SWP 2020 campaign presents fighting working-class program

Vol. 84/No. 27 - July 13, 2020
Omari Musa, right, SWP candidate for D.C. Congress delegate, speaks with retired worker James Cunningham June 27.

Outrage at the impact of the crisis of capitalism on the lives of working people — from police brutality to bosses’ assaults on wages and working conditions, and workers’ resistance to these attacks — is increasing interest in the Socialist…

Hong Kong protests defy Beijing’s drive to tighten grip

Vol. 84/No. 27 - July 13, 2020
In largest protest in Hong Kong this year, thousands rallied July 1 to commemorate 23rd anniversary of end of British colonial rule and reknitting of ties to China. Defying police attacks, they marched to press demands for political rights in opposition to new “security” law imposed by Beijing.

Defying a ban by Hong Kong authorities thousands joined the biggest demonstration in the city in many months, on the July 1 anniversary of the end of British colonial rule and the territory’s return to Chinese sovereignty in 1997.  They…

Amid layoffs, workers resist attacks from bosses, gov’t

Vol. 84/No. 27 - July 13, 2020
Since June 6 hundreds of Indian women garment workers have blocked entrance of Euro Clothing Company in Srirangapatna, demanding the reinstatement of 1,300 sacked workers.

The unity and fighting spirit of thousands of striking shipbuilding workers at Bath Iron Works in Maine is an example for workers everywhere as we seek ways to resist growing boss attacks on our jobs, wages and conditions.   Backed…

Demand jobs program to put millions back to work!

Vol. 84/No. 27 - July 13, 2020

 Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party candidate for president, issued the following statement July 1. Malcolm Jarrett is the party’s candidate for vice president. Workers today confront rising competition among our class for jobs amid massive unemployment, a result of the…

Shipyard strike is a fight for all working people!

Union strikes to defend jobs, a future against boss attacks
Vol. 84/No. 27 - July 13, 2020
Over 4,300 shipbuilding workers on strike in Bath, Maine, since June 22 on the picket line.

BATH, Maine — Over 4,300 members of Machinists Local S6 have entered the second week on strike against Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics that builds destroyers and other ships for the Navy and is Maine’s largest private…

25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 84/No. 27 - July 13, 2020

July 24, 1995 DECATUR, Illinois — Members of the United Auto Workers on strike against Caterpillar took advantage of the one-year anniversary of their walkout to show their determination to continue the fight. Several days of expanded picket-line activity were…

SWP ‘stimulus’ appeal now stands at $132,300

Vol. 84/No. 27 - July 13, 2020

Over the past week five new contributors increased the total of the Socialist Workers Party special “stimulus” appeal to $132,300. The number of contributors stands at 120. “My check finally came,” wrote Greg McCartan, an early partisan of the appeal.…