Contribute ‘stimulus’ payout to build SWP

Vol. 84/No. 17 - May 4, 2020

Congress voted March 25 to pass a so-called economic stabilization package in the midst of the deep and unstable social and economic crisis facing working people in the U.S. and worldwide. It includes a one-time special payout of $1,200 to…



Why workers should fight for control of production

Vol. 84/No. 6 - February 17, 2020

As part of strengthening the self-confidence, fighting capacities and class consciousness of working people, Socialist Workers Party candidates for president and vice president Alyson Kennedy and Malcolm Jarrett, explain why the fight for workers control of production is a key…


The Turn to Industry: Forging a Proletarian Party

Advancing a working-class program requires a party working class in composition
Vol. 83/No. 41 - November 11, 2019
Miners block rails, Harlan County, Kentucky, July 2019, to stop Blackjewel bosses from hauling coal until wages owed them were paid. The nonunion miners won broad support and, in October, their back pay.

Below is the introduction to the new book, The Turn to Industry: Forging a Proletarian Party by Jack Barnes. Barnes is the national secretary of the Socialist Workers Party. Copyright © 2019 by Pathfinder Press. Reprinted by permission. BY JACK…


SWP delegation brings solidarity to Puerto Rico

Vol. 83/ No. 32 - September 2, 2019
SWP delegation brings solidarity to Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Alyson Kennedy, above right, Socialist Workers Party candidate for U.S. president in 2016 and a Walmart worker in Dallas, joined a 200-strong demonstration “For our lands” here Aug. 16, at the start of a five-day…


Socialist Workers Party champions desegregation fight

Vol. 83/No. 27 - July 29, 2019

A brief, but acrimonious, exchange about busing for school desegregation between Kamala Harris and Joe Biden at the June 27 Democratic Party debate in Miami received lots of news coverage but had little substance.   Neither Harris nor Biden are…


SWP moves out to expand political reach of the party

Vol. 83/No. 16 - April 22, 2019
“For years I’ve hated how capitalism pits everyone against each other,” nurse Mickale Hensley, left, in her front yard, told SWP member Maggie Trowe in Williamstown, Kentucky, April 5.

REEDLEY, Calif. — Socialist Workers Party members and supporters from the Bay Area and Los Angeles spent two days in California’s agricultural heartland, the Central Valley, April 6-7. They knocked on doors to meet and get to know fellow working…


‘Workers need to organize our own party to take power’

Vol. 83/No. 12 - March 25, 2019
Truck driver Bill Scholl gets subscription to the Militant from Samantha Hamlin, Socialist Workers Party candidate for mayor of Troy, in his driveway in Waterford, New York, March 9.

In Opelika, Alabama, the next town over from tornado-devastated Beauregard, Janice Lynn reports that she and fellow Socialist Workers Party member Dave Ferguson went door to door March 8. They introduced the party and discussed the effects of the March…


SWP takes books, ‘Militant’ broadly to working people

Vol. 83/No. 5 - February 4, 2019

“You ask what’s it like here,” said 28-year-old Rachel Meeler when Anthony Dutrow, Socialist Workers Party candidate for Miami City Commission, and campaign supporters met her in Clewiston, Florida, 100 miles north of Miami, Jan. 19. They were knocking on…


SWP members gear up to take Militant, books door to door

Vol. 83/No. 2 - January 14, 2019
Luis Antonio, an unemployed mechanic, talks with SWP members Lea Sherman and John Staggs, right, in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, Dec. 19. “Every politician in this political system is corrupted by big business and the only way to change this is to make a revolution,” Antonio said.

Members of the Socialist Workers Party are starting the new year with a bang, organizing teams to take the party, its program and its support for working-class struggle to working people on their doorsteps. They are traveling to cities small…