SWP special ‘stimulus’ capital appeal off to strong start

Vol. 85/No. 13 - April 5, 2021

The Socialist Workers Party special “stimulus” capital appeal, for the long-term work of the party, is off to a strong start. Within a week of the government sending out the first of the most recent “stimulus” payments the fund total…

SWP launches campaign for mayor in Minneapolis

Vol. 85/No. 13 - April 5, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS — At a lively and well-attended public forum here March 20, the Socialist Workers Party launched its campaign of Doug Nelson for mayor of Minneapolis. Nelson and campaign spokesperson Kevin Dwire spoke, addressing the fight of locked-out Marathon Petroleum…

UK cops attack vigil against killing of Sarah Everard

Vol. 85/No. 13 - April 5, 2021
Demonstration for women’s rights in Parliament Square, London, March 15 protests cop attack on mass vigil in Clapham Common two days earlier after abduction, killing of Sarah Everard.

LONDON — Some 1,500 people joined a protest vigil in Clapham Common, south London, March 13, following the killing of Sarah Everard, a 33-year-old marketing executive. Demonstrators were attacked by the police who pinned some women to the ground, handcuffed…

Molson brewery workers fight lockout in Toronto

Vol. 85/No. 13 - April 5, 2021
Members of Canadian Union of Brewery and General Workers Local 325 picket Molson Coors plant in Toronto. Bosses locked them out Feb. 20 to try and force concession demands.

TORONTO — The 300 Canadian Union of Brewery and General Workers Local 325 members continue to picket 24/7 in front of the Molson Coors brewery here. They were locked out on Feb. 20 after rejecting the company’s contract offer. The…

Turkish government moves to ban pro-Kurdish HDP

Vol. 85/No. 13 - April 5, 2021

The authoritarian government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey moved to ban the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), the nation’s third-largest and chief opposition party, March 18. The HDP was formed in 2012 to represent the fight for national rights of…

Back Amazon workers in their fight for union!

Vote ends March 29 in Alabama union battle
Vol. 85/No. 13 - April 5, 2021
March 22 AFL-CIO-sponsored rally in Los Angeles mobilized support in fight for union recognition by Amazon workers at Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse. Victory could expand struggle.

BESSEMER, Ala. — In the final week of the vote over union representation at the giant Amazon fulfillment center here, solidarity with those fighting for a “yes” vote has picked up. The voting, conducted by mail-in ballot by the National…

Mass protests in Myanmar challenge to military rule

Vol. 85/No. 13 - April 5, 2021
Workers, students, Buddhist monks in Ye-U in Myanmar’s Sagaing region protest March 22. Inset, deserted streets of Yangon during March 24 “silent strike,” day before national protest called against military rule. “Strongest storm comes after the silence,” said protest leader.

The military high command in Myanmar is facing a serious challenge, as workers, farmers, fishermen, youth and others keep up their daily protests, and workers strike, aimed at overturning the Feb. 1 coup and freeing political prisoners. Desperate to beat…

Help put SWP on NJ ballot: Give working people a voice

Vol. 85/No. 13 - April 5, 2021
“Workers need to fight for jobs, not rely on government ‘stimulus,’” Joanne Kuniansky, Socialist Workers Party candidate for governor of New Jersey, told Jamel Perry, a musician, in Irvington March 20. Perry said, “This is just hush money to try and pacify us.”

UNION CITY, N.J. — A target weekend to campaign and collect signatures to put Joanne Kuniansky, Socialist Workers Party candidate for governor, and Candace Wagner, for lieutenant governor, on the ballot in New Jersey was a big success March 20-22.…

770,000 file for unemployment in one week — Workers need jobs!

Vol. 85/No. 13 - April 5, 2021
Protest in Boston March 23 demanding hotel bosses recall workers they have laid off during COVID-19 pandemic. Nonunion Marriott Copley is one of hundreds of hotels across the country that have thrown large numbers of workers out on the street over the last year.

The Joseph Biden Democratic Party administration says it plans to follow up its coronavirus relief package of $1,400 one-time checks with a swath of proposals it says will transform the country’s crumbling infrastructure. This includes building millions of electric car…

Cuban farmers, students expand support to medical centers

Vol. 85/No. 13 - April 5, 2021

Many farmers in Cuba are organizing to donate fresh produce to social institutions as part of the battle by the Cuban people and their revolutionary government against the COVID-19 pandemic and the U.S. rulers’ embargo. It’s a reaffirmation both of…