A Letter to Starbucks Workers United

Organizers and Partners, The recent tide of applications for union elections brought about by your hard work and passion in the struggles for workers’ rights brings hope in these times of economic uncertainty beneath the gluttonous weight of corporate greed. In a time when Starbucks reports recordrevenues for Q4 2021 of $8.1 billion, an increase […]

VACPUSA Condemns the Bipartisan Sinophobic Lies from Rep. Wexton (D-VA) and Waltz (R-FL)

Our nation has a long and ongoing history of racism, discrimination, and brutality against the people who have come to reside here from all across Asia. The very first legislation passed by the United States concerning immigration was the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, which would remain in effect until 1943. Anti-discriminatory laws that might […]

The Convention of States. About Freedom or Not?

by John Siegmund The convention of the state’s movement is a political initiative to invoke Article V of the U.S. constitution. Convening a convention of states to change the U.S. constitution under the guise of limiting the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, imposing term limits and a balanced Federal budget requirement, but it […]

Land Back: Why CPUSA Supports Indigenous Land Rights

Indigenous rights are central to the fight against white supremacy and, of course, capitalism. The Land Back movement aims to give more power and autonomy to Indigenous communities, and it promotes self-determination for Native Americans across what is now considered the United States. Why We Must Return All Indigenous Lands To borrow a summary from […]

Stand With Kazakhstan!

(Image: Government building burns in Almaty. Via ASB News.) Evacuation sirens are ringing out over the city of Almaty, nestled in the foothills of the Ile-Alatau National Park. On the other side of the mountains lies Kyrgyzstan, another post-Soviet State. To the West is Bishkek, the Kyrgyz capital. To the East lies Xinjiang, China.  As […]

A Union Man Ponders the Democrats’ Collapse in the Virginia Elections

The following article was originally written in 2009 by Chris Townsend, Political Action Director of the United Electrical Workers Union. We share this article with permission in light of its extreme relevance to the most recent failures of the Democratic Party in the 2021 election. The Democratic Party collapse in the 2009 Virginia statewide elections […]

Childcare in Roanoke: Educational Inequity

Rafael VelezVA CPUSAStar City Workers ClubSeptember 24, 2021 It is a myth, and a pervasive one at that, to believe that every person living in the United States will be given an equal opportunity. Americans claim to uphold the value of equality of opportunity, that regardless of where somebody is born, they should have access […]

Woodgrain Manufacturing Expansion in Southwest Virginia

Ryan Boone Secretary, Star City Workers Club On August 20, Democratic Governor Northam and Republican Congressmen Griffith and O’Quinn spoke at a facility on Industrial Drive in Marion recently acquired by Woodgrain, Inc. The announcement of Woodgrain’s expansion into the new facility heralds an additional 100 jobs for Smyth County, as well as the purchase […]