U.S. Communists: Threat to democracy requires a united fightback / by Joe Sims

CPUSA in action | CPUSA Editor’s note: The following keynote address to the CPUSA National Committee was presented by CPUSA co-chair Joe Sims on January 14th. It’s been edited to reflect discussion that took place after the report was delivered. It lays out the latest analysis by the Communist Party USA of the political situationContinue reading “U.S. Communists: Threat to democracy requires a united fightback / by Joe Sims”

Bolivia’s socialist government confronts separatist, racist uprising / by W. T. Whitney Jr.

A banner reads ‘2023 census now!’ at a blockade on a Santa Cruz street. | via Twitter With the exception of a coup-government interregnum in 2019-2021, the Movement Toward Socialism political party (MAS) has headed Bolivia’s government since the beginning of Evo Morales’s presidency in 2006. The MAS government now led by President Luis ArceContinue reading “Bolivia’s socialist government confronts separatist, racist uprising / by W. T. Whitney Jr.”

In Today’s Election, the Survival of Brazil’s Democracy Is at Stake / An Interview With Vincent Bevins

Supporters of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva wave flags during a campaign rally in a street in Brasília, on October 29, 2022. (Evaristo Sa / AFP via Getty Images) Originally published in Jacobin, on October 30, 2022 Today, Brazilian voters are not just choosing between Bolsonaro and Lula — the far right and the LeftContinue reading “In Today’s Election, the Survival of Brazil’s Democracy Is at Stake / An Interview With Vincent Bevins”

Capitalism’s senility and socialism’s vigor are increasingly apparent to world / by Global Times

Photo: VCG Editor’s Note: For the Chinese people, the past decade has been epic and inspirational. The country, under the leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core, has made great endeavors in boosting its economy, deepening reforms, improving the rights of its people and acting as a responsible powerContinue reading “Capitalism’s senility and socialism’s vigor are increasingly apparent to world / by Global Times”

How the ruling class does it: 7 strategies to stay in power / by Anita Waters

The following is adapted from a talk given at the Marxist School in New York City in 2022. As we see the erosion of the rights that working people have won by a Supreme Court that wants to roll people’s rights back to 1787 and that cavalierly disregards the will of the majority, it isContinue reading “How the ruling class does it: 7 strategies to stay in power / by Anita Waters”

Maine News: Here’s how your state legislator voted on environmental issues this year / by Evan Popp

Photo: A climate justice rally in Augusta | Courtesy of 350 Maine Originally published in the Beacon, https://mainebeacon.com/ Maine Conservation Voters on Tuesday released its legislative scorecard for 2022, calling this year’s session “a banner year for Maine’s environment, climate and democracy” but acknowledging that “in the same moment, much of what we value is at risk.”Continue reading “Maine News: Here’s how your state legislator voted on environmental issues this year / by Evan Popp”

Opinion: A long history of collective struggle in Maine’s restaurant industry / by Andy O’Brien

Photo: Corey Templeton | Creative Commons via Flickr Originally published in the Beacon: https://mainebeacon.com/ High staff turnover rates in restaurants also make it difficult to maintain worker power to establish organizing committees and maintain it through the long drawn out process of getting workers to sign union cards, winning the secret ballot election and negotiating a contract, asContinue reading “Opinion: A long history of collective struggle in Maine’s restaurant industry / by Andy O’Brien”

Maine News: Activists protest outside Maine mansion of conservative Supreme Court architect / by Evan Popp

Photo: Activists at the protest by Leo’s house on Saturday | Tina Stein   Activists in Maine protested Saturday outside the Northeast Harbor home of Leonard Leo, the co-chairman of the Federalist Society who has played a leading role in building the conservative Supreme Court majority that recently overturned federal abortion rights.  Leo famously developed a listContinue reading “Maine News: Activists protest outside Maine mansion of conservative Supreme Court architect / by Evan Popp”

Opinion: QAnon conspiracist Christiane Northrup jumps into GOP primaries / Andy O’Brien

Photo: Second District candidate Liz Caruso and Dr. Christiane Northup and the Maine Republican convention.  QAnon influencer and best selling author Christiane Northrup of Yarmouth has turned her sights to the federal and local primary and general elections this year in effort to unleash an “army of angels” to vote for political candidates who signContinue reading “Opinion: QAnon conspiracist Christiane Northrup jumps into GOP primaries / Andy O’Brien”

Opinion: The politicians have failed on guns. Time to go to the people / by Ethan Strimling

Photo: Students protest for gun reform outside the White House | Lorie Shaull/Creative Commons via Flickr Because we have a Democratic governor who once earned an A+ from the NRA while serving as a state legislator and as governor watered down the only gun safety initiative she was willing to sign (even gun rights groups endorsed it afterContinue reading “Opinion: The politicians have failed on guns. Time to go to the people / by Ethan Strimling”