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It’s time to run candidates: A call for discussion and action

Communist Party USA   People are looking for more fundamental solutions to the problems of everyday living, which have been made all the more urgent with the coming together of the COVID pandemic, institutional racism and inequality, the economic crisis, and the environmental crisis. As part of the discussion on Party building this year, we propose including discussion on running Communist candidates, as a collective discussion among the National, Districts, and clubs. In the Political Action Commission subcommittee established to discuss this issue, emphasis was placed on the importance of…

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International Notes: Leftists run in Latin American elections

Communist Party USA   Will the tide turn back in favor of the left in Latin American elections in 2021? In recent years, the “Bolivarian Pink Tide,” which, starting with the election of Hugo Chavez as president of Venezuela in 1999, has been ebbing, with right-wing governments winning power from the left in a number of countries. However, there are signs that the fortunes of the Latin American left, including communist parties, are again on the upswing. The reversal of the U.S.-supported coup in Bolivia may indicate a trend. Here…

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The root of the border crisis is no mystery

Communist Party USA   Much ink and hot air have been expended over the past several weeks about whether there is a “crisis” on the U.S.-Mexico border, caused by a big spike in the number of migrants and asylum seekers arriving there since the change in U.S. administrations. The tone of the Republican versus Democrat argument often takes on a semantic character. In the opinion of this writer, there is indeed a major crisis, but it is not new; rather it is rooted in the way U.S. imperialism has interacted…

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The Marxist Classes: Imperialism’s assault on Venezuela

Communist Party USA   Historian and journalist Vijay Prashad discusses the Chavez government’s implementation of the Bolivarian revolution in the face of assaults by the U.S. and multinational corporations that continue against the Maduro administration today. Presented in January 2021. Image:  Joe Piette (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0).   Read full article on Communist Party USA: The Marxist Classes: Imperialism’s assault on Venezuela

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The Marxist Classes: Thinking like a Marxist

Communist Party USA   C. J. Atkins, managing editor of the People’s World, asks: How do you think like a Marxist? What are the methods Marxism uses to examine struggles and events? How do we participate in a struggle and act to move it forward? These questions are discussed in the context of the real-world struggle for a union at Amazon in Alabama. Image: fhwrdh (CC BY 2.0).     Read full article on Communist Party USA: The Marxist Classes: Thinking like a Marxist

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CPUSA reforms the African American Equality Commission

Communist Party USA   Joe Sims, Zenobia Thompson, Eric Brooks Conveners African American Equality Commission, CPUSA aac@cpusa.org March 30, 2021 With reformation of the African American Equality Commission, CPUSA signals renewed focus on the Black community and anti-racist struggles At the request of the National Committee of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA), and building on the February 28, 2021, online event, “We’re Not Going Back! 2021 annual celebration of African-American culture and struggle,” on March 4, 2021, a convening committee was created to help reorganize the African American Equality Commission,…

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For women, inequity and a shredded safety net

Communist Party USA   At the onset of the pandemic, the lies we were told about gendered progress melted away, and reality came rushing in for women of every race, nationality, and age. Forced to stay home or forced to go to work, women across the United States are suffering disproportionately during the Covid-19 pandemic. It is not because of the disease itself, but rather because gender equity cannot be achieved under capitalism. Indeed, gendered oppression is an integral part of how the system itself operates. Young women who were…

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Reopen schools? Sure, but when and how?

Communist Party USA   Readers might be excused for getting the impression that parents and teachers are locked in conflict over the issue of sending kids to school during the pandemic. Teacher unions have been charged with “blocking” school reopenings. However, even a quick look reveals that these charges frequently have come from forces who have long sought to undermine public schools in the name of “free markets” and “educational choice,” such as the conservative Cato Institute. But hearing what the stakeholders actually have to say gives a more layered and more balanced picture. The dominant impression one…

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China and U.S. CP leaders meet

Communist Party USA   International solidarity was the theme of a meeting of Chinese and U.S. Communist Party leaders held on March 10. The International Department of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) and the International Commission of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) held a bilateral meeting to celebrate and discuss the 100th anniversary of the CPC. Rossana Cambron, national co-chair of the CPUSA, and Alvaro Rodriguez, International Secretary of the CPUSA, led the CPUSA’s delegation. The history and friendship of both parties were expressed and…

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