Truckers discuss crisis, ‘There’s almost no work’

Vol. 84/No. 16 - April 27, 2020

ELLENWOOD, Ga. — “You see all these trucks? They haven’t moved for weeks,” Jimmy Calloway, an independent owner-operator working on his rig at a truck stop here in early April, told Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party candidate for president, and…

How can rail workers unite and meet the bosses attacks?

Vol. 84/No. 16 - April 27, 2020
Canadian National workers waged eight-day “strike for safety” last November. Rail bosses across North America are laying off workers, speeding up work and running longer trains.

Facing what they claimed were coming “labor shortages” due to potential employee coronavirus cases, U.S. rail bosses demanded and were quickly granted waivers on maintenance and safety rules by the pro-employer Federal Railroad Administration. These include cutting back track and…

Organize to defend jobs, wages, working conditions

Bosses dump costs of ‘recovery’ on workers’ backs
Vol. 84/No. 16 - April 27, 2020
Above, line to file for unemployment in Hialeah, Florida, April 7. Inset, rent protest in Los Angeles April 1.

The International Monetary Fund forecast April 14 the unfolding global depression conditions facing working people today will be the worst since the Great Depression of the 1930s. The contraction already dwarfs that of the global financial crisis 12 years ago.…

Malcolm X: ‘We’re living at a time of worldwide revolution’

Vol. 84/No. 16 - April 27, 2020
Malcolm X speaking at Audubon Ballroom in Harlem, New York, Feb. 15, 1965, giving speech that is excerpted here. He was assassinated when he spoke at the ballroom six nights later.

Malcolm X: The Last Speeches is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for April. Malcolm X emerged as the single most outstanding leader of the popular struggle for Black liberation in the U.S. As he evolved politically, especially in…

Social crisis today deepens strains pulling the EU apart

Vol. 84/No. 16 - April 27, 2020

European Union finance ministers held an acrimonious summit April 9, trying to cobble together a deal for resurrecting the trading bloc members’ crumbling economies. They did finally reach an agreement, but it began to unravel within minutes. Rival capitalist governments…

Demand gov’t-funded public works program to provide millions of jobs!

Vol. 84/No. 16 - April 27, 2020

Socialist Workers Party 2020 presidential candidate Alyson Kennedy issued this statement April 15 in Washington, D.C. Malcolm Jarrett is the party’s vice presidential candidate. As the capitalist rulers debate how fast they can ease up on their shutdown of workplaces…

Bangladesh garment workers protest for jobs, pay

Vol. 84/No. 16 - April 27, 2020

“We want our wages!” and “Break the black hands of the owners!” shouted thousands of garment workers as they protested in Dhaka, Bangladesh, April 13. Actions started April 12 and continued for days. They hit all the major production centers…

Use the bosses’ ‘blood money’ to build SWP

Vol. 84/No. 16 - April 27, 2020

“Enclosed is the ‘blood money’ bribe I got from Walmart for $489.03,” wrote Chris Hoeppner from Philadelphia. “Use the money to build the Socialist Workers Party. They cut hours and are increasing the workload to massively increase their profits and…