Recently I've been watching reruns of Eyes on the Prize--the old PBS documentary about the history of the civil rights movement--and a thought keeps barging in that wasn't there when I first saw it back in 1987: Why doesn't the Communist Party get some air time in this program?
Instead of a box of candy, Communists and other left folks can bring to the people's coalition table some clarity on that much-bandied-about term: "middle class."
I run a Communist YouTube channel for young people, and I'm noticing some of them are romanticizing revolution but forgetting about the working class - for example, on health care.
For more than a decade, the Communist Party USA has been reconfiguring the way we work and develop our analysis.
Progressives need to relearn the rich lessons of the New Deal experience, and act accordingly.
A transformational era is made from many streams and directions, but I do not agree that slogans should focus primarily on "defeat of the ultra-right."
I am not one who thinks a deteriorating political climate will open more opportunities to advance a left agenda.
On the political left, two distinct and competing trends have taken shape in the course of the first year of the Obama presidency.
We number thousands in a country of hundreds of millions. Our specific role has to be to build a movement of tens of millions by providing clear thinking on strategy and tactics .
There is a new push in the Czech Republic to bar the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia from running candidates for public office or otherwise functioning like other political parties.