SWP Statement: Support Los Angeles teachers strike!

Vol. 83/No. 4 - January 28, 2019

The following statement was issued Jan. 16 by Socialist Workers Party candidates Dennis Richter for City Council District 12 and Laura Garza for School Board in Los Angeles. The strike by 31,000 teachers in Los Angeles is a battle being…

‘Cuban people know what they are defending’

Vol. 83/No. 4 - January 28, 2019

The following excerpt is from testimony given by José Ramón Fernández before the People’s Court of Havana, July 12, 1999. It’s taken from the chapter “The Cuban People, Rifles in Hand, Were Convinced of Their Cause” in Playa Girón/Bay of…

‘In US, unlike Cuba, farmers can lose their land’

New book discusses how US working people are fighting back against bosses’ anti-labor offensive
Vol. 83/No. 4 - January 28, 2019
July 2014 protest in Seattle by rail workers and family members against bosses’ attempts to slash train crews down to one worker. Bosses seek to increase profits by attacks on workers, farmers and their conditions.

In Defense of the US Working Class, a new book by Mary-Alice Waters, is now off the presses. It features the talk by Waters at an April 24-26, 2018, international conference in Havana organized by the Cuban History Institute and…

Thousands turn out to support striking Los Angeles teachers

Vol. 83/No. 4 - January 28, 2019
More than 30,000 members of teachers union and supporters march in Los Angeles Jan. 14, as strike begins demanding smaller classes, full-time nurses and librarians, and pay increase.

LOS ANGELES — More than 30,000 teachers, students, parents and other supporters joined a spirited march in driving rain here Jan. 14, the first day of a strike by 31,000 teachers. Thousands walked picket lines in front of schools where…

Join May Day brigade to see Cuba’s revolution

Vol. 83/No. 4 - January 28, 2019

Workers, farmers and young people from around the world have been invited by the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) to join the 14th May Day International Volunteer Work Brigade in Solidarity with Cuba, set for April 21-May…

Amnesty for all immigrant workers, unite working class!

Vol. 83/No. 4 - January 28, 2019

The capitalist rulers in the U.S. and the Democratic and Republican parties that serve their interests agree that immigration policy should be built on the needs of the bosses. They turn the spigot on when the bosses need workers, and…

‘Take a map, stop in towns along the road and campaign’

Vol. 83/No. 4 - January 28, 2019
Communist League member Julie Crawford shows health care worker Olly Tuppen Are They Rich Because They’re Smart? by Jack Barnes, in Basildon, Essex, near London, Jan. 12. “They’re rich because of us!” said Tuppen. She also got a Militant subscription.

Members of the Socialist Workers Party and the Communist Leagues in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom are knocking on workers’ doors in cities, towns as well as farming and ranching areas far and wide. In many places,…

SWP takes working-class campaign all across Texas

SWP candidate wins support of ‘forgotten, disrespected’
Vol. 83/No. 4 - January 28, 2019
Alyson Kennedy, SWP candidate for Dallas mayor, and campaign supporter Samir Hazboun show on maps where they will campaign around the state as they also get on ballot in Dallas.

DALLAS — Socialist Workers Party candidate for mayor of Dallas Alyson Kennedy and her supporters are campaigning far and wide in Texas to defend the rights and living standards of working people. Her campaign is gaining the attention of those…


Vol. 83/No. 4 - January 28, 2019

Homelessness is ‘deplorable’ I really appreciated the article on homeless people in the Jan. 21 issue. I work part time with homeless folks in a day shelter. Several have jobs in fast food or as cooks, yet cannot afford a…