Small fishermen in UK face gov’t, EU attack on livelihoods

Vol. 85/No. 15 - April 19, 2021
Andrés Mendoza, left, Communist League candidate for London mayor, talks to Lee Colgan March 12 in Hastings, south of London. Colgan, a small fishing boat crewman, said because of U.K., EU restrictions, he “can’t make a living as a fisherman” and has to work a second job.

HASTINGS, England — “The first thing you need to know is that the commercial fishing industry is divided between those fishing from boats shorter or longer than 10 meters,” Paul Joy told Andrés Mendoza, Communist League candidate for London mayor…


Cuba’s int’l solidarity vs. US bosses’ drive for vaccine profits

Vol. 85/No. 15 - April 19, 2021

There are two different class approaches to the vaccination efforts against COVID-19 confronting workers and farmers around the world today. One ensures the profits of the ruling capitalist families, who own the giant for-profit pharmaceutical and medical insurance monopolies. The…


Back striking Steelworkers fighting ATI union busting!

Join the picket lines, send support, donations
Vol. 85/No. 15 - April 19, 2021
Steelworkers picket at ATI in Lockport, New York. Union members are on strike in five states.

WASHINGTON, Pa. — “The concession stand is closed,” was the slogan used by Steelworkers at Allegheny Technologies Inc. when the bosses locked them out for seven months in 2015-16. Today some 1,300 United Steelworkers members are on strike against ATI…


Coal miners in Alabama stand up to Warrior Met

Vol. 85/No. 15 - April 19, 2021
United Mine Workers of America Local 2397 members on picket line at Warrior Met mine No. 7, April 2. At left is Tyler Bittle; right, Antwon McGee. Over 1,100 went on strike day before.

Members of the United Mine Workers voted April 9 to reject the tentative agreement reached with the owners of Warrior Met Coal April 5. The strike continues. BROOKWOOD, Ala. – More than 1,100 United Mine Workers of America members struck…


Join in building solidarity for today’s labor battles!

Vol. 85/No. 15 - April 19, 2021

Statement by Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party Texas state campaign chair, April 7. Solidarity is needed now to strengthen the strike by 1,300 steelworkers at Allegheny Technologies Inc., 200 locked-out oil refinery workers facing off with Marathon Petroleum bosses in…


Jonas Salk on polio vaccine: ‘Could you patent the sun?’

Vol. 85/No. 15 - April 19, 2021

Sixty-eight years ago, Dr. Jonas Salk announced he had successfully developed a vaccine for polio, which has saved millions of lives. Unlike the big pharmaceutical companies that place patents on drugs they market — to jack up the prices and…


Tampa caravan: ‘End US embargo of Cuba!’

Vol. 85/No. 15 - April 19, 2021

TAMPA, Fla. — Some 40 people, mostly Cuban Americans, joined a car caravan here March 28, part of protests in the U.S. and around the world demanding the U.S. government end its nearly 60-year embargo against Cuba. The action was…



SWP in Amarillo: Asarco strike lessons, back labor fights today

Vol. 85/No. 15 - April 19, 2021
In Amarillo, Texas, April 1, roofer Marcos Mendoza, left, told Gerardo Sánchez, SWP candidate for Dallas City Council, that bosses take advantage of undocumented workers to pay them lower wages. SWP fights for amnesty for all immigrant workers in the U.S., Sánchez said.

AMARILLO, Texas — Gerardo Sánchez, Socialist Workers Party candidate for Dallas City Council, and a team of campaign supporters spoke with a wide range of workers during a campaign visit here March 31 to April 1. “Workers in Dallas, in…


SWP ‘stimulus’ appeal at $98,700 and growing!

Vol. 85/No. 15 - April 19, 2021

Contributors to the Socialist Workers Party “stimulus” appeal from the $1,400 U.S. government payments are setting the appeal on course toward $120,000! As we go to press $98,700 has been donated by 77 individuals. From Pittsburgh, Tony Lane wrote with…