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U.S. appreciates JCP letter on elimination of nuclear weapons

Japanese Communist Party Chair Shii Kazuo on May 19 made public a letter he received from the U.S. government in response to his April 28 letter calling on U.S. President Obama to take the initiative for starting international negotiations to conclude a treaty abolishing nuclear weapons.

New website highlights labors art heritage

For nearly 30 years, the Labor Heritage Foundation has worked to preserve and promote knowledge of the cultural heritage of the American worker through the arts, including music, poetry, written works, theater and artistic works.

Murdoch's apology over 'chimp' cartoon follows 100,000 letters, planned confrontation at residence

The national civil rights organization ColorOfChange.org said today that it had coordinated with NYPD to conduct a public confrontation outside Rupert Murdoch's residence over his lack of action regarding The New York Post's controversial 'chimp' cartoon. The group had also communicated with the building staff at his current residence on 5th Ave.

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Honoring Ohio's unsung heroes of 2008 elections

Speaking to scores of activists in labor, community, farm, retiree and other progressive movements at events in three Ohio cities, Sam Webb, national chairman of the Communist Party USA, called for all out grassroots efforts to realize the potential for progressive change brought about by the November elections.

Trade unionists unite to debate crisis of capitalism

Original source: TRADE unionists from across the country gathered at the Communist Party of Britain's headquarters in Croydon over the weekend to debate the impact of the current capitalist crisis.

Conference asks: Is Wal-Mart good for America?

LOS ANGELES — The UCLA Labor Center here held a special conference on Wal-Mart, June 4. It was educational. It was emotional. And it was packed. Conference participants asked simply, “Is Wal-Mart Good For America?”

Ish Flory, A lifetime champion of equality

In Chicago the month of August is a special time for the residents of the South Side. Every year on the second Saturday of that month the community celebrates its past, its present and its future with a huge outdoor party kicked off by the Bud Billiken parade.

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The Chicago Freedom Movement: Summer 1966

The impact of the 1966 Chicago Freedom Movement on the decade’s civil rights struggles was as significant as any other campaign of that era. To visit The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, click here.