Back refinery workers’ fight over lockout by Marathon

Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021

ST. PAUL PARK, Minn. — The fight of 200 locked-out Teamsters Local 120 members against attacks by Marathon Petroleum — the largest refinery company in the U.S. — is now in its fifth week. Solidarity and support is critical, and…


SWP candidate on ballot in Nebraska, gives workers a voice

Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021

LINCOLN, Neb — Joe Swanson, the Socialist Workers Party candidate for Lincoln City Council at-large, and supporters spent the Feb. 20-21 weekend building solidarity for locked-out workers at the Marathon Petroleum refinery in Minnesota and collecting signatures to put Swanson…


Bosses’ profit drive at heart of capitalist catastrophe in Texas

Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021
In act of working-class solidarity, Jessica Villa-Gomez, owner of Boombox Taco, has given out thousands of tacos to working people in Houston who have been without electricity for days.

DALLAS — An unusual major winter storm beginning Feb. 12 spread snowfall and damaging ice here, all across Texas, in other parts of the South and Midwest, and in northern Mexico. Snow blanketed 80% of Texas, from Dallas to Brownsville…



Solidarity with struggle against Myanmar junta!

Workers and farmers lead massive protests
Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021
Thousands of farmworkers and farmers march in Hlegu Township Feb. 22, first day of nationwide general strike against military coup. Huge protest actions took place across the country.

Hundreds of thousands took to the streets across Myanmar Feb. 22 on the first day of a general strike demanding an end to military rule. They did so despite the junta’s threat that protesters will “suffer loss of life” if…


Solidarity with Marathon oil workers in Minnesota!

Vol. 85/No. 8 - March 1, 2021

Statement by Rebecca Williamson, Socialist Workers Party candidate for Seattle City Council, Feb. 17.  I’m asking workers and our unions to spread the word and build solidarity with workers fighting against boss attacks today — from oil refinery workers battling…


Victory! Prison ban on ‘Militant’ in Pennsylvania is overturned

Vol. 85/No. 8 - March 1, 2021

Victory! Pennsylvania state officials informed the Militant  Feb. 12 that they had overturned the ban on the Jan. 4 issue of the paper at the Camp Hill State Correctional Institution.  “We did pull the publication to review and determined that…



Myanmar protests say, ‘Down with military rule’

Vol. 85/No. 8 - March 1, 2021
Workers in Yangon’s Shwepyithar Industrial Zone protest Feb. 17 against military coup and for better job conditions. Workers, unions are key component of protests against military rule.

Despite arrests, internet shutdowns, and police and military assaults on demonstrators, protests against the Feb. 1 military coup in Myanmar continue. Hundreds of thousands took to the streets across the country Feb. 17, in response to the army’s ludicrous claim…


SWP: ‘Join in, build support for workers’ struggles’

Vol. 85/No. 8 - March 1, 2021
Róger Calero, left, SWP candidate for mayor of New York, with Alberto Mendoza, a worker at Hunts Point Produce Market, Feb. 10. “The bosses use the unemployed to drive down our wages,” Mendoza told Calero. “Then they tell us, if you don’t like it, there’s the front door!”

After campaign supporters turned in seven times the number of required signatures, Gerardo Sánchez, Socialist Workers Party candidate for Dallas City Council, was certified for the ballot Feb. 10.  Supporters of the campaign of Joe Swanson, the party’s candidate for…