Make the People’s World your first line of defense against Trump
The Women's March on Washington, Jan 21, 2017. | Ted Eytan / Flickr (CC)

On Monday night, May 8, you will have an opportunity, from the comfort of your own home or in person with us here in Chicago, to join with members of the resistance from all over this country. We will be getting together to share with one another news that powerful corporate interests are trying to keep from as many people as they can.

John Wojcik, editor of People’s World, will be discussing topics including: the role of the press (the labor and socialist press particularly) in a free society; Trump’s attempts to divide the labor movement; the resistance movements – including the recent women’s, climate change, and May Day mass actions; international issues such as Syria, North Korea, Russia, and Putin; and more!

In addition to his job as editor of People’s World, Wojcik serves as vice president of the International Labor Communications Association (ILCA), a post to which he was elected by his fellow labor journalists across the country. ILCA encompasses communications directors, labor editors, and reporters from hundreds of AFL-CIO, Change to Win, and independent unions nationally.

His background includes work as a union meat-cutter in northern New Jersey and service as a shop steward and negotiating committee member for the UFCW. Back in the 1980s he was a political action reporter for the Daily World, a print predecessor of today’s Peoples World. Prior to that, he worked in electoral politics in Brooklyn.

John Wojcik, editor in chief, People’s World

The event on May 8 is a national webinar sponsored by People’s World and the National Education Department of the CPUSA. It will run from 8:00 p.m until 9:00 p.m. EST. All you have to do to plug in from anywhere in the country is go to the event page here, or the CPUSA website.

Or, if you are in the Chicago area and want to attend in person, go to Unity Center at 3339 South Halsted Street.  The event will kick off at 7:00 p.m. CST, but if you show up a half-hour early, at 6:30 p.m. CST, you can enjoy a light supper and refreshments.

“We are really excited about opening a national dialogue with our readers on so many of these issues,” said Wojcik. “It is important that we take up the issues not just to oppose Trump but so we can put forward some of the solutions. We need the help of our readers and supporters in performing this crucial job.”


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People’s World is a voice for progressive change and socialism in the United States. It provides news and analysis of, by, and for the labor and democratic movements to our readers across the country and around the world. People’s World traces its lineage to the Daily Worker newspaper, founded by communists, socialists, union members, and other activists in Chicago in 1924.