May 26, 2016

Attend the May 31 SEP election meeting: “Battlefield Detroit”

Detroit is a central battleground in a national and international class war. The corporations and the banks, represented by Obama and the Democrats and Republicans, are taking everything. But workers are beginning to fight back. Battelfield Detroit election meeting The Socialist Equality Party calls on all workers and young people to attend this meeting, and help to unite all sections …

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May 24, 2016

Growing signs of a resurgence of class conflict in the US

In recent weeks, an increasing number of workers in the United States have been engaged in strikes, lockouts, contract rejections and other struggles. Social inequality is at historic highs, and workers are suffering the longest period of wage stagnation since the Great Depression, producing a radicalization that is in its initial stages. According to President Obama, life has never been …

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May 23, 2016

SEP presidential candidate visits locked-out Honeywell workers in Indiana

Locked out workers at the Honeywell Aerospace plant in South Bend, Indiana discussed their struggle with Jerry White, the Socialist Equality Party’s candidate for US president, during his visit to their picket line Saturday. The 317 workers, who produce brakes and wheels for commercial and military aircraft, were locked out May 9 after they voted by a nine-to-one margin to …

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May 20, 2016

Break the CWA’s isolation of the Verizon strike!

The strike by 39,000 Verizon workers in the eastern United States is at a crossroads. The Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) are currently meeting behind closed doors with Verizon executives and Obama administration officials. They are working on a rotten agreement and trying to figure out how they can get it past …

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May 13, 2016

After sickouts, what is the way forward for Detroit teachers?

Since the beginning of the year, southeast Michigan has been a center of working class opposition to government and corporate attacks on living standards and basic rights, with sickouts by Detroit teachers and demonstrations by Flint residents against the lead poisoning of their water supply. Despite the efforts to silence and intimidate workers—including Obama’s cynical “everything will be fine” visit …

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April 30, 2016

The reality of poverty in America: SEP candidate replies to Obama’s “frustration” over social discontent

President Barack Obama, according to an interview published in the New York Times this week, is “frustrated” that Americans are not convinced by his administration’s declarations of an “economic recovery.” According to the Times article, Obama feels “vastly under-appreciated” by the US population for all the work he has done for them. I doubt that the president is so naïve, …

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April 29, 2016

SEP presidential candidate Jerry White speaks at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Socialist Equality Party candidate Jerry White addressed a meeting at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Tuesday. White spoke on the topic: “The Great Unmentionable: War and the 2016 US Elections.” The Cambridge meeting was part of a weeklong trip by White and his supporters to the East Coast, with stops in Pennsylvania, New York and …

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April 25, 2016

Verizon strikers in New York City give warm welcome to SEP presidential candidate

Socialist Equality Party (SEP) presidential candidate Jerry White and campaign supporters visited several picket lines in Manhattan and Queens, New York on Sunday, discussing with workers the issues at stake in their battle with the giant telecom company. The five boroughs of New York City are home to nearly 9,000 out of 39,000 Verizon workers who struck company operations throughout …

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