Colombia death squad atrocities, women's rights in Canada, immigrant rights in Austria and more in this week's International Notes.
U.S. politics are undergoing realignment.
A section of the working class has been hoodwinked.
MT. JULIET, Tenn. -- The 35th Annual Mt. Juliet Powwow, a few miles outside of Nashville, held September 24-25th, made the opposition by the Standing Rock Sioux to the oil pipeline in North Dakota an important issue for discussion and support. The Powwow is an annual celebration of Native American culture...
If the only source of information you had about Monday's presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were the multitude of post-debate online polls put out by almost every media outlet, you'd be excused for thinking it was an utter blowout for Trump. However, a cursory glance at the...
Three decades ago, Vietnam embarked on what it calls a "renewal" process that brought rapid development after years of war, famine, and poverty. The ideological and economic approach of combining their socialist goals with a market system has seen many gains, but also brought new dangers. During a recent visit to Vietnam, People's World sat down with Bui The Giang, the Director General for Western Europe and North America Affairs for the Communist Party of Vietnam's Commission of External Relations. In the course of this in-depth talk, Giang discussed Vietnam's journey towards economic prosperity, its commitment to sticking to a...Show All
In Engel’s address at the graveside of Karl Marx, he said “Marx discovered the law of development of human history: the simple fact, hitherto concealed by an overgrowth of ideology, that mankind must first of all eat, drink, have shelter and clothing, before it can pursue politics, science, art, religion, etc.” Another pertinent quote is that according to the labor theory of value, “all value comes from nature altered by human labor.” In the past, Marxists have focused on the labor part of that equation, noting that how human labor is organized, how production is organized, is the fundamental determinant...Show All
The Southern California district of the CPUSA, has been connecting with various social justice groups for several years, which has made it possible for us to join together and hold several activities in the community. One such event was a 6-week introductory course on Marxism in Spanish. At each session we had a home cooked meal which facilitated the participant's attendance by not having to stop and have dinner elsewhere. This allowed us to socialize for half an hour before each session. The courses included, imperialism, historical materialism, dialectical materialism, methodology, women's equality and Latin America and the path to...Show All
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