French CP join others on left in call for a 6th democratic republic; Portuguese CP supports Polisario in Western Sahara and more in this week's International Notes.
How do we interpret "freedom of speech" in the context of class struggle and the fight for equality?
After three years of using it to suppress voter rights, the GOP-controlled State of Georgia has recently agreed to stop implementing an “exact match” rule. The right wing secretary of state, who had imposed the rule in the first place, caved in to a wide-ranging coalition of civil rights groups...
When Donald Trump plucked Tom Price out of his seat as U.S. representative from Georgia’s 6th Congressional District to become his Secretary of Health and Human Services, the GOP was convinced that in the upcoming special election the vacancy would be filled by another tea party-type Republican. After all, before...
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 West Philadelphia club is right now starting 2017 by moving on three fronts: 1) Our own series of club educationals to keep our members up to date on issues that have been confronting the people of our community (as well as most communities, we believe). Our January educational was on the topic "Education that works". The matter of funding and supporting public education has been a "hot button and front burner" issue for some years in Philly as in other cities. Our presenter that night was a career psychiatrist with a long standing interest in education and child rearing....Show All
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