Chicago charter school teachers strike over pay, conditions

Vol. 83/No. 8 - February 25, 2019
Chicago Teachers Union members and supporters picket Chicago International Charter School headquarters Feb. 5, first day of strike at four charter schools over class size, pay, conditions.

CHICAGO — Some 175 members of the Chicago Teachers Union hit the picket lines at four schools here operated by Chicago International Charter School network Feb. 5. “The most important issues are class size and full staffing, as well as…


Junior doctors strike over work schedules in New Zealand

Vol. 83/No. 8 - February 25, 2019

AUCKLAND, New Zealand – Junior doctors — also known as Resident Medical Officers — picketed hospitals here Jan. 29-30 in their second nationwide strike in the last two weeks, fighting for safer working conditions. The action involved some 3,500 strikers.…


Join the Socialist Workers Party campaign!

Vol. 83/No. 8 - February 25, 2019

The following statement was issued Feb. 13 by Osborne Hart, Socialist Workers Party candidate for mayor in Philadelphia. When President Donald Trump declared “America will never be a socialist country,” he was referring to the “socialism” presented today by Democrats…


US troops, warplanes, bombs out of Korea now!

Vol. 83/No. 8 - February 25, 2019
Woman reads ribbons urging peace and reunification of North and South Korea at Demilitarized Zone, May 24, 2018. President Trump and North Korean leader Kim are set to meet Feb. 27.

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced they’ve set Feb. 27-28 in Hanoi, Vietnam, for their second face-to-face summit meeting on denuclearization of Korea. Teams of U.S. and North Korean negotiators have been meeting to prepare…


‘Amnesty for immigrants in US, unify the working class’

SWP takes campaign to workers’ doorsteps
Vol. 83/No. 8 - February 25, 2019
Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party candidate for Dallas mayor, speaks at Feb. 12 candidates’ debate, campaigns at workers’ doors throughout area.

Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party candidate for mayor of Dallas, turned in over 700 signatures and was told Feb. 7 that she was on the ballot.  Her supporters are taking advantage of this victory to reach more broadly, knocking on…


Manchester rally backs anti-gov’t protests in Sudan

Vol. 83/No. 8 - February 25, 2019

MANCHESTER, England — Chanting “Freedom, peace and democracy,” “We support Sudan revolution,” and “Just fall, that’s all,” some 100 protesters gathered in Piccadilly Gardens here Feb. 3. They were mobilizing in support of demonstrations across Sudan that have continued since…


Rally protests attacks on abortion rights in Kentucky

Vol. 83/No. 8 - February 25, 2019
Amy Husk, SWP candidate for Kentucky governor, left, and supporter Jacquie Henderson, right, talk with Planned Parenthood interns Ruby Lestrange, center, and Kerrigan Young at Feb. 7 protest in Frankfort against government attacks on women’s right to choose abortion.

FRANKFORT, Ky. — More than 100 protesters gathered at the state Capitol here Feb. 7 to demonstrate in defense of a woman’s right to choose abortion.  They were speaking out in opposition to a bill in the state legislature that…


Baghdad book fair organizers: ‘We won’t be stopped by terror’

Vol. 83/No. 8 - February 25, 2019
Thousands flocked to International Book Fair in Baghdad in February. At left is photo of Alaa Mashzoub, well-known Iraqi novelist who was murdered just days before start of book fair.

BAGHDAD, Iraq — Thousands of people here are flocking to the 46th Baghdad International Book Fair, which began Feb. 7, seeking out Iraqi and world literature, and books on everything from science and technology, languages and art, to religion, history,…