One of the perennial debates in the world communist movement is on the issue of coalitions and united fronts: whether communists should participate in them, and if so, how and under what circumstances. A few parties, claiming the communist or Marxist-Leninist title, oppose participating in such cooperative structures. Most, however, taking off from Dimitrov’s 1935 report to the 7th Congress of the COMINTERN, in which he called for an end to self-isolating sectarianism and the building of people’s fronts against fascism and war, work hard to coordinate their tactics with other parties and organizations, including some which are not even part of the working class.

Communist parties in power

Immediately after the October 1917 Revolution...

Department of Labor fine on JBS Foods for the COVID-19 outbreak at the company’s plant in Greeley, Colorado. UFCW, which represents workers at the plant, called the $15,615 fine insufficient given that the outbreak led to 8 worker deaths and over 200 worker infections.

UFCW International President Marc Perrone​ released the following statement:

“The failure of the...

We welcome the Trump administration announcement that US troops in Iraq will be reduced from 5,200 to 3,000. Anytime US troops are brought home from ill-conceived overseas adventures is a step in the right direction. But the American people want AN END to these endless wars, not a reduction. The same goes for the Iraqi Parliament, which voted for a complete withdrawal of all US troops from their...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said, “November is about defeating fascism.” She’s right.

While we shouldn’t take anything Trump says at face value, since he often says things that are lies, distortions, or just outrageous in order to distract, the fact that he has already repeatedly cast doubt on the results of the fall elections is worrisome. He is anxious to prevent anyone not part of his base from...

The following statement on Amazon's snoooping affair should be attributed to Christy Hoffman General Secretary of UNI Global Union.

“The recent information about Amazon’ s willingness to spy on and attack workers’ rights provides a glimpse into how deep-seated its anti-union ideology is,” said Christy Hoffman General Secretary of UNI Global Union.     

“Freedom of...

Why did Hillary Clinton lose in 2008? Her campaign couldn’t figure out how to defeat a mass movement. Why did she lose in 2016? Once again, her campaign couldn’t figure out how to defeat a mass movement.

While the first loss to Obama was no tragedy, to borrow Marx’s phrase, the second to Trump was most certainly a farce. What the winning campaigns held in common, however, was that both were...

The new campaign will call on the country’s leading grocery companies — including Whole Foods, Walmart, Kroger, Albertsons, Ahold — and many other essential businesses, to reinstate hazard pay in light of the continuing human cost being paid by America’s grocery workers and other essential employees during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of the first phase of the UFCW’s national hazard...

Over 100 organizations that work on issues related to Latin America and the Caribbean sent a letter to Democratic nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump calling for the next administration to adopt a new Good Neighbor Policy toward the region based on non-intervention, cooperation and mutual respect. Current policies punish innocent civilians through harsh economic sanctions, destabilize...

Without the courage of these essential workers who continue to put themselves in harm’s way, our families would not have the food or medicine we need during this crisis. Given the growing risks as COVID-19 cases continue to spread, it is time for the CEOs of every grocery, retail and health care facility in the county to step up and guarantee an extra $2 an hour hazard pay, for all of these...

More than 50 million people in the U.S. are out of work, and Donald Trump is on the golf course again. Despite promising swift action to restore economic growth, Trump is interested in restoring his golf swing. Indeed, his callous leadership of the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has seen the death toll approaching 180,000, has bled into his party’s resistance to...

The American secular religion may be a steadfast belief in the potency of bourgeois democracy, but today the youth are by and large non-believers. Those who retain hope for the prospects of politics increasingly recognize the centrality of alternative forms of struggle. As Ricardo Soto demonstrates in “Political Disengagement among the Young,” Generation Z is the generation most open to socialism...

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