Capitalist rulers in Mideast step up rivalry after killing of Khashoggi

Vol. 82/No. 41 - November 5, 2018

Jamal Khashoggi, a writer and Islamist opponent of the Saudi government, was assassinated inside the Saudi Embassy in Istanbul Oct. 2. Since then, the capitalist governments of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Iran, the U.S., Moscow and other regimes in the region…


Honduras immigrant caravan shows depth of capitalist crisis

Vol. 82/No. 41 - November 5, 2018
Honduran and other Central Americans march through Mexico Oct. 21 on way to U.S. border. Honduran toilers face crisis of both imperialist pillage and exploitation from native capitalists.

Thousands of Hondurans, overwhelmingly workers and farmers, have traveled through Guatemala into Mexico, and are making their way toward the U.S. border, hoping to enter the United States with or without permission of U.S. authorities. The size of the caravan,…


Demand amnesty for all immigrants in the US!

Vol. 82/No. 41 - November 5, 2018

The following statement was released Oct. 24 by Róger Calero, Socialist Workers Party candidate for governor of New York. The capitalist economic crisis is taking a heavy toll on workers around the world. And the imperialist plunder of the semicolonial…


Build the unions! Working people need our own party!

SWP campaigns pose road to unite workers in struggle
Vol. 82/No. 41 - November 5, 2018
Laura Garza, Socialist Workers Party candidate for governor of California, walks hotel workers’ strike picket line outside Oakland Marriott City Center with striker Jason Russell Oct. 20.

NEW YORK — “Workers need to have unions to defend ourselves from the bosses, organize solidarity with others involved in labor and social struggles, and unite the working class,” Róger Calero, Socialist Workers Party candidate for governor of New York,…


Back striking hotel workers: ‘One job ought to be enough’

Vol. 82/No. 41 - November 5, 2018
Some 1,000 members of UNITE HERE on strike against Marriott hotels and supporters march in San Francisco Oct. 20 demanding guaranteed hours, affordable health care and higher pay.

SAN FRANCISCO — Chants of “One job should be enough” and “What do we want — contract!” echoed through the streets as over 1,000 hotel workers marched here Oct. 20, stopping outside four of the seven Marriott hotels where workers…


‘The power of workers is in their sticking together’

Vol. 82/No. 41 - November 5, 2018
“I remember you,” retired coal miner Jake Westerfield told SWP member Jacquie Henderson when she knocked on his door in Beaver Dam, Kentucky. They met at a union protest in Ohio.

“I know you!” retired coal miner Jake Westerfield told Socialist Workers Party member Jacquie Henderson when she and Steve Packard knocked on his door Oct. 20 in Beaver Dam, a town of 3,500 in a coal mining region 100 miles…


Hospital workers in Pittsburgh mount one-day strike

Vol. 82/No. 41 - November 5, 2018

PITTSBURGH — Carrying signs saying, “Hospital Workers Rising” and “UPMC: Respect Our Rights,” 100 hospital workers and supporters from the United Steelworkers and other unions carried the fight for a union to the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, the headquarters of…


UK hospital workers strike for wage equality

Vol. 82/No. 41 - November 5, 2018

BOLTON, England — “We’re not invisible any more!” Tina Travers, a porter and Unison member, told a rally of unionists on strike at Royal Bolton Hospital here Oct. 12. This was the second day of a two-day walkout by over…


Oppose the Jew-hatred of UK Labour Party leaders

Vol. 82/No. 41 - November 5, 2018
Oppose the Jew-hatred of UK Labour Party leaders

MANCHESTER, England — “Why is anti-Semitism such a big issue?” Manchester factory worker Adam Herring asked his co-worker, Communist League member Pete Clifford. His question about Jew-hatred in the leadership of the Labour Party is one that comes up often…