Will a general strike become necessary in order to defend democracy?

This question is increasingly being discussed as Trump refuses to pledge to peacefully transfer power if defeated. In the meantime, the trade union movement is going all out to defeat Donald Trump on November 3. The National AFL-CIO has made the election a top priority, and state federation and local labor councils are phone banking, texting, and in many places going door-to-door to bring out the vote on Tuesday.  Labor’s actions are part of a massive wave of efforts by people of color and community, religious, and social justice groups to remove Trump from office. Spontaneous grassroots efforts are also off the charts, and early voting is setting new records as a...

The early voter outpouring and uprising against Trumpism puts our country on track to achieve the largest turnout in a century! This is not a time to let up. The larger the vote, the stronger the ability to defend the results and organize for a transformative people’s agenda going forward. The stronger our contributions to this unfolding movement, the larger the number of new members we can...

As early youth voter turnout breaks records in state after state, Young Communist League USA organizing committees are taking to the streets for voter registration, mutual aid, protests, and marches, and they’re putting together Marxist book clubs. “Our goal is to not only build a large organization,” says K. Gandankin, a YCL leader in New York City, “but one that has an intimate...

The Communist Party of Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware condemns in the strongest terms the police killing of Walter Wallace Jr. in West Philadelphia on October 26. Mr. Wallace, as a cellphone video appears to show, had a knife but no gun and was several feet away when officers shot him at least eight times. He was known to have mental health issues, and the family had called for emergency...

Donald Trump is planning on stealing the election. This statement is not a scare tactic, nor is it the opening of a discussion about American fascism. This is what Trump has told us. Worse, the Republican Party is going to protect him while he does it.

As Biden gains on Trump in state after state, the president is desperate. He is convinced that the only way he can stay in office is to discredit...

In the middle of the last century, Marxist economist Victor Perlo described the U.S. economy as an “empire of high finance.” If he were writing today, he’d probably update his assessment to say U.S. capitalism has also become an “empire of high technology.”

The U.S. House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust essentially dances around that conclusion in a new 450-page report released Oct. 6...

This report by the Political Action Commission was presented to the National Board on October 7, 2020.

It is now 27 days until November 3. I’ve been asked to give a brief information update on the work of our Party, which can serve as the basis for sharing experiences and ideas to sharpen our work even more. Each day presents us with a new crisis, more chaos, and more challenges to the...

There is no doubt that over the last four years American democracy has changed significantly due to the actions of President Trump. While much of the Republican base was critical of Trump in 2016, very few people, even on the left, were willing to call Trump a fascist. However, since Trump took office, people are increasingly recognizing that his administration is a fascist threat. In 2017, Marc...

Let’s face it. White people in the U.S. are committed to American capitalism, its brutality, its exploitation, its violence. Not all white people, mind you. And not all supporters of capitalism and its crimes are white. But probably the majority of the tens of millions who keep coming back every four years to vote for Trump, Romney, McCain, and Bush identify as white. They think “all lives...

A Europe-wide demand that Amazon stop spying on workers is echoing within the halls of power in the EU. Today, 37 members of the European Parliament (MEPs) submitted a letter to the company’s CEO Jeff Bezos calling for urgent action, days after European labour unions urged EU authorities to investigate the company for what they consider a “breach of European labour, data and privacy...

Last year, Payday reported on how teachers in Little Rock went on their first-ever strike.  Now, Little Rock teachers are exercising the power from that strike to refuse a return to teaching in-person at unsafe facilities, citing poor ventilation and facilities not being cleaned properly.

“We all want our lives to return to normal. That isn’t going to happen unless we take...