Fight for gov’t public works program to create jobs now!

Gov’t lockdowns deepen jobs, wages, health crisis
Vol. 84/No. 47 - November 30, 2020
Some 8,500 families, 17 times more than last year, waited up to 12 hours in huge lines to get turkey, canned goods and other food for Thanksgiving at North Texas Food Bank in Dallas.

Nine months into a deadly pandemic, workers, farmers and small proprietors of all kinds face a deep and intertwined crisis of jobs, wages, safety and health. Millions are without jobs. Food banks are overrun, especially heading into Thanksgiving. The few…


Working people need our own party, a labor party

Vol. 84/No. 47 - November 30, 2020
Socialist Workers Party 2020 candidates set example for working people, joining labor struggles, including, above, striking shipyard workers in Bath, Maine. Inset, SWP presidential candidate Alyson Kennedy, left, talks with dispatcher Janet Sanchez at D.C. truckers’ protest against low rates, onerous regulations May 13. Workers need to build a labor party to advance our struggles.

Working people need our own political party, a labor party, that we can use to defend our interests, independent from and politically opposed to the Democrats and Republicans, the twin parties of the capitalist rulers. Alternating in office for decades,…


Brutal gov’t killing spurs new protests in Belarus

Vol. 84/No. 47 - November 30, 2020
Thousands in Belarus lined streets of Minsk, above, and across country Nov. 13, forming solidarity chains in memory of Roman Bondarenko, art teacher and former soldier, who died after brutal beating by government cops. Workers organized minute of silence outside factories.

Thousands gathered at Minsk’s Square of Change and elsewhere across Belarus Nov. 15 to demonstrate against the cop killing of Roman Bondarenko. He had been one of the hundreds of thousands protesting the regime of President Alexander Lukashenko and his…


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…


Join push to go over quotas for new readers of ‘Militant,’ books

Vol. 84/No. 47 - November 30, 2020
Rachele Fruit, SWP candidate for U.S. Senate, talks with Quinton Goolsby in Macon, Georgia, Oct. 10.

Members of the Socialist Workers Party and the Communist Leagues in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom are in the final stretch of the fall 2020 international drive to expand the circulation of the Militant. They are organizing…


‘Militant’ calls on Indiana officials to overturn ban at Wabash prison

Vol. 84/No. 47 - November 30, 2020

For the second time in a year, Indiana prison officials are preventing Kevin “Rashid” Johnson from getting his subscription to the Militant. Johnson, who is incarcerated at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility, informed the Militant  he was given a notice…