Senate candidate Lea Sherman signs up Don Hill in Paterson, New Jersey, July 26, to put SWP presidential ticket on ballot. SWP turned first batch of signatures in to state officials next day.

Workers need our own party, a labor party!

SWP wins support in ballot fight across the country

SEATTLE — Across Tennessee, New Jersey and Washington state, Socialist Workers Party campaigners are collecting signatures from working people who want to see a working-class party on the ballot in 2020. Through the fight for ballot status they’re winning support…


SOCIALIST WORKERS PARTY STATEMENT

Join campaign to put SWP’s presidential ticket on ballot!

Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party candidate for president, issued the following statement July 28. Malcolm Jarrett is the party’s candidate for vice president. Join the fight to put the Socialist Workers Party 2020 presidential campaign on the ballot everywhere we…


March builds support for Bath shipyard workers strike

Shipyard workers on strike in Bath, Maine, and supporters march July 25 against company demands to expand subcontracting, cut back seniority rights and raise health care costs. “This is not about greed on our part,” said striker John LaPointe. “It’s about dignity,” and knitting together generations of workers.

BATH, Maine — Over 300 spirited strikers, family members and supporters of the Bath Iron Works Shipbuilders strike gathered outside the International Association of Machinists Local S6 union hall, across the street from the shipyard here, for a rally and…


Capitalist rulers seek to paper over growing frictions in EU

Public power workers contingent at June 2011 protest in Athens against government attacks on unions, layoffs demanded under terms of Berlin-led EU “bailout.” Growing capitalist crisis today, worsened by pandemic, is deepening rivalries and rifts among Europe’s capitalist rulers.

While millions of workers in countries across Europe confront rapidly rising unemployment, continuing outbreaks of coronavirus and attacks on wages and working conditions, the leaders of the European Union agreed to put together a 750 billion euros “recovery fund” ($880…



Features

Workers oppose federal cops, antifa violence in Portland

Antifa forces prepare to do battle during July 20 Portland protest. Glorification of clashes with cops — which liberals try to pretty up, claiming destruction of property isn’t violence — has nothing to do with fighting racism. It only gives the government a pretext to attack political rights and the fight against police brutality.

The sending of federal police to Portland, Oregon, to confront protests against cop brutality marked by violence from antifa and similar groups has sparked an intense debate. Many workers are outraged at seeing federal cops in full riot gear deployed…







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.