Alyson Kennedy, SWP candidate for Dallas mayor, speaks with Dakotah Luster Dec. 30. “Democrats and Republicans are parties of the bosses,” she said. “We need our own party.”

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SWP candidates are ‘tribunes of the people’

The Socialist Workers Party has announced plans to run candidates for more than a dozen municipal and state offices across the country in 2019, including in Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington. They will…


SWP STATEMENT

US troops out of Middle East, Afghanistan now!

The following statement was issued Jan. 2 by Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party candidate for Dallas mayor. The Socialist Workers Party demands the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of U.S. troops, bombers and warships from the Middle East and Afghanistan! The…


Judge affirms Chicago cops used torture in frame-up case

CHICAGO — More than 28 years after his conviction for a double murder he didn’t commit, and over eight years after the Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission ruled that Chicago cops had tortured him into making a false confession,…


SWP speaks in interests of working people

SWP members gear up to take Militant, books door to door

Luis Antonio, an unemployed mechanic, talks with SWP members Lea Sherman and John Staggs, right, in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, Dec. 19. “Every politician in this political system is corrupted by big business and the only way to change this is to make a revolution,” Antonio said.

Members of the Socialist Workers Party are starting the new year with a bang, organizing teams to take the party, its program and its support for working-class struggle to working people on their doorsteps. They are traveling to cities small…



Trump plan to draw down troops in Syria, Afghanistan stirs debate

Syrian child in refugee camp, in Lebanon, 2014. Yearslong war grew out of Syrian dictatorship’s brutal assault on popular rebellion, and interventions by Washington, Tehran, Moscow and other capitalist powers, leading to over 400,000 killed and millions driven from their homes.

President Donald Trump announced plans Dec. 19 to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria and cut by nearly half Washington’s forces in Afghanistan. The decision galvanized some in his administration,  and pro-war liberal Democrats and Republicans alike, into calling for the…


letter to the editor

Reader points in right direction

I believe that the article in the Jan, 7, 2019, issue of the Militant  titled “Walmart Worker Hits Bosses’ Abuses Over Intercom” did not belong in the On the Picket Line column. The article describes how a worker used the…

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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.