Conference celebrates 100 years ‘on the right side of history’

Socialist Workers Party campaigns for independent working-class political action
Vol. 83/No. 25 - July 15, 2019
From left, John Studer, Dave Prince, Holly Harkness, Steve Clark, Jack Barnes (speaking), Mary-Alice Waters, Norton Sandler, at closing session of SWP conference June 15. Banners summarized continuity of Socialist Workers Party since 1919 founding of first communist party in U.S. and other Active Workers Conference themes.

“We’ll come out of this conference campaigning all across the country,” Jack Barnes, Socialist Workers Party National Secretary, said at the close of the party-sponsored International Active Workers Conference held in Oberlin, Ohio, June 13-15. He pointed to opportunities today…


Celebrating 100 years ‘on right side of history’

Vol. 83/No. 24 - July 8, 2019

OBERLIN, Ohio — More than 300 workers and young people from the U.S. and around the world attended the 2019 International Active Workers Conference sponsored by the Socialist Workers Party June 13-15 here. A large banner above the stage at…


SWP Active Workers Conference set for June 13-15

Vol. 83/No. 22 - June 3, 2019

“I want to go to the conference to meet workers who are excited and prepared for the struggles ahead. I’m excited for all the learning, of course — learning in community, across generations — there’s something so powerful about that,”…



SWP conference: Workers respond to shifts shaking world capitalist ‘order’

Part 2
Vol. 82/No. 26 - July 16, 2018
SWP National Secretary Jack Barnes, at podium, told conference that recent steps by Washington in Korea and Middle East, regardless of rulers’ aims, can help open space for workers to organize and gain combat experience against their own capitalist ruling classes.

This is the second of two articles on discussions and decisions at the Socialist Workers Party-sponsored Active Workers Conference, held June 14-16 in Oberlin, Ohio, and post-conference meeting of the party’s National Committee. Last week’s article described how teachers’ strikes…


2018 Active Workers Conference: Build labor movement, build SWP

Part 1
Vol. 82/No. 25 - July 9, 2018

OBERLIN, Ohio — “Deeper into the Working Class, Act on the Rulers’ Deepening Political Crisis, Build the Labor Movement, Build the Socialist Workers Party” read the large banner hanging over the stage at the 2018 Active Workers Conference. The annual…


Active Workers Conference set for Ohio June 14-17

Vol. 82/No. 21 - May 28, 2018

Several hundred workers, youth and other participants from the United States and around the world will join this year’s Active Workers Conference June 14-17, which is sponsored by the Socialist Workers Party. The four-day meeting in Oberlin, Ohio, takes place…