Workers’ struggles don’t stop during coronavirus

Vol. 84/No. 17 - May 4, 2020

Reader Byron Johnson-Blanchard writes that the article “Morality of Capitalist Rulers Reflected in Shutdown of AA” in the April 13 issue of the Militant presents views he considers “ridiculous and reckless” for counterposing “face-to-face human interactions and neighborliness” to the…


Put workers back to work! Fight for jobs, no wage cuts!

Bosses seek to make workers pay for today’s capitalist crisis
Vol. 84/No. 17 - May 4, 2020
Miami hotel, restaurant workers idled by government shutdown joined union car caravan April 19 to protest unemployment pay delays. “The system doesn’t work,” Ines Santiesteban said.

Growing numbers of workers and farmers are facing conditions that make it crystal clear our main problem today is the rulers’ deep shutdown of the economy and the massive loss of jobs it has caused. Tens of millions are thrown…


Demand massive gov’t public works program to provide jobs

Vol. 84/No. 17 - May 4, 2020

Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party 2020 candidate for president, issued the following fighting program April 22. Malcolm Jarrett is the party’s vice presidential candidate. The Socialist Workers Party demands the federal government immediately fund a massive public works program to…


Florida prison bans ‘Militant’ for photos of worker protests

Vol. 84/No. 17 - May 4, 2020

In an outrageous effort to ban photographs of workers raising their fists in labor and other battles, Florida prison authorities have banned issue no. 13 of the Militant. This is the first time in eight months the paper has been…


Revolution in Cuba opened door to today’s int’l solidarity

Vol. 84/No. 17 - May 4, 2020

“I will always say yes,” Cuban nurse Hugo César González López told Juventud Rebelde, “for whatever, whenever, wherever” our medical missions are needed. González is one of the country’s volunteers fighting the outbreak of coronavirus in Italy. Cuba’s government has…


Protest cop killing of Steven Taylor in Northern California Walmart

Vol. 84/No. 17 - May 4, 2020
Cops stand over dying Steven Taylor after shooting and using Taser on him at San Leandro, California, Walmart April 18. Family has demanded cops be arrested and prosecuted. Inset, photo of Taylor.

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. — “It was disgusting,” Cynthia Pratt said of the April 18 cop slaying of Steven Taylor inside the Hesperian Blvd. Walmart here. She was talking to Joel Britton, Socialist Workers Party candidate for U.S. Congress in the…


SWP candidates campaign, win new readers to extend reach of ‘Militant’

Vol. 84/No. 17 - May 4, 2020
SWP candidates Malcolm Jarrett and Alyson Kennedy with Walmart worker Carlos Branch, center, in Washington, D.C. “Workers need to organize to defend themselves,” Kennedy said.

WASHINGTON — “It shouldn’t take something like this. We were always ‘essential,’” Walmart worker Carlos Branch told the Socialist Workers Party candidates for president and vice president, Alyson Kennedy and Malcolm Jarrett, in the store’s parking lot in Capital Plaza…


‘Lift US sanctions on North Korea, sign a peace treaty’

Vol. 84/No. 17 - May 4, 2020
“We champion the struggle to reunify Korea,” SWP message said to North Korean people on occasion of country’s April 15 national holiday. Above, June 2019 protest in Seoul, South Korea.

Over the last month President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have reportedly exchanged “personal letters.” At stake are talks over eliminating nuclear weapons on the Korean Peninsula, an end to U.S. sanctions that fall heaviest on…


Contribute ‘stimulus’ payout to build SWP

Vol. 84/No. 17 - May 4, 2020

Congress voted March 25 to pass a so-called economic stabilization package in the midst of the deep and unstable social and economic crisis facing working people in the U.S. and worldwide. It includes a one-time special payout of $1,200 to…


Che: ‘Cuban Revolution’s first great battle was land reform’

Vol. 84/No. 17 - May 4, 2020
In address to congress of peasants near Rebel Army’s Second Front headquarters in eastern Cuba, Sept. 21, 1958, Raúl Castro explains July 26 Movement’s revolutionary program — taking land out of hands of big landholders and distributing to all those who work it.

Episodes of the Cuban Revolutionary War 1956-58 by Ernesto Che Guevara is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for April. Argentinian-born Guevara joined and fought alongside Fidel Castro, becoming an outstanding leader of the Cuban Revolution that defeated the…