Letters

Vol. 84/No. 32 - August 17, 2020

Learned about SWP too late? I’m writing to thank you for the subscription to your paper. I enjoy reading it and when I’m finished, I make it available to others. The articles in your paper make it clear that we…


Workers need a labor party, control of production, safety

Join drive to put Socialist Workers Party on the ballot
Vol. 84/No. 32 - August 17, 2020
Gabby Prosser, left, gets signatures from five women at Walmart in Federal Way, Washington, to put SWP presidential ticket on ballot. Socialist Workers Party presents a fighting working-class program to build the union movement to defend our jobs, wages and working conditions.

FARIBAULT, Minn. — Socialist Workers Party campaigners are knocking on doors and meeting working people in Minnesota, New Jersey, Tennessee and Washington to win support for the fight to get a working-class party on the ballot in 2020. Thousands are…


‘A labor party can organize workers in their millions’

Vol. 84/No. 32 - August 17, 2020

Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party candidate for president, issued the following statement Aug. 5. Malcolm Jarrett is the party’s candidate for vice president. Working people need to build our own party, a labor party, to use to organize us in…


Prison officials in Pennsylvania revoke ban on the ‘Militant’

Vol. 84/No. 32 - August 17, 2020

In an important victory for the rights of workers behind bars and of the press, Pennsylvania state prison officials overturned Camp Hill State Correctional Institution’s ban on issue no. 28 of the Militant on Aug. 3.  The paper’s attorney, David…



Build solidarity with shipyard workers strike in Bath, Maine

Vol. 84/No. 32 - August 17, 2020

The strike by over 4,300 shipbuilders, members of Machinists Union Local S6, against the bosses at the Bath Iron Works in Maine is the most important labor battle in the U.S. today. Workers there deserve the solidarity of working people…


Intervention by capitalist rivals is disaster for toilers in Libya

Vol. 84/No. 32 - August 17, 2020

Nine years after Washington — with the aid of its imperialist rivals in London and Paris — intervened in Libya’s civil war, launching massive airstrikes that helped overthrow the regime of Moammar Gadhafi in 2011, there is still no stable…


Court backs Nevada gov’t attack on right to worship

Vol. 84/No. 32 - August 17, 2020
Above, Paris Las Vegas casino reopens June 18 based on Nevada governor’s 50% capacity rule, but churches and other religious institutions could only admit 50 people total. Supreme Court ruled against Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley’s challenge to this blow against freedom to worship.

In a serious attack on the constitutional right of freedom to worship, the U.S. Supreme Court voted July 24 to refuse to suspend a public health order imposed by Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak limiting attendance at church services. It was…


Workers reject both federal cops and disruption by antifa

Vol. 84/No. 32 - August 17, 2020

Working people in Portland and elsewhere welcome the announcement that the administration of Donald Trump is withdrawing its use of federal cops — including a Border Patrol SWAT team that is trained to act like special forces — around the…


Protests in Russia Far East rock Putin government

Vol. 84/No. 32 - August 17, 2020

Tens of thousands of working people in Khabarovsk, a city of 600,000 in Russia’s Far East, demonstrated Aug. 1, above, over the Kremlin’s July 9 arrest of elected Provincial Gov. Sergei Furgal. The protests have continued for weeks, initially calling…