The political debates, the religious oratory, the provocations and intrigue in this movie are as modern as anything in today's news - only the weapons are old.
This collaboration between a progressive historian and an underground comic artist brings the New Deal's politics and radicalism to life in a relevant time.
We polled some of our writers for suggestions on great reads and their favorite sources for books and here are some of their suggestions.
Recently I've been watching reruns of Eyes on the Prize--the old PBS documentary about the history of the civil rights movement--and a thought keeps barging in that wasn't there when I first saw it back in 1987: Why doesn't the Communist Party get some air time in this program?
Video celebrates Black History Month with interviews of two Southern California participants in the great social movements for democracy and equality.
"I AM A MAN," the signs proclaimed in large, bold letters. They were held high, proudly and defiantly, by African-American men marching through the streets of Memphis.
A celebration this week recognized the contribution of the Jacksons and the Communist Party in the struggle for African American freedom, and welcomed the new book "Red Activists and Black Freedom."
The remains of the small middle-aged woman were found in June; her brutalized body had been dumped into the Berlin canal in January. That was in 1919. Ninety years later many Germans and people on every continent still speak her name — Rosa Luxemburg — with real affection.
The callousness and greed of today’s bankers, financiers and corporate CEOs calls to mind the 19th century robber barons. Here’s a relevant sample of classic statements made by some of the worst U.S. capitalists in history.
Should Independence Day be a cause of celebration for Americans? What does this commemoration of the Declaration of Independence really mean in a nation whose history is tainted with criminal wars, greed, racism and slavery?