SWP campaign to win readers expands reach of the ‘Militant’

Vol. 84/No. 45 - November 16, 2020

The presidential election is over, but the necessity for working people organizing to defend our own interests and learning about how others are doing so and have fought successfully in the past, remains. Socialist Workers Party members are winning new…


Laws protect cops in lack of charges over Taylor killing

Vol. 84/No. 41 - October 19, 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — After a grand jury here failed to indict the cops who killed Breonna Taylor, a Jefferson Circuit Court judge ordered the release of parts of the recording of the jury’s proceedings. Taylor, a 26-year-old African American medical…


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…


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…


Debate over road forward to win justice for Breonna Taylor

Vol. 84/No. 37 - September 21, 2020
Several hundred people march in Louisville, Kentucky, Aug. 25, calling for prosecution of cops who killed Breonna Taylor March 13. Actions like these point to need for disciplined mass protests as only way to draw in broad social forces needed to put cops on trial for brutality.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Determined to press authorities to stop stalling and prosecute the cops who killed Breonna Taylor, hundreds demonstrated outside the 146th Kentucky Derby Sept. 5. Taylor, an emergency room technician, died at the hands of the city cops…


Sedalia, Missouri: ‘Prosecute cop who killed Hannah Fizer’

Vol. 84/No. 34 - August 31, 2020
Jessica Fizer, left, leads protest July 25 demanding the cop who killed her cousin, Hannah Fizer, be prosecuted. Inset, Amy Fizer, Hannah’s mother, confronts Pettis County Sheriff Kevin Bond June 18, insists on release of name of cop who killed Hannah.

The widely publicized monthslong fight to force Kentucky authorities to charge the cops who killed Breonna Taylor in Louisville has inspired others to stand up against cop brutality and killings in cities, towns and rural areas across the country. One…


Protesters: Prosecute cops who killed Breonna Taylor!

Vol. 84/No. 33 - August 24, 2020
Twenty-six billboards in Louisville from Oprah Magazine demand charge cops who killed Breonna Taylor.

Growing refusal among working people to accept police brutality is propelling support for the arrest and prosecution of the Louisville, Kentucky, cops who killed Breonna Taylor. But five months after the emergency-room technician was gunned down in a “no-knock” break-in…


Workers reject both federal cops and disruption by antifa

Vol. 84/No. 32 - August 17, 2020

Working people in Portland and elsewhere welcome the announcement that the administration of Donald Trump is withdrawing its use of federal cops — including a Border Patrol SWAT team that is trained to act like special forces — around the…


Veterans against cop brutality rally in Pittsburgh

Vol. 84/No. 32 - August 17, 2020
Veterans Against Cop Brutality

“Veterans from different generations — from the Vietnam War, from the post 9/11 generation, joined the protest,” Aryanna Hunter, left, told the Militant  in a phone interview the day after an Aug. 2 demonstration she organized in Pittsburgh of Veterans…


Workers oppose federal cops, antifa violence in Portland

Vol. 84/No. 31 - August 10, 2020
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…