Today’s social crisis rooted in decline of capitalism

Vol. 84/No. 18 - May 11, 2020

Below are interrelated excerpts from “What the 1987 Stock Market Crash Foretold,” a Socialist Workers Party resolution published in New International no. 10. It will help readers of the Militant place today’s economic and social crisis within the longer arc…

Organize to defend jobs, wages, working conditions

Bosses dump costs of ‘recovery’ on workers’ backs
Vol. 84/No. 16 - April 27, 2020
Above, line to file for unemployment in Hialeah, Florida, April 7. Inset, rent protest in Los Angeles April 1.

The International Monetary Fund forecast April 14 the unfolding global depression conditions facing working people today will be the worst since the Great Depression of the 1930s. The contraction already dwarfs that of the global financial crisis 12 years ago.…

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…

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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…