Teamsters at Port of Los Angeles join protest at immigration detention center to support port drivers, warehouse workers, others facing deportation if Temporary Protected Status is ended.

LA port workers fight for union, immigrant rights

Teamsters, Painters speak out against deportations

WILMINGTON, Calif. — More than 300 port truck drivers, warehouse workers and their supporters held a rally and march in this port town Oct. 3 at the end of a three-day strike against XPO Logistics and NFI Industries. The drivers…


SWP STATEMENT

Amnesty for immigrants! Unite, organize all workers!

The following statement was released Oct. 10 by Dennis Richter, Socialist Workers Party candidate for U.S. Senate in California. “I’m not the immigration police,” the head of the Carpenters union recently told the press. The union doesn’t ask painters where…


Chicago cop found guilty in killing Laquan McDonald

Protesters celebrate after conviction Oct. 5 of Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke of second-degree murder in 2014 killing of Laquan McDonald. Jurors said they just didn’t believe Van Dyke.

CHICAGO — After less than 8 hours of deliberation, the jury in the three-week trial of Jason Van Dyke — the cop who killed 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in October 2014 — returned guilty verdicts on 17 of the 18 charges…


SWP SPEAKS IN INTERESTS OF WORKING PEOPLE

‘Workers need their own political party, a labor party’

Socialist Workers Party members Laura Garza and Fredy Huinil speak with Dora Correa, center, Oct. 6 about debate over “gentrification,” rising rents, thug attacks on art galleries in Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, and workers need for a labor party.

Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas, and campaign supporters recently knocked on doors in northwest Dallas, where leaking natural gas pipes maintained by Atmos Energy exploded last February, killing 12-year-old Linda Rogers. They wanted to…




Features

Japanese rulers fight exposure of slavery of ‘comfort women’

Above, San Francisco statue of “comfort women” who Japanese rulers kidnapped and forced into prostitution during second imperialist world war. Inset, 500 people attend Sept. 22 commemoration of statue’s unveiling. Osaka, Japan, mayor ended its sister-city relationship with San Francisco in retaliation for memorial.

SAN FRANCISCO — Nearly 500 people on Sept. 22 commemorated the first anniversary of the installation of a “comfort women” memorial here that has sparked a sharp controversy. The mayor of Osaka, Japan, recently terminated its six-decade sister-city relationship with…


In defense of the US working class

SWP leader at Havana event answers question: ‘Can working people in US make a socialist revolution?’
Striking teachers at West Virginia Capitol in Charleston, Feb. 26, 2018, as one of most significant labor battles in U.S. in decades exploded. Teachers and other school workers went on strike statewide, winning support from students, parents, churches and other unions. Strikes and protests spread to Oklahoma, Kentucky, Arizona, Colorado, and North Carolina. “What happened there is a living refutation of the portrait of working-class bigotry and ‘backwardness’ painted by middle class liberals and much of the radical left,” says Socialist Workers Party leader Mary-Alice Waters.
The following is the talk by Mary-Alice Waters to a conference organized by the Cuban Institute of History…




SWP Statement

For recognition of a Palestinian state and Israel

• For recognition of a Palestinian state and of Israel
• For repeal of U.S. Jerusalem Embassy Act
• For workers’ solidarity in Israel, Palestine, the world over
The following statement, drafted by Steve Clark, was released Dec. 11 by Jack Barnes, Socialist Workers Party…
Cuba and Chernobyl

This Cuban documentary produced in 2006 tells the story of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe in Ukraine and Cuba’s exemplary internationalist medical program that treated more than 25,000 victims.