‘Workers can fight to change our conditions,’ say SWP candidates

Vol. 84/No. 39 - October 5, 2020
Amanda Allen, right, talks with SWP candidates Alyson Kennedy for president and Malcolm Jarrett for vice president in Forney, Texas, Sept. 17. Allen decided to join them in campaigning.

DALLAS — “I believe what the Socialist Workers Party candidates stand for, over what we have now,” nurse Amanda Allen told SWP candidates Alyson Kennedy and Malcolm Jarrett, running for president and vice president, in Forney, a small town east…


New Orleans ‘hoppers’ fight for wages, conditions

Vol. 84/No. 34 - August 31, 2020

NEW ORLEANS — Since May 5 sanitation workers, the “hoppers” who ride the back of the garbage trucks and do heavy lifting, have been on strike to build their union, the City Waste Union. They are fighting for a living…


‘Workers need our own party, a labor party’

Vol. 84/No. 7 - February 24, 2020
SWP presidential candidate Alyson Kennedy talks with auto mechanic Rogelio Rodriguez at his home in Dallas Jan. 24. Working people need to break with the capitalists’ parties, she said.

DALLAS — The two main capitalist parties, the Democrats and Republicans, are in crisis, Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party candidate for president, told participants in a campaign rally here Feb. 8. And, she said, more and more workers are concluding…


Dallas cop who killed Botham Jean is found guilty of murder

Vol. 83/No. 37 - October 14, 2019
Sept. 30, 2018, Dallas protest after cop Amber Guyger shot and killed Botham Jean as he ate ice cream in his apartment. Protests forced cops to fire Guyger and led to murder conviction.

DALLAS — A 12-person jury here found Dallas cop Amber Guyger guilty of murder Oct. 1 in the killing last fall of Botham Jean, a 26-year-old Black man. Jean was shot while eating ice cream in his own apartment. Guyger,…


Airline catering workers picket Dallas airport in contract fight

Vol. 83/No. 33 - September 9, 2019
Hundreds of airline catering workers, working for LSG Skychefs, rally near American Airlines headquarters by Dallas-Fort Worth airport Aug. 13, demanding wage raises and new contract.

EULESS, Texas — Several hundred airline catering workers employed at LSG Skychefs from cities across the country joined a lively informational picket line near the American Airlines headquarters outside the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Aug. 13. The unionists, members of…


Sky Chefs workers picket Dallas-Fort Worth airport terminal

Vol. 83/No. 30 - August 19, 2019

DALLAS — “Bad insurance, lousy pay. This is how your food is made!” chanted airline food workers outside the airport’s Terminal D here Aug. 1. The workers, members of UNITE HERE Local 23, have been picketing twice a week to…


Workers protest gov’t raid at factory in Texas

Demonstrate against ICE arrest of 284 workers
Vol. 83/No. 16 - April 22, 2019
Protesters outside factory in Allen, Texas, during April 3 immigration raid. Immigration and local cops surrounded plant, detaining 284 workers, in largest factory raid in decade.

ALLEN, Texas — Two hundred Immigration and Customs Enforcement police and local cops surrounded the CVE Technology Group factory here April 3 and arrested 284 workers. They were accused of not being authorized to work in the U.S. It was…


‘I want to join your campaign!’ SWP gets hearing in Texas working class

Vol. 83/No. 6 - February 11, 2019
Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party candidate for Dallas mayor, shows auto worker Jason Denton new book In Defense of US Working Class, Jan. 25, while campaigning door to door.

DALLAS — Socialist Workers Party mayoral candidate Alyson Kennedy and fellow campaigners have knocked on doors in working-class neighborhoods all across Dallas and the surrounding Texas region for the last two weeks — introducing the party and discussing how working…


Dallas cop charged with murder for killing Botham Jean

Vol. 82/No. 48 - December 24, 2018

DALLAS — Cop Amber Guyger was charged with murder Nov. 30 in the shooting here of 26-year-old Botham Jean on Sept. 6. Guyger, who entered Jean’s apartment as he was watching football, shot him twice. She claimed the killing was a…


Protests in Dallas demand cop who killed Botham Jean be fired

Vol. 82/No. 36 - October 1, 2018
Protesters attend Dallas City Council hearing Sept. 12, demanding Dallas cop Amber Guyger be fired, jailed for shooting and killing of Botham Jean, 26, in his own apartment.

RICHARDSON, Texas — “The sound of the gunshots did not have the resonance to be heard on our small island, but its impact was of nuclear proportions,” Ignatius Jean told the more than 1,500 people who filled the Greenville Church…