Support strikes, protests against police brutality! Fight for jobs!

Vol. 84/No. 28 - July 20, 2020

Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party candidate for president, issued the following statement July 8. Malcolm Jarrett is the party’s candidate for vice president. Striking shipyard workers in Bath, Maine; nurses walking the picket line for jobs and sick pay in…


Class struggle road to women’s emancipation

Vol. 84/No. 28 - July 20, 2020

The fight to defend women’s right to choose whether to have an abortion is a necessity for women’s emancipation and the line of march of the working class as a whole. The majority sentiment for this right, still the case…


Over $134,000 donated to SWP ‘stimulus’ appeal

Vol. 84/No. 28 - July 20, 2020

The enthusiastic response over the last nearly four months to the Socialist Workers Party special “stimulus” appeal has greatly augmented the resources of the party. The total now stands at $134,700, from 122 contributors! As payouts continue to be sent…


Demonstrators across Sudan demand end to military rule

Vol. 84/No. 28 - July 20, 2020

Determined to remove the military from Sudan’s transitional government, tens of thousands of working people joined demonstrations in cities and towns across the country June 30. After weeks of massive protests and street battles with the military in the spring…


Joliet: Nurses at AMITA strike over staffing, conditions

Vol. 84/No. 28 - July 20, 2020
Joliet: Nurses at AMITA strike over staffing, conditions

JOLIET, Ill. — Members of the Illinois Nurses Association at AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center here set up strike picket lines July 4 in a fight to win safer staffing levels, keep their sick pay and get a raise.…


Ukraine miners march on gov’t, demand back wages

Vol. 84/No. 28 - July 20, 2020
Ukranian women coal processing plant workers bang their hard hats as part of 1,000-strong miners’ protest in Maidan Independence Square, Kyiv, June 30. The rally demanded government pay months, sometimes years, of wages owed, and increase investment in safety and jobs.

Coal miners from across Ukraine have been organizing growing protests outside government offices in the capital Kyiv since June 30. Their main demand is for the government to pay what is owed them in back wages. “There are workers who…


Asarco miners end strike, look to continue to fight

Vol. 84/No. 28 - July 20, 2020

After nearly nine months on the picket line in a bitter strike against Asarco copper and its international parent, Grupo Mexico, the United Steelworkers and six other unions representing 1,700 miners in Arizona and Texas ended their strike July 6.…


US rulers step up assault on Venezuela’s sovereignty

Vol. 84/No. 28 - July 20, 2020
Gas line in Caracas June 1 after government cut back subsidy, ended state monopoly on fuel sales. U.S. rulers’ stifling economic sanctions are effort to bring down Maduro government.

The imperialist rulers in Washington continue to step up their efforts to choke off Venezuela’s oil trade, part of their relentless drive to force the government of President Nicolás Maduro out of power and to deal blows to the Cuban…


Bath shipyard workers’ strike gains solidarity

Hundreds rally in face of bosses push to impose attacks on union
Vol. 84/No. 28 - July 20, 2020
Picket line near entrance to Bath Iron Works in Maine July 3. Bosses want to scuttle seniority rights, step up use of nonunion subcontractors in attack on union, conditions on the job.

BATH, Maine — Some 350 striking shipbuilders, family members and supporters took part in a July 3 “Solidarity Pig Roast” at the Machinists Local S6 union hall here. The event was sponsored by local members, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers…


Workers fight back against boss attacks on jobs, safety

Vol. 84/No. 28 - July 20, 2020
Thousands of motorcycle workers for Uber and other food delivery app employers protested July 1 in Rio de Janiero, above, Sao Paulo and other Brazilian cities in the largest action so far to resist bosses’ use of high un-employment to pit workers against each other and drive down their pay and conditions.

From Maine shipyard strikers to food delivery bike and scooter drivers in Brazil, workers are fighting for their jobs, better wages and safer working conditions against the bosses’ drive to extract more profits from our labor power. From autoworkers in…