There, People's World, the house publication of Communist Party USA, held its annual Amistad Awards ceremony, where it honored three individuals: former state senator Ed Gomes, a steelworker; state representative Edwin Vargas, a teacher; and Laurie Kennington, president of Local 34 for clerical and technical workers at Yale.
Rounding out the trio was Yale's Laurie Kennington, who praised the work of a local group called New Elm City Dream and of the Young Communist League for their "commitment to fight unemployment."
considers it still a great success.
And this particular evening in New Haven, the comrades from the Young Communist League
were gathered among the faithful.
The young Marxists presented an inspiring slide show amid the singing, drumming, chanting, shouting, and howling.
Also in attendance were Kennington's parents.
recognized them as having traveled all the way up from Durham, North Carolina, where they had been earlier marching in the Moral Monday protests against the Republican governor and legislature.
If you're not familiar with the Moral Monday movement, think of it as a southern version of Occupy Wall Street, though perhaps a shade further to the left.
expressed pride that her
parents had been arrested during a Moral Monday protest.