Ky. SWP launches campaign, ‘Workers need their own voice’

Vol. 85/No. 12 - March 29, 2021
Maggie Trowe, with campaign supporters, speaks at March 12 press conference in front of City Hall to announce her campaign as Socialist Workers Party candidate for mayor of Louisville.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — “Working people need a voice and a movement,” Margaret Trowe told Rebekah Dow of WLKY-TV as she interviewed the Socialist Workers Party candidate for mayor at a press conference outside City Hall March 12. “Like the 18…

Visually impaired workers fight boss attack in Ohio

Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — “Not just those of us who are visually impaired, but all workers, have to fight for everything we get,” Dave Perry, a member of Teamsters Local 100 in Cincinnati, told participants at the Feb. 5 Militant Labor…

US executes two more federal inmates, three others scheduled

Vol. 84/No. 51 - December 28, 2020
Dec. 10 protest outside federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, where U.S. gov’t carries out executions. Socialist Workers Party member Samir Hazboun, second from left, talks with Indiana University students. “Use of death penalty is a bipartisan attack on the working class,” he said.

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Rallying across the street from the federal prison here Dec. 10, 40 people protested the execution of Brandon Bernard before the U.S. government put him to death. The following day federal inmate Alfred Bourgeois was also…

DSI Tunneling strikers in Louisville win support

Vol. 84/No. 39 - October 5, 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — “We’re here to support our union brothers fighting for their first contract,” UPS worker Adam Hedges said as he joined them picketing outside DSI Tunneling Sept. 18. When the 13 DSI workers won union recognition last November,…

Debate over road forward to win justice for Breonna Taylor

Vol. 84/No. 37 - September 21, 2020
Several hundred people march in Louisville, Kentucky, Aug. 25, calling for prosecution of cops who killed Breonna Taylor March 13. Actions like these point to need for disciplined mass protests as only way to draw in broad social forces needed to put cops on trial for brutality.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Determined to press authorities to stop stalling and prosecute the cops who killed Breonna Taylor, hundreds demonstrated outside the 146th Kentucky Derby Sept. 5. Taylor, an emergency room technician, died at the hands of the city cops…

Join protests for prosecution of cops who killed Breonna Taylor!

Vol. 84/No. 29 - July 27, 2020
June 27 protest in Louisville, Kentucky, demands cops who killed Breonna Taylor be arrested, charged.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — It’s been four months since Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency room technician, was killed in a hail of bullets by cops breaking into her apartment in a late night “no-knock” raid here. Outrage over her death has…

Louisville rally: Arrest cops in killing of Breonna Taylor

Vol. 84/No. 22 - June 8, 2020
Some 200 people rally May 26 at mayor’s office in Louisville, demand cops who shot Breonna Taylor as she lay in her bed be arrested. With mic is Velicia Walker, mother of Kenneth Walker, Taylor’s boyfriend. Maggie Trowe, left, SWP candidate for U.S. Senate, also spoke.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — More than a hundred people gathered here May 25 to protest the March 13 police killing of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency room technician. “My daughter’s life mattered,” Tamika Palmer told fellow protesters. “Those cops shot her.…

Indiana casino workers march for wage raise, health coverage

Vol. 84/No. 11 - March 23, 2020

ELIZABETH, Ind. — More than 100 casino workers and their supporters marched through Caesars Southern Indiana casino here Feb. 26 to demand a wage raise and improved health care coverage. The workers, members of UNITE HERE Local 23, Teamsters Local…

Rally protests attacks on abortion rights in Kentucky

Vol. 83/No. 8 - February 25, 2019
Amy Husk, SWP candidate for Kentucky governor, left, and supporter Jacquie Henderson, right, talk with Planned Parenthood interns Ruby Lestrange, center, and Kerrigan Young at Feb. 7 protest in Frankfort against government attacks on women’s right to choose abortion.

FRANKFORT, Ky. — More than 100 protesters gathered at the state Capitol here Feb. 7 to demonstrate in defense of a woman’s right to choose abortion.  They were speaking out in opposition to a bill in the state legislature that…

SWP wins a hearing in Kentucky coal country

Vol. 83/No. 3 - January 21, 2019
Amy Husk, left, Socialist Workers Party candidate for Kentucky governor, talks with Martha Blair on her doorstep in Whitesburg, Kentucky, Jan. 4, about party’s campaign and upcoming May Day Brigade to Cuba. Blair said she was interested in working on both.

WHITESBURG, Ky. — Socialist Workers Party candidates and members are talking with working people in big cities, small towns and farming areas across the country. Everywhere they go they knock on doors and introduce the party, its program, the Militant …