Major assaults on democracy are underway on the local level in dozens of states.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said as he wrapped up campaigning in Philadelphia on Election Day that voters "don't want to go back to the times when Wall Street controlled everything."
Pollsters are now beginning to predict a better election night for Democrats than they were expecting up until now, with the unprecedented campaign the labor movement has mounted getting much of the credit.
The following is an interview with Communist Party Executive Vice Chair Jarvis Tyner in response to President Obama's January 27th state of the union address. It was conducted Thursday January 28th.
The Communist Party USA is celebrating its 90th anniversary. During the past nine decades it has been in the vanguard of the movement for progressive social change. Beginning in the 1920s, Communists have played central roles in the labor, civil rights and immigrant rights movements.
It took the Washington Post until almost a year after he left office to do it, but on its front page Jan. 2 the paper, which normally emphasizes happy economic news, printed a report that described the Bush years as the worst decade for the U.S. economy in modern times.
Responding to growing demands to address the unemployment crisis, Congressional Democrats have indicated legislation for a new jobs bill is currently under consideration, possibly by year's end.