NY Mayor de Blasio scapegoats Jews for spreading coronavirus

Vol. 84/No. 19 - May 18, 2020
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio personally supervised cops breaking up Hasidic funeral service in Brooklyn April 28, saying stepped up policing was “message to the Jewish community.”

NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio singled out “the Jewish community” for not practicing social distancing, claiming they endangered others’ lives. He followed up his smears by ordering the New York Police Department to step up patrols in Jewish…

NY cops turned loose on political rallies, people ‘gathering’

Vol. 84/No. 19 - May 18, 2020

NEW YORK — Implementing orders from Mayor Bill de Blasio that demonstrations not take place now, dozens of cops moved to break up a gathering of about 12 people May 3 protesting the partnership between Mount Sinai hospital, the city…

Contributions grow to SWP ‘stimulus’ payout appeal

Vol. 84/No. 19 - May 18, 2020

The special Socialist Workers Party appeal for donations from the one-time federal government “stimulus” payments now counts 41 contributors from around the U.S. The total stands at $45,220, and is growing! The appeal for contributions toward the long-term work of…

Celebrate Cindy Jaquith’s 55 years building the communist movement

Vol. 84/No. 19 - May 18, 2020

Cindy Jaquith, a cadre and leader of the Socialist Workers Party for some 55 years, died unexpectedly in Miami May 2 of complications from an intestinal illness. Over the years, Jaquith shouldered a wide range of national and international leadership…

Unfolding capitalist crisis fuels interest in ‘Militant’

Vol. 84/No. 19 - May 18, 2020
Malcolm Jarrett, right, SWP vice presidential candidate, talks with driver Alfredo Bettis, center, at truckers’ protest in Washington, D.C., May 3. Truckers across the country protested May 1.

Over the past week SWP members have continued to increase the reach of the paper. The drive got a boost when Alyson Kennedy, SWP candidate for president, and Malcolm Jarrett, the party’s candidate for vice president, visited workers in several…

Hong Kong protest movement revives with May 1 rallies

Vol. 84/No. 19 - May 18, 2020

Hundreds of workers and youth have moved to reorganize mass protests that have shaken Hong Kong for months, demanding greater freedom, action against the cops who have attacked demonstrations, and a break from the iron grip of the Chinese rulers.…

Cuban embassy attack

Vol. 84/No. 19 - May 18, 2020

WASHINGTON — At least 30 rounds from an AK-47 assault rifle were fired at the Cuban Embassy here April 30 shortly after 2 a.m. Seven people were inside at the time. None were injured. The bullets were sprayed over the…

Debenhams workers fight layoffs in Ireland

Vol. 84/No. 19 - May 18, 2020

MANCHESTER, England —“We’re not giving up our fight,” Jane Crowe, a Mandate union shop steward at Debenhams’ Henry Street department store in Dublin, told the Militant. Workers at 10 stores across the Republic of Ireland held a second round of…

Demand jobs! Join workers fights over wages, conditions

Workers’ protests take on impact of capitalist crisis
Vol. 84/No. 19 - May 18, 2020
Driver Jose Gonzalez addresses fellow independent truckers in Fontana, California, during protest against brokers driving down their wages and anti-worker government regulations.

Hundreds of millions of working people are being thrown out of their jobs to face the dire consequences of government-mandated economic shutdowns — mounting depression conditions not seen for almost a century.  These are the consequence not of a disease,…