A union activist emailed me a few days ago to challenge my coverage of the Madison Wisconsin labor protests.
The anonymous comrade admitted that there might have been a few socialists in evidence, but there were definitely no communists.
Well here’s a photo from today’s Peoples World that tells a different story.
On the far left is Mark Froemke, a member of the Communist Party USA National Board and a big player in North Dakota and Minnesota labor circles and Democratic Party/Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party politics.
Next to him is Scott Marshall, Chicago based Communist Party USA Labor Commission chair – the party’s top labor union organizer of organizers.
All five comrades in the picture come from Steelworkers Organization of Active retirees, an old Communist Party front group.
Just all drove to up to Madison to be sociable, no doubt.