Read new book by SWP leaders, get ‘Militant’ around

Vol. 87/No. 9 - March 6, 2023

Socialist Workers Party members Ved Dookhun and Candace Wagner visited East Palestine, Ohio, Feb. 19. They got into a discussion with a cook, Michael McIntosh, at his house a few hundred yards from the area where a 150-car Norfolk Southern…

FBI admits to spying on Catholics, calls them ‘extremists’

Vol. 87/No. 9 - March 6, 2023

The FBI will “never conduct investigative activities or open an investigation based solely on First Amendment protected activity,” the spy agency claimed as it shut down plans by its office in Richmond, Virginia, to launch a new spy operation aimed…

SWP Chicago mayor candidate: ‘Need to unite the working class’

Vol. 87/No. 9 - March 6, 2023
Sean Streeter, a school counselor, subscribed to the Militant after talking with Ilona Gersh, Socialist Workers Party candidate for mayor of Chicago, Feb. 19 in Woodlawn neighborhood.

CHICAGO — Members and supporters of the Socialist Workers Party have stepped up campaigning for the party’s candidate for mayor, Ilona Gersh. They’re taking the campaign to fellow workers on their doorsteps, at factory gates and at protests called to…

Workers in China protest gov’t attack on their health care

Vol. 87/No. 9 - March 6, 2023
Thousands of older retirees protested in Wuhan, above, Feb. 15, and elsewhere in China, against government cuts to their health benefits, chanting “Give us back our money!”

Thousands of working people, mostly older retirees, have been demonstrating in China since the government announced Feb. 1 the most significant health care reforms in over two decades. In reality, the “reforms” give the regime the ability to steal the…

Build worker-farmer alliance to fight for our class interests

Vol. 87/No. 9 - March 6, 2023
Socialist Workers Party members Ellie García and Joel Britton with farmer Will Scott in Fresno, California. Britton participated in National Farmers Union convention, talked to working farmers about need for a labor party, based on the unions and worker-farmer alliance.

Socialist Workers National Campaign Statement issued by Ellie García Feb. 21. Exploited farmers and ranchers face skyrocketing prices for fuel, seed, fertilizer, equipment and other inputs today. At the same time, capitalists reap vast profits from land speculation, driving up…

SWP debates constitutional rights at Florida Forum

Vol. 87/No. 9 - March 6, 2023

Steve Warshell, who was the Socialist Workers Party 2022 candidate for U.S. Senate from Florida, spoke before the Deerfield Progressive Forum Feb. 18 about the worsening crisis of the capitalist economy, of politics, of morality, of education, of family and…

One year since Moscow invasion: Defend Ukraine independence!

Build solidarity with battle of the Ukrainian people!
Vol. 87/No. 9 - March 6, 2023
Art exhibit by Elena Osipova, above, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Jan. 31. Poster says, “Russia, repentant, grieving. Russia is not Putin.” In face of Putin’s police repression, “flower protests” against bombardment of Ukraine cities, one-person pickets and graffiti continue to proliferate.

Feb. 24 marks one year since Russian President Vladimir Putin launched his invasion of Ukraine, expecting a rapid victory. Instead, he has run into battlefield reversals from Kyiv and Kharkiv to Kherson at the hands of working people in Ukraine…

Workers at HarperCollins end strike, make gains in contract

Vol. 87/No. 9 - March 6, 2023

NEW YORK — “I’m very proud of what we accomplished,” Laura Harshberger, a senior production editor and chair of the union bargaining unit at HarperCollins Publishers, told the Militant. The more than 200 hourly workers — in editorial, sales, publicity,…