Seattle voters shocked the political establishment here, Nov. 5, when they elected an avowed socialist, Kshama Sawant, to the nine-member Seattle City Council.
Several socialist organizations came together last week to discuss how to better unite the left.
March 8, International Women's Day, grew from two sources -- the struggle of working women to form trade unions and the fight for women's right to vote.
Is communism still relevant to American politics?
When Dave Mustaine made a number of homophobic comments and supported GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum, much of the metal community was in uproar.
"We are gathered at a truly crucial moment in today's history," said Lisa Bergmann, the National Coordinator for the Young Communist League.
One of the things driving their commitment is concern about the growing threat to humanity's future coming from environmental degradation.
A great mix of older and newer comrades will discuss the growth of far-right extremism and how it can be defeated.
For the labor and democratic movements to continue to develop to effectively challenge corporate power a much larger left and Communist Party are essential.
Since the 2008 economic meltdown, Americans have changed the way they think about the free market economy and now, according to a new poll, are more skeptical of it than the people of even Communist Party-led China.