UK rulers move to stop ‘Brexit’ as Johnson seeks US trade bloc

Vol. 83/No. 37 - October 14, 2019

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson is shifting his minority government towards a closer trade and foreign policy bloc with Washington and away from the European Union, as conflicts sharpen with opponents of all stripes who are determined that the…

SWP: Building solidarity helps boost working class struggle

Vol. 83/No. 37 - October 14, 2019
UAW picket line at GM plant in Arlington, Texas, Sept. 28. From left, striker Scott Rigney; Malcolm Jarrett, SWP candidate for Pittsburgh City Council; striker Chris Roberts; and Alyson Kennedy, SWP 2016 presidential candidate. Working-class solidarity boosts struggle.

“We came here to be in solidarity with the fight pressing for Amber Guyger to be convicted and jailed for killing Botham Jean,” Malcolm Jarrett, Socialist Workers Party candidate for Pittsburgh City Council told Shelia Bennett, one of the many…

Thousands protest against racist abuse in West Papua

Vol. 83/No. 37 - October 14, 2019

  AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Demonstrations of thousands in Jayapura, Manokwari and elsewhere across the West Papua region — the Indonesian-ruled half of the resource-rich island of New Guinea — broke out in mid-August against racist abuses faced by indigenous…

Dallas cop who killed Botham Jean is found guilty of murder

Vol. 83/No. 37 - October 14, 2019
Sept. 30, 2018, Dallas protest after cop Amber Guyger shot and killed Botham Jean as he ate ice cream in his apartment. Protests forced cops to fire Guyger and led to murder conviction.

DALLAS — A 12-person jury here found Dallas cop Amber Guyger guilty of murder Oct. 1 in the killing last fall of Botham Jean, a 26-year-old Black man. Jean was shot while eating ice cream in his own apartment. Guyger,…

Blackjewel miners end protest camp, fight goes on

Vol. 83/No. 37 - October 14, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Miners who had blocked the railroad near Cumberland, Kentucky, since July 29 took down the encampment, cleaned the area and ended this phase of their struggle Sept. 26. But, they and their supporters said that this doesn’t…

Step up solidarity with UAW strikers at GM!

Vol. 83/No. 37 - October 14, 2019
Autoworkers picket Detroit GM Hamtramck Assembly Plant, Sept. 25. Key issues are permanent status for temporary workers, end to divisive two-tier pay scale, reopen shuttered plants.

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. — The nearly 49,000 United Auto Workers union members on strike against General Motors since Sept. 16 are winning solidarity in their fight to make temporary workers permanent, as well as to get rid of two-tier wages and…

Working people need their own party

Vol. 83/No. 37 - October 14, 2019

As growing evidence points to a slowdown in the world capitalist economy, no ruling class around the world has any solution to defending their profits and national interests other than through currency, trade and military conflicts — and above all…

Impeachment hysteria targets working class, political rights

Vol. 83/No. 37 - October 14, 2019

The liberals in the big-business press editorial offices and the Democratic Party are ecstatic about a leak from an anonymous “whistleblower” — reported to be a CIA agent — who said President Donald Trump mentioned former Vice President Joseph Biden…

25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 83/No. 37 - October 14, 2019

October 17, 1994 DECATUR, Illinois — Striking and locked-out workers here have put out a call for solidarity with their struggles. October 15 is set for a march and rally backing the locked-out unionists at A.E. Staley Manufacturing Co., members…