Volunteers expand Pathfinder bookstore placements

Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021

Supporters of the Socialist Workers Party who volunteer to get Pathfinder books into bookstores, libraries and classrooms across North America surpassed their goals during the fall 2020 sales effort. Now they’re looking forward to an even more successful spring sales…

Back refinery workers’ fight over lockout by Marathon

Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021

ST. PAUL PARK, Minn. — The fight of 200 locked-out Teamsters Local 120 members against attacks by Marathon Petroleum — the largest refinery company in the U.S. — is now in its fifth week. Solidarity and support is critical, and…

SWP candidate on ballot in Nebraska, gives workers a voice

Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021

LINCOLN, Neb — Joe Swanson, the Socialist Workers Party candidate for Lincoln City Council at-large, and supporters spent the Feb. 20-21 weekend building solidarity for locked-out workers at the Marathon Petroleum refinery in Minnesota and collecting signatures to put Swanson…

Bosses’ profit drive at heart of capitalist catastrophe in Texas

Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021
In act of working-class solidarity, Jessica Villa-Gomez, owner of Boombox Taco, has given out thousands of tacos to working people in Houston who have been without electricity for days.

DALLAS — An unusual major winter storm beginning Feb. 12 spread snowfall and damaging ice here, all across Texas, in other parts of the South and Midwest, and in northern Mexico. Snow blanketed 80% of Texas, from Dallas to Brownsville…

Solidarity with struggle against Myanmar junta!

Workers and farmers lead massive protests
Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021
Thousands of farmworkers and farmers march in Hlegu Township Feb. 22, first day of nationwide general strike against military coup. Huge protest actions took place across the country.

Hundreds of thousands took to the streets across Myanmar Feb. 22 on the first day of a general strike demanding an end to military rule. They did so despite the junta’s threat that protesters will “suffer loss of life” if…

Communist League candidates back labor struggles in the UK

Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021
George McDonald, striking British Gas worker, talks with Pamela Holmes, Communist League candidate for London Assembly, on picket line in Sidcup, North Kent, England, Feb. 22.

MANCHESTER, England — Workers at British Gas, members of the GMB union, went on strike Feb. 19-22 protesting the company’s attempts to impose increased hours while cutting pay. The union said the company refused to drop its threat to “fire…

Communist League in Canada launches 2021 campaign in Quebec

Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021

MONTREAL — “Working people in Canada and around the world should act to support the struggle of the people of Myanmar against the recent military coup,” Beverly Bernardo, Communist League candidate for mayor of Montreal, told over two dozen people…

SWP: ‘Support fight against Myanmar coup!’

Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021

NEW YORK — “Working people here and around the world should join in denouncing the coup in Myanmar and demand freedom for all the political prisoners,” Róger Calero, Socialist Workers Party candidate for mayor of New York, told a Feb.…

NY solidarity action: ‘Down with military gov’t’

Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021
NY solidarity action: ‘Down with military gov’t’

NEW YORK — “We don’t want military government!” 250 protesters shouted in English and Burmese at a Feb. 20 rally here against the Feb. 1 military coup in Myanmar. “Military generals. Criminals! Criminals!” The action was held in the Jackson…