Liberals assault on Trump, Supreme Court is threat to political rights

Vol. 86/No. 24 - July 4, 2022

The Democratic Party’s relentless drive to prevent former President Donald Trump from running again in 2024 stepped up a gear starting June 9 with hours of televised House Select Committee hearings probing the Jan. 6, 2021, incursion at the Capitol…


Build solidarity with CN rail signal workers strike battle across Canada!

Vol. 86/No. 24 - July 4, 2022
June 20 picket line at Vancouver, British Columbia, rail yard at start of signal workers strike. IBEW members are fighting for wage increases, humane work schedules, safety.

MONTREAL — Some 750 signal and communications workers, members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, went on strike against the Canadian National Railway June 18 after negotiations broke down and the bosses demanded the union agree to submit unresolved…


SWP launches renewal drive, will put party on Pa. ballot

Vol. 86/No. 24 - July 4, 2022
Chris Hoeppner, SWP candidate for Congress from Pennsylvania, right, with owner-operator Leroy Ford, left, at truck stop near Pittsburgh June 14. “I want to help” the campaign, said Ford.

“We need a change. What we are going through is not sustainable,” trucker Kenneth Kirkland told Chris Hoeppner, a railroad worker and Socialist Workers Party candidate for U.S. Congress from Pennsylvania, at a truck stop in Bentleyville, south of Pittsburgh,…


Back Ukraine independence! Moscow’s troops out now!

Solidarity of Ukraine, Russian toilers against Putin’s war
Vol. 86/No. 24 - July 4, 2022
Protest against Russian army-forced conscription of women’s husbands in Moscow-occupied “Donetsk People’s Republic” four months after they were sent to the front as cannon fodder.

The monthslong battle by Ukrainian toilers fighting to beat back Moscow’s bloody invasion and defend their national independence is now focused in the country’s eastern and southern regions. Moscow has massed its ground forces and is making costly gains in…


Workers need to unite to fight the scourge of soaring prices

Vol. 86/No. 24 - July 4, 2022

Skyrocketing prices continue to batter the lives of millions of workers and our families. In hopes of slowing inflation, the Federal Reserve — the U.S. government’s national bank — has begun a series of sharp increases in interest rates, a…


Ontario construction workers make gains as strikes continue

Vol. 86/No. 24 - July 4, 2022

Tens of thousands of Ontario construction workers in the housing and the industrial, commercial and institutional sectors have returned to work after winning significant wage increases through strike actions begun in May. Their goal has been to counter the galloping…


South Korea truckers strike wins rate hikes tied to inflation

Vol. 86/No. 24 - July 4, 2022
Owner-operator truck drivers at Inland Container Base in Uiwang-si, South Korea, fight to stop trucks moving during eight-day nationwide strike that won rate hikes to fight inflation.

After eight days on strike thousands of owner-operator truck drivers returned to work at major ports and container depots across South Korea June 15. Fighting to ensure their pay keeps up with skyrocketing fuel prices was at the heart of…


Over 10,000 rally against boss, UK gov’t attacks on living standards

Vol. 86/No. 24 - July 4, 2022
Picket line by rail workers in Manchester, England, June 21, part of daylong strike actions by more than 40,000 RMT members across the country for better pay and opposing job cuts.

LONDON — More than ten thousand trade unionists from around the U.K. joined a June 18 demonstration here to protest mounting assaults on living standards. The action was called by the Trades Union Congress. “We’re being mugged,” Mesol Sapie, a…


25, 50, and 75 years ago

Vol. 86/No. 24 - July 4, 2022

July 7, 1997 LONDON — Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams and chief negotiator Martin McGuinness were elected May 1 to the U.K. Parliament. In response to the gains made by the Republicans in the recent elections, London briefly reopened bilateral…


Taking the Socialist Workers Party’s program to the toilers

Conference discusses working-class response to capitalist crises, sets party convention
Vol. 86/No. 24 - July 4, 2022
Socialist Workers Party National Secretary Jack Barnes addresses conference.

“We have an unusual opportunity this year to go straight out of this conference into campaigning and other activity focused on the central political and programmatic questions we’re discussing and clarifying here,” said Jack Barnes, national secretary of the Socialist…