From left, Samir Hazboun, SWP candidate for Kentucky lieutenant governor, and Alyson Kennedy, SWP presidential candidate in 2016 and former coal miner, talk with Lita Melton, retired union miner James Melton, and farmer Jessica Ison at Whitesburg farmers market July 13.

SWP campaigns among coal miners, workers in Kentucky

‘We need to break with the Democrats, Republicans’

HAZARD, Ky. — “The threats and sanctions against Iran and the wars the wealthy capitalist rulers carry out abroad are an extension of their exploitation and abuse of working people here in the U.S.,” Socialist Workers Party leader Alyson Kennedy…


SWP statement

‘Fight for amnesty for immigrants in the US!’

The following statement by Lea Sherman, Socialist Workers Party candidate for New Jersey General Assembly, was released July 17. The New York Times  July 13 ran an editorial — “All Presidents Are Deporters in Chief” — admitting what the Socialist…


New stage in bakery’s fight against Oberlin ‘racism’ smear

Allyn Gibson Sr. tells stories to children outside his family-run bakery in Oberlin, Ohio. Bakery owners won lawsuit against Oberlin College after smear campaign libeling Gibson’s as “racist.”

The successful fight waged by Gibson’s, a family-owned-and-operated bakery in Oberlin, Ohio, against a mean-spirited smear campaign by Oberlin College officials that libeled them as “racist” has entered a new stage. The college is seeking to prevent the award of…


Amazon warehouse workers protest against speedup and harassment

Workers picket on “Prime Day” outside Shakopee, Minnesota, Amazon warehouse July 15.

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — “I’m standing up to make things better for my co-workers,” Meg Brady told a protest outside the huge Amazon fulfillment warehouse here July 15. Dozens of Amazon workers were joined by some 300 supporters, many trade unionists…



Features

Divisions wrack Democrats as race-baiting charges fly

During Democrat candidates’ debate, Kamala Harris attacked rival Joe Biden over stance on federally mandated busing to desegregate public schools in 1970s. In fact, neither candidate nor their party supported the policy. Above, Boston protesters defend busing, December 1974.

Divisions within the Democratic Party blew up after its leadership led the party to vote for a House bill backed by President Donald Trump to fund immigration and border cops that didn’t restrict how the funds could be used. Only…






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.