Workers need road forward to battle economic and social crises

Vol. 84/No. 13 - April 6, 2020
Workers, suddenly without jobs, line up for unemployment benefits in Las Vegas March 17. The virus outbreak triggered the coming depression, which has been looming for some time.

The coronavirus pandemic has precipitated the fastest fall ever on the capitalists’ stock markets the world over, posing the need for workers to organize and chart a road forward out of the unfolding economic and social crises. In the U.S.…

Demand gov’t act now to protect working people!

A call to action to meet today’s unfolding crises
Vol. 84/No. 12 - March 30, 2020
Above, Public Health Director Rolando Camejo meets leaders of Cuba’s unions, neighborhood and women’s groups in Camagüey province March 13 to organize to take on coronavirus threat in workplaces and schools. In revolutionary Cuba, no one is left on their own. Inset, shuttered office in Massachusetts, as more and more governments impose “shelter-in-place,” but do next to nothing to organize health care or relief working people need.

Alyson Kennedy, the Socialist Workers Party candidate for president, issued the following emergency call to action March 18. Malcolm Jarrett is the party’s 2020 vice presidential candidate.  Workers and our unions need to demand that the government act now to…

Virus triggers breakdowns, bosses’ attacks on workers

Vol. 84/No. 12 - March 30, 2020
MS Braemar crew members hold sign, “I love you Cuba,” after Cuban government let ship dock March 18 with passengers with coronavirus, after other Caribbean nations denied it entry.

The “solutions” to the coronavirus epidemic being implemented by the capitalist rulers in the U.S. — and other capitalist governments around the globe — are to shut down production, slash jobs and tear apart the social fabric for working people.…

Jobs, lives hit as profit-driven bosses shut operations

Vol. 84/No. 12 - March 30, 2020

Hundreds of millions of working people in the United States and worldwide are being hit with mounting devastation to the lives and livelihoods of ourselves and our families, due to the capitalist rulers’ demonstrated incapacity to contain and reverse today’s…