Opponents of Assad in Syria protest Islamist rule in Idlib

Vol. 84/No. 20 - May 25, 2020

Residents of several towns and villages in Idlib province in Syria organized protests April 30 against Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the former al-Qaeda affiliate that controls the area. They demanded that the reactionary sect’s forces halt moves to reopen to…


DC picket protests US rulers’ attacks against Cuba

Vol. 84/No. 20 - May 25, 2020
DC picket protests US rulers’ attacks against Cuba

WASHINGTON — Following an April 30 shooting attack of over 30 rounds with an AK-47 assault rifle that damaged the Cuban Embassy here, the D.C. Metro Coalition in Solidarity with the Cuban Revolution sponsored a solidarity picket line there May…


Cops’ brutalities ‘serve and protect’ capitalist exploitation

Vol. 84/No. 20 - May 25, 2020

CHICAGO — The videos were shocking enough to briefly break through the coronavirus media barrage and make national headlines. Two Chicago cops used a Taser, pepper-sprayed and then shot an unarmed man in a downtown subway station during rush hour…


SWP ‘stimulus’ appeal fund at $71,717 and growing

Vol. 84/No. 20 - May 25, 2020

In the last three weeks 64 contributors have brought the special Socialist Workers Party “stimulus” appeal fund to $71,717. The total keeps increasing! These contributions significantly augment the resources of the SWP for its long-term use. The funds are allocated…


New Orleans sanitation workers strike for safety, pay

Vol. 84/No. 20 - May 25, 2020

Sanitation workers in New Orleans who work for PeopleReady temp agency have been on strike since May 5, demanding a pay hike, safer working conditions and more respect. They work as hoppers, loading the trash into the garbage trucks. Unlike…


Judge backs Gibsons in fight over privacy rights

Vol. 84/No. 20 - May 25, 2020

For more than three years Oberlin College has pursued a vicious race-baiting smear campaign against the Gibson family in the Ohio college town. The family, which owns Gibson’s bakery shop, have won wide working-class support in the area and all…


How the Teamsters union organized owner-drivers in 1930s

Vol. 84/No. 20 - May 25, 2020
Truckers protest in Washington, D.C., in May, demanding an end to brokers’ price gouging.

Beginning May 1, hundreds of truckers in their rigs converged on Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and Chicago to fight to defend their livelihoods. As part of discussions about how to organize owner-operators alongside fleet drivers to fight the bosses and…


School, municipal, cleaning workers win strike in Iceland

Vol. 84/No. 20 - May 25, 2020

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — “I’m fighting for better wages and better conditions. If not now, then when?” home care worker Dogg Asgeirsdottir told the National Broadcasting Service May 5. Along with 270 other workers in schools and kindergartens, cleaners and other…