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.
Remarks by Jarvis Tyner, national vice chairman of the CPUSA, in a recent teleconference call that was part of the preparations for the coming 30th convention of the party this June in Chicago.
A conference committee has been established, with a Dec. 13 report back date to propose a new budget. Republican Paul Ryan is already discussing cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
A progressive trend in the New York City elections for mayor, comptroller, borough offices and city council became even more clear-cut in the runoff Democratic Party primary for the third city-wide office - public advocate.
There is an emerging nationwide movement of low-wage fast-food workers who have begun to set the tone regarding the federal minimum wage, fast-food workers' rights and the future of service sector work generally.