Join campaign to get Socialist Workers Party on the ballot

Vol. 84/No. 30 - August 3, 2020
Mary Martin, right, campaigns for SWP candidates in Kent, Washington. Cruise ship worker Kathleen Jones was stuck at sea for two months due to quarantine. “I’ll sign for the candidates,” she said after hearing that SWP is for public works program to put people back to work.

The Socialist Workers Party is campaigning to get Alyson Kennedy and Malcolm Jarrett, its candidates for president and vice president, on the ballot in Washington state, Tennessee and elsewhere. The party has run a presidential slate in every election since…

Protests demand prosecute cops who shot Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain

Vol. 84/No. 28 - July 20, 2020
June 27 protest in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, against the cop killing of Ejaz Choudry.

Following widespread protests worldwide by hundreds of thousands of working people after Minneapolis cops killed George Floyd, demonstrators against police brutality continue taking to the streets. The number and size of these actions are smaller than over past weeks, but…

Court grants reprieve for ‘Dreamers,’ White House to refile to end program

Vol. 84/No. 26 - July 6, 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling June 18 rejecting on procedural grounds the way the administration of President Donald Trump reached its decision to dismantle the “Dreamers” program. This Barack Obama-era program protects from deportation some 700,000 undocumented immigrants…

French auto workers strike over Renault plant closures

Vol. 84/No. 24 - June 22, 2020
Renault workers lead 1,000 autoworkers and their supporters in June 6 march to plant that bosses say they want to shutter. Lead banner says, “No to the closing of the Renault-Choisy factory after 70 years of existence.” Workers chanted, “We won’t move! Renault-Choisy is ours!”

Facing plant closings by the bosses at Renault, autoworkers in France are organizing strikes and protest rallies against company plans to eliminate 4,600 jobs nationwide. These actions have forced the company to back off  from some of the plant closings…

Demand freedom for Jalil Muntaqim now

Vol. 84/No. 23 - June 15, 2020

Former Black Panther Jalil Muntaqim, who has been imprisoned for 49 years, was rushed to the hospital from the Sullivan Correctional Facility in Fallsburg, New York, May 25 after testing positive for COVID-19. His blood oxygen level was at a…

Germany’s high court ruling accelerates EU coming apart

Vol. 84/No. 21 - June 1, 2020
German court bars EU from using Berlin’s funding to bail out impoverished governments like Italy and Spain. German rulers offer instead to help EU make grants, accompanied by austerity regimens. Above, Nov. 6, 2012, rally in Greece against EU-imposed cuts on wages, pensions.

The economic and social crisis of capitalism weighing on working people worldwide, accelerated by the way the capitalist governments have responded to the coronavirus outbreak with far-reaching lockdowns on industry and trade, has greatly hastened the coming apart of the…

Victory! Florida prison officials ban on ‘Militant’ is overturned

Vol. 84/No. 20 - May 25, 2020

The Militant was informed May 12 by Florida’s Department of Corrections that the prison ban on issue no. 13 had been overturned. This victory is important for the rights of both the working-class paper and of prisoners. After receiving numerous…

Fight grows to overturn ban on the ‘Militant’ in Florida prisons

Vol. 84/No. 19 - May 18, 2020

“The prison officials are targeting the Militant because of its political viewpoints,” wrote the paper’s attorney, David Goldstein, in an appeal filed with the Florida Department of Corrections’ Literature Review Committee May 1. This is “in violation of the First…