By LISA LEONARD On-the-ground report from a comrade in Minneapolis on the protests of George Floyd's murder. #JusticeForGeorge
By GLEN FORD George Floyd’s death by Blue Plague in Minneapolis was widely condemned by the same parties that have encouraged and funded the spread of the fatal contagion.
By JEFF MACKLER George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and many more Black people have been murdered by racist cops every day. Meanwhile, Black people are dying of COVID-19 at a rate 3 times higher than whites.
Press release issued 5/20/20 Last week, an Iran-flagged tanker passed the Suez Canal, reportedly bound for Venezuela with a shipment of refined fuel. Despite having the largest proven oil reserves in the world, Venezuela’s refining capacity has been damaged by the US embargo, greatly hindering its economy. US officials have claimed that Venezuela has begun … Continue reading United National Antiwar Coalition denounces any attempts by the US to stop shipments of Iranian fuel to Venezuela
Climate Crisis Commentary for June 2020 By JAMES FORTIN
We are excited to announce the launch of our Monday Night webinar series starting June 1 at 8pm on YouTube. We'll have a new webinar every week.
By MARK T. HARRIS The United States has the highest number of Covid-19 cases and deaths in the world. Capitalism's inexorable drive for profits over human needs got us here.
By MARTY GOODMAN A review of "Red International and Black Caribbean: Communists in New York City, Mexico and the West Indies, 1919-1939," by Margaret Stevens
Statement on the shooting at the Cuban Embassy. Socialist Action is an affiliate of NNOC.
By JEFF MACKLER and JAMES FORTIN The daily number new cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. is still 22,000–25,000 and deaths are expected to rise to 3,000 a day by June 1. Yet every state is sending workers back to work. Why is this, and what really should be done?
By STEVE R. JOHNSON Plans to reopen schools are being questioned by the international working class as the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the world.
By BARRY SHEPPARD The Labor Department recently released figures for the unemployment rate for April, saying that the rate was 14.7 percent, the highest since the Great Depression of the 1930s. The Labor Department said that because of how it classifies workers, the real figure could be 20 percent. These figures reflect the situation as … Continue reading Unemployment Skyrockets, So Does Hunger
by BARRY WEISLEDER Canadian workers are being forced to work in deadly conditions and unemployment is skyrocketing. How will they respond?
By MARTY GOODMAN Today only 51.3% of American adults have jobs – the lowest number on record, lower than the Great Depression. We have passed 80,000 coronavirus deaths.
We reprint two speeches from the April 19, 2020 webinar “The Prosecution of Julian Assange and the Fight for Free Speech”
By JEFF MACKLER "A quick succession of unhealthy and short-lived generations will keep the labour market as well supplied as a series of vigorous and long-lived generations." - Karl Marx
By BARRY SHEPPARD May Day saw significant actions by workers in essential companies serving the general public during the shutdown.
By JAMES FORTIN Climate Crisis Commentary for May 2020.
Why are so many in jail? Here is the fightback narrative: America is a racist nation, founded on the principle that billionaire and multimillionaire white men are created equal, and therefore should have equal opportunities to make super-profits from an exploited workforce of lesser humans, namely working people.
Since we can't go out in the streets to sell our great newspaper during this pandemic, we are bringing it to you as a PDF!!
By JAMES FORTIN With assistance from their Democratic and Republican co-conspirators the corporate bandits have stuck up the nation.
Live Streamed on Socialist Action YouTube
Socialist Action Canada/Ligue pour l'Action Socialiste host Jeff Mackler, Socialist Action National Secretary and 2020 candidate for President of the United States for a discussion of "Why I Am Running to be President of the USA" LIVE on YouTube at 7pm ET
Join us for a panel discussion of leading attorneys, human rights defenders and social justice activists fighting against the prosecution and extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Here we reprint part of a 1959 debate between a revolutionary socialist and a social democrat. George Breitman, a member of the Socialist Workers Party and longtime editor of The Militant newspaper, argued the No side.