Fall campaigns took SWP deeper into working class

Drive led by party members in retail industry
Vol. 82/No. 1 - January 1, 2018
Retired postal worker Jim Kirwan talks with Walmart workers Pat Scott, center, and Mary Martin about Militant, Socialist Workers Party in Federal Way, Washington, October 2016.

The Socialist Workers Party’s successful nine-week fall campaign to expand the reach of the Militant and books by leaders of the party in working-class communities and on the job, together with raising $100,000 for the SWP fund drive to meet…



Join in advancing the reach of the SWP

Vol. 82/No. 1 - January 1, 2018

As 2018 begins the Militant invites its readers to join members of the Socialist Workers Party in expanding the readership of the paper, getting books by party leaders and other revolutionaries into the hands of fellow workers, and using SWP…


Fidel Castro: Our principles are key to Cuban Revolution

Excerpt from book by Cuban leader Armando Hart underscores moral strength of July 26 Movement
Vol. 82/No. 1 - January 1, 2018

Below is an excerpt from Aldabonazo: Inside the Cuban Revolutionary Underground, 1952-58, a Participant’s Account by Armando Hart. Hart, who helped found the July 26 Movement and led its urban underground, died in Havana Nov. 26. After the overthrow of…


Migrant workers in Beijing mobilize to protest evictions

Vol. 82/No. 1 - January 1, 2018

Thousands of migrant workers in Beijing are fighting back against a stepped-up campaign by city officials seeking to force tens of thousands of them out of the area. City officials have demolished whole neighborhoods, in some instances ordering residents to…


Cop who shot Walter Scott in South Carolina gets 20 years

Vol. 82/No. 1 - January 1, 2018

In a victory in the fight against police brutality, a federal judge in Charleston, South Carolina, Dec. 7 sentenced North Charleston cop Michael Slager to 20 years in prison for the 2015 killing of Walter Scott. Slager stopped Scott on…


Quebec: Frame-up case against rail workers unravels

Vol. 82/No. 1 - January 1, 2018

MONTREAL — At the conclusion of the state’s presentation Dec. 12 of its frame-up case against locomotive engineer Tom Harding and train controller Richard Labrie, members of United Steelworkers Local 1976, their attorneys told the judge and jury they will…


Rail workers fight bosses’ plan for driver-only trains

Vol. 82/No. 1 - January 1, 2018
Members of Rail and Maritime Transport Union picket Papakura Train Station in Auckland, New Zealand, during one-day strike Dec. 8 to protest plans to cut train crew to one worker.

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Some 500 members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union held a one-day strike and picketed stations here Dec. 8 to protest company plans to introduce one-person passenger train “crews.” “Safety of staff and the public…


Kazakh miners organize sit-in to fight for wages, safety

Vol. 82/No. 1 - January 1, 2018

Some 680 coal miners in north-central Kazakhstan stayed underground Dec. 11-14, halting production and occupying the ArcelorMittal mine in Shakhtinsk to press their fight for wages, safety and other demands. The miners, members of the Trade Union of Mining and…