Laughter, tears, and vivid memories flowed at the DuBois Clubs reunion as about 100 men and women celebrated the 50th anniversary of the multi-racial, working class, youth organization.
In 1963, the Phi Kappa Literary Society at the University of Georgia invited a speaker from the Communist Party to the campus for a public debate.
Is communism still relevant to American politics?
Solidarity, determination, and celebration were the watchwords at this year's post-election People's World Amistad Awards.
This was not the first time that a radical movement decided to provide direct services to individuals who suffered extreme hardship.
One of the last Communist Party USA members from the "Greatest Generation" of World War II, Bernice Blohm Diskin, passed away June 25 at age 91.
When Dave Mustaine made a number of homophobic comments and supported GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum, much of the metal community was in uproar.
"We are gathered at a truly crucial moment in today's history," said Lisa Bergmann, the National Coordinator for the Young Communist League.
One of the things driving their commitment is concern about the growing threat to humanity's future coming from environmental degradation.
The statement has drawn quick condemnation from both Congressional progressives and from the Communist Party USA itself.