Nigerian army attacks protest against brutal SARS cop unit

Vol. 84/No. 44 - November 9, 2020
Oct. 20 protest in Lagos, Nigeria. Later that day army attacked protesters, killing at least 10.

“First they started shooting in the air, so we said, keep sitting on the ground, wave your flags, sing the national anthem — they are military, they won’t shoot you if you are waving a Nigerian flag,” protester Famade Ayodeji…


Thousands protest gov’t attack on right to abortion in Poland

Vol. 84/No. 44 - November 9, 2020

Thousands joined in a march in Warsaw Oct. 23 to protest a ruling the day before by Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal that bans abortion even in the case “of a severe and irreversible fetal defect or incurable illness that threatens the…


Cuba celebrates 60 years of Committees to Defend Revolution

Vol. 84/No. 44 - November 9, 2020
Members of Cuba’s Committees for Defense of the Revolution do voluntary work on vegetable farm, June 7. CDRs have helped mobilize masses to counter U.S. rulers’ economic and military efforts to overturn Cuban Revolution, while providing vital supplies like food, medicines.

Working people in Cuba in September celebrated the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDRs), the country’s largest mass organization with more than 8 million members in neighborhoods in cities and countryside.…


Belarus protests and strikes shake Lukashenko regime

Vol. 84/No. 44 - November 9, 2020
Some 200,000 protesters in Minsk, Belarus, Oct. 25, mark 11 weeks of marches, strikes demanding dictator Alexander Lukashenko resign, new elections be held and all those detained by authorities be released.

Demanding the resignation of President Alexander Lukashenko, some 200,000 people took to the streets of Minsk, Belarus, Oct. 25, the largest protest against the regime in several weeks. Strikes by workers around the country the following day kept up the…


Paris uses anger over killing, Jew-hatred to attack rights

Vol. 84/No. 44 - November 9, 2020
Sign at Paris rally Oct. 18 says, “Hey Abadou, you do not represent Islam or Muslims,” referring to killer of Samuel Paty. Government is attempting to use anger at killing to weaken political rights.

The Oct. 16 beheading of history teacher Samuel Paty by an Islamist terrorist in a Paris suburb is an attack on freedom of speech and the rights of all working people, as well as a deadly consequence of Jew-hatred. The…


Build support for Dominion workers strike in Canada

Vol. 84/No. 44 - November 9, 2020
Dominion workers picket Oct. 26 at Weston’s bakery in St. John’s, Newfoundland. “See us, hear us, because we’re not going anywhere,” said Unifor Local 597 President Carolyn Wrice.

“Those of us standing on a picket line for nine weeks, we’re here to say that we are fed up with this company taking our full-time jobs away,” Dawn Hanames told an Oct. 22 rally of striking Dominion grocery workers,…


Federal cops charged in 2017 killing of Bijan Ghaisar

Vol. 84/No. 44 - November 9, 2020

WASHINGTON — A grand jury in Fairfax County, Virginia, filed manslaughter charges Oct. 15 against Alejandro Amaya and Lucas Vinyard, two U.S. Park Police officers, who shot and killed Bijan Ghaisar on Nov. 17, 2017. The cops chased Ghaisar after…


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Vol. 84/No. 44 - November 9, 2020
SWP presidential candidate Alyson Kennedy brings solidarity to Teamsters on strike at DSI Tunneling in Louisville, Kentucky, Oct. 22.

As the Nov. 3 election draws near, and liberals’ hysteria about the possibility that Donald Trump could be reelected reaches a fever pitch, it’s clearer than ever that neither the Democrats nor Republicans offer any way forward for working people.…


Workers need a labor party, to fight for our own interests

Vol. 84/No. 44 - November 9, 2020

This statement was issued Oct. 27 by Socialist Workers Party candidates for president and vice president, Alyson Kennedy and Malcolm Jarrett. Vote for the Socialist Workers Party! We are the only party offering working people a way to defend ourselves…


SWP campaign wages fight for political rights in Washington

Vol. 84/No. 44 - November 9, 2020

Once again, the Socialist Workers Party and its presidential ticket — this year, Alyson Kennedy for president and Malcolm Jarrett for vice president — are setting an example for all working people in defense of political rights and free expression.…