Over 300 May Day brigadistas gather in Cuba

Vol. 83/No. 18 - May 6, 2019

CAIMITO, Cuba—Cuban workers and farmers “achieved liberation not alone, but with the support of millions worldwide,” Fernando González, president of the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), told international participants April 22 at the first gathering of the…



Welcome to the 1,404 new readers of the ‘Militant’!

Vol. 82/No. 47 - December 17, 2018
Irma Carpio, a high school student in Louisville, Kentucky, speaks with SWP member Amy Husk Dec. 1. Carpio had organized with other students to support teachers’ strike last spring.

The Militant welcomes the 1,404 readers who subscribed over the last eight weeks! A final scoreboard on the drive to sell 1,400 subscriptions and an equal number of books on working-class politics by leaders of the Socialist Workers Party, along…


Big response to win in fight for ex-prisoners’ right to vote

Vol. 82/No. 46 - December 10, 2018
SWP member Seth Galinsky shows Ligia Rivera the Militant at the day care center she runs out of her home in the Bronx, Nov. 11. Many Uber drivers leave their children with her during the crazy hours that they work, she said. She bought a Militant subscription, as well as Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers Power and The Clintons’ Anti-Working-Class Record.

As the Socialist Workers Party’s eight-week drive to win 1,400 readers of the Militant, sell 1,400 copies of books by party leaders and raise $100,000 for the SWP Party-Building Fund enters its final week, branches of the SWP across the…


‘Speak out against attacks by bosses, their government’

Vol. 82/No. 45 - December 3, 2018
Socialist Workers Party member Joel Britton, left, speaks with Marriott hotel striker and UNITE HERE member Carlos Zevallos at Westin St. Francis hotel in San Francisco Nov. 18. Zevallos got a Militant subscription. “Without the union,” he said, “I might be one of the homeless.”

“Socialist Workers Party members across the country join with, and speak out in defense of, all those who are hit by attacks from the bosses and their government — like the striking Marriott hotel workers; workers who lost everything in…


Solidarity, struggle is road to unite the working class

SWP says ‘Build unions, chart course to take political power’
Vol. 82/No. 44 - November 26, 2018
Carole Lesnick, left, who ran as Socialist Workers Party candidate for U.S. House from Oakland, joins striking Marriott hotel workers on picket line there. SWP calls for need to build unions.

The Socialist Workers Party ran 19 candidates for U.S. Senate, governorships and other offices across the country in the 2018 midterm elections, speaking out against the capitalist rulers’ attacks on workers, farmers and others. They explained that workers need to…


Workers need unions, break with bosses’ political parties

Workers, farmers seek road forward out of capitalist crisis
Vol. 82/No. 43 - November 19, 2018
Rachele Fruit, left, SWP candidate for Georgia governor, talks with fisherman David Gilbert about lack of government response in wake of Hurricane Michael in Apalachicola, Florida, Nov. 1. Right, Georgia’s Albany Herald quotes Fruit saying, “Only by uniting and building a working-class movement in struggle can we fight to change the conditions that we face.”

“The problems that the working class faces — and working farmers — are the result of the decay of the capitalist system that we live under, and that only by uniting and building a working-class movement in struggle can we…



‘The power of workers is in their sticking together’

Vol. 82/No. 41 - November 5, 2018
“I remember you,” retired coal miner Jake Westerfield told SWP member Jacquie Henderson when she knocked on his door in Beaver Dam, Kentucky. They met at a union protest in Ohio.

“I know you!” retired coal miner Jake Westerfield told Socialist Workers Party member Jacquie Henderson when she and Steve Packard knocked on his door Oct. 20 in Beaver Dam, a town of 3,500 in a coal mining region 100 miles…


‘Working people need to organize, to build unions’

Vol. 82/No. 40 - October 29, 2018
Campaigning door to door in Woodhaven, Queens, in New York Oct. 14, Socialist Workers Party member Willie Cotton, right, speaks with an airport worker who had been involved in organizing a union at his workplace. He purchased The Clintons’ Anti-Working-Class Record, a Militant subscription, and said he wanted to talk more about unions and the party’s activities.

Supporters of the Socialist Workers Party and its candidates in the 2018 elections are campaigning on workers’ doorsteps all across the country, introducing them to the party, its program and perspectives, the Militant  and books by party leaders. They are…