Is communism still relevant to American politics?
The statement has drawn quick condemnation from both Congressional progressives and from the Communist Party USA itself.
A great mix of older and newer comrades will discuss the growth of far-right extremism and how it can be defeated.
Winston was also a political prisoner, unjustly imprisoned in the McCarthy era where he lost his fight due to poor medical care while there.
A national and international campaign won her release and acquittal. Winston played a key role in the campaign.
The experience is causing veterans to draw basic conclusions about the real nature of U.S. foreign policy and even capitalism.
For the labor and democratic movements to continue to develop to effectively challenge corporate power a much larger left and Communist Party are essential.
Recently, more than 1,500 people joined the Communist Party or Young Communist League. Volunteers called them all.
"We need a bigger, bolder Communist Party if we are to meet the challenges of the day," Sam Webb, national chair of the Communist Party, USA, said in an interview.
ReeAnne Halonen got her last wish. A Dixieland band on Nov. 14 led family and friends with trumpet and trombone blaring in a funeral procession up the street to a park two blocks from her home.