Socialist Workers Party (United States)

political party in the United States

The Socialist Workers Party (SWP) is known as a communist party in the United States. It started as a group in the Communist Party USA that supported Leon Trotsky against Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. They are known as "solidarity work" and support strikes and is strongly supportive of Cuba.

Socialist Workers Party
National SecretaryJack Barnes
FoundedJanuary 1938; 85 years ago (1938-01)
Split fromCommunist Party USA
NewspaperThe Militant
Castroism (from 1959)
Trotskyism (until 1982)
Political positionFar-left
International affiliationPathfinder tendency
Colors  Maroon

The SWP publishes The Militant, a weekly newspaper that dates back to 1928. It also maintains Pathfinder Press.

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