‘Prosecute vigilantes who killed Ahmaud, expose the cover-up’

Vol. 84/No. 21 - June 1, 2020

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Shouts of “Justice for Maud” — Ahmaud Arbery’s nickname — rang out from the Glynn County Courthouse steps here May 16. The protest was organized to keep the pressure on authorities to prosecute the killing of the…


‘Militant’ gives voice to today’s struggles by working people

Vol. 84/No. 21 - June 1, 2020
Naomi Craine, right, SWP candidate for US Senate, talks with Riquel Salas in Rochelle, Illinois. In two hours campaigners sold seven Militant subscriptions and 12 books in nearby trailer park, reflecting interest in how the party organizes solidarity with workers’ struggles.

As growing numbers of workers are beginning to fight back against attacks on wages and working conditions today, Socialist Workers Party members are joining in and its candidates are calling for solidarity with strikes by farmworkers and sanitation workers, and…


Cindy Jaquith: 55-year cadre of Socialist Workers Party

Vol. 84/No. 21 - June 1, 2020

MIAMI — Members and supporters of the Socialist Workers Party gathered here May 10 to celebrate the life of Cindy Jaquith, a cadre of the SWP for 55 years. Jaquith died May 1 at 72. Participants in the celebration came…


Washington fruit packers strike over pay, hours, dignity

Vol. 84/No. 21 - June 1, 2020

YAKIMA, Wash. — A walkout that began May 7 by workers at Allan Brothers Inc., a fruit processor in Naches, has become a strike wave running through packing plants in this major fruit growing and processing region.  As of May…


Failed raid against Venezuelan gov’t shows crisis of US-backed opposition

Vol. 84/No. 21 - June 1, 2020

A failed mercenary raid that unraveled on the shores of Venezuela May 3-4 became the latest blow to efforts of U.S.-backed Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaidó to overthrow the country’s president Nicolás Maduro.  Launched from neighboring Colombia, the amphibious raid…


How Cuban military commander was won to the revolution

Vol. 84/No. 21 - June 1, 2020
At Bay of Pigs in April 1961, U.S. transport ship Houston, carrying counterrevolutionary invaders, was sunk by fledgling Cuban revolutionary air force. Inset, Enrique Carreras led the pilots in action.

The Spanish-language edition of   Making History: Interviews With Four Generals of Cuba’s Revolutionary Armed Forces by Enrique Carreras, Harry Villegas, José Ramón Fernández and Néstor López Cuba is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for May. The first piece…


Demand jobs! Back fights over wages, job conditions!

Support workers’ resistance against bosses, their gov’t
Vol. 84/No. 21 - June 1, 2020
May 14 strike picket at Columbia Reach Pack fruit processing in Yakima, Washington. Workers at 6 plants are demanding 40-hour workweek, clean water, wage increase and job safety.

Workplace skirmishes, strikes, public protests and other resistance by workers and farmers are growing to challenge attacks today by bosses and their government on our jobs, wages and working conditions.  They have imposed crippling lockdowns on jobs and production, laying…


Fight for gov’t-funded public works program to create jobs

Vol. 84/No. 21 - June 1, 2020

Alyson Kennedy, the Socialist Workers Party 2020 candidate for president, issued the following statement May 19. Malcolm Jarrett is the party’s candidate for vice president. Strikes by workers at fruit packing plants in Washington state and independent truckers protesting in…


Germany’s high court ruling accelerates EU coming apart

Vol. 84/No. 21 - June 1, 2020
German court bars EU from using Berlin’s funding to bail out impoverished governments like Italy and Spain. German rulers offer instead to help EU make grants, accompanied by austerity regimens. Above, Nov. 6, 2012, rally in Greece against EU-imposed cuts on wages, pensions.

The economic and social crisis of capitalism weighing on working people worldwide, accelerated by the way the capitalist governments have responded to the coronavirus outbreak with far-reaching lockdowns on industry and trade, has greatly hastened the coming apart of the…


SWP ‘stimulus’ appeal fund at $85,400 and growing

Vol. 84/No. 21 - June 1, 2020

Michele Smith sent the following note with her contribution to the Socialist Workers Party’s special “stimulus” fund appeal: “At last, my economic impact payment arrived in the mail yesterday. I’m happy to send it.” Contributors to the special appeal now…