Celebrating 100 years ‘on right side of history’

Vol. 83/No. 24 - July 8, 2019

OBERLIN, Ohio — More than 300 workers and young people from the U.S. and around the world attended the 2019 International Active Workers Conference sponsored by the Socialist Workers Party June 13-15 here. A large banner above the stage at…


Massive protests in Hong Kong push back hated extradition bill

Vol. 83/No. 24 - July 8, 2019
June 16 demonstration in Hong Kong drew some 2 million people, largest mobilization in history of former British colony. Beijing fears its impact on working people inside China.

In a victory for democratic and political rights, the biggest mobilizations in Hong Kong’s history forced the city’s chief executive, Carrie Lam — after a meeting with top Chinese officials — to suspend moves to pass a hated bill authorizing…


Speak out against bans on ‘Militant’ in prisons!

Vol. 83/No. 24 - July 8, 2019

Florida prison officials have banned at least eight of the last 12 issues of the Militant. We say “at least” because they don’t always inform us the paper has been banned, even though they are required by their own rules…


US hands off Iran! End US economic war!

Bring all US troops home from Middle East now!
Vol. 83/No. 24 - July 8, 2019
June 24 protest action in Oakland, California, against U.S. threats, sanctions against Iran.

The following statement was issued by David Rosenfeld, currently the Socialist Workers Party candidate for City Council in Minneapolis, June 21. The Socialist Workers Party demands: U.S. hands off Iran! U.S. troops out of the Middle East! End the economic…


US sanctions hit hardest against working people

Vol. 83/No. 24 - July 8, 2019

The U.S. government is stepping up threats to use its military might against Iran and tightening economic sanctions whose consequences fall heaviest on the Iranian working people. Washington’s latest pretext for these steps to defend imperialist interests in the Middle…


Vote to erase Calif. mural is blow to art, political rights

Vol. 83/No. 24 - July 8, 2019
Scene from Victor Arnautoff’s mural “Life of Washington” depicting George Washington as slave owner. In a blow to artistic, political rights, San Francisco School Board voted June 25 to destroy the mural, which has been in George Washington High School lobby for eight decades.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — In a blow to artistic and political rights in the name of “political correctness,” the San Francisco School Board voted to destroy the “Life of Washington” mural at George Washington High School here June 25. The…



‘We demand: End US colonial rule over people of Puerto Rico’

Vol. 83/No. 24 - July 8, 2019
May 1 union protest in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Front placard says, “No more Promesa” — the U.S.-imposed law demanding Puerto Rico pay its foreign debt — and “No more lies.”

The following is the statement by Seth Galinsky given for the Socialist Workers Party to the U.N. Special Committee on Decolonization at its June 24 hearing on the colonial status of Puerto Rico. Distinguished Madam Chairperson and committee members: My…


Former ‘wives,’ children of IS fighters held in Mideast camps

Vol. 83/No. 24 - July 8, 2019
Thousands of women formerly “married” to Islamic State fighters and their children are being held in appalling conditions in al-Hol, above, and other detention camps in Syria and Iraq.

Thousands of displaced former “wives” of Islamic State fighters, together with tens of thousands of children, many of them orphans, are being held in squalid, disease-infested camps in Iraq and Syria. Their reintegration into society is an important challenge in…


Workers at Gate Gourmet, Sky Chefs fight for contract

Vol. 83/No. 24 - July 8, 2019
Airline catering workers at LSG Sky Chefs and Gate Gourmet mount informational picket demanding wage increase, better health coverage at San Francisco International Airport June 21.

SAN FRANCISCO — Scores of airline catering workers employed by LSG Sky Chefs and Gate Gourmet joined in a noisy and spirited informational picket line outside the airport’s international terminal here June 21. “United Airlines get up to snuff! One…