Quebec cement truck drivers fight for equal wages

Vol. 84/No. 45 - November 16, 2020

ST.-HUBERT, Quebec — Twenty-five cement truck drivers locked out by Demix Beton in this Montreal suburb are fighting for equal wages and benefits with drivers working for the same company in nearby Longueuil and Lasalle. The drivers belong to the…


A needed correction, worthy of study

Vol. 84/No. 45 - November 16, 2020

This week’s issue of the Militant  features an article by Mary-Alice Waters, “Defending the Cuban Revolution, Strengthening U.S. Working People.” Writing on behalf of the National Committee of the Socialist Workers Party, Waters rejects the content and political line of…


Oberlin College aims to crush small store owner

Vol. 84/No. 45 - November 16, 2020

A battle in the northern Ohio town of Oberlin with substantial stakes for working people has reached a new stage. Issues of wealth and power, class privilege and social standing are at its core. On Nov. 10, a state appeals…


Join fight to defend political rights in Washington state

Fight wins public support, fund goes over $20,000
Vol. 84/No. 45 - November 16, 2020
SWP presidential candidate Alyson Kennedy at Naches, Wash., Nov. 2 commemoration of worker David Cruz, who died of COVID. Trabajadores Unidos por la Justicia union is fighting for safety at packinghouses. Defending political rights of SWP is also defense of union rights.

AS WE GO TO PRESS the Socialist Workers Party received notice from its attorneys in Seattle that the first round in the fight to prevent the state from disclosing the names and addresses of its presidential electors has been won.…


Whoever’s in the White House, workers need to fight for jobs

Vol. 84/No. 45 - November 16, 2020

The following statement is based on the talk given by Alyson Kennedy, SWP candidate for president, in Seattle Oct. 30. Her running mate was Malcolm Jarrett. As we go to press, the results of the presidential election are not settled.…



SWP campaign to win readers expands reach of the ‘Militant’

Vol. 84/No. 45 - November 16, 2020

The presidential election is over, but the necessity for working people organizing to defend our own interests and learning about how others are doing so and have fought successfully in the past, remains. Socialist Workers Party members are winning new…



Defending the Cuban Revolution, strengthening US working people

Vol. 84/No. 45 - November 16, 2020
United actions have been at center of Socialist Workers Party’s defense of Cuban Revolution for six decades. Above, April 15, 1961, picket at U.N. called by Fair Play for Cuba Committee, which organized in U.S. and Canada to halt attacks on Cuba. Inset, SWP leader Mary-Alice Waters, right, and party’s 2008 presidential candidate Róger Calero carry banner in September 2008 march to free Cuban 5 in Washington, D.C. Also participating were IFCO/Pastors for Peace, National Network on Cuba, Party for Socialism and Liberation, Green Party, D.C. Metro Committee to Free the Five and others.

An article headlined “Would a Joe Biden White House Be Better for Cuba?” appeared in last week’s print edition of the Militant. It was retracted and not included in the online edition after the National Committee of the Socialist Workers…


Canada’s rulers responsible for Native, commercial fisher conflict

Vol. 84/No. 45 - November 16, 2020
Working fishermen in Canada have been hard hit by world crisis and Ottawa’s lobster permit system, which increase competition, class stratification and discrimination against Native fishermen. Fight is needed to defend common interests of all fishermen against the capitalist rulers.

MONTREAL — Overcoming divisions among exploited fishermen in the Maritime Provinces and defending Indigenous lobster fishermen from assault was the subject of a Militant Labor Forum here Oct. 23. Native Mi’kmaq fishermen have condemned non-Indigenous fishermen for ransacking and incinerating…