Fighters for the 99% celebrate at Buffalo’s Juneteenth

By Cameron Orr BUFFALO, NY — Juneteenth, the mid-June holiday that commemorates the day in 1865 on which enslaved people of African descent in Galveston, Texas learned they had been freed by the Emancipation Proclamation two years earlier, has been growing in popularity. Buffalo, New York now hosts the third largest Juneteenth Festival in the…

U. S. revolutionary traditions highlighted in Buffalo

By Cameron Orr A contingent of the New York District of the Communist Party USA tabled at the Buffalo event for the third year in a row to celebrate the important U.S. holiday. Juneteenth honors the abolition of slavery in Texas in 1865, the freeing of the last enslaved people in the crumbling Confederacy. Continuing…

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…