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.
"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.
A radicalization process is at work here and it is growing in intensity and breadth.
Genuine power of the people comes from using our freedom, as in freedom of speech and the vote.
Mass unemployment has been a feature of capitalism since it emerged as the dominant social system in 17th century England and spread throughout the world.
The differences between the ruling class and the working class are extreme. And The reality of the U.S. class system is alive in Kentucky.