Representation in gender needs to be encouraged from those who teach, to our workplaces, unions, Congress, and yes, our presidency.
LOS ANGELES - A new self-described "jet-black comedy" in its world premiere production takes on the national American character at the apogee of its foreign "nation building" enterprise. It takes place in a desolate stretch of borderland in eastern Iraq near Iran, where U.S. Army Colonel Ulysses Simpson Armadillo (Bert...
The Finnish Communist Party (SKP or CPF) held its Congress on June 4-5 in Turku, Finland. A hundred delegates from around the country discussed the challenges facing the Finnish people from militarization, attacks on social programs from the right-wing government, and environmental devastation in the Arctic. They expressed solidarity with...
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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