Dan Fein, left, Socialist Workers Party candidate for Illinois governor, talks with factory worker Jesse Bridges at his door while campaigning in Kankakee neighborhood July 29.
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SWP: Workers need to take political power

Join the Socialist Workers Party 2018 campaign!

The following statement is from John Studer, chairman of the Socialist Workers Party National Campaign Committee. Efforts by the Donald Trump administration to open negotiations with the governments of North Korea, Russia, Iran, China and the Taliban in Afghanistan are…


SWP takes party, program to workers on doorsteps

As they campaign on workers’ doorsteps in big and small cities and rural areas across the country, Socialist Workers Party candidates and their supporters discuss why a class-struggle road forward is necessary in face of the attacks today from the…


US capitalist rulers face deepening political crisis

As the Democrats and Republicans — the twin parties of capitalist rule — gear up for the 2018 elections, both continue to be wracked by political crises that have accelerated following the election of Donald Trump as president. What lies…




Features

Dallas film spotlights 1973 cop murder of Santos Rodriguez

Dallas film spotlights 1973 cop murder of Santos Rodriguez
Courtesy of Dallas Morning News

DALLAS — Over 500 people attended a widely publicized July 24 screening of the new film “Santos Vive,” which documents the murder of 12-year-old Santos Rodriguez at the hands of city police here on that day in 1973. The film,…




In defense of the US working class

SWP leader at Havana event answers question: ‘Can working people in US make a socialist revolution?’
Striking teachers at West Virginia Capitol in Charleston, Feb. 26, 2018, as one of most significant labor battles in U.S. in decades exploded. Teachers and other school workers went on strike statewide, winning support from students, parents, churches and other unions. Strikes and protests spread to Oklahoma, Kentucky, Arizona, Colorado, and North Carolina. “What happened there is a living refutation of the portrait of working-class bigotry and ‘backwardness’ painted by middle class liberals and much of the radical left,” says Socialist Workers Party leader Mary-Alice Waters.
The following is the talk by Mary-Alice Waters to a conference organized by the Cuban Institute of History…



SWP Statement

For recognition of a Palestinian state and Israel

• For recognition of a Palestinian state and of Israel
• For repeal of U.S. Jerusalem Embassy Act
• For workers’ solidarity in Israel, Palestine, the world over
The following statement, drafted by Steve Clark, was released Dec. 11 by Jack Barnes, Socialist Workers Party…
Cuba and Chernobyl

This Cuban documentary produced in 2006 tells the story of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe in Ukraine and Cuba’s exemplary internationalist medical program that treated more than 25,000 victims.