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The CPUSA Endorses Occupy Wall Street

From our old friends at the Communist Party USA:

Solidarity with “Occupy Wall Street” — Teleconference Oct 11

John Bachtell
October 7 2011

This is an exciting time! Thousands of mainly young people have been occupying Wall Street for three weeks already, and the “Occupy Movement” has spread to more than 200 other cities. On Oct. 6 the actions spread to our nation’s capital.

The Communist Party USA (CPUSA) will hold a national teleconference to discuss it:

Arturo Cambron
The Communist Party and the Occupy L.A. Movement
Tuesday, October 11, 8 pm Eastern
Teleconference number: 605-475-4850 (please note this is the corrected number. ignore previous.)
Access code: 1053538#

Southern California Party leader Arturo Cambron will share how the CPUSA and Young Communist League (YCL) are working in “Occupy Los Angeles.”

And elsewhere, undoubtedly.

This movement, also known as the “99% movement,” is being hailed across the country. Movements and organizations are reaching out in solidarity. The AFL-CIO is opening union halls and offering other material assistance. Ordinary people are donating food, money and materials.

We suspect there is some money involved in this material assistance. But are these protesters getting minimum wage?

In many areas, the “Occupy Movement” is linking up with the [AFL-CIO’s] National American Wants to Work Week of Actions, Oct. 10-16

The movement is the newest wrinkle in the all-people’s upsurge against the banks and corporations and reflects a new level of class-consciousness.

While there is a wide range of political and ideological trends, there is a consensus against corporate greed, getting money out of politics, taxing the rich and putting people before profits.
A big challenge for the CPUSA and left, progressive movements is to link these demonstrations with the labor led all-people’s coalition and help deepen understanding that the path to progress must be through electoral and political action including defeating Republican Tea Party reaction in 2012.

Of primary importance is linking it with the burgeoning fight for jobs and especially passage of the American Jobs Act.

We can also play a role in offering more advanced programmatic ideas like nationalizing the banks and socialism.

To have a positive impact, the CPUSA and YCL must be a part of the “Occupy” movement, participating at every level and building greater local support for the actions among labor and progressive forces

As if they aren’t already.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, October 17th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “The CPUSA Endorses Occupy Wall Street”

  1. tranquil.night says:

    We fear not our mortality.
    We’ll serve to the best of our ability.
    We give our lives to our masters.
    We vow to smite our enemies.
    We are the gears.

    • JohnMG says:

      Sadly, there was a time when the CPUSA was a fringe group to whom most people didn’t give much attention. They have always been an element in the social fabric, and they infiltrated those elite bastions of society. Although Joe McCarthy suffered greatly for his efforts, he did manage to call attention to the scourge and temporarily stanch the tide. Yet mostly he drove them to a more stealth-type modus operandi. They are firmly entrenched in the labor unions, the entertainment industry, education, and regrettably, government. They are now emboldened as never before with one of their own in the White House, to the extent that they no longer attempt to disguise who and what they are.

      So maybe it isn’t so sad after all. Perhaps those who were complacent, or in denial, as to what was/is going on will now take some action to rid this nation of the “Red” disease. As your graph depicts, the Democrats have become synonomous with the Commies. We should take off their masks……just before we take off their heads.

      I hope the electorate have the balls to do just that in 2012, but I’m not inclined to bet serious money on it just yet.


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