Georgia cop faces prison in shooting of Anthony Hill

Vol. 83/No. 39 - October 28, 2019

DECATUR, Ga. — After six days of deliberation, jurors Oct. 14 found former DeKalb County cop Robert Olsen guilty of aggravated assault and other lesser charges in the 2015 killing of Anthony Hill. The 27-year-old African American veteran of the…

Lift US sanctions on NKorea! For a nuclear-free peninsula!

Vol. 83/No. 39 - October 28, 2019

Washington should immediately and unconditionally “lift all sanctions against the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea” and “live up to the White House pledge last year to halt joint war games with Seoul,” wrote Steve Clark, Oct. 10, for the Socialist…

‘Standing up, fighting back helps unite working people’

Vol. 83/No. 39 - October 28, 2019
From left, Pierre-Luc Filion, Communist League candidate in Montreal; Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party 2016 candidate for president; and Malcolm Jarrett, SWP candidate for Pittsburgh City Council, visit United Steelworkers on strike at Galvano plant in Quebec Oct. 10.

MONTREAL, Quebec — “The heart of a union is workers’ activity in defense of our rights,” Alyson Kennedy, the Socialist Workers Party candidate for president in 2016, told striking members of United Steelworkers Local 9414 Oct. 10, when she visited…

‘Militant’ and books drive builds support for labor battles

Vol. 83/No. 39 - October 28, 2019

The drive to expand readership of the Militant and of books by Socialist Workers Party leaders and other working-class revolutionary leaders got off to a good start during its first week. The drive focuses on helping workers, farmers and other…

Youth throng Manila book fair for literature, culture, politics

Vol. 83/No. 38 - October 21, 2019
Interested youth discuss, buy literature in Pathfinder booth at Manila book fair Sept. 14, following meeting presenting Are They Rich Because They’re Smart? Class, Privilege, and Learning Under Capitalism, and Women in Cuba: The Making of a Revolution Within the Revolution.

MANILA, Philippines — Over 150,000 people flocked to the 40th Manila International Book Fair held in the huge Mall of Asia shopping complex Sept. 11–15. This was larger than last year. Over 100 publishers and distributors, mainly from the Philippines,…

SWP: Working people can make gains ‘when we stand and fight’

Vol. 83/No. 38 - October 21, 2019
Farmer Willie Head, center, meets with Alyson Kennedy, SWP 2016 candidate for president and Malcolm Jarrett, SWP candidate for Pittsburgh City Council, Oct. 2 in Pavo, Georgia.

PAVO, Ga. — “The protest by Blackjewel coal miners in Kentucky is an example of what working people can accomplish if we stand together and fight,” Alyson Kennedy, the Socialist Workers Party presidential candidate in 2016, told Willie Head Oct.…

Hong Kong ban on masks can’t stop struggle for political rights

Vol. 83/No. 38 - October 21, 2019

As mass protests for political rights and against Beijing’s interference continued, the Hong Kong government announced Oct. 4 it was implementing a highly controversial ban on people wearing face masks at public assemblies. The Chinese government applauded the repressive measure,…