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An interview with CP co-chair Joe Sims was recently published by Agoravox an Italian publication.  The interview was conducted by Maddalena Celano. It has been edited for clarity and length.

Q. In Italy, when talking about Trump, one of the prevailing arguments states that his election victory reflects a right wing of the American working class, especially the white working class. Do you think the analysis is right? And, beyond its veracity, how could the American left respond to the threat of right-wing populism?

JS: Trump’s victory represents the right wing of the country, particularly the ruling and upper-middle class  sections of the population. It’s true that a majority of whites who voted did so for Trump but this was...

This statement was approved by DSA’s National Political Committee (NPC).

This week, Planned Parenthood Federation of America announced that it has been forced out of continuing to receive funding through Title X, a decades-old program for affordable birth control and reproductive healthcare, by the Trump Administration’s new gag rule. This gag rule prohibits groups that provide abortions or...

This statement was written by DSA Ecosocialists and approved by DSA’s National Political Committee (NPC).

The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) Ecosocialist Working Group applauds presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ groundbreaking Green New Deal policy plan. The Senator’s Green New Deal is not only an ambitious yet achievable proposal to avoid ecological breakdown and spare the world...

This statement was approved by DSA’s National Political Committee (NPC).

DSA is committed to the full decolonization of all the occupied lands of the United States: self-determination and full sovereignty for Hawai’i; Puerto Rico; Amerika Sāmoa (American Samoa); Guåhån (Guam); Northern Mariana Islands; Virgin Islands; and to all indigenous nations whose ancestral lands are within current U.S...

When bus drivers on Martha’s Vineyard struck at the height of the tourist season, solidarity from longtime residents, including some DSA activists, helped them win. Key issues for the drivers were wages, which after 14 years of service are capped at $23.50 per hour, and health care, which covers only individual workers, not their families.

Founding DSA member and union-side labor attorney Jules...

NEW YORK CITY – September 2019 marks the centennial anniversary of the birth of the Communist Party, USA. To commemorate this milestone moment in U.S. history the CPUSA will host regional events in Chicago and New York on September 14 and in Los Angeles on September 21.

Well-known political activists, historians, union and community leaders, including guest speaker Bill Fletcher, will attend the...

The U.S. working class has received special attention from the Trump campaign’s first days – since his election it has been singled out for special assault.

“America First” was portrayed as making working-class America first; “Make America Great Again” meant reawakening the greatness of the American working class.

But the Trump agenda as thus marketed had a not-so-subtle double edge...

A group of 41 Democratic members of Congress have just returned from a trip to Israel with the American-Israel Education Foundation (AIEF)the 501(c)(3) nonprofit arm of American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)—and Republican members are currently in Israel on the same trip. In light of these trips, the peace group CODEPINK has filed a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics...

The undersigned communist youth of America declare:

1. Our full solidarity with all young people and their families who have been forced to emigrate from their countries due to capitalism and its consequences. Month by month, thousands of young Central Americans and Mexicans are forced to risk their lives fleeing misery, unemployment, drug trafficking and state repression. This leads to an...

Is community self-defense the answer to fighting racist terror?Trump’s hate speech and actions have resulted in horrific casualties in recent days and weeks. Violent words have begotten violent acts. Time and again, domestic terrorists have been encouraged and set loose upon the land.

Grief, fear and intimidation have followed, but so have outrage, determination, and indignation at the deliberate incitement of white supremacist hatred from the highest...

This statement was written by Dayton/Miami Valley DSA, Ohio. We are posting it in solidarity.

We, the Dayton/Miami Valley chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, mourn for our Dayton sisters and brothers. We are horrified, angered, and devastated by the unacceptable violence that happened in our city yesterday and has happened across our country too many times in too many...

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