Walmart workers donate ‘blood money’ bribes to build SWP

Vol. 84/No. 37 - September 21, 2020

“I’m putting a check in the mail for $321.85, which includes the COVID-19 bribe and MyShare,” wrote Anthony Dutrow from Miami. “I can’t think of a better way to reinforce what we are accomplishing in our trade union work at…


Thousands join DC march against cop brutality

Vol. 84/No. 36 - September 14, 2020

Thousands converged on Washington, D.C., to voice their outrage at cop brutality, at the “Get Your Knee Off Our Necks” march Aug. 28. Sponsored by Al Sharpton, his National Action Network and Martin Luther King III, the march was held…


Prosecute the cops who killed Breonna Taylor!

Vol. 84/No. 35 - September 7, 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Several hundred people marched here Aug. 25 in the latest action calling for prosecution of the cops who killed emergency room technician Breonna Taylor during a “no-knock” break-in to her apartment March 13. The action was organized…


Nurses protest across UK demanding higher wages

Vol. 84/No. 34 - August 31, 2020
Nurses protest across UK demanding higher wages

LONDON — “We’ve been quiet for too long,” Lana Bonas, a nurse at St. Thomas’ Hospital here, told the Militant  as she joined hundreds of other health workers marching to Downing Street to demand a pay raise. The action was…


SWP ‘stimulus’ appeal at $143,600, more to come

Vol. 84/No. 33 - August 24, 2020

As late and delayed “stimulus” payments continue to be sent out by the government, the Socialist Workers Party’s special appeal increases. In the last two weeks $5,000 came from six people, bringing the total to $143,600 from 131 contributors! Laura…


Protests boost interest in books on working-class politics, history

Vol. 84/No. 33 - August 24, 2020
Eso Won Books co-owner James Fugate talks with customers in Los Angeles. Protests against cop killing of George Floyd led to jump in sales of political books. Supporters of Pathfinder Press are campaigning to increase distribution of books by SWP leaders, other revolutionaries.

“When social protests pick up, people start to read more about working-class struggles,” Jim Kendrick, from Kansas City, Missouri, told the Militant. Kendrick is one of dozens of volunteers across North America working to get Pathfinder books into bookstores and…


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…


Cubans mobilize to fight virus, show living power of revolution

Vol. 84/No. 30 - August 3, 2020
Celebration of end of coronavirus quarantine at senior citizens home in Santa Clara in early June. Cuban government took special measures to protect those most vulnerable to virus.

Revolutionary Cuba has virtually stopped the spread of COVID-19 on the island, has the highest success rate in the world in treating those sickened by the virus and the lowest death rate. This is a powerful example of the difference…


Cuban medical missions face US gov’t slander and threats

Vol. 84/No. 27 - July 13, 2020
Dr. Leonardo Fernández greeted by neighbors, family and representatives of Federation of Cuban Women, the association of small farmers and other mass organizations June 21 on his return to Guantánamo, Cuba, after two months treating COVID-19 patients in Lombardy, Italy.

Revolutionary Cuba has sent more than 2,000 doctors and other health care workers to 30 countries over the last few months in response to governments’ requests for help in treating patients during the COVID-19 worldwide outbreak. The Cuban volunteers have…


How can I build up a library about working-class struggle?

Vol. 84/No. 26 - July 6, 2020

“What book do you recommend?” That’s a question heard many times over the last several weeks as fellow protesters against police brutality looked at the wide range of titles by Socialist Workers Party leaders and other revolutionary fighters on party…