Workers, farmers face social disaster in floods

Catastrophe is product of workings of capitalism
Vol. 83/No. 14 - April 8, 2019
Volunteers from McCook, Nebraska, organize “flood buckets” of supplies to take to areas battered by flooding. Government officials had left those hard hit to fend for themselves.

LINCOLN, Neb. — The government on all levels has left farmers, ranchers and other working people to fend for themselves in the face of flooding that destroyed crops, silos full of grain and livestock on hundreds of thousands of acres…

UK gov’t revoking citizenship is blow to workers’ rights

Vol. 83/No. 14 - April 8, 2019

LONDON — The government’s decision to revoke the citizenship of Shamima Begum, who left the U.K. at the age of 15 to join Islamic State in Syria, has stirred heated discussion here. The capitalist rulers in a number of countries…

Amazon worker, who spoke out for union, challenges firing

Vol. 83/No. 14 - April 8, 2019

NEW YORK — A worker who spoke out against poor conditions at the Amazon fulfillment center in Staten Island is challenging his firing by the company. The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union submitted a complaint with the National Labor…

Build fighting alliance of workers, farmers

Vol. 83/No. 14 - April 8, 2019

The following statement was released March 24 by John Staggs, Socialist Workers Party candidate for City Council At-Large in Philadelphia. Staggs grew up on a family farm in Illinois. Working farmers are victims of conditions over which they have no…

Hundreds of New York nurses rally in contract fight

Vol. 83/No. 14 - April 8, 2019
Hundreds of nurses rally March 18 at Mount Sinai Hospital, as New York nurses fight for new contract at major hospitals in city. Demands include more nurses to provide care.

NEW YORK — Hundreds of nurses, other unionists and supporters rallied outside Mount Sinai Hospital March 18 as the nurses’ union told the main private hospitals here that its members could go on strike April 2 if a contract agreement…

Iceland hotel workers strike for higher wages, better conditions

Vol. 83/No. 14 - April 8, 2019
March 8 International Women’s Day protest by hotel workers in Reykjavik, Iceland, as part of a one-day strike demanding higher pay, affordable housing and a shorter workweek.

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Workers from hotels in the Reykjavik capital area and nearby municipalities marched down Laugavegur Street here March 8, International Women’s Day. The action was part of a one-day strike, the first of others to come, Anna Marta…

SWP to launch drive for books, ‘Militant,’ funds

Vol. 83/No. 14 - April 8, 2019

The Socialist Workers Party is launching a seven-week campaign to broaden interest in the party’s program and activity among working people. It will be centered on expanding the readership of revolutionary books and the Militant, and will run from April…

Mueller report derails liberals’ witch hunt against Trump

Vol. 83/No. 14 - April 8, 2019

After nearly two-years “investigating” President Donald Trump — cheered on by a relentless “resistance” of Democratic liberals, NeverTrump Republicans and the entire middle-class left — special counsel and former FBI Director Robert Mueller submitted his final report. He was forced…

Crisis of capitalism today drives farmers off the land

Vol. 83/No. 14 - April 8, 2019

In the midst of the capitalist economic “recovery” in the U.S. many workers are still living paycheck to paycheck and more working farmers are being driven deeper into debt or off the land altogether. This is exacerbated by social catastrophes…