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…


Protests demand prosecute cops who shot Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain

Vol. 84/No. 28 - July 20, 2020
June 27 protest in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, against the cop killing of Ejaz Choudry.

Following widespread protests worldwide by hundreds of thousands of working people after Minneapolis cops killed George Floyd, demonstrators against police brutality continue taking to the streets. The number and size of these actions are smaller than over past weeks, but…


Socialist Workers Party candidates get hearing in Bath, Boston, Albany

Vol. 84/No. 28 - July 20, 2020
Top, SWP presidential candidates Alyson Kennedy, right, and Malcolm Jarrett, back center, join Bath, Maine, shipyard strikers on picket line July 2. Inset, congressional candidate Willie Cotton, right, marches in New York City July 4 protest.

    BATH, Maine — Alyson Kennedy and Malcolm Jarrett, Socialist Workers Party candidates for president and vice president, joined striking shipbuilding workers on the picket lines at Bath Iron Works to bring solidarity to their strike, July 1-3. “Workers…


Workers will develop a movement of their own, a labor party

Vol. 84/No. 28 - July 20, 2020
Workers in Baltimore battle state troopers as 1877 rail workers battle became first nationwide strike in U.S. history. Karl Marx called it “first eruption since the Civil War against the associated oligarchy of capital.” Out of 1884-86 struggles, unions took steps to form a labor party.

Revolutionary Continuity: The Early Years 1848-1917 by Farrell Dobbs is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for July. This is the first of two volumes that document the birth and growth of the communist movement in the U.S. Dobbs…


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…