Join fight to defend rights workers need

Vol. 87/No. 14 - April 10, 2023

The following is an excerpt from the Political Resolution adopted by the SWP at its convention last December and printed in The Low Point of Labor Resistance Is Behind Us: The Socialist Workers Party Looks Forward by Jack Barnes, Mary-Alice…

Washington tree farmers take on new government attacks

Vol. 87/No. 14 - April 10, 2023

SEATTLE — Small logging farmers in Washington state are waging a battle with the state Forest Practices Board that controls logging on private land. It involves state regulations enforcing excessively large buffers that the farmers are required to maintain next…

Farmworkers fight for gov’t aid for flooded communities

Vol. 87/No. 14 - April 10, 2023
At bridge between Pajaro and Watsonville, California, residents lambast government officials March 17 for inadequate response, lack of information and aid in face of flooding in Pajaro.

WATSONVILLE, Calif. — “They don’t care about us.” This is how farmworker Jose Narvaez summed up the attitude of governmental agencies responsible for the unfolding social disaster after the flooding of Pajaro, just south of Watsonville, where many farmworkers live.…

Support East Palestine fight for control over the cleanup

Rail workers win victory against 1-person ‘crew’
Vol. 87/No. 14 - April 10, 2023
“People from all over have been coming together to help,” Kaylee Ball, holding a copy of the Militant amid donations at her Salem, Ohio, farm, told SWP member Jacquie Henderson March 23. Working people are battling effects of derailment in East Palestine.

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio — Solidarity with working people, farmers and small-business people who have been affected by the Feb. 3 Norfolk Southern train derailment and their fight to win control over the cleanup and rebuilding here is being expressed through…