“Labor and its allies now have a friend, a people’s advocate” in the White House. … it is obvious that the Obama administration represents a qualitative break with rightwing extremism and free-market fundamentalism. Not to see this, not to acknowledge this, not to welcome this, no matter whether you live in or outside U.S. borders, is to act like the ostrich that sticks its head in the sand and misses what is happening on the ground. “

Excerpts from “Out of the Crisis: Building a New Era of Justice & Peace” by Sam Webb, Chair, CPUSA, March 21, 2009