Truckers deliver demands to White House, end DC protest

Vol. 84/No. 22 - June 8, 2020

WASHINGTON — Three weeks after truckers parked their rigs by the U.S. Capitol May 1, they ended their national protest calling for an end to brokers slashing their rates and for elimination of government overregulation. An estimated 500 to 1,000…


SWP ‘stimulus’ appeal approaches $100,000

Vol. 84/No. 22 - June 8, 2020

Nine new contributors to this special appeal last week brought the total to $95,000, from 84 people and increasing! Harvey McArthur, from the Chicago area, sent his check with a note: “Enclosed is a check from proceeds of the ‘stimulus’…



Crimean Tatars mark 1944 mass deportation, Moscow occupation

Vol. 84/No. 22 - June 8, 2020
Following Moscow’s 2014 occupation of Crimea, Crimean Tatars are prohibited from holding events to commemorate 1944 deportation of entire Tatar population from peninsula. On May 18, Tatar prisoners defied ban and staged protest at frame-up military court hearing in Russia.

On May 18 a group of Crimean Tatars put on trial by Moscow on trumped-up terrorism charges staged a daring protest during a military court hearing in Rostov-on-Don in Russia. Placed behind a glass cage for the hearing, the seven…




Gov’t tries again to frame up Amtrak engineer in 2015 crash

Vol. 84/No. 22 - June 8, 2020
July 2014 Seattle protest against rail bosses’ plans to impose one-man crews. Inset, Brandon Bostian, Amtrak engineer. Government is trying a third time to scapegoat Bostian for 2015 Philadelphia train crash, to take eyes off real source of problem — rail bosses’ drive for profits.

PHILADELPHIA — For the last five years Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian, a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, has been hounded by prosecutors and government officials determined to frame him up for a 2015 passenger train derailment…


Cuban leaders turn to working people to lead the way forward

Vol. 84/No. 22 - June 8, 2020
Young people in Havana planting cucumbers at La Batalla farm May 23. Union of Young Communists is leading workers, farmers and youth to expand agricultural production to cut into food shortages caused by deepening world capitalist crisis, punishing U.S. trade sanctions.

Like it has done ever since the fight to overthrow the U.S.-backed dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista began, the revolutionary leadership in Cuba has turned to working people to lead the way again. They are doing so to confront the impact…


Join fight against cop, vigilante killings

Vol. 84/No. 22 - June 8, 2020

Protests demanding prosecution of the vigilantes who killed Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, Georgia, and the cops who killed Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky, and George Floyd in Minneapolis deserve the support of all working people. Cop and vigilante violence are…