NEW DELHI -- While the Left parties here went from 61 seats to 25 seats in the parliamentary elections, their mood is upbeat. The coalition which includes CPI and CPI-M will continue the strategy of building a Third Front, meaning building up non-Congress forces and anti-BJP forces. The BJP is a far-right, Hindu chauvinist party and the main opposition to the Congress-led government.
State after state, some 45 in all, continue to suffer major budget shortfalls due to increased costs of anti-immigrant “enforcement only” local laws.
The following is a speech given by Communist Party National Chair Sam Webb, at the PWW’s Better World Awards banquet in New York City, May 17, 2009. On the heels of the first 100 days of our new President, we heard nearly endless commentary and analysis. Much of it was favorable; and some wasn’t.
The Washington Times quickly yanked the picture of Malia and Sasha Obama juxtaposed with the screaming headline “36 Chicago area kids killed sets record.” Times editor John Solomon blamed it on a computer auto file error. No word from Editor Solomon who or what programmed the computer, and no formal apology either for the slander.
Two months ago, we wrote: “We support “Medicare for All” as put forward in Rep. John Conyers’ HR 676. And we agree with advocates for a strong government health care plan as an essential part of any meaningful reform package.' The focal point now is whether or not a public, Medicare-for-all type plan will be part of the package.
The Republicans, with their fever-pitched attacks on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for what and when she knew about the Bush administration’s torture policies, are only adding to and continuing a national disgrace.
Now that U.S. taxpayers have invested a trillion dollars -- plus $10 trillion more in credit -- many are asking 'What happens next to prevent a repeat of this fiasco?'
Right-wing Republican Party-linked think tanks want to eliminate Social Security. They are using a recent report from the Social Security trustees that indicate the recession has harmed the long-term financial security of the program's trust fund to claim the program needs reform, i.e. privatization, slashing benefits and raising the retirement age.
The cable news programs are full of indignation about Nancy Pelosi supposedly lying about, and thus insulting the CIA.
In a move some said was timed to influence California’s May 19 special election, Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger May 14 unveiled two proposed budgets to cope with the state’s ballooning deficit.