SWP presidential candidate Alyson Kennedy, at center, and supporters file over 2,000 signatures in Olympia to be on the ballot in Washington. Inset, press coverage on filing.

Fight for a union on every job site, and a labor party

SWP wins support, files for ballot in four more states

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Winning support from thousands of working people, Socialist Workers Party campaigners filed nominating petitions to put the party’s presidential ticket, Alyson Kennedy and Malcolm Jarrett, on the ballot in New Jersey, Tennessee and Washington state over the…


SWP statement

Fight for workers control of production and safety

Alyson Kennedy, the Socialist Workers Party candidate for president, issued the following statement, Aug. 12. The Socialist Workers Party 2020 campaign — Alyson Kennedy for president and Malcolm Jarrett for vice president — is the only campaign that joins and…


Port explosion fuels protests against gov’t in Lebanon

Long-standing outrage among working people over a deepening economic and political crisis in Lebanon boiled over following a massive explosion Aug. 4 on the docks in Beirut. It killed at least 158 people and wounded over 6,000. For days after…


Bath shipyard strikers discuss tentative deal, strike still on

After seven weeks of a bitter strike against demands by Bath Iron Works bosses for concessions that would weaken their union, International Association of Machinists Local S6 negotiating committee and the company reached a tentative agreement. Voting is set for…


Nebraska meatpackers, union speak out in battle for job safety

Steps by bosses at Smithfield, above, may “make companies look good,” but don’t protect workers, meatpacker Geraldine Waller, inset, told July 28 protest in Lincoln, Nebraska.

LINCOLN, Neb. — In the face of a widespread outbreak of COVID-19 in meatpacking plants in Nebraska, workers are speaking out, demanding that bosses slow down the line speed, increase the distance between work stations and improve ventilation, to protect…


Features

Montreal port workers strike over unsafe schedules

MONTREAL — Some 1,125 port workers, members of Local 375 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, went on strike here Aug. 10 in an important labor battle for all working people. The key issue is exhausting schedules that force…







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.