We need a new vision to block the reactionary juggernaut led and funded by leading sections of finance capital, energy, defense and agribusiness.
The corporate media and especially the right in the U.S. are trying to "prove" that socialism has only brought poverty to Cuba, but a look at the region shows this is not remotely true.
This is a time of emerging and growing working class consciousness.Let's take a look at the specifics.
The conflict between working people and corporate power permeates all aspects of society - but why can't the two sides just call a truce and live in peace?
Given the unprecedented economic, political and military power of the U.S. ruling class, it may seem like a pipedream to believe that working people can ever take over.
Last month's congress of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), in Vancouver, Canada was an eye-opener. Labor in every country to shift gears and rethink how to fight. But this congress gave a clear picture of how the crisis is bringing to life "workers of the world unite" in real time.
There's no direct path to socialism - at every new stage of struggle, everybody has his or her opinion about what is to be done, and, not surprisingly, I do too.
British Petroleum is now putting a special spin on the crisis caused by the explosion of its oil well in the Gulf of Mexico - and it's the most revolting spin yet.
Without any sense of hyperbole, the 29th convention of the Communist Party was a "home run."
According to the conventional wisdom, the United States is a center-right country.