GM workers gained confidence during the strike, standing together and building unity in fight for equal pay for equal work. Above, Sept. 18 UAW picket at Detroit-Hamtramck plant.

After 40-day strike GM workers approve contract

Discussion continues on fight to end wage tiers

SPRING HILL, Tenn. — Some 49,000 United Auto Workers members are back at work at General Motors after approving a new four-year contract 57% to 43%. The discussion among workers continues on what was accomplished in the 40-day strike, and…



SWP drive to sell books to explain party, its program

Socialist Workers Party members and supporters in Chicago have been taking the Militant  and books by SWP leaders and other working-class revolutionaries to workers at GM strike picket lines and some other large United Auto Workers-organized plants in the area.…


Protests in Iraq, Lebanon target government, Tehran interference

Protesters gather on Baghdad’s al-Jumhuriya bridge Oct. 29, fifth day of protests across Iraq against government corruption, anti-working-class measures, Iranian intervention.

Demonstrators in both Iraq and Lebanon are protesting against their own governments as well as against forces organized and armed by Iran’s capitalist rulers. While working people in both countries join mass protests demanding a halt to deteriorating living conditions,…


2020 campaign reflects crisis of US rulers’ two party system

Well short of the backing they need from Republicans to impeach and oust President Donald Trump before the 2020 election, many Democrats are becoming increasingly nervous that none of the 18 candidates contesting their party’s presidential nomination is capable of…


Features

The Turn to Industry: Forging a Proletarian Party

Advancing a working-class program requires a party working class in composition
Miners block rails, Harlan County, Kentucky, July 2019, to stop Blackjewel bosses from hauling coal until wages owed them were paid. The nonunion miners won broad support and, in October, their back pay.

Below is the introduction to the new book, The Turn to Industry: Forging a Proletarian Party by Jack Barnes. Barnes is the national secretary of the Socialist Workers Party. Copyright © 2019 by Pathfinder Press. Reprinted by permission. BY JACK…






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.