In Tribute to Grace Cummings

Grace Cummings died April 29 in Waterbury, Connecticut. She was 65 years old. For nearly 20 years Grace was a member of the Executive Board of New England’s District 1199 of the Service Employees union and a delegate to the Waterbury Central Labor Council. At the time of her death she was chair of the State Committee of the Connecticut Communist Party and a member of the National Committee of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA).

Institutions offer help to Baghdad Museum

NEW YORK – The looting of Iraq’s National Museum in the wake of the U.S. military occupation of Baghdad provoked a worldwide outcry, especially after reports that U.S. troops “looked the other way.”Assessments of the extent of the damage continue.

Salt of the Earth continues to inspire

Originally released in 1953, Salt of the Earth, a movie about a New Mexico zinc miners strike, continues to inspire, educate and help build working-class solidarity today.

Drivers license bills attack immigrants

News Analysis Under the guise of fighting terrorism, a wide-ranging attack on immigrants has been launched nation wide. Spearheading this attack is state legislation denying driver’s licenses to immigrants. This emotionally charged issue has become a major battle in the current legislative session in Connecticut.