Thirty-five Teamster members went on strike Feb. 5 in South Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania, demanding bosses back off raise in their health insurance costs that would cut their wages.

As bosses go after workers, gov’t attacks political rights

The key political question in the U.S. today is the ongoing social and economic crisis facing working people, as bosses and their government shore up their profits by attacking workers’ jobs, wages, working conditions and political rights. At the same…


Workers need to organize to defend wages, conditions

Amazon workers start union recognition vote in Alabama
Over 100 Amazon workers, unionists and supporters rallied Feb. 6 to back their fight for a union at the company’s huge fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama. “It’s our time” for a union, Amazon worker Jennifer Bates told crowd, “not just here, but in all the United States.”

BESSEMER, Ala. — Despite a cold, steady rain, more than 100 unionists and community supporters held a spirited solidarity rally here Feb. 6 not far from the huge Amazon fulfillment center where workers are fighting to win union recognition. The…


SWP Statement

Workers must build our own party, a labor party

Statement by Róger Calero, Socialist Workers Party candidate for New York City mayor, Feb. 10. In the face of deepening boss attacks, government coronavirus lockdowns and with millions of us unemployed, workers are finding ways to stand up and fight…


SWP files for Dallas ballot, looks to file in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. — Supporters of the Socialist Workers Party campaign launched a drive to get Joe Swanson, the party’s candidate for City Council At-Large, on the ballot over the Feb. 6-7 weekend. Amid snow and an arctic blast, campaigners talked…




News update: Victory over prison ban in Pennsylvania!

A victory has been won. On Feb. 12 Diana Woodside, director of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections’ office of Policy, Grants and Legislative Affairs, informed Militant attorney David Goldstein Feb. 12 that upon review Militant issue no. 1 “will be…

Features

GameStop, stock market frenzy shows crisis of capitalism

The rapid rise, steep fall and continuing oscillation of the stock price of GameStop, a chain of video-game stores, is motivated by the same greed-driven speculative mania that has gripped the stock market periodically over decades. Initially some smaller-scale capitalist…






SWP Statement
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.