The Unexpected Afterlife of American Communism

By Sarah Jaffe Published by the New York Times • JUNE 6, 2017 The Communist, in the American imagination, has always been the ultimate outside agitator. No matter how homegrown a resistance movement was, or how local the organizers were, the first response from those facing protest has always been to blame an outsider. This was…

Robotics and the future of work

By Tina Nannarone President Trump’s pick for Secretary of Labor, Andrew Puzder, chief executive of CKE Restaurants that franchise Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr.,  wants to open a restaurant run by robots where “you never see a person.” In an interview with Business Insider in March, 2016,  Puzder, referring to robots, said “They’re always polite, they…

New Yorkers discuss the Way Forward

  On Sunday afternoon, December 11th, the People’s World held its Annual Luncheon, the Better World Awards, in Chelsea, Manhattan. The Better World Awards are held every year to honor the contributions of shining stars in the people’s movements and to help fund the work of the newspaper. This year’s honorees were Rachel LaForest of…

Fidel Castro Ruz

When Fulgencio Batista staged a coup March 10, 1952, Fidel was one of he first to denounce the reactionary, illegitimate nature of the regime and call for its overthrow Fidel Castro Ruz was born August 13, 1926 in Birán, in the former province of Oriente. His father, Angel Castro Argíz, the son of poor farmers…