Without any sense of hyperbole, the 29th convention of the Communist Party was a "home run."
You can watch the opening session of the Communist Party USA 2010 Convention including remarks by CPUSA Chairman Sam Webb.
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.