Seattle rally backs farmers protests in India

Vol. 85/No. 2 - January 18, 2021

KENT, Wash. — In the third such rally this month in the Seattle area, hundreds gathered here Dec. 26 to show support for the tens of thousands of working farmers camped out on the main roads outside New Delhi, India’s…

Historic win in fight for right to abortion in Argentina

Vol. 85/No. 2 - January 18, 2021
Tens of thousands of supporters of women’s rights rally on the streets in Buenos Aires, Argentina, early in the morning Dec. 30 as senators debated, voted up bill legalizing abortion.

In an important victory for working people, the right of women to choose to have an abortion was won in Argentina Dec. 30, when the Senate passed a bill making abortion free and legal up to the 14th week of…

Working people can chart a road to take political power

Vol. 85/No. 2 - January 18, 2021

Cuba’s revolutionary government is capable of standing up to the economic war waged against workers and farmers there by U.S. imperialism because it has “the participation of the entire people,” Gerardo Hernández, national coordinator of the country’s Committees for the…

Support Alabama Constellium strike over seniority, conditions

Vol. 85/No. 2 - January 18, 2021
Jan. 2 Constellium picket line in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. — Over 400 members of United Steelworkers Local 200 here have struck major aluminum beverage can recycle company Constellium since Dec. 15. Workers on the picket line said the company wants to gut seniority, giving bosses complete…

Join SWP 2021 campaign and the ‘Militant’ renewal drive

Vol. 85/No. 2 - January 18, 2021
Factory worker Daniela Veloz subscribed to Militant after Alyson Kennedy, left, knocked on her door in Ennis, Texas, Jan. 4. Socialist Workers Party is building on success of its work last year to continue campaigning among working people in cities, towns and farm areas.

In the midst of 2020’s capitalist economic, social and pandemic crisis, and government-ordered lockdowns, the Socialist Workers Party did not skip a beat. Its members went to work to organize with co-workers to fight to defend their wages and working…

Protests in LA, NY demand: ‘End US economic war against Cuba!’

Vol. 85/No. 2 - January 18, 2021
Protesters gather in New York at statue of José Martí Dec. 27 demanding end to U.S. economic war on Cuba.

LOS ANGELES — A car caravan and protest opposing Washington’s decadeslong economic war against Cuba and its revolution took place here Dec. 27 as part of a series of actions around the country. Some 40 people in 18 cars drove…

Workers need to build our own party, a labor party

Change in White House won’t end boss attacks on workers
Vol. 85/No. 2 - January 18, 2021
Methodist Hospital nurses in Arcadia, California, demand more workers Jan. 2. “It eats at you morally when you can’t give the best care” because of staffing shortages, said Kelly Coulston.

As the transfer of the presidency from Donald Trump to Joe Biden draws near, and the fight over which capitalist party will control the Senate closes, the political crises within both the Democratic and Republican parties continue to unfold. Whatever…

Workers give bosses ‘blood money’ bribes to SWP

Vol. 85/No. 2 - January 18, 2021

“Enclosed is a check for $132, the amount after taxes of a COVID-19 lump sum bonus I recently received from the store where I work. This is supposed to be for working a ‘hazardous’ job, working in a place where…

Protests hit cop killings of 2 men in Columbus

Vol. 85/No. 2 - January 18, 2021

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Working people have organized a series of protests here since the police killed two unarmed African American men in December. Casey Goodson Jr., 23, a laid-off truck driver who was working at the Gap, was gunned down…