Oct. 27 actions took place across Florida for Amendment 4. Measure won by 64 percent, restoring voting rights to over a million former prisoners, inspiring fights in other states.
SWP STATEMENT

Florida voting rights victory is gain for the working class!

The following statement was issued Nov. 21 by John Studer, organizer of the Socialist Workers Party national campaign. The elections in Florida were the most important for working people in the U.S. this year for one reason — the amendment…


Voting rights amendment for ex-prisoners wins big majority

The passage of Amendment 4 in Florida restoring voting rights to most people convicted of felonies there is an important victory for working people and gives an impetus to similar fights across the country. The owners of the New York…


Calif. wildfire carnage is product of capitalist rule

Volunteers wearing masks to keep out smoky air serve food to fire survivors at Walmart encampment Nov. 15. Hundreds of workers are volunteering in face of government inaction.

CHICO, Calif. — Working people in Paradise, Magalia and other towns near here were hit by one of the worst wildfires — named the Camp Fire — in state history, burning over 150,000 acres in Butte County beginning Nov. 8.…


SWP SPEAKS IN INTERESTS OF WORKING PEOPLE

‘Speak out against attacks by bosses, their government’

Socialist Workers Party member Joel Britton, left, speaks with Marriott hotel striker and UNITE HERE member Carlos Zevallos at Westin St. Francis hotel in San Francisco Nov. 18. Zevallos got a Militant subscription. “Without the union,” he said, “I might be one of the homeless.”

“Socialist Workers Party members across the country join with, and speak out in defense of, all those who are hit by attacks from the bosses and their government — like the striking Marriott hotel workers; workers who lost everything in…



Features

‘Militant’ wins round against Florida prison censorship

In another — but unexpected — victory in the fight against prison censorship of the Militant,  the Florida prison system’s Literature Review Committee says it made “an error” in upholding the ban on the Sept. 17 issue of the paper.…






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.