Debate over how to answer killings targeting women at Georgia spas

Vol. 85/No. 13 - April 5, 2021

ATLANTA — On March 16 Robert Aaron Long, a 21-year-old Caucasian, shot and killed eight people at three massage spas, two in Atlanta and one in nearby Cherokee County. Six of the eight people killed were Korean- or Chinese-American women,…

770,000 file for unemployment in one week — Workers need jobs!

Vol. 85/No. 13 - April 5, 2021
Protest in Boston March 23 demanding hotel bosses recall workers they have laid off during COVID-19 pandemic. Nonunion Marriott Copley is one of hundreds of hotels across the country that have thrown large numbers of workers out on the street over the last year.

The Joseph Biden Democratic Party administration says it plans to follow up its coronavirus relief package of $1,400 one-time checks with a swath of proposals it says will transform the country’s crumbling infrastructure. This includes building millions of electric car…

Help put SWP on NJ ballot: Give working people a voice

Vol. 85/No. 13 - April 5, 2021
“Workers need to fight for jobs, not rely on government ‘stimulus,’” Joanne Kuniansky, Socialist Workers Party candidate for governor of New Jersey, told Jamel Perry, a musician, in Irvington March 20. Perry said, “This is just hush money to try and pacify us.”

UNION CITY, N.J. — A target weekend to campaign and collect signatures to put Joanne Kuniansky, Socialist Workers Party candidate for governor, and Candace Wagner, for lieutenant governor, on the ballot in New Jersey was a big success March 20-22.…

Mass protests in Myanmar challenge to military rule

Vol. 85/No. 13 - April 5, 2021
Workers, students, Buddhist monks in Ye-U in Myanmar’s Sagaing region protest March 22. Inset, deserted streets of Yangon during March 24 “silent strike,” day before national protest called against military rule. “Strongest storm comes after the silence,” said protest leader.

The military high command in Myanmar is facing a serious challenge, as workers, farmers, fishermen, youth and others keep up their daily protests, and workers strike, aimed at overturning the Feb. 1 coup and freeing political prisoners. Desperate to beat…

Back Amazon workers in their fight for union!

Vote ends March 29 in Alabama union battle
Vol. 85/No. 13 - April 5, 2021
March 22 AFL-CIO-sponsored rally in Los Angeles mobilized support in fight for union recognition by Amazon workers at Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse. Victory could expand struggle.

BESSEMER, Ala. — In the final week of the vote over union representation at the giant Amazon fulfillment center here, solidarity with those fighting for a “yes” vote has picked up. The voting, conducted by mail-in ballot by the National…

Manchester bus drivers strike solid after three weeks

Vol. 85/No. 13 - April 5, 2021

MANCHESTER, England — Three weeks in, the strike by 400 drivers at Go North West is going strong and winning solidarity. Dozens of Unite members show up for picket duty, lining union flags along the busy Queens Road. The drivers…


Vol. 85/No. 13 - April 5, 2021

A life building the SWP Greg Preston, a longtime supporter of the Socialist Workers Party who lived in Huntersville, North Carolina, died Feb. 18, a few days after suffering a heart attack. He had just turned 73. Preston, born in…

25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 85/No. 13 - April 5, 2021

April 8, 1996 DAYTON, Ohio — “We said we would win and we did,” was how Rodney Davis put it March 22 as he left a meeting where members of United Auto Workers Local 696 voted overwhelmingly to return to…

SWP ballot drive in New Jersey gains ground

Vol. 85/No. 12 - March 29, 2021

UNION CITY, N.J. — Supporters of the campaign of Joanne Kuniansky and Candace Wagner, the Socialist Workers Party candidates for governor and lieutenant governor of New Jersey, made steady progress during the second weekend of a six-week effort to put…