Demand gov’t pay benefits to those without jobs now!

Vol. 84/No. 35 - September 7, 2020

Alyson Kennedy and Malcolm Jarrett, Socialist Workers Party candidates for president and vice president, issued the following statement Aug. 25. Join us in demanding government action now to protect working people from the spreading scourge of mass unemployment. Workers need…


‘Workers need a union in every workplace and a labor party!’

Vol. 84/No. 35 - September 7, 2020
Maggie Trowe, Socialist Workers Party candidate for U.S. Senate from Kentucky, visits picket line of members of Teamsters Local 89 on strike at DSI Tunneling, in Louisville Aug. 21.

As the vitriol between the two main capitalist candidates for U.S. president — Donald Trump and Joseph Biden — heats up with two months until the election, the Socialist Workers Party presidential ticket of Alyson Kennedy and Malcolm Jarrett offers…


Prosecute cops who shot Jacob Blake Jr., in back in Kenosha!

Vol. 84/No. 35 - September 7, 2020
Julia Jackson, mother of Jacob Blake Jr. who was shot in back by cops in Kenosha, Wisconsin, addresses press Aug. 25. She said she supports continuing protests, but called out those responsible for arson and destruction, saying they don’t reflect the values “of my son or my family.”

KENOSHA, Wis. — Protests broke out here after city cops pumped at least seven shots into the back of 29-year-old Jacob Blake Jr., at close range as he attempted to get into his SUV Aug. 23. A video made by…



Workers join protests, strike against rigged vote in Belarus

Vol. 84/No. 35 - September 7, 2020
Thousands of demonstrators demand resignation of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko Aug. 25 in Minsk. Workers at over 145 plants have gone on strike since Aug. 9 rigged election.

Despite firings, large-scale arrests and beatings by police, working people continue to join daily protests and take strike action across Belarus. They are fighting to bring down the regime of President Alexander Lukashenko, who fraudulently proclaimed himself the winner in…


Prosecute the cops who killed Breonna Taylor!

Vol. 84/No. 35 - September 7, 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Several hundred people marched here Aug. 25 in the latest action calling for prosecution of the cops who killed emergency room technician Breonna Taylor during a “no-knock” break-in to her apartment March 13. The action was organized…


Iowa storm deepens social crisis facing family farmers

Vol. 84/No. 35 - September 7, 2020
Grain silos in Linn County smashed by powerful Aug. 10 windstorm that battered Iowa. Government has left farmers, workers on their own, turning natural disaster into a social crisis.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — With little warning, a severe windstorm tore through the Midwest Aug. 10 destroying homes and farmland. But the devastation it left was turned into a social disaster by state and federal governments, whose one message to…


Bath workers settle, celebrate end of 63-day strike

Vol. 84/No. 35 - September 7, 2020

BATH, Maine — Shipbuilders at Bath Iron Works voted by 87% to approve a three-year contract and returned to work Aug. 24 following a hard-fought 63-day strike after rejecting the bosses “last, best and final” anti-union contract offer. The workers…


Program celebrates political legacy of Fidel Castro

Vol. 84/No. 35 - September 7, 2020
Fidel Castro with independence fighters in Quang Tri, during 1973 visit to liberated areas in U.S.-occupied south Vietnam. “We will never forget Fidel’s declaration that for Vietnam, Cuba is willing to shed its blood,” said Vietnam U.N. Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, inset.

The political legacy of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro was celebrated in an online program Aug. 13 organized by supporters of the U.S. National Network on Cuba, Canadian Network on Cuba, and Table de Concertation de Solidarité Québec-Cuba. The co-chairs…


Fight for a public works program to provide jobs

As 2020 vote nears, working people face capitalist crisis
Vol. 84/No. 35 - September 7, 2020
Quarter-mile-long line outside food bank in Queens, N.Y., Aug. 22, as bosses cut jobs, hours.

As the nominating conventions of the Democratic and Republican parties meet, working people face depression-like conditions with mounting job cuts, the scourge of “for profit” health care in a pandemic and employers’ attacks on wages and working conditions. Another 1.1…