A book about the road to workers power

Vol. 84/No. 12 - March 30, 2020
Socialist Workers Party member Samir Hazboun, right, and William Monroe in Louisville, Kentucky, Feb. 16, 2019, discuss the party; the Militant; Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers Power (at left) and other books.

The following excerpt is taken from the introduction to Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers Power by Jack Barnes, national secretary of the Socialist Workers Party. Copyright © 2009 by Pathfinder Press. Reprinted by permission. This is…


London rally backs women’s rights in Sudan

Vol. 84/No. 12 - March 30, 2020
Chanting, “Women’s rights are human rights,” some 50 women and men and their supporters demonstrated outside the Sudanese Embassy here on International Women’s Day March 8,

LONDON — Chanting, “Women’s rights are human rights,” some 50 women and men and their supporters demonstrated outside the Sudanese Embassy here on International Women’s Day March 8, demanding the Sudanese government amend the country’s family law. “It means women…


Nurses, workers lead fight against hospital shutdown

Vol. 84/No. 12 - March 30, 2020
Above, nurses opposed to closing of Seton hospital in Daly City, California, after county hearing on “alternatives” March 10. Inset, SWP vice presidential candidate Malcolm Jarrett talks with Mee Chen. He and presidential candidate Alyson Kennedy spoke at hearing, saying workers need cradle-to-grave health care for all.

DALY CITY, Calif. — Nurses and hospital workers, members of the California Nurses Association and the National Union of Healthcare Workers, have been organizing protests here against the closing of Seton Medical Center, the largest employer in this working-class city…


Crisis in West Africa rooted in decades of colonial rule

Vol. 84/No. 12 - March 30, 2020
Thomas Sankara, above, led popular revolution in 1983-87 bringing the toilers to power in Burkina Faso. There is no comparable revolutionary leadership anywhere in West Africa today.

A humanitarian crisis is spreading in the Sahel region of West Africa, affecting the lives of millions of toilers. Over the past few years there has been a sharp increase in operations by various reactionary armed groups, killing thousands of…


Protests continue in Iraq against interventions by Iran, Washington

Vol. 84/No. 12 - March 30, 2020

After rocket attacks killed three U.S.-led coalition soldiers — two from the U.S. and one from the U.K. — at a U.S. military base in Iraq, Washington retaliated with airstrikes aimed at Tehran-backed militia forces March 12. The Iraqi government…


‘We need to stand up to the bosses’

Vol. 84/No. 12 - March 30, 2020
SWP presidential candidate Alyson Kennedy and nurse Christina Ware talk near San Leandro housing complex where residents are fighting landlord’s moves to nearly double their rent..

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. — Socialist Workers Party presidential candidate Alyson Kennedy and vice presidential candidate Malcolm Jarrett campaigned at a housing complex here March 11. Residents are fighting against efforts to force them out of their low-rent apartments. The visit…



‘We need workers control over production, utilities’

Vol. 84/No. 12 - March 30, 2020
Rachele Fruit, right, SWP candidate for U.S. Senate from Georgia, speaks with Judy Sands March 7 at her home in Juliette, where the power company has contaminated the drinking water.

JULIETTE, Ga. — Signs were visible in yards all around this rural Georgia town of 1,500 near Macon that read “Georgia Power: Clean Up Your Trash!” when Rachele Fruit, Socialist Workers Party candidate for U.S. Senate, campaigned here March 7.…


Back strikers’ five monthlong battle against Asarco union busting

Vol. 84/No. 12 - March 30, 2020

Five months into their strike, over 1,700 copper miners are standing up against Asarco’s union-busting drive. They’ve kept up picket lines 24/7 and reached out for solidarity and support.    The company, which has three mines — Mission, Ray and…


Jobs, lives hit as profit-driven bosses shut operations

Vol. 84/No. 12 - March 30, 2020

Hundreds of millions of working people in the United States and worldwide are being hit with mounting devastation to the lives and livelihoods of ourselves and our families, due to the capitalist rulers’ demonstrated incapacity to contain and reverse today’s…