May 20-21 in Chicago, delegates from the 28 NATO countries
will gather to make plans for the 63-year-old military
alliance. Peace and justice activists from around the
country and the globe will be there too.
May Day, International Workers Day, was born in the USA and
is an official holiday in nearly 80 countries around the
world. After years of being little recognized in the land
of its birth, May Day is on the rise again in this country.
First revitalized by the explosive immigrant rights
demonstrations on May Day 2006 and then claimed by the
burgeoning Occupy Wall Street movement, now May Day is being
embraced by the U.S. labor movement in ways it has never
*The following is a report to the National Committee of the
Communist Party USA, which met in New York City, Nov. 12-13,
We're living in very exciting and challenging times.
We greet the Occupy Wall St. movement as it spreads
throughout our country from large cities to small towns, led
by youth and joined by people of all ages and backgrounds,
giving voice to deep anger at extreme economic inequality.