The Militant


The Militant

"The Militant" is an international communist newsweekly connected to the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) and the so called "Pathfinder Tendency". It is published in the United States and distributed in other countries such as Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, France, Sweden, Iceland, and New Zealand.

"The Militant" is not officially owned or controlled by the SWP. To protect the party and the paper, "The Militant" is owned by a private group, although the endorsement the paper gives to the SWP is clear.

"The Militant" was launched in 1928 by James P. Cannon and other American Trotskyists, and was first edited by Max Shachtman. It declared its goal to be a fight "in the interest of the working people" against the capitalist system, imperialist wars, and the Stalinist regime in the Soviet Union, which according to the Trotskyists had betrayed and corrupted the October Revolution.

In the summer of 2005, "The Militant" became a bilingual newspaper, published in both English and Spanish ("El Militante"), and with lead articles and editorials appearing in both languages.

External links

* [http://www.themilitant.com Official website]
* [http://www.pathfinderpress.com Pathfinder Books, the bookstore of the Socialist Workers Party]


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