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,…


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…


SWP fought for US to admit Jewish refugees of Nazi terror

Vol. 84/No. 31 - August 10, 2020
Members of Socialist Workers Party joined other groups picketing German Consulate in New York in November 1938. They demanded Washington open its doors to Jewish and other refugees, victims of Nazi brutalities as that regime began to prepare the Holocaust.

One of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for August is The Founding of the Socialist Workers Party: Minutes and Resolutions, 1938-39. The program adopted was based on the communist course of V.I. Lenin and the Bolsheviks, who led workers and…


Over $134,000 donated to SWP ‘stimulus’ appeal

Vol. 84/No. 28 - July 20, 2020

The enthusiastic response over the last nearly four months to the Socialist Workers Party special “stimulus” appeal has greatly augmented the resources of the party. The total now stands at $134,700, from 122 contributors! As payouts continue to be sent…


Donations to SWP ‘stimulus’ appeal keep rising

Vol. 84/No. 26 - July 6, 2020

A growing number of contributors to the SWP “stimulus” appeal keep the total going up. The appeal this week has reached $127,500, from 115 contributors! Osborne Hart, a Walmart worker and SWP congressional candidate from Philadelphia, writes: “Finally, one of…


Over $123,000 donated to SWP ‘stimulus’ appeal

Vol. 84/No. 25 - June 29, 2020

This week six new contributors added $7,400 to the appeal, which has been ongoing since the government announced it would distribute $1,200 “stimulus” checks. The Socialist Workers Party has received a total of $123,400 so far from 111 contributors! The…


SWP ‘stimulus’ appeal climbs over $116,000

Vol. 84/No. 24 - June 22, 2020

In the last week the Socialist Workers Party “stimulus” appeal grew by $11,200 to a total of $116,200, from 11 more people, for a total of 105 contributors. Many contributions come with notes. “Enclosed is my contribution from ‘stimulus’ payments…


SWP ‘stimulus’ appeal approaches $100,000

Vol. 84/No. 22 - June 8, 2020

Nine new contributors to this special appeal last week brought the total to $95,000, from 84 people and increasing! Harvey McArthur, from the Chicago area, sent his check with a note: “Enclosed is a check from proceeds of the ‘stimulus’…


SWP ‘stimulus’ appeal fund at $85,400 and growing

Vol. 84/No. 21 - June 1, 2020

Michele Smith sent the following note with her contribution to the Socialist Workers Party’s special “stimulus” fund appeal: “At last, my economic impact payment arrived in the mail yesterday. I’m happy to send it.” Contributors to the special appeal now…


Contributions grow to SWP ‘stimulus’ payout appeal

Vol. 84/No. 19 - May 18, 2020

The special Socialist Workers Party appeal for donations from the one-time federal government “stimulus” payments now counts 41 contributors from around the U.S. The total stands at $45,220, and is growing! The appeal for contributions toward the long-term work of…