Communist Party condemns Roe reversal: ‘All out to defend abortion rights’ / by Special to the People’s World

Members of the Communist Party USA and Young Communist League protest in New York City on Friday, June 24, 2022, immediately following the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade. | Courtesy of CPUSA The following statement was released by the Communist Party USA on June 24, 2022. The Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. JacksonContinue reading “Communist Party condemns Roe reversal: ‘All out to defend abortion rights’ / by Special to the People’s World”

Before Stonewall: Queer liberation’s Communist Party roots / by C. J. Atkins

Harry Hay in the 1930s, photographed by LeRoy Robbins / San Francisco Public Library | ‘Vote Communist’ poster, 1928 / CPUSA Archives | Mattachine Society demonstrators. / AP The modern movement for queer liberation—or gay liberation to use the as-yet less inclusive terminology of the 1960s and ’70s—wouldn’t exist without the Communist Party USA. ThatContinue reading “Before Stonewall: Queer liberation’s Communist Party roots / by C. J. Atkins”

New website celebrates the legacy of Marxist economist and activist Art Perlo / Special to the People’s World

Visit the “Art Perlo Presente” site at: https://artperlo.net/ NEW HAVEN, Conn.—An exciting website was launched this week carrying forward the legacy of lifelong activist and Marxist economist Art Perlo, making available his decades of contributions to the struggle for “People, Peace, and Planet before Profits.” The project is designed to guide, inform, and inspire grassroots organizersContinue reading “New website celebrates the legacy of Marxist economist and activist Art Perlo / Special to the People’s World”

Little Steel Strike: Remembering the 1937 Memorial Day Massacre / by Fred Gaboury

Police using guns, clubs, & teargas attack marching strikers outside Chicago’s Republic Steel plant, May 30, 1937. | Carl Linde- AP An earlier version of this article appeared in People’s Weekly World on May 31, 1997. South Chicago, Memorial Day 1937: Mollie West was there with a group of high school seniors. Curtis Strong was there forContinue reading “Little Steel Strike: Remembering the 1937 Memorial Day Massacre / by Fred Gaboury”

Japanese Communists say humanitarian relief needed in Ukraine war, not more weaponry / by Shimbun Akahata

People show posters that read, ‘Stop the war, No more Hiroshima, No more Nagasaki, No nukes, No war,’ during a protest against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan, Feb. 26, 2022. The city was the site of an atomic bomb attack carried out by the United States in AugustContinue reading “Japanese Communists say humanitarian relief needed in Ukraine war, not more weaponry / by Shimbun Akahata”