Unfolding capitalist crisis fuels interest in ‘Militant’

Vol. 84/No. 19 - May 18, 2020
Malcolm Jarrett, right, SWP vice presidential candidate, talks with driver Alfredo Bettis, center, at truckers’ protest in Washington, D.C., May 3. Truckers across the country protested May 1.

Over the past week SWP members have continued to increase the reach of the paper. The drive got a boost when Alyson Kennedy, SWP candidate for president, and Malcolm Jarrett, the party’s candidate for vice president, visited workers in several…


Demand jobs! Join workers fights over wages, conditions

Workers’ protests take on impact of capitalist crisis
Vol. 84/No. 19 - May 18, 2020
Driver Jose Gonzalez addresses fellow independent truckers in Fontana, California, during protest against brokers driving down their wages and anti-worker government regulations.

Hundreds of millions of working people are being thrown out of their jobs to face the dire consequences of government-mandated economic shutdowns — mounting depression conditions not seen for almost a century.  These are the consequence not of a disease,…


Fight for jobs! Organize to defend wages, job safety!

Workers main problem today is capitalism, not ‘the virus’
Vol. 84/No. 18 - May 11, 2020
Factory, textile and garment workers demonstrate in Karachi, Pakistan, April 18, demanding end to firings by bosses, for payment of wages for workers at plants that are shut down.

Tens of millions of working people in the U.S. and many millions worldwide have been thrown out of work through lockdowns imposed by capitalist governments, shutting factories, transportation, retail outlets, hotels, restaurants and more. The key problem facing workers today…



Workers’ struggles don’t stop during coronavirus

Vol. 84/No. 17 - May 4, 2020

Reader Byron Johnson-Blanchard writes that the article “Morality of Capitalist Rulers Reflected in Shutdown of AA” in the April 13 issue of the Militant presents views he considers “ridiculous and reckless” for counterposing “face-to-face human interactions and neighborliness” to the…


Put workers back to work! Fight for jobs, no wage cuts!

Bosses seek to make workers pay for today’s capitalist crisis
Vol. 84/No. 17 - May 4, 2020
Miami hotel, restaurant workers idled by government shutdown joined union car caravan April 19 to protest unemployment pay delays. “The system doesn’t work,” Ines Santiesteban said.

Growing numbers of workers and farmers are facing conditions that make it crystal clear our main problem today is the rulers’ deep shutdown of the economy and the massive loss of jobs it has caused. Tens of millions are thrown…


SWP candidates campaign, win new readers to extend reach of ‘Militant’

Vol. 84/No. 17 - May 4, 2020
SWP candidates Malcolm Jarrett and Alyson Kennedy with Walmart worker Carlos Branch, center, in Washington, D.C. “Workers need to organize to defend themselves,” Kennedy said.

WASHINGTON — “It shouldn’t take something like this. We were always ‘essential,’” Walmart worker Carlos Branch told the Socialist Workers Party candidates for president and vice president, Alyson Kennedy and Malcolm Jarrett, in the store’s parking lot in Capital Plaza…



Demand gov’t-funded public works program to provide millions of jobs!

Vol. 84/No. 16 - April 27, 2020

Socialist Workers Party 2020 presidential candidate Alyson Kennedy issued this statement April 15 in Washington, D.C. Malcolm Jarrett is the party’s vice presidential candidate. As the capitalist rulers debate how fast they can ease up on their shutdown of workplaces…


Join fights for jobs, higher wages, better conditions!

Today’s social crisis is product of capitalist rule
Vol. 84/No. 15 - April 20, 2020
Perdue workers in Kathleen, Georgia, walked off job March 23 to protest job conditions, bosses scorn for them. “The line is too fast,” one worker said. “There’s chicken all over the floor.”

The lockdowns imposed by governments from North America to western Europe, Uganda to Argentina, and around the world — one of the rulers’ key steps to try and defend their capitalist system in a time of deep economic and social…