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.
I am not descended from bankers, Wall Street moguls, or CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. I sit here in my college café and whisper words of gratitude for my distinct heritage.
For socialist and progressive working-class forces, breaking out of marginalization is the key political challenge of our time.
The election of Obama in 2008 and his reelection in 2012 gave millions hope that this awful situation would change for the better. But that hope hasn't been fully realized.
I can't recall another Republican Convention more full of lies, demagogy, sexism and racism as the one just concluded in Tampa.
How can there be such abuses, and class conflicts, under socialism? Doesn't socialism promise and end to class conflict, and create a classless society?
Anarchist collectives in the Occupy movement in Oakland and the Pacific Northwest have put forward a new slogan, "We are the 89%." This threatens to destroy any alliance between the Occupy movement and organized labor.
Classic rockers Van Halen are back with their first new studio album ("A Different Kind of Truth") in 14 years. And the album's lead single, "Tattoo," is a pretty important pro-union shout-out.
"The Artist" opens with a shameful and blatant episode of anti-Soviet and anti-Russian propaganda that has no place in advancing the plot of the film.
Tens of millions of families are working regularly but have little savings and are on the brink of disaster.