Biden says he’ll continue Trump policy, keeps Mexico border shut

Vol. 85/No. 8 - March 1, 2021
Gerardo Sánchez, Socialist Workers Party candidate for Dallas City Council, left, talks to Arnulfo Alvarez Jan. 25. “SWP campaign fights for amnesty for all 11 million undocumented immigrants who live and work in the U.S.,” Sánchez said in a statement Feb. 15.

DALLAS — White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced Feb. 10 that the Joseph Biden administration will continue to use a COVID-19 order from President Donald Trump’s administration to immediately expel would-be immigrants who cross the border from Mexico. “The…

Union vote underway at Amazon warehouse in Alabama

Vol. 85/No. 8 - March 1, 2021

ATLANTA — Nearly 6,000 workers at the Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama, began voting Feb. 8 on whether the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union should represent them in their efforts to improve wages and working conditions and defend…

Coles warehouse workers in Australia fight 3-month lockout

Vol. 85/No. 8 - March 1, 2021
Rally in Sydney Dec. 12 protests lockout by Coles warehouse bosses of 350 members of United Workers Union. They’re fighting for better severance pay and end to bosses’ threats.

SYDNEY — Some 350 warehouse workers at Coles distribution center in Smeaton Grange in southwest Sydney have been picketing since the bosses locked them out Nov. 19. Coles announced they decided to extend the three-month lockout indefinitely Feb. 9 after…

25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 85/No. 8 - March 1, 2021

March 4, 1996 The grim consequences of the rail bosses’ drive to increase productivity and profits through “cost cutting” measures have been driven home with deadly force this month. Eighteen people have been killed in rail accidents in 21 days.…

Malcolm X: Leader of working people of all colors and creeds

Vol. 85/No. 8 - March 1, 2021
Malcolm X speaking at July 1962 New York rally called to support fight for union recognition by Local 1199. Malcolm praised Leon Davis, SEIU Local 1199 president, who spent 30 days in jail rather than comply with court order to call off 56-day strike by hospital workers.

Feb. 21 marks the 56th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X. Malcolm was “the face and the authentic voice of the forces of the coming American revolution. He spoke the truth to our generation of revolutionists,” Jack Barnes, then…


Vol. 85/No. 7 - February 22, 2021

The article “California Protesters: ‘Free Carlos Harris!’” printed in issue no. 5, says Harris’ “14-year sentence was doubled by the judge under the notorious ‘three strikes’ law.” More accurately, the sentence was illegally doubled. The 1994 law provided for doubling…

Montreal cops brutalize Mamadi Camara

Vol. 85/No. 7 - February 22, 2021

MONTREAL — Following a public outcry, Montreal Police Chief Sylvain Caron was forced to issue a public apology Feb. 5 to Mamadi III Fara Camara, a 31-year-old Black graduate student and Uber driver. He was brutalized in his apartment here…

Socialist Workers Party files for ballot in Dallas

Vol. 85/No. 7 - February 22, 2021
Socialist Workers Party files for ballot in Dallas

DALLAS — Gerardo Sánchez, left, Socialist Workers Party candidate for City Council here, submits petitions signed by 222 people — seven times more than the 30 signatures required — to city election manager Parris Long Feb. 10 to be on…

‘Stimulus’ fund for ‘Militant’ goes over $71,000!

Vol. 85/No. 7 - February 22, 2021

The Militant’s special “stimulus” appeal has brought in $71,742 in contributions from 155 readers! There is nothing else like the Militant today. No other paper presents and explains the class truth about politics — the interests of the tens of…