Build fight against cop killings of George Floyd and Daunte Wright

Vol. 85/No. 16 - April 26, 2021
Mural in Minneapolis near where George Floyd was killed. Millions of working people and youth — of all skin colors — joined protests after his death, demanding prosecution of cops.

MINNEAPOLIS — As the state prosecution in the trial of fired police officer Derek Chauvin comes to an end, damning testimony by prosecution witnesses — including the Minneapolis police chief, the medical examiner who conducted the autopsy, and other officials…


‘Charge and prosecute cop who killed Daunte Wright’

Vol. 85/No. 16 - April 26, 2021

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. — In response to the police killing of Daunte Wright here, thousands of people joined a 30-minute candlelight vigil April 12 organized by Wright’s family at the intersection where he died. The family set the protest to…


SWP wins first round in Washington disclosure fight

Vol. 84/No. 46 - November 23, 2020

SEATTLE — The fight against government threats in Washington state to disclose the names and addresses of the electors here for the 2020 Socialist Workers Party presidential slate of Alyson Kennedy and Malcolm Jarrett has won an important initial victory.…


SWP campaigns for ‘Amnesty for immigrant workers!’

Vol. 83/No. 10 - March 11, 2019
SWP campaigns for ‘Amnesty for immigrant workers!’

SEATTLE — When Henry Dennison, Socialist Workers Party candidate for City Council here, and supporters were campaigning Feb. 18, they knocked on the door of 28-year-old Katrina Schmitt, who works two jobs as a house cleaner and a caregiver. “My…


ILWU fighter Byron Jacobs killed on job in Washington

Vol. 82/No. 26 - July 16, 2018
In 2011-2012 International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 21 waged a hardfought successful fight against EGT Development’s union-busting attempt at the Port of Longview. Byron Jacobs, a leader of the fight, was beaten by cops during a peaceful protest Sept. 7, 2011. Jacobs, 34, was killed on the job June 28.

Byron Jacobs, 34, a member of International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 21, was killed at work June 28 at the Port of Longview in Washington state when a vessel line on the ship he was loading snapped, resulting in…