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CPUSA convention video: Socialism -- sustainable and necessary

You can watch the opening session of the Communist Party USA 2010 Convention including remarks by CPUSA Chairman Sam Webb.

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Hidden from history: Communists and civil rights

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?

What can we bring to the table?

Instead of a box of candy, Communists and other left folks can bring to the people's coalition table some clarity on that much-bandied-about term: "middle class."

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Getting to a doctor versus romanticizing the revolution

I run a Communist YouTube channel for young people, and I'm noticing some of them are romanticizing revolution but forgetting about the working class - for example, on health care.

No pat hands in politics

For more than a decade, the Communist Party USA has been reconfiguring the way we work and develop our analysis.

Defend the democratic coalition

Progressives need to relearn the rich lessons of the New Deal experience, and act accordingly.

The movement needs to kick it up a notch - part 2

A transformational era is made from many streams and directions, but I do not agree that slogans should focus primarily on "defeat of the ultra-right."

The movement needs to kick it up a notch - part 1

I am not one who thinks a deteriorating political climate will open more opportunities to advance a left agenda.

Not everybody is on same page

On the political left, two distinct and competing trends have taken shape in the course of the first year of the Obama presidency.

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Ultra-right has not been decisively defeated

We number thousands in a country of hundreds of millions. Our specific role has to be to build a movement of tens of millions by providing clear thinking on strategy and tactics .

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