US rulers deploy the National Guard, target workers’ jobs, rights

Vol. 84/No. 15 - April 20, 2020

As the economic and social crisis facing working people unfolding today deepens, the capitalist rulers are taking aim at our political and constitutional rights. One aspect of this is the deployment of over 18,500 Air and Army National Guard troops…


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Today’s social crisis is product of capitalist rule
Vol. 84/No. 15 - April 20, 2020
Perdue workers in Kathleen, Georgia, walked off job March 23 to protest job conditions, bosses scorn for them. “The line is too fast,” one worker said. “There’s chicken all over the floor.”

The lockdowns imposed by governments from North America to western Europe, Uganda to Argentina, and around the world — one of the rulers’ key steps to try and defend their capitalist system in a time of deep economic and social…


Demand mass public works program to provide jobs!

Vol. 84/No. 15 - April 20, 2020

Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party 2020 candidate for U.S. president, issued the following statement April 8. Malcolm Jarrett is the party’s 2020 vice presidential candidate. Workers face an urgent need to defend ourselves from the bosses’ assaults today. The only…


Bangladesh: Workers fight moves to shut off jobs, pay

Vol. 84/No. 15 - April 20, 2020
Garment workers outside Crown Wears factory in Bhaluka, Bangladesh, organize protest April 6 demanding March wages. Showing up for work after 10-day lockdown, they were met with sign saying factory would remain closed and information on pay would come later.

Workers in the centers of garment production in Asia and elsewhere are taking heavy blows from decisions taken by the capitalist bosses in Europe and North America to shut down whole sections of their economies, including much of the clothing…


PG&E bosses cop a plea to manslaughter in fire deaths

Vol. 84/No. 15 - April 20, 2020
Joel Britton, left, currently SWP candidate for U.S. Congress, speaks with carpenter Tony Worino in his RV at Camp Fire refugee camp in Chico, California, in December 2018.

OAKLAND, Calif. — On March 23 Pacific Gas & Electric bosses struck a plea bargain with the Butte County District Attorney’s Office, saying they would admit guilt on felony counts stemming from the deadly 2018 Camp Fire and pay a…



Workers say ‘Yes!’ to giving ‘blood money’ to build SWP

Vol. 84/No. 15 - April 20, 2020

During the last week in March, Walmart workers from five cities sent in a total of $1,774 to help build the Socialist Workers Party from MyShare bonuses — attempted bribes  — they received from the bosses. “I’m writing a check…


Cuba vs US: Counterposed class approaches to human solidarity

Vol. 84/No. 15 - April 20, 2020
Suchel Camacho soap factory, Havana. Revolutionary government in Cuba is organizing working people to increase food, industrial production in face of world capitalist economic crisis.

Many working people in the United States are inspired when they learn how revolutionary Cuba confronts crises from hurricanes, droughts or today’s coronavirus outbreak, as opposed to the capitalist rulers in the U.S. and elsewhere. Tens of thousands of members…


Toilers face brutal attacks from governments in Africa

Vol. 84/No. 15 - April 20, 2020

“Imperialism is determined, it has no conscience, it has no heart,” explained Thomas Sankara, the leader of the popular revolutionary government in Burkina Faso in 1985. “Fortunately the more we’ve discovered how dangerous an enemy imperialism is, the more determined…


Frank Gorton: Over five decades building the communist movement

Vol. 84/No. 15 - April 20, 2020
Frank Gorton, left, shows Militant to striking UFCW members in Toledo, Ohio, 1998.

MONTREAL — Frank Gorton, a member and supporter of the communist movement in three different countries for over five decades, died March 30 at the age of 79. He had been hospitalized for pneumonia following a period of declining health.…