‘Cop killed Cesar Rodriguez for not paying $1.75 fare’

Vol. 84/No. 37 - September 21, 2020

LONG BEACH, Calif. — “We’re here to continue fighting and telling his story because it’s unfair he was killed for $1.75,” Evelia Granados, the 25-year-old sister of Cesar Rodriguez, told 75 protesters at the police station here on the third…


Workers oppose federal cops, antifa violence in Portland

Vol. 84/No. 31 - August 10, 2020
Antifa forces prepare to do battle during July 20 Portland protest. Glorification of clashes with cops — which liberals try to pretty up, claiming destruction of property isn’t violence — has nothing to do with fighting racism. It only gives the government a pretext to attack political rights and the fight against police brutality.

The sending of federal police to Portland, Oregon, to confront protests against cop brutality marked by violence from antifa and similar groups has sparked an intense debate. Many workers are outraged at seeing federal cops in full riot gear deployed…


Fighters for Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain rally together

Vol. 84/No. 31 - August 10, 2020

Two of the most publicized cases where cops shot and killed people and haven’t been indicted — the killings of emergency room technician Breonna Taylor in Louisville and Elijah McClain in Aurora, Colorado — came together in Kentucky July 24.…



Join protests for prosecution of cops who killed Breonna Taylor!

Vol. 84/No. 29 - July 27, 2020
June 27 protest in Louisville, Kentucky, demands cops who killed Breonna Taylor be arrested, charged.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — It’s been four months since Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency room technician, was killed in a hail of bullets by cops breaking into her apartment in a late night “no-knock” raid here. Outrage over her death has…


Protests demand prosecute cops who shot Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain

Vol. 84/No. 28 - July 20, 2020
June 27 protest in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, against the cop killing of Ejaz Choudry.

Following widespread protests worldwide by hundreds of thousands of working people after Minneapolis cops killed George Floyd, demonstrators against police brutality continue taking to the streets. The number and size of these actions are smaller than over past weeks, but…


‘Prosecute cops who killed Andres Guardado’

Vol. 84/No. 26 - July 6, 2020
‘Prosecute cops who killed Andres Guardado’

GARDENA, Calif. — “I got here at 6 p.m., just after he was shot. They didn’t move his body out until nine or 10 hours later. They wouldn’t let the family see him. The cops took all the cameras, cleaned…



What is the road to end police brutality once and for all

Vol. 84/No. 25 - June 29, 2020

Following the cop killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, a powerful wave of protests has swept across the world, penetrating into hundreds of small towns and rural areas across the U.S., drawing a whole new generation of youth into political…


Cops and their violence are an essential part of capitalist rule

Vol. 84/No. 24 - June 22, 2020

Alyson Kennedy, the Socialist Workers Party candidate for president, issued the following statement June 9. Malcolm Jarrett is the party’s candidate for vice president. The explosion of demonstrations against the Minneapolis cop killing of George Floyd that have swept the…