Cuba and China Exceed US in Life Expectancy, Send Message to the World – Socialism is the Difference / by W.T. Whitney Jr.

Children born in socialist Cuba and China can expect to live longer than children born in the capitalist United States. | AP photos To extend a population’s life expectancy at birth (LEB) requires capabilities that are scarce in the United States. The U.S. LEB has fallen in the recent period, quite abruptly. Meanwhile, life expectancyContinue reading “Cuba and China Exceed US in Life Expectancy, Send Message to the World – Socialism is the Difference / by W.T. Whitney Jr.”

Party youth and our political moment / by Carol Widom

This article was adapted from a speech presented at the opening of the 2022 Little Red School House, in New York City. Good morning comrades! I am really excited and honored to be able to welcome you this morning to the opening of the 2022 national Communist Party youth school! I also want to extendContinue reading “Party youth and our political moment / by Carol Widom”

Imperialism and socialism will not mix / by John Case

The popularity of socialism has skyrocketed since Bernie Sanders’ historic campaigns for president gave voice to the outrage, desolation, and pain caused by the dramatic and unrelieved rise in U.S. inequality over the past half century. This trend now spans three generations. It has been accompanied, with few exceptions, by rising political dysfunction, volatility, andContinue reading “Imperialism and socialism will not mix / by John Case”

Commentary: On the suffering of the masses for capitalist and imperialist gains / by Raina Overskride

Photo credit: Courtesy CPUSA “Standing up for our values is not without cost” The last couple of months have brought clarity to many within the masses, when it comes to the oppressive nature of capitalism and the lengths the ruling class will go to achieve its goals regardless of the suffering that is created inContinue reading “Commentary: On the suffering of the masses for capitalist and imperialist gains / by Raina Overskride”

Why Socialism? / by Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein (1959), charcoal and watercolor drawing by Alexander Dobkin. Dobkin (1908–1975) was an important painter of the mid-twentieth century American realist tradition along with other left-wing artists such as Jack Levine, Robert Gwathmey, Philip Evergood, and Raphael and Moses Soyer. A student and collaborator of the Mexican muralist Jose Clemente Orozco, his work is inContinue reading “Why Socialism? / by Albert Einstein”

Building the Communist Movement is Women’s Work (and Men’s Too) / by W. T. Whitney Jr.

Analyst Taryn Fivek, in her recent article on the CPUSA website, offers explanations for women’s frequent reluctance to take part in progressive politics. She calls for more involvement of women in the struggle for socialism. Here we review some of her conclusions and argue that women’s role in struggle must be large, one reason reasonContinue reading “Building the Communist Movement is Women’s Work (and Men’s Too) / by W. T. Whitney Jr.”

Building the Communist Movement is Women’s Work (and Men’s Too) / by W. T. Whitney Jr.

Analyst Taryn Fivek, in her recent article on the CPUSA website, offers explanations for women’s frequent reluctance to take part in progressive politics. She calls for more involvement of women in the struggle for socialism. Here we review some of her conclusions and argue that women’s role in struggle must be large, one reason reasonContinue reading “Building the Communist Movement is Women’s Work (and Men’s Too) / by W. T. Whitney Jr.”

Lenin’s legacy: Working class leadership in the fight for democracy / by Joe Sims

Russia Beyond/Getty Images Lenin walks around the world. . .The sun sets like a scar,Between the darkness and the dawn,There rises a red star. —Langston Hughes The world is a better place because of V. I. Lenin. An outstanding 20th-century working-class leader and revolutionary, he helped change history. The revolution in St. Petersburg, which LeninContinue reading “Lenin’s legacy: Working class leadership in the fight for democracy / by Joe Sims”

Ukraine war shifts world order, makes socialism more necessary than ever / Vijay Prashad

Does anybody really believe that the Pentagon, which drives NATO, is a legitimate leader of a world wide fight against fascism and autocracy? Some in the media claim that the U.S. is now totally united behind and is leading a world-wide fight for democracy. They forget that it is the world’s people that will haveContinue reading “Ukraine war shifts world order, makes socialism more necessary than ever / Vijay Prashad”