Opinion

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Ending violence must be our passion

We can barely turn in any direction without encountering violence of one kind or another. It is a pervasive presence in our lives and the lives of people worldwide.

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Reflections on the Communist Party convention

Recently the CPUSA held its 30th National Convention in Chicago. It was an impressive event showcasing the party's depth of work throughout the movements for justice.

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Every day, somebody new is raising hell

"One day it's the Dreamers, the next day it's Walmart moms and fast food workers, and then the Moral Monday movement the day after that."

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Mother Courage of Clallam County remembered

She stood her ground. She never left Daddy's side. She did not flinch. She was Mother Courage.

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Florida communists have a "great convention"

The Florida convention included workshops on racism and organizing skills. Discussion periods allowed for lively exchanges of viewpoints on issues facing the party and the people's movement.

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Henri Alleg, 1921 to 2013: Exposed French torture in Algeria

Few U.S. readers know who he was and what he contributed, but his story should be told, because he was a true hero of the struggle against state violence.

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Hugo Chavez empowered and united

The untimely death of Chavez is evoking a heartfelt cry from millions of abused, marginalized, and exploited people across the globe.

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Anti-communism: More than one kind of smear

There is an increase in right-wing efforts to smear liberal opponents as Communists, as supporters of terrorism, as un-American. 

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Robert Reich is wrong about socialism

The first two paragraphs of Reich's column, "The Answer Isn't Socialism; It's Capitalism that Better Spreads the Benefits of the Productive Revolution" are simply false.

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“Jesus Was a Commie” and “Vapor Trail”

Among the 59 short films screened at the Traverse City Film Festival, the title that attracted the most attention was "Jesus Was a Commie," directed by the accomplished actor Matthew Modine.

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