June 22 picket at Bath, Maine, shipyard. Strike is solid and winning solidarity from other unionists and workers in the region in face of company’s union-busting “last and final” offer.

Bath shipyard strike against union busting needs support!

In the largest labor conflict in the country, over 4,300 shipbuilding workers, members of Machinists Local S6, at the Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine, continue to win support and solidarity from area unions and local businesses as their strike…


Workers fight boss attacks on jobs, wages, conditions

Workers’ problem today is crisis of capitalism, not a virus
Tens of thousands protest July 11 in Tel Aviv, Israel, against government’s failure to deliver aid promised to workers classified as self-employed. Sign reads, “Out of touch! We’re fed up!”

Speedup and dangerous working conditions enforced by bosses at Los Angeles Apparel and at nearby meatpacking plants highlight the employers contempt for workers’ safety and lives. Four workers at L.A. Apparel have recently died from coronavirus and over 300 working…


Socialist Workers Party statement

No worker has to die on the job! For workers control of production

Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party candidate for president, issued the following statement July 15. Malcolm Jarrett is the party’s candidate for vice president. A fight by workers and our unions to wrest control of production and safety from the bosses…


Help us put the Socialist Workers Party on the ballot!

From left, Gerardo Sánchez, SWP candidate for U.S. Senate from Texas; Haley Swims and Keri Tankersley, electors in Louisiana for SWP presidential ticket; and Rachele Fruit, SWP candidate for U.S. Senate from Georgia. “I really want to see the SWP on the ballot,” Tankersley said.

SHREVEPORT, La. — “After looking at the Militant, I really want to see the Socialist Workers Party on the ballot in Louisiana,” Keri Tankersley, a 24-year-old student in Monroe, an hour and a half east of here, told party campaigners.…



Features

Columbus voyage to Americas opened door to social progress

‘Discovery of roads of the world was clouded by the enormous crime of conquest’
Folding-screen mural painted in 1976 by Mexican painter Roberto Cueva del Río depicts meeting between Aztec ruler Moctezuma II and Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés some 500 years ago.

Over the Fourth of July weekend, a statue of Italian-born seafarer Christopher Columbus, the first European to discover the Americas in 1492, was pulled down and thrown into the Baltimore harbor. Another, presented by Italian-Americans to the city of Waterbury,…

Scientific approach to opening of ‘New World’

Reproduction of a painting of Genoa, Italy, in 1597, by Cristoforo Grassi. Genoa was a key European port at the time of Columbus’ voyages. Opening of Americas paved the way for the rapid development of capitalism in Holland and England, while holding it back in Spain.

The approaching 500th anniversary of the European discovery of the Americas has given rise to a widespread debate on the significance of this event and the colonization of the continent which followed. In the accompanying interview Cuban minister of culture…







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.