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…

Say no to Gingrich’s call for House Un-American Committee

Newt Gingrich, Trump surrogate, serial philanderer, disgraced former Speaker of the House, according to press reports is being considered for Secretary of State. The public should know that alarmingly Gingrich as recently as last summer called for reestablishing the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). He claims a new HUAC needed to target “radical Islam.” He…

NYU forum explores role of communists in Civil Rights Movement

by: CAMERON ORR Originally posted @ PeoplesWorld.org (link) A fuller coverage of this forum can be read here. May Day 2016 visited the United States amid the charged atmosphere of a nation undergoing rapid changes. The new Civil Rights Movement as expressed by the #BlackLivesMatter movement and movements for immigration justice continue to make their…