Communist playing a leading role in Spain’s governing coalition / by W.T. Whitney, Jr.

Yolanda Diaz, the popular Communist Minister of Labor in Spain, a nationally admired figure in the country | Press pool photo Spanish Communist Yolanda Díaz presently serves as minister of labor and social economy in the coalition government headed by Pablo Sanchez’s Socialist Party (PSOE). It includes the United Podemos (UP) formation, with which Díaz’sContinue reading “Communist playing a leading role in Spain’s governing coalition / by W.T. Whitney, Jr.”

Anti-communism, anti-Blackness, and imperialism / by Charisse Burden Stelly

Image: Bob Fitch photograph from a Stanford University exhibit of his work (Martin Luther King at Communist Training School) as the headline; The Bob Fitch Photography Archive at Stanford Transcript: Good afternoon, everybody. My name is Charisse Burden Stelly and I am a professor of Africana studies in political science and also a member ofContinue reading “Anti-communism, anti-Blackness, and imperialism / by Charisse Burden Stelly”

Bates’ latest union-busting hire has long record of being ‘not neutral’ / by Dan Neumann

Photo: Bates College campus | David Gale Bates College administration continues to dig in against the ongoing staff unionization effort. In recent weeks, the school has brought in a series of anti-union consultants, the latest hire a high-priced Boston lawyer who has drawn the ire of Massachusetts labor advocates and who once admitted in aContinue reading “Bates’ latest union-busting hire has long record of being ‘not neutral’ / by Dan Neumann”

Opinion: Jared’s reason for opposing Build Back Better is bullshit / by Ethan Strimling

Photo: Rep. Jared Golden’s constituents protest outside his Lewiston office, asking for the Second District congressman to support the Build Back Better package, including provisions to fund health, home and child care; climate change mitigation and adaptation; and immigration reform. | Beacon Don’t believe Rep. Jared Golden.  His claim that his vote against Build BackContinue reading “Opinion: Jared’s reason for opposing Build Back Better is bullshit / by Ethan Strimling”

Overcoming House GOP leader’s filibuster, House passes Biden’s Build Back Better bill / by Mark Gruenberg and John Wojcik

Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington state, the leader of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, is credited with being the powerhouse leader of the movement to get the BBB measure as far as it has come with passage in the House this morning | Elaine Thompson/AP WASHINGTON—After an 8-hour-32-minute filibuster/rant against it by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy,Continue reading “Overcoming House GOP leader’s filibuster, House passes Biden’s Build Back Better bill / by Mark Gruenberg and John Wojcik”

Who is the communist shaking up Spanish politics?

Spain’s Minister of Labor, Yolanda Diaz, (Politico.eu) Yolanda Diaz currently serves as Spain’s Labour Minister. Now one of the most popular politicians in the country, she appears to building a new political movement in a bid to take power at the next general election. Spain’s rising political star is Communist Labour Minister Yolanda Diaz, who has wonContinue reading “Who is the communist shaking up Spanish politics?”

Fox News pushes racist, and anti-communist lies

Image: CPUSA The following statement was issued by the African American Equality Commission, CPUSA On November 1, 2021, Fox News’ Emma Colton published a story headlined “Former NY Gov. Says Dems Afraid to Stand Up to ‘Communists’ Who Never Deliver for Black Americans.” The article continues Fox’s commitment to racist and anti-communist rhetoric, pushed on the viewersContinue reading “Fox News pushes racist, and anti-communist lies”

In search of luxurious communism / by Frédéric Lordon

Félix Vallotton, ‘Landscape at Sunset’ (1919) Reclaiming colour, light and life itself The communist idea would have little chance of succeeding if it was concerned only with needs and reductions. We also need to remember that the goal of politics is to improve life. Certainly, a ‘salary for life’ (1) (offering protection against the uncertainties of life andContinue reading “In search of luxurious communism / by Frédéric Lordon”

The World’s Best Mayor Is a French Communist / An Interview with Philippe Rio

Philippe Rio, Communist mayor of Grigny, France, was voted the world’s best mayor. (J. Paquier / Flickr) Philippe Rio from Grigny, south of Paris, has been voted the world’s best mayor. He told Jacobin about the local social programs that have made his Communist administration a global success story. Grigny isn’t often in the news for goodContinue reading “The World’s Best Mayor Is a French Communist / An Interview with Philippe Rio”

FEATURED ARTICLE: UN SCIENTISTS BLAME CLIMATE CHANGE ON CAPITALISM – IMPLICATIONS FOR MARXISTS / by W.T. WHITNEY, JR.

Protesters took to the streets of Glasgow near the COP26 conference to urge world leaders to take immediate action to combat the climate crisis. More than 100,000 marched in the city, organizers said. Credit: Kieran Dodds, The New York Times Capitalism’s role in causing climate change now gains new visibility. Scientists advising world leaders presentContinue reading “FEATURED ARTICLE: UN SCIENTISTS BLAME CLIMATE CHANGE ON CAPITALISM – IMPLICATIONS FOR MARXISTS / by W.T. WHITNEY, JR.”