Tag Archives: Communist Party USA

Henry Wallace: The Original #DemExit-er

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On this day 133 years ago, Henry Agard Wallace was born. Wallace would gain a very longstanding legacy in US Political History thanks to the ruling political establishments demonization of his politics.

Wallace began his career as the Secretary of Agriculture under President Franklin Roosevelt, where he played a vital part in passing the Agricultural Adjustment Act, being an outspoken voice to Roosevelts Left.… Read more ...

The Communist Party USA Plans to Begin Actively Running Candidates Again

The Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA) was formed on September 1, 1919, as a breakaway party from the Socialist Party of America following the success of the Russian Revolution. The CPUSA played an active role in labor unions for multiple decades and saw membership reach around 75,000 by 1938.… Read more ...

Gaetana Caldwell-Smith: Trumbo — The Hollywood Witch Hunt

From Gaetana Caldwell-Smith at the Socialist Action website:


TRUMBO, written by John McNamara, from the book by Bruce Cook. Directed by Jay Roach. With Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren, and Diane Lane.

Hopefully, word of mouth will encourage the general public to see this engaging film, in part because of the contemporary relevance of its focus on the consequences of not swearing an oath of loyalty to the U.S.… Read more ...

Communist Party Publication Profiles Former Libertarian Party Presidential Hopeful Russell Means

From People’s World, newspaper of the Communist Party:

This date in 1939 marks the birth of Russell Charles Means, Oglala Lakota activist for the rights of Native American people, political activist, and film and television actor. He became a prominent member of the American Indian Movement (AIM) after joining the organization in 1968, and helped organize notable events that attracted national and international media coverage.… Read more ...

Tony Lane: For Tom Fiske ‘Revolutionary Politics Was Pure Enjoyment’

From Tony Lane at The Militant:

“Throughout his life Tom Fiske acted on the fact that the lessons learned in struggle through the 165 years of communist continuity are critical for the working class now, and that everything you do to build revolutionary communist parties in the United States and elsewhere today is decisive for the future of humanity,” said Socialist Workers Party National Committee member Norton Sandler at a spirited meeting here May 31 that celebrated the life and political contributions of a 50-year veteran and leader of the party.… Read more ...

Maggie Trowe: Pipeline Debate Ignores Energy Needs of World’s Toilers

From Maggie Trowe at The Militant, newspaper of the Socialist Workers Party:

In the name of protecting the environment, opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline — which would increase the capacity to deliver tar sand oil from Alberta, Canada, and fracked oil from North Dakota to refineries and ports in Texas — turn their back on the interests of workers worldwide, especially the burning need for electrification in Asia, Africa and elsewhere.… Read more ...

American Freedom Party Calls NY Mayor a Communist

From Mark Wachtler at Opposition News:

As more Americans slowly move from the political center to one of the two extremes, the groups and people on the far left and right gain strength, supporters and power. Two of those entities – NY Mayor Bill de Blasio on the left and the American Freedom Party on the right – despise each other.… Read more ...

Communist Party USA: Are You One In a Thousand?

It’s hard to believe, but the 30th National Convention of the Communist Party is just five weeks away.

All Party Districts have held their local conventions and elected delegates to the big event.

Delegations are busy raising money and making travel arrangements. We are also excited to announce that a number of representatives of fraternal parties around the world have confirmed their presence in Chicago.… Read more ...

Communist Party USA Statement on Ukraine & Information About Upcoming Convention in Chicago

Today, the Communist Party released this statement on the situation in Ukraine:

The Communist Party USA expresses its alarm at the fast moving developments in the Ukraine, and calls upon the people of the United States to insist that our government back off from a pattern of interference that does not serve the interests of either the Ukrainian or the U.S.

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Communist Party Reminds US Government to Keep Hands off Venezuela

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(The following was originally published on the Communist Party USA website.)

The Communist Party USA denounces the events that have transpired in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela over the past week. Some opponents of the progressive government of Nicolas Maduro, coming from privileged strata which do not accept the achievements of the Bolivarian government, went far beyond peaceful protest, which is guaranteed to them as a right by the Venezuelan constitution, and committed acts of violence in Caracas and other areas.  … Read more ...

Communist Party USA: Taking Care of the Future, from Here to Socialism

CPUSA Chairman Sam Webb

“The Communists fight for the attainment of the immediate aims, for the enforcement of the momentary interests of the working class; but in the movement of the present, they also represent and take care of the future of that movement.”

– Communist Manifesto

How do socialists and communists engage in the day-to-day struggles like the fight to raise the minimum wage or reinstate unemployment insurance while keeping an eye on long-term vision?… Read more ...

People’s World: Snowden and Our Civil Liberties

Posted to People’s World, the official newspaper of the Communist Party USA

We add our voice to the many – including the New York Times and the UK Guardian – calling for clemency for Edward Snowden, the whistle-blower who exposed the National Security Agency’s massive domestic spying program. The NSA’s unprecedented invasion of Americans’ privacy included collecting phone and email records and other personal information of millions of ordinary citizens.… Read more ...