Fight for gov’t public works program to create jobs now!

Gov’t lockdowns deepen jobs, wages, health crisis
Vol. 84/No. 47 - November 30, 2020
Some 8,500 families, 17 times more than last year, waited up to 12 hours in huge lines to get turkey, canned goods and other food for Thanksgiving at North Texas Food Bank in Dallas.

Nine months into a deadly pandemic, workers, farmers and small proprietors of all kinds face a deep and intertwined crisis of jobs, wages, safety and health. Millions are without jobs. Food banks are overrun, especially heading into Thanksgiving. The few…


Workers need our own party, a labor party!

Rulers’ response to 2020 vote shows fear of working class
Vol. 84/No. 46 - November 23, 2020
Workers march in Ilion, New York, Nov. 7, demand Remington Arms Co. honor union contract, give severance and vacation pay after plant shut down. Millions in U.S. have lost jobs.

The 2020 presidential election is over say the Associated Press, CNN and other liberal news media. They’ve declared Democrat Joe Biden the next president, weeks prior to states certifying the vote; or the results of the recount underway in Georgia;…


Vote Socialist Workers Party!

For a shorter workweek with no cut in pay to stop layoffs
Vol. 84/No. 44 - November 9, 2020
SWP presidential candidate Alyson Kennedy brings solidarity to Teamsters on strike at DSI Tunneling in Louisville, Kentucky, Oct. 22.

As the Nov. 3 election draws near, and liberals’ hysteria about the possibility that Donald Trump could be reelected reaches a fever pitch, it’s clearer than ever that neither the Democrats nor Republicans offer any way forward for working people.…


Rulers use ‘racial sensitivity’ programs to attack working class

Vol. 84/No. 42 - October 26, 2020
Civil rights protest attacked by cops in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963. Mass Black-led movement ended Jim Crow, advancing consciousness in whole working class against racism.

Under the false flag of pushing back racism, many government agencies, bosses at some of the largest corporations and school administrators are imposing mandatory “racial sensitivity” programs to shame, silence and intimidate workers who they say are all marked by…


50 years ago: Ottawa sends troops to occupy Quebec

Vol. 84/No. 42 - October 26, 2020
50 years ago: Ottawa sends troops to occupy Quebec

Fifty years ago this week, protests mounted in Quebec and elsewhere in Canada following the decision of Prime Minister Pierre-Elliot Trudeau — father of the Canadian prime minister today — to invoke the repressive War Measures Act on Oct. 16,…


Should I hold my nose and vote for the ‘lesser evil’?

Vol. 84/No. 41 - October 19, 2020

“I’d rather vote for something I want and not get it than vote for something I don’t want and get it,” Eugene V. Debs, the presidential candidate for the Socialist Party and supporter of the 1917 Russian Revolution, told working…


Armenia, Azerbaijan fighting fueled by regional rivalries

Vol. 84/No. 41 - October 19, 2020
Armenia, Azerbaijan fighting fueled by regional rivalries

Bloody clashes have broken out in the Caucasus as the regimes in Azerbaijan and Armenia are battling over control of the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. Their decadeslong dispute over the area is stoked by the rulers of Russia and Turkey, who…


History comes from class struggle, not the Supreme Court

Vol. 84/No. 40 - October 12, 2020

Dire forebodings about Senate confirmation of President Donald Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett for the U.S. Supreme Court fill the pages of the liberal media. Liberals insist she would cement a conservative majority on the court that would form…


Biden, Trump defend bosses; Vote Socialist Workers Party

Vol. 84/No. 40 - October 12, 2020
From left, retired farmers John and Robert St. Martin, and farmer Karl Butts discuss crisis facing working farmers with SWP vice presidential candidate Malcolm Jarrett and presidential candidate Alyson Kennedy, who took the picture, in Plant City, Florida, Sept. 28.

With hundreds of thousands of workers continuing to lose their jobs every week and millions more still laid off from earlier this year, President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, accuse each other of being responsible for this. …


For massive public works program to create jobs!

Today’s jobs crisis and the road forward for workers
Vol. 84/No. 39 - October 5, 2020
School cafeteria workers in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, joined by teachers and local residents Sept. 22, demand school administration halt plans to lay off 50 of the 70 cafeteria workers.

Neither President Donald Trump nor his Democratic Party challenger Joe Biden offer any respite from the widespread joblessness, the effects of the COVID-19 epidemic and the broader social crisis bearing down on working people. These conditions require an immediate, fighting…