‘Working people need to organize, to build unions’

Vol. 82/No. 40 - October 29, 2018
Campaigning door to door in Woodhaven, Queens, in New York Oct. 14, Socialist Workers Party member Willie Cotton, right, speaks with an airport worker who had been involved in organizing a union at his workplace. He purchased The Clintons’ Anti-Working-Class Record, a Militant subscription, and said he wanted to talk more about unions and the party’s activities.

Supporters of the Socialist Workers Party and its candidates in the 2018 elections are campaigning on workers’ doorsteps all across the country, introducing them to the party, its program and perspectives, the Militant  and books by party leaders. They are…

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Workers need to build their own party, a labor party
Vol. 82/No. 40 - October 29, 2018

Working people are living through times today we haven’t seen in our lifetimes. The working class remains at the center of politics in the U.S. as the 2018 midterm elections are less than three weeks away. Although no one can…

Join SWP in taking its campaign out to workers!

Vol. 82/No. 40 - October 29, 2018
Dan Fein, Socialist Workers Party candidate for Illinois governor, talks with Willie Norwood, right, in Kankakee. Bedrock of party’s campaigning is going door to door to talk with workers

The Militant calls on working people to join the Socialist Workers Party candidates campaigning up to the Nov. 6 elections. They are the only candidates who explain that working people need to break from the bosses’ political parties, the Democrats and…

Help ‘Militant’ overturn ongoing censorship inside Florida prisons

Vol. 82/No. 40 - October 29, 2018

The Militant filed an appeal Oct. 15 asking the Florida Department of Corrections Literature Review Committee to overturn the latest impoundment of the paper by prison authorities. Officials at Florida State Prison in Raiford alleged that articles on the fight against…

Pathfinder books spark lively interest at Manila book fair

Vol. 82/No. 40 - October 29, 2018
More than 700 books on working-class politics, history were scooped up at Manila book fair.

MANILA, Philippines — There was hardly an hour when the Pathfinder booth at the Sept. 12-16 Manila International Book Fair wasn’t packed with fairgoers of all ages browsing the shelves with growing enthusiasm for the books they saw. The crowds…

Workers donate bosses’ ‘blood money’ bribes to SWP

Vol. 82/No. 40 - October 29, 2018

“Enclosed are three checks totaling $374 from bonuses retail workers recently received in their paychecks,” wrote Eli French from Seattle. “This is more ‘blood money’ our boss uses to try and convince workers that we all have a stake in…

Brexit fight unfolds as capitalist competition tears away at EU

Vol. 82/No. 40 - October 29, 2018

LONDON — It has been two and a half years since a referendum on the U.K.’s membership in the European Union recorded a 17.4 million to 16.1 million majority for Brexit. Millions of workers took advantage of the ballot to…

Thousands march for right to abortion in Ireland

Vol. 82/No. 40 - October 29, 2018

“We voted to repeal the 8th, now it‘s time to legislate!” chanted thousands of defenders of women’s right to choose abortion at a Sept. 29 march in Dublin, pointing to the victory for women and all working people scored in…

Thousands come to Erbil book fair in Kurdistan

Vol. 82/No. 40 - October 29, 2018

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region, Iraq — The 13th Erbil International Book Fair opened here Oct. 10, with exhibitors from some 35 countries. Titles in English are much sought after, as many young Kurds are learning the language. On display is a…

Striking Rhode Island bus drivers win union pension

Vol. 82/No. 40 - October 29, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — After 11 days on strike, members of Teamsters Local 251 voted Oct. 13 to ratify a new contract with First Student Inc., winning a union pension plan. This correspondent met several dozen of the striking school bus…