President of Minnesota Nurses Association delivers firewood donation to workers locked out by Marathon Petroleum in St. Paul Park, Minnesota. Strike support is crucial for the union.

Workers stand up to largest refinery company in US

Solidarity with Marathon oil workers in Minnesota!

ST. PAUL PARK, Minn. — An important labor battle is playing out here that pits Marathon Petroleum — the largest oil refining company in the U.S. — against 200 workers, members of the Teamsters union. These workers deserve solidarity and…


SocialisT WORKERS PARTY STATEMENT

Solidarity with Marathon oil workers in Minnesota!

Statement by Rebecca Williamson, Socialist Workers Party candidate for Seattle City Council, Feb. 17.  I’m asking workers and our unions to spread the word and build solidarity with workers fighting against boss attacks today — from oil refinery workers battling…


SWP: ‘Join in, build support for workers’ struggles’

Róger Calero, left, SWP candidate for mayor of New York, with Alberto Mendoza, a worker at Hunts Point Produce Market, Feb. 10. “The bosses use the unemployed to drive down our wages,” Mendoza told Calero. “Then they tell us, if you don’t like it, there’s the front door!”

After campaign supporters turned in seven times the number of required signatures, Gerardo Sánchez, Socialist Workers Party candidate for Dallas City Council, was certified for the ballot Feb. 10.  Supporters of the campaign of Joe Swanson, the party’s candidate for…




Myanmar protests say, ‘Down with military rule’

Workers in Yangon’s Shwepyithar Industrial Zone protest Feb. 17 against military coup and for better job conditions. Workers, unions are key component of protests against military rule.

Despite arrests, internet shutdowns, and police and military assaults on demonstrators, protests against the Feb. 1 military coup in Myanmar continue. Hundreds of thousands took to the streets across the country Feb. 17, in response to the army’s ludicrous claim…


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Malcolm X: Leader of working people of all colors and creeds

Malcolm X speaking at July 1962 New York rally called to support fight for union recognition by Local 1199. Malcolm praised Leon Davis, SEIU Local 1199 president, who spent 30 days in jail rather than comply with court order to call off 56-day strike by hospital workers.

Feb. 21 marks the 56th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X. Malcolm was “the face and the authentic voice of the forces of the coming American revolution. He spoke the truth to our generation of revolutionists,” Jack Barnes, then…






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.