told The Pioneer that Malla alias Daka Muchaki (34) was apprehended by the District Reserve Guard from a jungle between Gondaras and Potli villages. He was the militia…

Please spread the word to your trans/non-binary, gender…

Please spread the word to your trans/non-binary, gender non-conforming siblings and allies!A weekend of protests on March 31st and April 1st in Washington, DC. Details TBD.(March 31st is Trans Day of Visibility, but we are re-branding it as Trans Day of Vengeance.)We are dedicating these actions to Ivory Nicole Smith, a beloved black trans woman community…

Political crises of US capitalist rulers’ two parties deepen heading to 2024 – The Militant

[....]   Both parties fear deepening struggles by working people for things we need — higher wages, cost-of-living protection against the scourge of inflation, more effective health care, retirement pay we can live on, livable work schedules and more.[....]   Republicans, Trump opposes cuts to Social Security and Medicare, making this part of…

Che!

THE revolutionaries of Cuba, Latin America and the rest of the world hold Ernesto Che Guevara in great esteem. Soon after he came to Cuba, stories of his military exploits in the Sierra Maestra mountains — and later on in Las Villas, Zaire and Bolivia — were passed by word of mouth, turning into a living legend, despite the young hero's early death…

Memphis cops charged with murder in killing of Tyre Nichols – The Militant

[....]  Modest protests against the murder took place in Memphis and nationwide, reflecting the fact the cops involved had been charged with murder and face up to 60 years in prison. Nichols’ parents urged people to protest, and urged them to do so without violence or disruption, a request that was largely followed.Memphis cops charged with murder…

Minneapolis denounces Blinken’s support for Israeli occupation, speaks out against Jenin massacre

Twin cities protest against Jenin massacre. (Fight Back! News/Wyatt Miller) Minneapolis, MN - On February 1, 15 activists stood with banners and signs at the busy intersection of 42nd and Cedar Avenues in south Minneapolis to show support for Palestine and to call for an end to U.S. aid to Israel. The MN Anti-War Committee called for the bannering in…

Union control reinforces divisions

On February 1st around half a million workers from different sectors in Britain were on strike – rail and some bus networks, civil servants, and in particular workers in education, both schools and universities. This was the biggest number of workers out on one day since the strike wave in Britain began last summer.Responding to a growing feeling…

Bolivia and China Agreement for CBC Consortium to Mine Lithium

News on China No. 133 by Dongsheng News / February 4th, 2023 This week’s News on China in 2 minutes. • Bolivia and China agreement for CBC consortium to mine lithium • 892 million trips for the Chinese new year • Extension of rights for migrant workers • The challenges of football in China Dongsheng (Eastern Voices) is an international collective…

Political crises of US capitalist rulers’ two parties deepen heading to 2024

Disarray and sharp conflicts between and within the Democratic and Republican parties continue over the reorganization of committees in the House, the scandal over classified documents held by Joseph Biden, Donald Trump and Mike Pence, and debates over the U.S. government’s debts exceeding the limit set by Congress. Driving these clashes is the inability…

Help get out book by Socialist Workers Party leaders, widen reach of ‘Militant’

Members and supporters of the Socialist Workers Party and Communist Leagues in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom are finding a lot of interest from Militant readers and others in the new Pathfinder book The Low Point of Labor Resistance Is Behind Us: The Socialist Workers Party Looks Forward by SWP leaders Jack Barnes, Mary-Alice Waters and Steve…

Workers across China protest wave of layoffs, unpaid wages

Local governments across China are increasingly trying to crack down on protests by workers fighting spreading layoffs and growing unpaid wages. They have “threatened to punish workers who take ‘extremist measures,’ such as protests blocking traffic or outside government offices to get the money they are owed,” reported the Financial Times  Jan…

Rents, mortgages soar, tighten squeeze on workers’ families

With housing costs rising faster than workers’ wages, those renting apartments or homes are paying on the average 30% of their income for rent, an all-time high. Mortgage rates have doubled in the past year. Underneath these figures is the bosses’ callous disregard toward the degrading living conditions confronting millions of workers.  On top…

Political polarization in Brazil grows as economic crisis persists

The failed attempt on Jan. 8 by thousands of right-wing forces to provoke the intervention of Brazil’s armed forces against recently elected President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has set the stage for heightened social and political polarization as the country’s economy continues in a prolonged crisis.    After da Silva won the race in a close runoff…

Mary Lou Montauk, 78 years a builder, supporter of the SWP

OAKLAND, Calif. — More than 50 people gathered here Jan. 21 to celebrate the life and political contributions of Mary Lou Montauk, a member and supporter of the Socialist Workers Party for 78 years. She died Jan. 5. “Mary Lou stayed the course,” SWP leader Betsey Stone told the gathering. “She was a cadre of the Socialist Workers Party, ready…

Ukraine fighters battle Putin’s push in Donetsk

Almost a year after Russian President Vladimir Putin launched his invasion of Ukraine, he is intensifying efforts to bomb its people into submission. His regime, whose origins lie in the KGB political police apparatus of the former Soviet Union, aims to reimpose the former czarist empire by annihilating the country’s independence. As assaults on civilians…

Memphis cops charged with murder in killing of Tyre Nichols

ATLANTA — Five members of a Memphis police specialized “crime suppression” unit were fired and charged with second-degree murder and other felonies Jan. 26 after city authorities reviewed videos showing them brutally beating Tyre Nichols 19 days earlier. The 29-year-old FedEx worker died three days after the beating. The video was released to…

Baluchistan protests: ‘End death penalty! For freedom!’

Despite stepped-up harassment by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and Basij thugs, thousands of protesters took to the streets in Iran’s Baluchistan region Jan. 27 to call for an end to government repression. The nationwide protests for “Women, life, freedom” that started Sept. 16 have declined since November. These began when Zhina Amini…

The Progenitor of Inequalities: Corporate Personhood vs. Human Beings

By Ralph Nader / February 4th, 2023 The word “inequality” is everywhere in the media. It usually refers either to race, gender, rich vs. poor, or other differences between human beings. Absent from the public debate is the biggest perpetrator of “inequality” against human beings – the corporate entity itself. Ever since 1886 when a U.S. Supreme…

All Governments Lie

By Allen Forrest / February 4th, 2023 Allen Forrest is a writer, painter, graphic artist and activist. He has created covers and illustrations for literary publications and books, is the winner of the Leslie Jacoby Honor for Art at San Jose State University's Reed Magazine for 2015, and his Bel Red landscape paintings are part of the Bellevue College…

Shifting Baseline Disorders: Only the One Percent is Bad

But for now, let me repeat: the world’s richest 85 individuals do not have the same amount of accumulated wealth as the world’s poorest 50 percent. They have vastly more. The multitude on the lower rungs—even taken as a totality—have next to nothing. — Michael Parenti Funny stuff seeing the MoveOn outfit go after ONLY the one percent who are…


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