Arson at Wyoming family planning clinic is attack on women’s rights

Vol. 86/No. 23 - June 13, 2022
Riata Little Walker, backer of Wellspring Health Access family planning clinic damaged in arson attack in Casper, Wyoming, speaks at pro-choice rally there May 14. Women who face medical problems in a pregnancy “are the only ones who can make those decisions,” she said.

An arsonist damaged a family planning and women’s health center under construction in Casper, Wyoming, May 25. Wellspring Health Access, a national health care nonprofit that provides reproductive care in rural areas, plans to offer a range of services, including…

SWP files for ballot in Minnesota, plans campaigning across the US

Vol. 86/No. 23 - June 13, 2022
Minnesota’s Faribault Daily News reporter Kristine Goodrich interviews SWP candidates Gabrielle Prosser and Kevin Dwire while they campaign in Walmart parking lot there May 26.

MINNEAPOLIS — During two weeks of daily campaigning through May 31, supporters of the Socialist Workers Party’s ticket of Gabrielle Prosser for governor and Kevin Dwire for lieutenant governor collected 2,566 signatures — well over the state’s requirement of 2,000…

Gun violence, crime are result of today’s crisis of capitalism

Vol. 86/No. 23 - June 13, 2022
Col. Maurice Tawes fails to get civil rights leader Gloria Richardson to call off July 15, 1963, picket of segregated drug store in Cambridge, Maryland. Crime rate in the city plunged 75% during 1962-63 fight against Jim Crow segregation there. Richardson led the struggle, with union backing, in face of attacks from racist thugs and National Guard occupation of the city.

The horrifying mass shooting that killed 21 children and teachers at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, has sparked heated debate and mutual accusations of blame on the left and right of capitalist politics. None address the root cause…

Back Ukraine independence!Get Moscow’s troops out now!

Unite Ukrainian, Russian workers against Putin’s war!
Vol. 86/No. 23 - June 13, 2022
Students, teachers in Rivne, Ukraine, organize June 1 fundraising race to help rebuild Chernihiv, hard hit by Moscow’s assault. Speakers included head of union at nuclear power plant there.

Moscow’s invasion and murderous bombardment of Ukraine has been resisted tenaciously by the Ukrainian people for over three months, opening a new stage in the decline and disintegration of the capitalist “world order” set up after World War II. The…

UK rail workers vote to strike for better pay and to stop job cuts

Vol. 86/No. 23 - June 13, 2022

MANCHESTER, England — A large majority of the 40,000 union members at 15 train operating companies across the U.K. and Network Rail, the company responsible for rail infrastructure, voted May 25 to authorize a strike over wages, job cuts and…

United Auto Workers on strike against Case fight boss takebacks

Vol. 86/No. 23 - June 13, 2022

After four days of negotiations, talks between Case New Holland Industrial and the United Auto Workers on strike at the agricultural implement and heavy equipment manufacturer ended without an agreement May 19. Workers at the company’s factories in Sturtevant, Wisconsin,…

Newark nurses strike over safety, staffing levels

Vol. 86/No. 23 - June 13, 2022
Striking New Jersey nurses rally May 24. Margarita Prodon, with sign, explained conditions nurses face.

NEWARK, N.J. — The 350 nurses and technicians at St. Michael’s Medical Center here, members of JNESO Council 1 International Union of Operating Engineers, struck May 23 for a decent contract. “During negotiations, management has demonstrated a lack of willingness…