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Updates for the end of 2015

Hello friends,

This is just a short update to apologize for our lack of new content on our site here. Our comrades have been distracted by many good struggles, including the Fight for 15 in Oregon and Washington and participation in RAT-PAC. Due to this, and our sudden influx of new members, our progress on getting a more complete working platform has been delayed. But fear not! The Communist Labor Party remains active, and soon we should have a new webmaster to be taking better care of our site here.

2016 will be a big year for us, as we begin to consolidate the organizing work we’ve been doing in order to become a more effective and active party.

– Ian M., Media Coordinator

Bernie and the Long Game: What Should the Left Make of Sanders?

by Sophia Burns

Originally published on The North Star; reproduced in its entirety here.

The mainstream’s left wing enables us in spite of itself.

As Bernie Sanders commands more support from Democratic primary voters, the US far left has debated the relative wisdom of supporting – materially or morally – his presidential campaign. Greatly simplified, the dispute fundamentally asks: will endorsing Sanders help us organize within a working class that still admires Steve Jobs over Karl Marx, or will the senator just “sheepdog” us straight into the Democratic Party? Continue reading Bernie and the Long Game: What Should the Left Make of Sanders?

A $15 an hour minimum wage: The first step to something bigger

Over the last several decades, the real buying power of the minimum wage in the United States has been steadily dropping. Despite nominal increases, it has failed to keep up with the cost of living, now forcing many working people to live in poverty regardless of how many hours they work. This is why the Communist Labor Party is devoted to joining the fight for a $15 minimum wage, with groups such as 15 Now Oregon and 15 Now Tacoma, both of whom will soon have a chance to put their demands to a popular vote. With so many of the new jobs in the Pacific Northwest being minimum wage, this is essential to defending the Working Class against the worst effects of poverty and to stop the impoverishment of our communities as a whole.

Continue reading A $15 an hour minimum wage: The first step to something bigger