Teachers union supports SWP disclosure fight in Washington

Vol. 84/No. 47 - November 30, 2020
Members of AFT Local 1789 organized a walkout in 2016 during contract negotiations at Seattle Central Colleges. The local’s executive board wrote to support Socialist Workers Party’s fight to stop Washington state officials from publicly disclosing names and addresses of SWP electors. The union has been fighting its own battle against attempts by a notorious anti-labor group to use state disclosure laws to gain access to personal information on campus workers.

The Socialist Workers Party’s recent success in preventing disclosure of the names and addresses of its presidential electors in Washington state continues to hold. And additional support for the fight to prevent disclosure keeps coming in. On Nov. 9 Annette…


Gag orders by ‘social media’ bosses attack political rights

Vol. 84/No. 47 - November 30, 2020

Growing restrictions and monitoring of political views by censorship officials at Facebook, Twitter and other “social media” are a danger to political rights. Liberal thought-control overseers have interfered with or blocked comments and sites that run the gamut from tweets…


SWP wins first round in Washington disclosure fight

Vol. 84/No. 46 - November 23, 2020

SEATTLE — The fight against government threats in Washington state to disclose the names and addresses of the electors here for the 2020 Socialist Workers Party presidential slate of Alyson Kennedy and Malcolm Jarrett has won an important initial victory.…


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Fight wins public support, fund goes over $20,000
Vol. 84/No. 45 - November 16, 2020
SWP presidential candidate Alyson Kennedy at Naches, Wash., Nov. 2 commemoration of worker David Cruz, who died of COVID. Trabajadores Unidos por la Justicia union is fighting for safety at packinghouses. Defending political rights of SWP is also defense of union rights.

AS WE GO TO PRESS the Socialist Workers Party received notice from its attorneys in Seattle that the first round in the fight to prevent the state from disclosing the names and addresses of its presidential electors has been won.…


‘First Amendment freedoms threatened by disclosures’

Vol. 84/No. 45 - November 16, 2020

The threatened disclosure of the names and addresses of Socialist Workers Party Presidential electors ignores a fundamental constitutional principle: as the Supreme Court stated in its great decision of the 1950s protecting civil rights organizations in the South, “inviolability of…


SWP campaign wages fight for political rights in Washington

Vol. 84/No. 44 - November 9, 2020

Once again, the Socialist Workers Party and its presidential ticket — this year, Alyson Kennedy for president and Malcolm Jarrett for vice president — are setting an example for all working people in defense of political rights and free expression.…


Court backs Nevada gov’t attack on right to worship

Vol. 84/No. 32 - August 17, 2020
Above, Paris Las Vegas casino reopens June 18 based on Nevada governor’s 50% capacity rule, but churches and other religious institutions could only admit 50 people total. Supreme Court ruled against Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley’s challenge to this blow against freedom to worship.

In a serious attack on the constitutional right of freedom to worship, the U.S. Supreme Court voted July 24 to refuse to suspend a public health order imposed by Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak limiting attendance at church services. It was…


Defense of free speech, debate met with slander and threats of reprisal

Vol. 84/No. 29 - July 27, 2020

A letter to Harper’s  magazine by 150 writers and artists speaking out for freedom of speech and debate came under immediate attack by radical purveyors of political correctness who believe that the suppression of “improper” views is required today. The…


A working-class road to expand rights for all the oppressed

Court ruling muddying biological sex and ‘gender identity’ endangers gains won in struggle
Vol. 84/No. 27 - July 13, 2020
1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, part of powerful Black-led working-class movement that overthrew Jim Crow segregation. Another product of this struggle was new Civil Rights Act passed the following year that outlawed employer discrimination in hiring, firing or promotion based on “race, color, religion, sex or national origin.”

An article in last week’s issue of the Militant — under the headline “Supreme Court: Job Discrimination for Being Gay, Transgender Is Illegal. Ruling Includes ‘Poison Pill’ Against Women’s Rights Fight” — was wrong. It erroneously implied that the June…


Destruction of statues seeks to erase history we need to know

Vol. 84/No. 27 - July 13, 2020

Worldwide protests against police killings in recent weeks reflect the depth of opposition to cop brutality and racist discrimination among working people today. The protests have made some gains, leading to charges against cops and racist vigilantes and strengthening the…