About People’s World

ABOUT US

People’s World is a voice for progressive change and socialism in the United States. It provides news and analysis of, by, and for the labor and democratic movements to our readers across the country and around the world. With a small but dedicated staff and a nation-wide network of volunteer writers, People’s World presents insights into local, national, and international struggles from the perspectives of those who are experiencing them. It’s an angle you won’t find in the corporate press.

HISTORY

People’s World traces its lineage to the Daily Worker newspaper, founded by communists, socialists, union members, and other activists in Chicago in 1924. On the front page of its first edition, the paper declared that “big business interests, bankers, merchant princes, landlords, and other profiteers” should fear the Daily Worker. It pledged to “raise the standards of struggle against the few who rob and plunder the many.”

The publication has gone through a number of nameplates and mastheads over the years, but that same tradition of fighting, working-class journalism continues.

Today, People’s World offers a daily news platform for the broad labor-led people’s movement– a voice for workers, the unemployed, people of color, immigrants, women, youth, seniors, LGBTQ people, cultural workers, students and people with disabilities.

As part of the People Before Profits Network, People’s World continues to feature Marxist analysis and opinion developed by the Communist Party as well as voices from other currents of the labor and people’s movements.

For almost a century, People’s World and its predecessor publications have taken the side of the 99 percent and worked to promote the struggle for a sustainable environment, jobs, democracy, peace, and equality.

PUBLISHER

People’s World is published by Long View Publishing Co. Inc.

MEMBERSHIPS

People’s World is a member of the International Labor Communications Association, the Illinois Women’s Press Association, and is indexed in the Alternative Press Index.

Members of our staff belong, variously, to the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Association of Black Journalists, the News Guild-Communication Workers of America, and the National Writers’ Union.

EDITORIAL POLICY       

A pioneer in grassroots independent journalism, People’s World tells the stories and struggles of ordinary people through reporting and commentary. We also provide timely analysis of domestic and international political, economic, and social developments.