‘Things are even harder for small farmers now’

Vol. 84/No. 17 - May 4, 2020

ATLANTA — “Things are even harder than usual for small farmers right now, with so much uncertainty about what will happen,” Willie Head told the Militant April 13. Head has several hundred acres of corn, melons, greens and other vegetable…

Demand massive gov’t public works program to provide jobs

Vol. 84/No. 17 - May 4, 2020

Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party 2020 candidate for president, issued the following fighting program April 22. Malcolm Jarrett is the party’s vice presidential candidate. The Socialist Workers Party demands the federal government immediately fund a massive public works program to…

SWP: ‘Demand prosecution of cops for cold-blooded killing’

Vol. 84/No. 17 - May 4, 2020
Joel Britton, SWP candidate for Congress, pays respects to Steven Taylor at memorial site set up by his family near Walmart in San Leandro, Calif., Cops gunned him down in store April 18.

The following statement by Joel Britton, Socialist Workers Party candidate for U.S. Congress in the 13th District in California, was issued April 20. Britton works at Walmart. All working people should join with the family of Steven Taylor in demanding…

Put workers back to work! Fight for jobs, no wage cuts!

Bosses seek to make workers pay for today’s capitalist crisis
Vol. 84/No. 17 - May 4, 2020
Miami hotel, restaurant workers idled by government shutdown joined union car caravan April 19 to protest unemployment pay delays. “The system doesn’t work,” Ines Santiesteban said.

Growing numbers of workers and farmers are facing conditions that make it crystal clear our main problem today is the rulers’ deep shutdown of the economy and the massive loss of jobs it has caused. Tens of millions are thrown…

Puerto Rico gov’t uses virus pretext to attack rights

Vol. 84/No. 17 - May 4, 2020

Working people in the U.S. colony of Puerto Rico are being kept under lockdown orders stricter than anywhere in the U.S. These include a 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew; rules that those not working in “essential” businesses must stay…

Workers, vendors in Kurdish Iraq fight for right to work

Vol. 84/No. 17 - May 4, 2020

Mechanics and vendors held protests in Erbil, above, and Duhok April 18 against a government lockdown across the Kurdistan region of Iraq. They called on the government to allow them to reopen their garages and shops after a month of…

‘Lift US sanctions on North Korea, sign a peace treaty’

Vol. 84/No. 17 - May 4, 2020
“We champion the struggle to reunify Korea,” SWP message said to North Korean people on occasion of country’s April 15 national holiday. Above, June 2019 protest in Seoul, South Korea.

Over the last month President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have reportedly exchanged “personal letters.” At stake are talks over eliminating nuclear weapons on the Korean Peninsula, an end to U.S. sanctions that fall heaviest on…

Che: ‘Cuban Revolution’s first great battle was land reform’

Vol. 84/No. 17 - May 4, 2020
In address to congress of peasants near Rebel Army’s Second Front headquarters in eastern Cuba, Sept. 21, 1958, Raúl Castro explains July 26 Movement’s revolutionary program — taking land out of hands of big landholders and distributing to all those who work it.

Episodes of the Cuban Revolutionary War 1956-58 by Ernesto Che Guevara is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for April. Argentinian-born Guevara joined and fought alongside Fidel Castro, becoming an outstanding leader of the Cuban Revolution that defeated the…