25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 83/No. 25 - July 15, 2019

July 11, 1994 BROOKLYN, New York — After less than two days on strike, 2,341 conductors, car repair workers, and track workers scored a victory in their contract fight with the Long Island Rail Road. The four striking locals of…


G-20 summit reveals ‘liberal world order’ is coming apart

Vol. 83/No. 25 - July 15, 2019

The Group of 20 annual summit in Osaka, Japan, June 28-29 drew government leaders from the U.S., Germany, Japan, China, Russia, all the main imperialist and other large capitalist countries. It reflected the deep competition over trade between them, despite…


Conference celebrates 100 years ‘on the right side of history’

Socialist Workers Party campaigns for independent working-class political action
Vol. 83/No. 25 - July 15, 2019
From left, John Studer, Dave Prince, Holly Harkness, Steve Clark, Jack Barnes (speaking), Mary-Alice Waters, Norton Sandler, at closing session of SWP conference June 15. Banners summarized continuity of Socialist Workers Party since 1919 founding of first communist party in U.S. and other Active Workers Conference themes.

“We’ll come out of this conference campaigning all across the country,” Jack Barnes, Socialist Workers Party National Secretary, said at the close of the party-sponsored International Active Workers Conference held in Oberlin, Ohio, June 13-15. He pointed to opportunities today…


Liberals’ Green New Deal is trap for working class

Modeled on Roosevelt’s WWII attacks on unions
Vol. 83/No. 25 - July 15, 2019

One feature of capitalist politics in the U.S. is the entry of a layer of self-proclaimed socialists — like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — who see their mission to rebrand the Democratic Party to better ensnarl workers and to reform and defend…