US rulers step up attack on right to be on ballot

Vol. 85/No. 12 - March 29, 2021

The capitalist rulers and their Democratic and Republican parties have been stepping up attacks on ballot access for the Socialist Workers Party, and other independent political candidates. This effort is bipartisan, as millions of workers and farmers, facing worsening working…


Workers need our own party, a labor party!

As US administration changes, workers continue to face crisis
Vol. 85/No. 4 - February 1, 2021
Protest in Camacari, Brazil, Jan. 12 against Ford’s decision to close its auto factories in Brazil.

Millions remain out of work, with fresh unemployment claims rising to 965,000 in the U.S. for the week of Jan. 14, the highest since August. Hardest hit continue to be hotel, restaurant and other service workers, with many of these…


US has long history of rigged elections

Vol. 85/No. 4 - February 1, 2021

Liberal media and Democrats sneer at claims of chicanery in the 2020 elections. But stealing the vote and rigging elections is not new in U.S. capitalist politics. The Democrats often led the way over the decades. In the 1960 presidential…


Workers need to build our own party, a labor party

Change in White House won’t end boss attacks on workers
Vol. 85/No. 2 - January 18, 2021
Methodist Hospital nurses in Arcadia, California, demand more workers Jan. 2. “It eats at you morally when you can’t give the best care” because of staffing shortages, said Kelly Coulston.

As the transfer of the presidency from Donald Trump to Joe Biden draws near, and the fight over which capitalist party will control the Senate closes, the political crises within both the Democratic and Republican parties continue to unfold. Whatever…


Key picks for Biden cabinet have long record advancing Washington’s wars

Vol. 84/No. 49 - December 14, 2020
Joe Biden, left, with Barack Obama and other officials, including Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken, back right, in White House war room during 2011 U.S.-organized assassination of Osama bin Laden.

Drawing on nominees with long records advancing U.S. military interventions, Joe Biden appointed officials to his cabinet to defend the interests of the ruling capitalist families abroad.  Biden — who chaired the Foreign Relations Committee when he was in the…


2020 vote shows ongoing crisis of rulers’ two-party system

Vol. 84/No. 48 - December 7, 2020
Hundreds wait to file for unemployment benefits in Frankfort, Kentucky, June 17. Only solutions both Democrats and Republicans advance to solve jobs, health crisis attack working class.

“The U.S. rulers and their government have begun to fear the working class.” That’s because “working people are beginning to see that the bosses and their political parties have no ‘solutions’ that don’t further load the costs — monetary and…


Workers need our own party, a labor party!

Rulers’ response to 2020 vote shows fear of working class
Vol. 84/No. 46 - November 23, 2020
Workers march in Ilion, New York, Nov. 7, demand Remington Arms Co. honor union contract, give severance and vacation pay after plant shut down. Millions in U.S. have lost jobs.

The 2020 presidential election is over say the Associated Press, CNN and other liberal news media. They’ve declared Democrat Joe Biden the next president, weeks prior to states certifying the vote; or the results of the recount underway in Georgia;…


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For a shorter workweek with no cut in pay to stop layoffs
Vol. 84/No. 44 - November 9, 2020
SWP presidential candidate Alyson Kennedy brings solidarity to Teamsters on strike at DSI Tunneling in Louisville, Kentucky, Oct. 22.

As the Nov. 3 election draws near, and liberals’ hysteria about the possibility that Donald Trump could be reelected reaches a fever pitch, it’s clearer than ever that neither the Democrats nor Republicans offer any way forward for working people.…


‘Trump-Biden debate shows workers need our own party’

Vol. 84/No. 41 - October 19, 2020
Congress keeps “arguing about the stimulus package and doesn’t act because they don’t go home to children who are hungry,” LaTia Killingsworth, right, told SWP presidential candidate Alyson Kennedy in Forest Park, Georgia, Oct. 1. Kennedy explained workers need to organize to fight to defend jobs, wages and job safety. Killingsworth endorsed the SWP campaign

MADISON, Tenn. — “We watched the Trump-Biden presidential debate,” Allison Kultaeva told Socialist Workers Party presidential candidate Alyson Kennedy, as she was campaigning in this Nashville suburb Oct. 3. “It was terrible! I’m so happy to find out there’s a…


Should I hold my nose and vote for the ‘lesser evil’?

Vol. 84/No. 41 - October 19, 2020

“I’d rather vote for something I want and not get it than vote for something I don’t want and get it,” Eugene V. Debs, the presidential candidate for the Socialist Party and supporter of the 1917 Russian Revolution, told working…