Alyson Kennedy, SWP candidate for Dallas mayor, introduces SWP to Jorge Méndez Jan. 8.

Socialist Workers Party launches Texas campaign

‘We’re going to campaign all throughout the state’

Supporters of the campaign of Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party candidate for Dallas mayor, are planning two weeks of intensive campaigning Jan 12-26. “We’re going to go all over Texas,” George Chalmers, who is organizing the campaigning, said by phone…


Fight to extend right to vote for ex-prisoners!

The statement below was released Jan. 9 by Amy Husk, Socialist Workers Party candidate for governor in Kentucky. Former prisoners in Florida proudly asserted their newly won rights by lining up to register to vote Jan. 8. Working people across…

US, Chinese rulers’ trade talks continue amid rivalry

College students hold banners in solidarity with workers arrested for fighting for independent union in Shenzhen, China, in August 2018. Labor protests are growing throughout country.

U.S. and Chinese officials met in Beijing Jan. 7-9 for negotiations over the trade dispute between the rulers of the world’s first and second largest economies. These are the first announced talks since President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi…


SWP wins a hearing in Kentucky coal country

Amy Husk, left, Socialist Workers Party candidate for Kentucky governor, talks with Martha Blair on her doorstep in Whitesburg, Kentucky, Jan. 4, about party’s campaign and upcoming May Day Brigade to Cuba. Blair said she was interested in working on both.

WHITESBURG, Ky. — Socialist Workers Party candidates and members are talking with working people in big cities, small towns and farming areas across the country. Everywhere they go they knock on doors and introduce the party, its program, the Militant …


New book ‘In Defense of the US Working Class’

SWP leader Mary-Alice Waters addresses: ‘Can US workers make a socialist revolution?’
Members of panel speaking on U.S. class struggle at International May Day conference in Havana, April 2018. From left, Willie Head, Omari Musa, Alyson Kennedy, Jacob Perasso, Mary-Alice Waters.

In Defense of the US Working Class, a new book by Mary-Alice Waters, is being released in January. It features the talk by Waters at an international conference in Havana organized by the Cuban History Institute and the Central Organization…

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.