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”

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”

Occupy in the rearview mirror / by Greg Godels

Ten years ago, September 17, 2011, protesters settled in Zuccotti Park in the New York City financial district, a privately held park owned by Brookfield Office Properties and named after its former chairman. This action acquired the simple, straightforward, but somewhat misleading moniker, “Occupy Wall Street.” While the specific motivations of the congregation are debated,Continue reading “Occupy in the rearview mirror / by Greg Godels”

Poor People’s Campaign petitions demand Build Back Better’s passage / by Mark Gruenberg

Poor People’s Campaign: Rev. Angela Martin of the Maryland_PPC challenges Sen JoeManchin directly with the central theme of our campaign: “Which side are you on?” ‘ | Poor People’s Campaign/Twitter WASHINGTON—Bearing petitions with more than 100,000 names, low-wage and poor women from the Poor People’s Campaign, along with co-chairs Revs. William Barber II and LizContinue reading “Poor People’s Campaign petitions demand Build Back Better’s passage / by Mark Gruenberg”

The Brutal Slave Trade in the US Has Been Largely Whitewashed From History / by Joshua D. Rothman

A trade card with printed black type for the domestic slave traders Hill, Ware and Chrisp, Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Mountains of material expose the depravity of the men who ran the largest domestic slave trading operation in American history and reveal the fortitude of the enslavedContinue reading “The Brutal Slave Trade in the US Has Been Largely Whitewashed From History / by Joshua D. Rothman”

Awakening: Martin Luther King and the Poor People’s Campaign  / by Caoimhghin Ó Croidheain

Photograph Source: Jeanne Menjoulet – CC BY 2.0 In the days ahead we must not consider it unpatriotic to raise certain basic questions about our national character. We must begin to ask: Why are there forty million poor people in a nation overflowing with such unbelievable affluence? ~ Martin Luther King Where Do We Go fromContinue reading “Awakening: Martin Luther King and the Poor People’s Campaign  / by Caoimhghin Ó Croidheain”

Save Build Back Better Act from corporate Democrats holding it hostage / by People’s World Editorial Board

The hostage-takers: Sens. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and Joe Manchin, D-W. Va. | J. Scott Applewhite / AP In the name of protecting corporations and billionaires from fair taxes, two corporate Democrats are holding the fate of America’s families—from seniors to children—in their hands. The budget reconciliation bill now being held hostage by Senators Joe Manchin andContinue reading “Save Build Back Better Act from corporate Democrats holding it hostage / by People’s World Editorial Board”

Sinema’s sabotage of Build Back Better agenda blasted in Arizona / by Mark Gruenberg

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., smiles and waves as she departs the Capitol in Washington. Back in her home state of Arizona, her efforts to sabotage the Build Back Better Act aren’t eliciting many smiles. | Jose Luis Magana / AP WASHINGTON—With Democratic President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better progressive agenda hanging in the balance inContinue reading “Sinema’s sabotage of Build Back Better agenda blasted in Arizona / by Mark Gruenberg”

Rev. William J. Barber II: America is now at the “most critical time, between life and death”/ by Chauncey Devega

Rev. Dr. William Barber: Founder of Poor People’s Movement says focusing so much on Trump and racism was a mistake — but “the fight is on” / (Jemal Countess/Getty Images) CHARLESTON, W. VA.—The Poor People’s Campaign and his own West Virginia constituents are turning up the pressure on Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, the self-styled “moderate”Continue reading “Rev. William J. Barber II: America is now at the “most critical time, between life and death”/ by Chauncey Devega”

So-called Dem ‘moderates’ sabotage Medicare power to bargain drug prices / by Mark Gruenberg

Sen. Sanders said that the GOP Is owned outright by big pharma but that there is “no excuse for Democrats” to vote with the drug companies. Darron Cummings | AP WASHINGTON—Three so-called House Democratic moderates, two of whom have received thousands of dollars in campaign cash from Big Pharma, voted this week to sabotage Medicare’sContinue reading “So-called Dem ‘moderates’ sabotage Medicare power to bargain drug prices / by Mark Gruenberg”