The conflict between working people and corporate power permeates all aspects of society - but why can't the two sides just call a truce and live in peace?
Given the unprecedented economic, political and military power of the U.S. ruling class, it may seem like a pipedream to believe that working people can ever take over.
Last month's congress of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), in Vancouver, Canada was an eye-opener. Labor in every country to shift gears and rethink how to fight. But this congress gave a clear picture of how the crisis is bringing to life "workers of the world unite" in real time.
There's no direct path to socialism - at every new stage of struggle, everybody has his or her opinion about what is to be done, and, not surprisingly, I do too.
British Petroleum is now putting a special spin on the crisis caused by the explosion of its oil well in the Gulf of Mexico - and it's the most revolting spin yet.
Without any sense of hyperbole, the 29th convention of the Communist Party was a "home run."
According to the conventional wisdom, the United States is a center-right country.
You can watch the opening session of the Communist Party USA 2010 Convention including remarks by CPUSA Chairman Sam Webb.
The Bank of North Dakota, the only state-owned bank in America, earned a record profit last year even as private-sector banks lost billions.
Just when I thought I'd seen it all, I got invited to Karl Marx's birthday party!