SWP: Back workers’ fight to win control over job safety

Vol. 84/No. 4 - February 3, 2020
Naomi Craine, right, SWP candidate for U.S. Senate in Illinois, speaks at Jan. 10 rally in Chicago to demand freedom for Gerald Reed and other victims of cop torture. “It’s an outrage that Reed is still in jail a year after his conviction was overturned,” Craine told fellow protesters.

The Socialist Workers Party 2020 presidential ticket will be announced shortly and a slate of candidates across the country is advancing a program for working people to defend their jobs, income and safety and fight in the interests of all…

Rail bosses slash jobs, safety in drive to maximize profits

Vol. 84/No. 4 - February 3, 2020

CHICAGO — Rail bosses in North America have slashed thousands of jobs — from engineers and conductors to track maintenance and equipment repair workers — in recent months, with more cuts in the works. At the same time they brag…

Join effort to get Indiana prison officials to end ban on ‘Militant’

Vol. 84/No. 4 - February 3, 2020

As word has gotten out about the Militant’s appeal filed against prison authorities at Indiana’s Pendleton Correctional Facility banning subscriber Kevin “Rashid” Johnson from getting several issues of the paper, letters of protest have been sent to the Indiana Department…

What’s at stake in Jersey City debate over anti-Semitism?

Vol. 84/No. 3 - January 27, 2020
Thousands march in New York against deadly Jew-hatred attack on deli in Jersey City. Rulers scapegoat Jews as evil cabal responsible for high rents and all social ills, not capitalist system.

UNION CITY, N.J. — A sharp debate broke out when an elected member of the Jersey City Board of Education made blatantly anti-Semitic statements, justifying the murderous attack on the JC Kosher Supermarket Dec. 10. Joan Terrell-Paige posted an anti-Jewish…

Join May Day brigade to Cuba!

Vol. 84/No. 3 - January 27, 2020

Anyone interested in learning firsthand about what the Cuban Revolution is, and has accomplished, has an excellent opportunity to do so this spring. The National Network on Cuba, a coalition of groups in solidarity with the Cuban people, is organizing…

US gov’t puts restrictions on charter flights to Cuba

Vol. 84/No. 3 - January 27, 2020

In the U.S. rulers’ latest move to ratchet up their almost six-decade-long economic war on the Cuban Revolution, the administration of President Donald Trump announced Jan. 10 it would bar all charter flights to nine regional airports in Cuba. It…

Australia bushfires: Capitalism is responsible for social disaster

Vol. 84/No. 3 - January 27, 2020
Resident of Cobargo, Australia, area hard hit by bushfires, refuses to shake hand of Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Capitalist rulers left working people on their own as fires raged.

The following statement was released by the Communist League in Australia Jan. 8. The massive bushfires that have swept south and eastern Australia have had a devastating impact on the lives of many working people. But the social crisis developing…

Capitalism, colonial rule cause Puerto Rico earthquake crisis

Vol. 84/No. 3 - January 27, 2020
Above, quake victims living in public square in Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico. Inset, school in Guánica after Jan. 6 earthquake. Thousands are sleeping outdoors, with no government aid.

Hundreds of homes suffered serious damage, along with some schools, churches and other buildings that collapsed, after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake — one of hundreds over the last several weeks — rocked the southern part of the U.S. colony of…