Communist Party's May Day Salute
In 1995 the Communist Party USA newspaper People's Weekly World, published a "May Day salute" to the "heroes in the class war zone". More than 100 unionists/activists endorsed the call, mostly known affiliates, or members of the Communist Party.
2001, Solidarity with the Charleston 5
The May Day Supplement, page C, to the People's Weekly World May 12 2001, carried a dedication from "Connecticut labor and community activists standing in solidarity with the Charleston 5"
Signers included Lois O'Connor.
With a call to “Rebuild America – Bring the Troops Home,” Connecticut readers of the People’s Weekly World honored leaders of the people’s movement at a Dec. 4 2005 reception. The event, marking the 86th anniversary of the Communist Party USA, drew together peace activists, unions, students, politicians and community organizations. It also raised $4,000 towards the PWW Fund Drive.
Lois O’Connor, executive vice president of Connecticut Alliance for Retired Americans and former president of AFSCME Council 4, was honored for the many battles she has fought including the recent attacks on Social Security. As family members watched their mother speak, Lois paid tribute to the Communist Party for making positive changes. Her shout, “It’s time to get the hell out of Iraq,” drew applause from everyone.
Alliance for Retired Americans
- People's Weekly World May 6 1995 p 2
- [http://peoplesworld.org/fundraisers-spread-peace-joy-and-thanks/PW, Fundraisers spread peace, joy and thanks Print Email to a Friend by: DOROTHY JOHNSON december 16 2005]
- http://peoplesworld.org/connecticut-rallies-issue-call-to-tax-the-rich-no-cuts-to-social-security/ PW, Connecticut rallies issue call to tax the rich; no cuts to Social Security by: Joelle Fishman December 12 2012]