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Vol. 84/No. 5 - February 10, 2020
SWP vice presidential candidate Malcolm Jarrett, at left, joins presidential candidate Alyson Kennedy on autoworkers’ picket line in Arlington, Texas, during GM strike last fall. Right, Kennedy discusses politics, SWP program with Jason Denton on his doorstep in Dallas, Jan. 25, 2019.

“The Socialist Workers Party campaign presents a road forward for working-class struggle to advance the self-confidence, fighting capacities and class consciousness of working people,” Alyson Kennedy, SWP candidate for president in 2020, told the Militant. The party announced Jan. 29…


Meet the SWP candidates:
Alyson Kennedy & Malcolm Jarrett

Vol. 84/No. 5 - February 10, 2020

Alyson Kennedy Alyson Kennedy grew up in Indianapolis, where she was attracted to the massive battles she followed on TV against racist cops and KKK thugs across the South that tore down Jim Crow segregation, strengthening the whole working class.…


Solidarity bolsters copper miners’ fight against Asarco union busting

Vol. 84/No. 5 - February 10, 2020
Striking copper workers’ contingent joins Martin Luther King Day parade in Tucson, Jan. 20.

HAYDEN, Ariz. — Workers on strike against copper giant Asarco are winning solidarity in their hard-fought four-month-long battle against the company’s drive to impose steep concessions and bust their unions. “We’re doing this for the next generation, for those who…


Victory! Indiana prison officials overturn ban on the ‘Militant’

Vol. 84/No. 5 - February 10, 2020

A victory has been won in the fight to reverse impoundments of the Militant  from subscriber  Kevin “Rashid” Johnson, who is incarcerated at the Pendleton Correctional Facility in Indiana. “I am writing on behalf of the Indiana Department of Correction…


Cuba’s socialist revolution, China and the world class struggle today

Cuban Revolution shows what’s possible when working people take power, transforming ourselves as we transform class relations of life and work
Vol. 84/No. 5 - February 10, 2020
Above, mobilization in Havana’s Chinatown on the 11th anniversary of Chinese Revolution, October 1960, as Cuban toilers were expropriating domestic and imperialist capital. Inset, laundry worker, Havana, 1940s. “Absence of anti-Chinese discrimination today,” Mary-Alice Waters points out, is product of Cuba’s socialist revolution.

The following is the presentation by Mary-Alice Waters, who spoke as part of a panel discussion in Guangzhou, China, one of some 50 during the 10th International Conference of ISSCO, the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas. The…


SWP 1968 candidate takes antiwar campaign to GIs in Vietnam

Vol. 84/No. 5 - February 10, 2020

One of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for January is Cointelpro: The FBI’s Secret War on Political Freedom by Nelson Blackstock. The extent of this decadeslong FBI disruption campaign against labor and political groups was exposed by the Socialist Workers…


Fearing 2020 election defeat, liberals say: Convict Trump!

Vol. 84/No. 5 - February 10, 2020

As the Democrats and their cheerleaders in the liberal media drive to convict and throw President Donald Trump out of the White House, saying it’s the most important political question ever, the fact is most of the seats open to…


Protest hits lack of Puerto Rico gov’t response after quake

Vol. 84/No. 5 - February 10, 2020
Protest hits lack of Puerto Rico gov’t response after quake

“Just like with Hurricane Maria in 2017, the government is acting too slow in the wake of the earthquake,” Mildred Laboy, a teacher and leader of the Arecma community organization, told the Militant from Humacao in the U.S. colony of…


Putin moves to extend his rule, tamp down workers’ resistance

Vol. 84/No. 5 - February 10, 2020

Russian President Vladimir Putin Jan. 15 announced “a major renewal,” which looks a lot like a plan to keep him in office indefinitely. His proposed changes to the constitution are being rolled out with great fanfare. This takes place as…