Food, family, traffic jams, thankfulness - all are part of Thanksgiving, but, especially this year, there is more.
There is substantial symbolism in this week's visit of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the United States.
The following are remarks made by Communist Party USA Vice Chair Scott Marshall to the 11th International Meeting of the Communist and Workers Parties hosted by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Communist Party of India in New Delhi on Nov. 20 - 22.
Children go hungry throughout the United States, the richest country in the world. What is it about capitalism - or the so-called "free enterprise" system - that it does not fulfill such a basic need: adequate food?
President Obama announced that he will convene a "Jobs Summit" in December to explore the means for tackling this seemingly intractable problem of mounting unemployment even in the face of positive GDP (Gross Domestic Product) numbers from the third quarter of 2009.
It is time to change the feeble and antiquated rules that fail to protect workers on the job. Sixteen workers are killed a day in the United States because of reckless negligence on the part of their employers.
The recent shootings at Fort Hood, Texas and Orlando, Florida suggest that people today may have a different response to economic collapse than what happened during the Great Depression.
This week, we are informed, the world is celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.
Democratic defeats in Virginia and New Jersey reveal the destruction that the extended downturn is wreaking on workers' employment, and income, and stability.
The Republican attacks on extending the economic stimulus, on universal health care, on climate change legislation and financial reform all make reference to the exploding deficit and to the burden an immense debt may place on succeeding generations.