Democrats’ 2020 campaign takes aim at workers’ rights

Vol. 83/No. 7 - February 18, 2019

The minute the 2018 midterm elections wound down, the 2020 presidential election campaign — as well as contests for state and city offices in 2019 — got going full speed. As one Democratic aspirant after another throws their hat in…

Political crisis in Venezuela deepens – US hands off!

Vol. 83/No. 7 - February 18, 2019

Violating Venezuelan sovereignty, the U.S. rulers — with bipartisan support and backing from their allies in Europe, Canada and some Latin American countries — are making progress in pressing for the collapse of the government headed by Venezuelan President Nicolás…

Autoworkers strike in Hungary wins 18 percent monthly raise

Vol. 83/No. 7 - February 18, 2019
Strike by thousands of autoworkers in Gyor, Hungary, won 18 percent pay hike, Jan. 24-30. Government recently gave bosses right to impose mandatory overtime of 400 hours per year.

A seven-day strike by thousands of autoworkers in Hungary, members of the Audi Hungaria Independent Trade Union, ended Jan. 30 with the unionists winning an 18 percent monthly wage raise and other benefits. That means at least $273 more a…

Building workers in New Jersey strike three days for contract

Vol. 83/No. 7 - February 18, 2019

FORT LEE, N.J. — Chanting “What do we want? Contracts” and “If we don’t get it, shut it down,” some 200 workers at Horizon House Buildings and their supporters rallied here Jan. 29 in a fight for a new contract.…


Vol. 83/No. 7 - February 18, 2019

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Join Socialist Workers Party campaign!

Vol. 83/No. 7 - February 18, 2019

Seth Galinsky, Socialist Workers Party candidate for New York City Public Advocate, released this statement Feb. 6. Galinsky had just returned from two days campaigning door to door and farm to farm in upstate New York.  All you have to…

‘There’s a revolution going on, a worldwide revolution’

Vol. 83/No. 7 - February 18, 2019
Malcolm X speaks to young civil rights fighters in Selma, Alabama, Feb. 4, 1965. In last weeks of his life, Malcolm spoke increasingly as a revolutionary leader of the entire working class.

The excerpt below is from  February 1965: The Final Speeches, by Malcolm X, one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for February. It is from the speech “There’s a Worldwide Revolution Going On” given in Harlem, New York, Feb. 15.…

What are lessons for workers from the LA teachers strike?

Vol. 83/No. 7 - February 18, 2019
Retired mine workers bring solidarity to 9-day strike by teachers and school workers, Kanawha County, West Virginia, Feb. 22, 2018. Strike took on aspects of a social movement, impacted by the fighting traditions of miners union in that state going back decades. It set an example for the kind of labor movement workers will need to build to respond to the bosses’ attacks.

The six-day strike in Los Angeles by more than 30,000 teachers deserves further assessment. This is in the interest of all those in the working class who participated in the walkout, and all those across the country interested in how…

25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 83/No. 7 - February 18, 2019

February 21, 1994 LOS ANGELES — Congress dealt a blow to democratic and human rights when it voted to curb disaster aid for undocumented immigrant victims of the earthquake here. The measure, an amendment to an earthquake relief bill, was…

Davos Forum marks political crises afflicting capitalist rulers

Vol. 83/No. 6 - February 11, 2019
Yellow vest protest in Paris Jan. 26, one of many actions across France against President Emmanuel Macron’s government. Bosses at forum in Davos expressed fears that such actions by working people against the impact of the crisis of capitalism foretell “unrest to come.”

The annual gathering of some 3,000 bosses, bankers and speculators, heads of state and meritocratic hangers-on at the World Economic Forum took place in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 22-25. The event was marked by the sharpening political crisis confronting the various…