25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021

March 11, 1996 At a February 26 press conference, President William Clinton announced a new round of hostile measures against the socialist revolution in Cuba. These moves followed by two days the action of Cuba’s Revolutionary Armed Forces in shooting…

Bosses’ profit drive at heart of capitalist catastrophe in Texas

Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021
In act of working-class solidarity, Jessica Villa-Gomez, owner of Boombox Taco, has given out thousands of tacos to working people in Houston who have been without electricity for days.

DALLAS — An unusual major winter storm beginning Feb. 12 spread snowfall and damaging ice here, all across Texas, in other parts of the South and Midwest, and in northern Mexico. Snow blanketed 80% of Texas, from Dallas to Brownsville…

SWP candidate on ballot in Nebraska, gives workers a voice

Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021

LINCOLN, Neb — Joe Swanson, the Socialist Workers Party candidate for Lincoln City Council at-large, and supporters spent the Feb. 20-21 weekend building solidarity for locked-out workers at the Marathon Petroleum refinery in Minnesota and collecting signatures to put Swanson…

Back refinery workers’ fight over lockout by Marathon

Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021

ST. PAUL PARK, Minn. — The fight of 200 locked-out Teamsters Local 120 members against attacks by Marathon Petroleum — the largest refinery company in the U.S. — is now in its fifth week. Solidarity and support is critical, and…

Solidarity with struggle against Myanmar junta!

Workers and farmers lead massive protests
Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021
Thousands of farmworkers and farmers march in Hlegu Township Feb. 22, first day of nationwide general strike against military coup. Huge protest actions took place across the country.

Hundreds of thousands took to the streets across Myanmar Feb. 22 on the first day of a general strike demanding an end to military rule. They did so despite the junta’s threat that protesters will “suffer loss of life” if…

Farmers meet across India, plan to expand protests

Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021
Farmers meet across India, plan to expand protests

Some 125,000 farmers and farmworkers gathered in a grain market in Barnala, in Punjab, India, Feb. 21 to discuss and protest three new laws enacted by the Indian government that threaten their livelihoods. The government’s laws would end state-backed minimum…

Visually impaired workers fight boss attack in Ohio

Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — “Not just those of us who are visually impaired, but all workers, have to fight for everything we get,” Dave Perry, a member of Teamsters Local 100 in Cincinnati, told participants at the Feb. 5 Militant Labor…

NY solidarity action: ‘Down with military gov’t’

Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021
NY solidarity action: ‘Down with military gov’t’

NEW YORK — “We don’t want military government!” 250 protesters shouted in English and Burmese at a Feb. 20 rally here against the Feb. 1 military coup in Myanmar. “Military generals. Criminals! Criminals!” The action was held in the Jackson…

Solidarity with Marathon oil workers in Minnesota!

Vol. 85/No. 8 - March 1, 2021

Statement by Rebecca Williamson, Socialist Workers Party candidate for Seattle City Council, Feb. 17.  I’m asking workers and our unions to spread the word and build solidarity with workers fighting against boss attacks today — from oil refinery workers battling…