Join Socialist Workers Party campaign in 2021 elections

Vol. 85/No. 4 - February 1, 2021
Socialist Workers Party candidates are joining strike picket lines and social struggles and campaigning on workers’ doorsteps, discussing fight to defend interests of working class. Above, Joanne Kuniansky, SWP candidate for New Jersey governor, with striking Teamsters at Hunts Point Produce Market in the Bronx Jan. 18. Right, SWP candidate for New York mayor Róger Calero discusses need for union with a “deliverista,” one of 80,000 grocery and restaurant delivery workers in New York City, Jan. 17.

Socialist Workers Party candidates and campaign supporters are meeting growing numbers of working people who are looking for ways to resist the impact of the capitalist crisis. Many are interested in discussing the SWP’s program for fighting to defend working-class…

Abolish the death penalty, a tool of capitalist oppression

Vol. 85/No. 4 - February 1, 2021

Statement by Joanne Kuniansky, Socialist Workers Party candidate for New Jersey governor Jan. 20. “An enormous machine for grinding people up,” is how Cuban revolutionary Ramón Labañino described the capitalist “justice” system. Labañino was one of the Cuban 5, framed…

India farmers set protest and global solidarity actions Jan. 26

Vol. 85/No. 4 - February 1, 2021
Indian farmers in tractorcade outside New Delhi Jan. 7 protest new laws that would end government-guaranteed price supports. Inset, support action in Yuba City, California, Jan. 16.

Hundreds of thousands of working farmers are maintaining their protests around the Indian capital, New Delhi, determined to roll back laws aimed at crushing their livelihoods. The measures passed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government would end state-guaranteed minimum prices…

Workers need our own party, a labor party!

As US administration changes, workers continue to face crisis
Vol. 85/No. 4 - February 1, 2021
Protest in Camacari, Brazil, Jan. 12 against Ford’s decision to close its auto factories in Brazil.

Millions remain out of work, with fresh unemployment claims rising to 965,000 in the U.S. for the week of Jan. 14, the highest since August. Hardest hit continue to be hotel, restaurant and other service workers, with many of these…


Vol. 85/No. 4 - February 1, 2021

Rail work more dangerous Militant readers may be interested to know about a recent decision by the Federal Railroad Administration to reduce the brake tests required on freight trains. A train or cars can now be left parked with the…

25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 85/No. 4 - February 1, 2021

February 5, 1996 NEW YORK — Walking through any commercial strip in Manhattan, one sees pockets of picketers, garbed in red and white signs emblazoned with “LOCAL 32B-32J ON STRIKE. Help Us Win!” The strike involves some 30,000 maintenance workers,…

Protest in NY backs India farmers’ fight for their land

Vol. 85/No. 3 - January 25, 2021

NEW YORK — “The Indian government is unjustly supporting the large corporations, which will eventually lead to the downfall of small farmers,” Kulwinder Kaoner Singh told this Militant reporter at a Jan. 9 protest. Over 120 people attended to support…

Working people need to build our own party, a labor party

Vol. 85/No. 3 - January 25, 2021

As the social, political and moral crisis of capitalism continues to unfold, workers need to organize together to fight for our own class interests against the bosses and their government. We can stand up to their assaults on our jobs,…