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…

Neighbors, churches condemn anti-Semitic attack

Vol. 84/No. 16 - April 27, 2020
Neighbors, churches condemn anti-Semitic attack

As soon as word got out that two synagogues in Huntsville, Alabama, had been defaced with threatening anti-Semitic graffiti, nearby residents and members of area churches sprang into action. They spoke out about the attack and joined in cleaning up…

‘Speak out against blaming Jews for COVID-19 spread’

Vol. 84/No. 16 - April 27, 2020

MONTREAL — Jews in the Montreal area — and in other areas in Canada, the U.S. and beyond — are being attacked and scapegoated on anti-Semitic charges of spreading the COVID-19 epidemic. The Quebec government has put the province on…

‘We still got a job to do in this strike,’ Asarco miners say

Vol. 84/No. 16 - April 27, 2020

“We’re still hanging in there — rolling with the punches,” Kevin Chiquete, chairman of United Steelworkers Local 915’s hardship committee and a diesel electric mechanic at the Ray Mine in Kearny, Arizona, told the   Militant  April 11. “We’ve still got…

Workers in Iraq defy curfew to maintain protests

Vol. 84/No. 16 - April 27, 2020
Anti-government demonstrators in Baghdad April 9 march against appointment of Mustafa al-Kadhemi, Iraq government’s spy master, as prime minister, with his picture crossed out.

Hundreds of Iraqi protesters defied a government-imposed curfew in the southern city of Nasiriyah and took to the streets in recent weeks to demand a halt to restrictions on their gatherings. They also condemned the April 5 assassination of Anwar…

Amnesty for immigrant workers! Unify working class

Vol. 84/No. 16 - April 27, 2020

The social crisis unfolding today — marked by mass layoffs, attacks on working conditions and skirmishes with the bosses — is hitting hardest on working people. The propertied rulers seek to salvage, off our backs, their profits system and their…

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.…