Dallas cop who killed Botham Jean is found guilty of murder

Vol. 83/No. 37 - October 14, 2019
Sept. 30, 2018, Dallas protest after cop Amber Guyger shot and killed Botham Jean as he ate ice cream in his apartment. Protests forced cops to fire Guyger and led to murder conviction.

DALLAS — A 12-person jury here found Dallas cop Amber Guyger guilty of murder Oct. 1 in the killing last fall of Botham Jean, a 26-year-old Black man. Jean was shot while eating ice cream in his own apartment. Guyger,…


SWP: Building solidarity helps boost working class struggle

Vol. 83/No. 37 - October 14, 2019
UAW picket line at GM plant in Arlington, Texas, Sept. 28. From left, striker Scott Rigney; Malcolm Jarrett, SWP candidate for Pittsburgh City Council; striker Chris Roberts; and Alyson Kennedy, SWP 2016 presidential candidate. Working-class solidarity boosts struggle.

“We came here to be in solidarity with the fight pressing for Amber Guyger to be convicted and jailed for killing Botham Jean,” Malcolm Jarrett, Socialist Workers Party candidate for Pittsburgh City Council told Shelia Bennett, one of the many…



Drive to expand reach of ‘Militant,’ revolutionary books

Vol. 83/No. 37 - October 14, 2019

Starting Saturday, Oct. 5, the Militant  is launching a nine-week drive to expand the readership of the paper and of books by Socialist Workers Party leaders and other revolutionaries internationally. The drive has an international goal of 1,100 subscriptions and…


Thousands protest against racist abuse in West Papua

Vol. 83/No. 37 - October 14, 2019

  AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Demonstrations of thousands in Jayapura, Manokwari and elsewhere across the West Papua region — the Indonesian-ruled half of the resource-rich island of New Guinea — broke out in mid-August against racist abuses faced by indigenous…


UK rulers move to stop ‘Brexit’ as Johnson seeks US trade bloc

Vol. 83/No. 37 - October 14, 2019

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson is shifting his minority government towards a closer trade and foreign policy bloc with Washington and away from the European Union, as conflicts sharpen with opponents of all stripes who are determined that the…


Climate change panic fuels Dutch gov’t attack on farmers

Vol. 83/No. 37 - October 14, 2019

Thousands of farmers organized tractor convoys from across the Netherlands to the Hague Oct. 1, protesting a government report that blames them and their livestock for fouling the air. “No farmers, no food,” read their placards. Farmers are fed up…


Oberlin College keeps up drive to crush the Gibsons

Vol. 83/No. 37 - October 14, 2019

Despite a unanimous jury verdict finding Oberlin College and Dean of Students Meredith Raimondo guilty of libeling father and son Allyn W. and David Gibson, and their bakery, as racist, officials of the liberal arts school continue to go after…


Steelworkers in British Columbia strike Western Forest Products

Vol. 83/No. 37 - October 14, 2019

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Some 2,600 loggers and sawmill workers who are members of United Steelworkers Local 1-1937 have been winning solidarity in their strike against Western Forest Products. The unionists, who walked out July 1, are fighting concessions demanded…


Quebec Steelworkers on strike at Galvano plant win solidarity

Vol. 83/No. 37 - October 14, 2019

SAINT-MATHIEU-DE-BELOEIL, Quebec — Chanting “15 years of concessions, enough with the humiliation” and “a 12-hour day, no way, it sickens us,” some 60 workers rallied in support of United Steelworkers Local 9414 members on strike at the Galvano plating plant…