On May 1, workers of all nations celebrate what they have gained through struggle, and announce to the world that those struggles will continue until victory for working people is gained.

May Day has deep roots in our own country. May 1 was chosen as the International Workers’ Day by the International Socialist Congress, meeting in Paris in 1889 to commemorate the Haymarket Affair, which took place in Chicago three years earlier, when workers demonstrating for an 8-hour day were brutally repressed.

Since then, May 1 has been celebrated as the International Workers’ day in just about every country except the United States.  The atmosphere and repressive measures of the Cold War and McCarthyism in this country reduced the ranks of...

The country is in the midst of a socialist moment. Now that might strike folks as odd. Some might wonder: “Aren’t we supposed to be in an anti-extreme right moment, a time of resistance and rebellion against Trump?

And that’s true: we are indeed living through such a time when tens if not hundreds of millions have taken such a stance.

But consider that political moments are not things unto...

Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) denounces the racist incitement from President Trump toward Representative Ilhan Omar and the initially tepid or nonexistent defense coming from most Democratic elected officials.

Trump targets Rep. Omar for her Muslim faith, for her bravery in standing up to Islamophobia, and to divide us from each other. As the recent murder of 50 Muslims in Christchurch...

With Mueller’s probe limited only to matters related to alleged Russian interference in the election, the spotlight has been taken off other Trump crimes, including serious violations of financial laws, the emoluments clause of the Constitution, pay-for-play foreign policy, including the joining of a war in Yemen in exchange for Saudi loans to the Trump family, and so many other...

Call to the CPUSA’s 31st National Convention

Celebrating 100 years in the struggle for working-class and people’s democracy, equality, peace, a sustainable environment, and socialism, the Communist Party USA will convene its 31st National Convention in Chicago from June 21 to 23, 2019.

The election of Trump, the most corrupt administration in U.S. history, galvanized a historic resistance...

The question of reparations for slavery has re-emerged in mainstream political discourse. Presidential candidates are being asked about it, and are giving a wide range of answers. What’s more, this question is now being taken seriously. Where in the past the notion was brought up as a means of scaremongering and sowing division among workers and voters — preying on racist, reactionary currents...

On March 5th, DSA’s National Political Committee sent an advisory poll asking all members whether DSA should endorse Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. This poll closed on March 12th at noon EST. The response was overwhelmingly in favor: 76% of participants said Yes, and 24% said No.

13,324 DSA members, or 24% of eligible membership, participated in the poll...

The Trump administration and its supporters continue to put out utterly false information about immigrants and refugees in the United States.  But the immigrants’ rights movement is fighting back hard in the streets, in Congress and in the court of public opinion.

In the congressional fight over the “wall”, and in the leadup to the 2020 presidential election, Trump continues to peddle...

Editor’s Note: The article below is a submission to the CPUSA’s preconvention discussion. Comments are welcome.

Recent developments both favor and require we: RECOMMIT TO COMMUNIST INTERNATIONAL UNITY! The documents opening our pre-convention discussion are in our best tradition, encouraging contributions. The draft program is strong on growing threats from environmental dangers and...

Editor’s Note: The interview below of CPUSA chairman John Bachtell was conducted by Peoples Dispatch from India.

Can you make a brief and general assessment of the US shutdown’s impact on the US working class?

A: The economic impact of the 35-day government shut down, the longest ever, was felt deeply by the 800,000 federal government workers, contractors, and millions who depend on the vital...

For the first time in our lifetimes, Medicare for All appears to be within reach.

For decades, one rogue Senator has repeatedly proposed single-payer healthcare, agitating against the profiteering of private insurers and drug companies while calling for a movement of working people to wrest healthcare out of the market. That Senator is Bernie Sanders, and now he’s on the verge of running for...

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