Truckers deliver demands to White House, end DC protest

Vol. 84/No. 22 - June 8, 2020

WASHINGTON — Three weeks after truckers parked their rigs by the U.S. Capitol May 1, they ended their national protest calling for an end to brokers slashing their rates and for elimination of government overregulation. An estimated 500 to 1,000…


Truckers’ protest against low rates, red tape keeps growing

Vol. 84/No. 21 - June 1, 2020
SWP presidential candidate Alyson Kennedy, left, with truck dispatcher Janet Sanchez at D.C. truckers’ protest against low rates imposed by brokers and onerous government regulations.

WASHINGTON — Now in its third week, over 300 truckers are protesting here with their rigs lining both sides of Constitution Avenue near the U.S. Capitol — twice as many as a week ago. The drivers demand relief from low…



DC picket protests US rulers’ attacks against Cuba

Vol. 84/No. 20 - May 25, 2020
DC picket protests US rulers’ attacks against Cuba

WASHINGTON — Following an April 30 shooting attack of over 30 rounds with an AK-47 assault rifle that damaged the Cuban Embassy here, the D.C. Metro Coalition in Solidarity with the Cuban Revolution sponsored a solidarity picket line there May…


Cuban embassy attack

Vol. 84/No. 19 - May 18, 2020

WASHINGTON — At least 30 rounds from an AK-47 assault rifle were fired at the Cuban Embassy here April 30 shortly after 2 a.m. Seven people were inside at the time. None were injured. The bullets were sprayed over the…


SWP candidates campaign, win new readers to extend reach of ‘Militant’

Vol. 84/No. 17 - May 4, 2020
SWP candidates Malcolm Jarrett and Alyson Kennedy with Walmart worker Carlos Branch, center, in Washington, D.C. “Workers need to organize to defend themselves,” Kennedy said.

WASHINGTON — “It shouldn’t take something like this. We were always ‘essential,’” Walmart worker Carlos Branch told the Socialist Workers Party candidates for president and vice president, Alyson Kennedy and Malcolm Jarrett, in the store’s parking lot in Capital Plaza…


Baltimore Symphony kept playing music throughout lockout

Vol. 83/No. 36 - October 7, 2019
Baltimore Symphony musicians, who were locked out for over three months, joined United Auto Workers strike picket line at GM’s transmission plant in White Marsh, Maryland, Sept. 18.

BALTIMORE — “The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra produced this entire concert, everybody volunteered their time,” percussionist Brian Prechtl told 2,000 people at a free public concert at New Shiloh Baptist Church Sept. 14. The turnout showed the widespread support Local 40-543…


Baltimore Symphony musicians protest lockout, moves to cut pay

Vol. 83/ No. 28 - August 5, 2019

BALTIMORE — Chanting “Step up, step down, Baltimore’s a union town,” and “If we can’t make the music, we can make some noise,” Baltimore Symphony Orchestra musicians, members of Local 40-543 of the American Federation of Musicians, and their supporters…


‘Why do workers face so many problems today?’

Vol. 83/No. 17 - April 29, 2019

PITTSBURGH — “Thanks for coming to my door,” Rebecca Krawczak, right, a full-time student who also works full time at a donut shop told Malcolm Jarrett, left, Socialist Workers Party candidate for City Council here, and campaign supporter Arrin Hawkins…


Virginia teachers march over low wages, school conditions

Vol. 83/No. 6 - February 11, 2019
Jan. 28 protest by thousands of Virginia teachers, other school workers and their supporters. Since 2008 state has cut thousands of teaching and school positions while enrollment soared.

RICHMOND, Va. — Thousands of red-jacketed teachers, other school workers and their supporters rallied at the state Capitol here Jan. 28 protesting both the long-standing decline of the schools and state government budget cuts that slashed school funding, building maintenance…