SWP: Join the fight to defend jobs, wages, safety

Vol. 84/No. 38 - September 28, 2020
Socialist Workers Party presidential candidate Alyson Kennedy speaks to Alexis Santiago Avila, at Farmer John packinghouse in Los Angeles Sept. 14. “People want their voices to be heard,” he said of demonstrations against cop brutality, but “violence in the protests is a problem.”

LOS ANGELES — How can we change worsening working conditions, combat cuts to our hours and deal with rising prices? These questions were at the center of discussions among meatpackers, retail workers and farmworkers when they met the Socialist Workers…


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…


Thousands join DC march against cop brutality

Vol. 84/No. 36 - September 14, 2020

Thousands converged on Washington, D.C., to voice their outrage at cop brutality, at the “Get Your Knee Off Our Necks” march Aug. 28. Sponsored by Al Sharpton, his National Action Network and Martin Luther King III, the march was held…


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…


Fighters for Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain rally together

Vol. 84/No. 31 - August 10, 2020

Two of the most publicized cases where cops shot and killed people and haven’t been indicted — the killings of emergency room technician Breonna Taylor in Louisville and Elijah McClain in Aurora, Colorado — came together in Kentucky July 24.…



Join protests for prosecution of cops who killed Breonna Taylor!

Vol. 84/No. 29 - July 27, 2020
June 27 protest in Louisville, Kentucky, demands cops who killed Breonna Taylor be arrested, charged.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — It’s been four months since Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency room technician, was killed in a hail of bullets by cops breaking into her apartment in a late night “no-knock” raid here. Outrage over her death has…


Protests demand prosecute cops who shot Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain

Vol. 84/No. 28 - July 20, 2020
June 27 protest in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, against the cop killing of Ejaz Choudry.

Following widespread protests worldwide by hundreds of thousands of working people after Minneapolis cops killed George Floyd, demonstrators against police brutality continue taking to the streets. The number and size of these actions are smaller than over past weeks, but…


Atlanta cop charged with felony murder

Rayshard Brooks killed with 2 shots in the back
Vol. 84/No. 25 - June 29, 2020
June 15 Atlanta march organized by NAACP. Protests continue across the U.S., worldwide.

ATLANTA — “When I heard the news about the killing last night, I decided it was time to stand up,” 18-year-old James Teasley told the Militant in Atlanta June 13, as he joined his first demonstration. Protests erupted throughout the…