Socialist Workers Party wins victory against FBI spying

Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021
Jack Barnes, right, Socialist Workers Party national secretary, testifies at 1981 trial in party’s challenge to FBI spying, harassment, disruption. Outcome of 15-year case was victory for rights of SWP, labor movement against rulers’ political police.

FBI On Trial: The Victory in the Socialist Workers Party Suit Against Government Spying is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for March. It contains federal court proceedings from the 15-year legal battle won by the Socialist Workers Party…


To advance our struggles, workers need a labor party

Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021

Every battle workers find themselves in is strengthened by solidarity and support by fellow workers — from the fight for a union by Amazon workers in Alabama to the struggle of locked-out Marathon refinery workers in Minnesota. We urge workers…


SWP: ‘Support fight against Myanmar coup!’

Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021

NEW YORK — “Working people here and around the world should join in denouncing the coup in Myanmar and demand freedom for all the political prisoners,” Róger Calero, Socialist Workers Party candidate for mayor of New York, told a Feb.…


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 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…


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…


Socialist Workers Party files for ballot in Dallas

Vol. 85/No. 7 - February 22, 2021
Socialist Workers Party files for ballot in Dallas

DALLAS — Gerardo Sánchez, left, Socialist Workers Party candidate for City Council here, submits petitions signed by 222 people — seven times more than the 30 signatures required — to city election manager Parris Long Feb. 10 to be on…


Workers must build our own party, a labor party

Vol. 85/No. 7 - February 22, 2021

Statement by Róger Calero, Socialist Workers Party candidate for New York City mayor, Feb. 10. In the face of deepening boss attacks, government coronavirus lockdowns and with millions of us unemployed, workers are finding ways to stand up and fight…