For federal public works program to provide jobs

Bosses announce more layoffs, attacks on wages, job safety
Vol. 84/No. 41 - October 19, 2020
Workers at Shop-Vac company demonstrate at Williamsport, Pennsylvania, plant Sept. 28 after company announced it was shutting down three plants and laying off 427 workers.

“You’re in good hands at Allstate,” the familiar TV commercial says. But the bosses of this large insurance company announced this week they are eliminating 3,800 workers. Allstate is one of a number of big capitalist outfits slashing its workforce…


For a shorter workweek with no cut in pay to stop job cuts!

Vol. 84/No. 41 - October 19, 2020

This statement was issued by Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party candidate for president, Oct. 7. In the hands of the Democrats and Republicans, the two parties of ruling capitalist families, billions of dollars in government handouts have flowed into the…


Biden, Trump defend bosses; Vote Socialist Workers Party

Vol. 84/No. 40 - October 12, 2020
From left, retired farmers John and Robert St. Martin, and farmer Karl Butts discuss crisis facing working farmers with SWP vice presidential candidate Malcolm Jarrett and presidential candidate Alyson Kennedy, who took the picture, in Plant City, Florida, Sept. 28.

With hundreds of thousands of workers continuing to lose their jobs every week and millions more still laid off from earlier this year, President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, accuse each other of being responsible for this. …


Fight to defend jobs, wages, safety, working conditions!

Demand gov’t-financed public works program to create jobs
Vol. 84/No. 40 - October 12, 2020

MIAMI — “Our party alone puts forward a program to address what working people are going through,” Socialist Workers Party presidential candidate Alyson Kennedy told a Sept. 25 Militant Labor Forum here, pointing to the deepening capitalist economic and social…


Through our battles, workers can unite, transform ourselves

Vol. 84/No. 40 - October 12, 2020

This statement was issued by Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party candidate for president, Sept. 30. My main opponents — President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden — both claim they speak for the interests of working people. But the…


Anger at lack of charges filed in Taylor killing fuels debate

Vol. 84/No. 40 - October 12, 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As National Guard tanks rolled through downtown streets here Sept. 23, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced the decisions of the grand jury he convened on whether, and what, charges should be issued in the March 13…


Protests across Belarus keep up pressure to bring down regime

Vol. 84/No. 40 - October 12, 2020
Mass protest Sept. 27 in Minsk demands ouster of repressive regime of Alexander Lukashenko.

After 50 straight days of protests, 100,000 people marched in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, Sept. 27, demanding an end to the authoritarian and repressive regime of Alexander Lukashenko. Many more mobilized in more than 20 other cities.  Over 200…


End Washington’s economic war against Cuba! No to new sanctions!

Vol. 84/No. 40 - October 12, 2020

In a sharp expansion of punishing U.S. government sanctions against Cuba’s revolutionary people, the State Department Sept. 23 announced a list of 433 hotels and housing properties U.S. tourists are now barred from using. The ban is justified by saying…



For massive public works program to create jobs!

Today’s jobs crisis and the road forward for workers
Vol. 84/No. 39 - October 5, 2020
School cafeteria workers in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, joined by teachers and local residents Sept. 22, demand school administration halt plans to lay off 50 of the 70 cafeteria workers.

Neither President Donald Trump nor his Democratic Party challenger Joe Biden offer any respite from the widespread joblessness, the effects of the COVID-19 epidemic and the broader social crisis bearing down on working people. These conditions require an immediate, fighting…