SWP campaign draws lessons from past class struggle battles

Vol. 85/No. 33 - September 6, 2021
Dennis Richter, right, SWP candidate for governor of California, talks to Noble Kaus at San Leandro Walmart store Aug. 22. Richter urged Kaus, who works at a union-organized chocolate factory, to join in bringing solidarity to workers facing lockouts and strikes today.

“This is a book about the dictatorship of capital and the road to the dictatorship of the proletariat,” Jacquie Henderson read to retired health care worker Rose Skarski from a copy of Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to…

Working class must be vanguard of all the exploited people

Vol. 85/No. 33 - September 6, 2021
Peasants rally in support of Russian Revolution. When Bolshevik Party led the Soviets to take power, they abolished private ownership in land, turned farms over to those who tilled them.

One of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for August is Workers of the World and Oppressed Peoples, Unite! Proceedings and Documents of the Second Congress of the Communist International, 1920 (Vol. 2). Delegates came to the congress from 37 countries…

25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 85/No. 33 - September 6, 2021

September 9, 1996 Thousands of students in South Korea engaged in a nine-day confrontation with the government authorities, demanding reunification of the Korean peninsula. The protests began with a demonstration of 7,000 students in Seoul August 12. The rally was…

Stewardship of land and labor falls to the working class

Vol. 85/No. 33 - September 6, 2021
Malcolm Jarrett, then SWP vice president candidate and currently SWP candidate for mayor of Pittsburgh, speaks at July 30, 2019, Allegheny County Health Department hearing, says workers need to fight for control of production to stop U.S. Steel plant poisoning workers, community.

The United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently released its sixth assessment report, provoking renewed hysteria in the capitalist media and among liberal “Green New Deal” proponents that environmental disaster confronts us all today. The report is “code red…

Sydney families fight gov’t eviction for parking lot

Vol. 85/No. 32 - August 30, 2021
Sam and Monika Charan leading fight against government eviction from their home in Riverwood neighborhood in Sydney.

SYDNEY — Sam Charan and his family are leading a fight to save their home and two others on Webb Street in Riverwood, a working-class district in this city’s southwest, from being demolished to make way for a commuter parking…

Protests demand end to US colonial rule in Puerto Rico

Vol. 85/No. 32 - August 30, 2021
New York City march Aug. 15 protests U.S. colonial rule in Puerto Rico. Actions also took place in several other cities.

NEW YORK — A hundred people marched here Aug. 15 to protest U.S. colonial rule in Puerto Rico. Similar actions were held in Chicago; Detroit; Miami; Oakland, California; Orlando, Florida; and Washington, D.C., under the banner of “No to statehood,…

‘Fidel belongs to the working people of the world’

Vol. 85/No. 32 - August 30, 2021

The following letter was sent by Socialist Workers Party National Secretary Jack Barnes to Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, on Nov. 27, 2016, after the death two days earlier of Fidel Castro, his brother…

Va. teacher fired for view on sex vs gender back on job

Vol. 85/No. 32 - August 30, 2021

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. — In an important victory for the right to free speech and for science, Circuit Court Judge James Plowman ordered Loudoun County Public Schools officials on June 8 to reinstate physical education teacher Byron Tanner Cross to his…

Defend, emulate Cuba’s socialist revolution! End US embargo!

Vol. 85/No. 32 - August 30, 2021
“Building socialism is based on the capacities of the masses to organize themselves and to better guide industry, agriculture and the country’s economy,” said Che Guevara in August 1962. Guevara, above center, visits factory in Cuba’s Pinar del Río province.

NEW YORK — Why does Cuba’s socialist revolution continue to live, fight and set an example worldwide more than 60 years after workers and farmers there took power? What makes class and social relations in Cuba so different from anywhere…

Massachusetts nurses fight for safety, patients’ health

Solidarity crucial as strike enters fifth month
Vol. 85/No. 32 - August 30, 2021
Nurses from St. Vincent Hospital picket in Worcester, Mass., July 6. Some 700 nurses have been on strike since March 8. Fight for better nurse/patient ratios is at center of their struggle.

WORCESTER, Mass. — “We are holding strong,” Jackie Brosnihan, a nurse on strike here at St. Vincent hospital, told the Militant Aug. 14. Brosnihan is one of 700 nurses who walked off the job March 8 over dangerous conditions facing…