Ukraine miners march on gov’t, demand back wages

Vol. 84/No. 28 - July 20, 2020
Ukranian women coal processing plant workers bang their hard hats as part of 1,000-strong miners’ protest in Maidan Independence Square, Kyiv, June 30. The rally demanded government pay months, sometimes years, of wages owed, and increase investment in safety and jobs.

Coal miners from across Ukraine have been organizing growing protests outside government offices in the capital Kyiv since June 30. Their main demand is for the government to pay what is owed them in back wages. “There are workers who…


Over $134,000 donated to SWP ‘stimulus’ appeal

Vol. 84/No. 28 - July 20, 2020

The enthusiastic response over the last nearly four months to the Socialist Workers Party special “stimulus” appeal has greatly augmented the resources of the party. The total now stands at $134,700, from 122 contributors! As payouts continue to be sent…


SWP ‘stimulus’ appeal now stands at $132,300

Vol. 84/No. 27 - July 13, 2020

Over the past week five new contributors increased the total of the Socialist Workers Party special “stimulus” appeal to $132,300. The number of contributors stands at 120. “My check finally came,” wrote Greg McCartan, an early partisan of the appeal.…


Supreme Court: Job discrimination for being gay, transgender is illegal

Ruling includes ‘poison pill’ against women’s rights fight
Vol. 84/No. 26 - July 6, 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 15 that “An employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender defies the law.” This ruling, like their 2015 decision striking down state government restrictions barring gay people from getting married,…


Donations to SWP ‘stimulus’ appeal keep rising

Vol. 84/No. 26 - July 6, 2020

A growing number of contributors to the SWP “stimulus” appeal keep the total going up. The appeal this week has reached $127,500, from 115 contributors! Osborne Hart, a Walmart worker and SWP congressional candidate from Philadelphia, writes: “Finally, one of…


Juneteenth actions across the US protest police brutality

Vol. 84/No. 26 - July 6, 2020
Participants in Juneteenth march and rally in Dallas display umbrellas with names of 239 people killed by cops. One of them is Mike Ramos, an unarmed man shot by Austin police April 24.

Amid national — and worldwide — protests against police brutality since the cop killing of George Floyd on May 25, this year’s Juneteenth celebrations took on new life. As a result, they were bigger and more numerous than previously, becoming…


Over $123,000 donated to SWP ‘stimulus’ appeal

Vol. 84/No. 25 - June 29, 2020

This week six new contributors added $7,400 to the appeal, which has been ongoing since the government announced it would distribute $1,200 “stimulus” checks. The Socialist Workers Party has received a total of $123,400 so far from 111 contributors! The…


SWP ‘stimulus’ appeal climbs over $116,000

Vol. 84/No. 24 - June 22, 2020

In the last week the Socialist Workers Party “stimulus” appeal grew by $11,200 to a total of $116,200, from 11 more people, for a total of 105 contributors. Many contributions come with notes. “Enclosed is my contribution from ‘stimulus’ payments…


Planned Parenthood wins fight to keep Missouri abortion clinic open

Vol. 84/No. 24 - June 22, 2020
St. Louis Planned Parenthood, only clinic open in Missouri for women who choose to have an abortion, hangs huge banner May 29 after defeat of state officials’ move to shut it down.

Supporters of women’s right to choose whether to have an abortion registered an important victory May 29 when the state government’s attempt to shut down Missouri’s only remaining abortion clinic was blocked. The Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis now…


SWP ‘stimulus’ appeal over $105,000 and growing

Vol. 84/No. 23 - June 15, 2020

In the past week “stimulus” appeal contributions to the Socialist Workers Party reached $105,700 from 94 contributors with 10 new people in the last week. The total continues to grow. “I am so happy to be sending my contribution to…