‘Nationalize PG&E, put it under workers control’

Vol. 83/No. 23 - June 10, 2019
Bianca Alvarado, right, talks with Jeff Powers in Chico, California, in February after wildfire destroyed nearby Paradise, killing scores. Fire was caused by PG&E bosses’ disdain for safety.

OAKLAND, California — The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the state regulatory agency that deals with forest fires, reported May 15 that last fall’s Camp Fire that killed at least 85 people and destroyed nearly 19,000 homes and…

Union City, South Hayward teachers strike for higher pay

Vol. 83/No. 23 - June 10, 2019

UNION CITY, Calif. — Teachers, counselors and students picketed outside Logan High School May 20, in the first strike ever at New Haven Unified District schools here and in South Hayward. “It’s the cost of living we’re up against,” social…

25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 83/No. 23 - June 10, 2019

June 13, 1994 Some 1,800 members of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Florida, and Ohio, struck Leslie Fay Inc. — one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of women’s clothing on June 1. This is…

Washington’s moves against Iran hit workers hardest

Vol. 83/No. 23 - June 10, 2019

Washington continues to levy sanctions, issue threats against Iran, and move military forces into the Mideast as it advances the predatory interests of the U.S. imperialist rulers in the region. Washington aims to force the Iranian government into talks to…

SWP: Oppose US threats on Iran, protest anti-Semitism

Vol. 83/No. 23 - June 10, 2019
Right, Steve Clark, Socialist Workers Party National Committee member, told New York Militant Labor Forum May 25 anti-Semitism is not a form of racism or xenophobia. As crisis deepens, capitalist rulers will promote Jew-hatred to divert workers from real source of economic and social catastrophe: capitalism. Below, anti-Semitic cartoon of Donald Trump and Netanyahu in New York Times. The editors later “apologized.”

NEW YORK — “The Socialist Workers Party unconditionally opposes U.S. threats and economic sanctions against Iran,” Socialist Workers Party National Committee member Steve Clark told those at the Militant Labor Forum here May 25. “We’re not predicting a war between…

Join fight against new censorship of ‘Militant’ in Florida prisons!

Vol. 83/No. 23 - June 10, 2019

Officials at the Florida State Prison and the New River Correctional Institution, both in Raiford, informed the Militant  May 28 that they had impounded two more issues of the working-class newsweekly. That brings to five the number of issues impounded…

2019 version of Roosevelt New Deal no road forward for working people

Vol. 83/No. 23 - June 10, 2019

The “Green New Deal,” the project of Democratic Socialists of America member and liberal media darling House member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other young self-anointed progressives, that’s backed by at least five of the Democratic Party presidential hopefuls, claims to address…

Rulers political crisis grows as UK workers say, ‘Get out of EU!’

Vol. 83/No. 23 - June 10, 2019

LONDON — Faced with fallout from repeated failed efforts to reach some agreement among the capitalist rulers’ fractured political parties over what to do about Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May resigned as Conservative Party leader May 24. The resignation takes…

Thousands rally, demand women’s right to abortion!

‘Keep on marching, make our voices heard’
Vol. 83/No. 23 - June 10, 2019
May 21 Sacramento, Calif. Rallies to defend women’s right to abortion continue nationwide.

“We hoped for 20 and 200 people showed up,” Heather Bradford told David Rosenfeld, Socialist Workers Party candidate for St. Paul City Council, as they both joined a May 25 protest in Duluth, Minnesota, in support of women’s right to…

US hands off Venezuela! US hands off of Cuba!

Vol. 83/No. 23 - June 10, 2019

Washington and the U.S.-backed opposition in Venezuela continue to press their campaign to oust the government of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, despite the failure of their April 30 coup attempt. Washington is stepping up its economic war on Venezuela —…