Teamsters at Port of Los Angeles join protest at immigration detention center to support port drivers, warehouse workers, others facing deportation if Temporary Protected Status is ended.

LA port workers fight for union, immigrant rights

Teamsters, Painters speak out against deportations

WILMINGTON, Calif. — More than 300 port truck drivers, warehouse workers and their supporters held a rally and march in this port town Oct. 3 at the end of a three-day strike against XPO Logistics and NFI Industries. The drivers…


Amnesty for immigrants! Unite, organize all workers!

The following statement was released Oct. 10 by Dennis Richter, Socialist Workers Party candidate for U.S. Senate in California. “I’m not the immigration police,” the head of the Carpenters union recently told the press. The union doesn’t ask painters where…

Chicago cop found guilty in killing Laquan McDonald

Protesters celebrate after conviction Oct. 5 of Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke of second-degree murder in 2014 killing of Laquan McDonald. Jurors said they just didn’t believe Van Dyke.

CHICAGO — After less than 8 hours of deliberation, the jury in the three-week trial of Jason Van Dyke — the cop who killed 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in October 2014 — returned guilty verdicts on 17 of the 18 charges…


‘Workers need their own political party, a labor party’

Socialist Workers Party members Laura Garza and Fredy Huinil speak with Dora Correa, center, Oct. 6 about debate over “gentrification,” rising rents, thug attacks on art galleries in Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, and workers need for a labor party.

Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas, and campaign supporters recently knocked on doors in northwest Dallas, where leaking natural gas pipes maintained by Atmos Energy exploded last February, killing 12-year-old Linda Rogers. They wanted to…


Japanese rulers fight exposure of slavery of ‘comfort women’

Above, San Francisco statue of “comfort women” who Japanese rulers kidnapped and forced into prostitution during second imperialist world war. Inset, 500 people attend Sept. 22 commemoration of statue’s unveiling. Osaka, Japan, mayor ended its sister-city relationship with San Francisco in retaliation for memorial.

SAN FRANCISCO — Nearly 500 people on Sept. 22 commemorated the first anniversary of the installation of a “comfort women” memorial here that has sparked a sharp controversy. The mayor of Osaka, Japan, recently terminated its six-decade sister-city relationship with…

Socialist Workers Party leadership sets course ahead

Adopts course to build union solidarity • defend constitutional freedoms • fight for wages, hours, job conditions that prevent families in working class from being torn apart • defend Cuba’s socialist revolution and its example in the U.S. and world over
International Educational Conference in Oberlin, Ohio, June 8-10, brought together over 330 people for reports, discussion on communist program, continuity and activities. Right, SWP literature table during conference.
OBERLIN, Ohio — “The sweeping indictment of Donald Trump under the Espionage Act by President Joseph…

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.