SWP Active Workers Conference set for June 13-15

Vol. 83/No. 22 - June 3, 2019

“I want to go to the conference to meet workers who are excited and prepared for the struggles ahead. I’m excited for all the learning, of course — learning in community, across generations — there’s something so powerful about that,”…

Fight for women’s right to choose abortion

Vol. 83/No. 22 - June 3, 2019

The following statement was released May 20 by Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party candidate for mayor of Dallas. The Socialist Workers Party and its 2019 slate of candidates across the country call on working people and all supporters of women’s…

Working people in NKorea hit hard by US gov’t sanctions

Vol. 83/No. 22 - June 3, 2019

President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will hold a summit in South Korea in June to discuss “denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula, the White House and Blue House announced May 16. South Korean newspaper Hankyoreh said in…

US gov’t steps up attacks against sovereignty of Venezuela, Cuba

Vol. 83/No. 22 - June 3, 2019

In the wake of the failed U.S.-backed coup attempt in Venezuela April 30, the U.S. government continues to tighten its economic noose around the country, hoping to bring down the government of President Nicolás Maduro. Washington is also stepping up…

Marchers snap up ‘Militant,’ books as drive hits final week

Vol. 83/No. 22 - June 3, 2019
Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party candidate for mayor of Dallas, and campaign supporter Gerardo Sánchez, left, talk to construction worker Everardo Guerrero in Venus, Texas, May 8. He and his daughter got a subscription to the Militant, two books on special and made donation to Militant Fighting Fund.

The Socialist Workers Party candidates in Kentucky — Amy Husk for governor and Samir Hazboun for lieutenant governor — and campaign supporters joined 150 demonstrators at the federal courthouse in Louisville May 21 to protest against growing attacks on women’s…

UE workers at Wabtec stand up against bosses’ takeback demands

Vol. 83/No. 22 - June 3, 2019
Workers from Wabtec locomotive plant in Erie, Pennsylvania, and supporters march outside company shareholders meeting in Pittsburgh May 17, against bosses’ push for two-tier wages.

PITTSBURGH — Chanting “One Union, One Tier,” dozens of members of the United Electrical Workers union, other area unionists and community supporters marched outside a Wabtec bosses’ shareholders meeting here May 17. The company is demanding the 1,700 members of…

Amnesty International joins fight against Florida prison censorship

Vol. 83/No. 22 - June 3, 2019
Albert Woodfox, left, with Books and Books owner Mitchell Kaplan May 16. Almost 100 people jammed into Miami bookstore to hear Woodfox speak on his book Solitary: My Story of Transformation and Hope. Florida prison censors have tried to block the Militant from reaching inmates with his story, claiming it will “lead to the use of physical violence.”

The Florida prison system’s Literature Review Committee has overturned the ban on two of three recently impounded issues of the Militant, but in a blatant violation of constitutional rights, upheld the ban on the April 15 issue. That issue features…

Campaign against Harvard dean is blow to political rights

Vol. 83/No. 22 - June 3, 2019
Students protest Feb. 11 for removal of African American Harvard law professor Ronald Sullivan as dean of Winthrop House. He was targeted for providing legal counsel to movie producer Harvey Weinstein. Inset, graffiti on college door.

In the name of defending women, student protesters and administration officials at Harvard University struck a serious blow against political rights by stripping responsibilities from a longstanding faculty dean in the law school who took on the controversial job of…