People's World

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People's World
Logo of The People's World newspaper.png
PublisherLongview Publishing
Editor-in-chiefJohn Wojcik
Managing editorC.J. Atkins
Founded1938; 83 years ago (1938)
Political alignmentMarxism; Communism; Socialism
LanguageEnglish, Spanish
CountryUnited States

People's World,[1] official successor to the Daily Worker, is a Marxist and American leftist national daily online news publication. Founded by activists, socialists, communists, and those active in the labor movement in the early 1900s, the current publication is a result of a merger between the Daily World[2] and the West Coast weekly paper People's Daily World in 1987.


People’s World traces its lineage to the Daily Worker newspaper, founded by communists, socialists, union members, and other activists in Chicago in 1924. On the front page of its first edition, the paper declared that “big business interests, bankers, merchant princes, landlords, and other profiteers” should fear the Daily Worker. It pledged to “raise the standards of struggle against the few who rob and plunder the many.”[3]

People's World since its inception has had support from a variety of organizations, the most prominent being the Communist Party, USA. A number of prominent leaders of the Communist Party USA through out the years have also written articles for the publication.

The current publication is a result of a merger between the Daily World (formerly known as the Daily Worker) and the West Coast weekly paper People's Daily World.

The Daily Worker was a national newspaper first published in 1924. It became known as the Daily World in 1968.

The People's Daily World was first launched in 1938.[4] Its founder, Harrison George, started People's Daily World in San Francisco after he raised $33,000 from supporters in California.[5] The paper had 20,000 readers and cost 3 cents.[5] The paper circulated throughout the West Coast.[6] It was completely funded through subscribers.[6]

After World War II, many of the editors of People's Daily World were convicted using the Smith Act of "conspiring to violently overthrow the U.S. government."[4] During the 1950s, reporters from the paper were not allowed in the press galleries of various California governing bodies.[4] Circulation was also down in the 1950s, with the paper only having a press run of 5,000 in 1955.[7] In 1957, the paper became a weekly publication.[4]

In 1986 the Daily World merged with People's Daily World.

Its publisher is Long View Publishing Company. The online newspaper is a member of the International Labor Communications Association and is indexed in the Alternative Press Index. Its staff belong to the Newspaper Guild/CWA, AFL-CIO.

People's World also has a Spanish language section called Mundo Popular.[8]

In 2009, People's World was re-launched as an online news publication where it continues to publish news on a daily basis.[9]


People’s World continues to feature Marxist analysis and opinion developed by the Communist Party, USA as well as voices from other currents of the labor and people’s movements. For almost a century, People’s World and its predecessor publications have taken the side of the 99 percent and worked to promote the struggle for a sustainable environment, jobs, democracy, peace, and equality.[10]

People's World is funded by its supporters and published by a small staff, and a network of volunteers. The newspaper is a member of the International Labor Communications Association.

On January 1, 2010, the People's World became an online-only publication using Creative Commons license.[citation needed]

Notable reporters and writers[edit]

The journal has had several notable reporters and columnists.[4]


  1. ^ "People's World". Library of Congress. Retrieved 2019-01-21.
  2. ^ "Daily world. | Library of Congress". 2019-01-22. Archived from the original on 2019-01-22. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  3. ^ "About People's World". People's World. 2009-08-25. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Becklund, Laurie (1985-01-28). "Communist People's World Traces Its 46 Years : Paper's Devotees Mix Causes, Nostalgia". Los Angeles Times. p. 1. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2019-01-21. and Becklund, Laurie (1985-01-28). "Communist People's World Traces Its 46 Years : Paper's Devotees Mix Causes, Nostalgia". Los Angeles Times. p. 2. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2019-01-21.
  5. ^ a b "People's World". TIME. 31 (3): 34. 17 January 1938 – via EBSCOhost.
  6. ^ a b "People's World Photograph Collection". Online Archive of California. Retrieved 2019-01-21.
  7. ^ Laubengayer, Ed (1955-02-15). "It Occurs to Me". Santa Maria Times. p. 6. Retrieved 2019-01-21 – via
  8. ^ Rey, Debora. "Mundo Popular". People's World. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  9. ^ "Welcome to the NEW People's World online!". Communist Party USA. 2009-10-03. Archived from the original on 19 January 2019. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  10. ^ "About", People's World.
  11. ^ Blake, Matthew (Winter 2010). "Woody Guthrie: A Dust Bowl Representative in the Communist Party Press". Journalism History. 35 (4): 184–93. doi:10.1080/00947679.2010.12062803. S2CID 140773315.

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