Join fight against cop, vigilante killings

Vol. 84/No. 22 - June 8, 2020

Protests demanding prosecution of the vigilantes who killed Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, Georgia, and the cops who killed Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky, and George Floyd in Minneapolis deserve the support of all working people. Cop and vigilante violence are…

Workers’ battles over wages, conditions show way forward

When bosses claim ‘we’re all in this together’ — it’s a lie!
Vol. 84/No. 22 - June 8, 2020
Striking workers picket at Allan Brothers fruit processing plant in Naches, Washington, May 19. Workers are demanding higher wages, job safety, clean water and 40-hour workweek.

Fruit packers in Washington’s Yakima Valley who are striking and protesting for higher wages, safer working conditions and respect, along with owner-operator truck drivers fighting against brokers’ rate-gouging and onerous government regulations are setting an example for working people everywhere.…

Demand jobs! Fight for public works program to create jobs

Vol. 84/No. 22 - June 8, 2020

Alyson Kennedy, the Socialist Workers Party candidate for president, issued the following statement May 26. Malcolm Jarrett is the party’s candidate for vice president. The bosses and their governments tell workers “we are all in this together” as they have…

Ga. protests lead to arrests of vigilantes in Arbery killing

Vol. 84/No. 22 - June 8, 2020

ATLANTA — Following weeks of protests demanding justice for the killing of a Black youth in Brunswick, Georgia, by a gang of white vigilantes, state cops have arrested a third suspect. The protests have demanded the arrest and prosecution of…

Thousands defy ban, protest Beijing rule over Hong Kong

Vol. 84/No. 22 - June 8, 2020
Demonstrations rock Hong Kong May 24 against Beijing’s moves to impose unilateral “national security” restrictions to curb protests, free speech, tighten its control over the region.

Thousands took to the streets May 24 to protest against the Chinese rulers’ decision to impose a repressive “national security” law over political activity in the territory. Beijing hopes to take advantage of the crackdown on protests by Hong Kong…

Fruit packers strike makes gains, builds workers’ unity

Vol. 84/No. 22 - June 8, 2020

YAKIMA, Wash. — “Good News at Monson,” farmworkers’ union Familias Unidas por la Justicia announced May 22. For the first time since workers began striking at fruit packing plants around Washington’s Yakima County a workers’ committee elected by the strikers…

Crimean Tatars mark 1944 mass deportation, Moscow occupation

Vol. 84/No. 22 - June 8, 2020
Following Moscow’s 2014 occupation of Crimea, Crimean Tatars are prohibited from holding events to commemorate 1944 deportation of entire Tatar population from peninsula. On May 18, Tatar prisoners defied ban and staged protest at frame-up military court hearing in Russia.

On May 18 a group of Crimean Tatars put on trial by Moscow on trumped-up terrorism charges staged a daring protest during a military court hearing in Rostov-on-Don in Russia. Placed behind a glass cage for the hearing, the seven…