U.S. Communists plan 29th convention, call to action

The Communist Party USA is making plans for its 29th National Convention to be held the weekend of May 21-23 at its national headquarters in New York City.

The convention takes place at what has the potential to be a turning point in the history of our nation. Whether or not that turning point is reached, and the hopes of the 2008 elections are fulfilled, will depend on the building of a broad progressive labor-led democratic movement able to defeat Republican obstructionism and the far-right forces of reaction.

Thus this cannot be an ordinary convention. The four months between now and the convention will see a flurry of activity by the party involving both discussion and action whose goal is to help build such a movement.

New technology including use of video and teleconferences will make it easier to have a very inclusive convention discussion. Not just the written word but the spoken word will be part of our pre-convention discussion, making it easier for all members and friends to participate.
The kickoff took place with a splash last Thursday, January 21, with a nationwide live streaming web presentation by the party's national chair, Sam Webb, of our main convention discussion document, "No easy road to the future - but we'll get there," followed by a lively question and answer session. The web broadcast is available at cpusa.org.
The main discussion document is a call to build a far-reaching, labor-led coalition for jobs, peace and equality, to win progressive reforms from health care to immigrant rights.

In particular it is a call to action on the economic crisis. Our pre-convention period is occurring during the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression and the party feels its documents and discussions must be turned into action.

Working to build the national the Jobs 4 America Now campaign being organized by labor, civil rights and democratic organizations is seen as a priority.
The document is also a call to expand the Communist Party and Young Communist League, organizations committed to building the widest possible unity for democratic and socialist change.

The next Communist Party USA live web presentation will be in February. It will feature the party's vice-chair, Jarvis Tyner, on African American equality. In March, Scott Marshal, the party's Labor Commission chair, will lead a discussion on the fight for jobs. The web events are open to all who wish to participate. Membership in the Communist Party is not a requirement.

Other discussions and documents are being prepared, such as a recent submission by our commission on religion. Discussions are also being organized throughout the country. For more information, contact cpusa@cpusa.org

In addition to workshops and plenary sessions on a range of topics, the May convention will review the party's work and policy and elect new leadership.

The convention will be an exciting affair with an evening cultural celebration and rally, greetings from elected officials, labor and other mass leaders and a multimedia celebration of the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party.

Over 200 delegates and guests from Alaska to Maine and from Texas to North Dakota are expected.

Discussion documents are available on the party's web site. A printed booklet with Spanish translation will be ready by February.


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  • Dale - Glenn Beck is a Fascist Troll and you are drinking his kool aide. The next time you want to criticize someone please don't cite an imbecile like him as "proof that this website is crazy and denounced"

    I am almost certain that you don't have the slightest idea what Communism even is. And quite frankly I do not intend to be the one to inform you. Since a large majority of Beck/Fox news listeners are toothless, uneducated, redneck, racist and fascist gun tooting hypocritical evangelical Christians.

    Surely you fall into one of the above mentioned categories, therefore I am not concerned with your opinion because your ignorance will be the death of you one day, evolution will take care of people like you.


    Posted by V E Long , 09/07/2012 11:37pm (3 years ago)

  • @ Nikita. Yes, you are correct. The Communist party has been around for almost 100 years and the Tea Party for only 3. Quite an accomplishment really. To be around for 100 years and fail miserably time and again must make you very proud.
    Show me a success of the Communist party, just 1, and I'll retract my statement and issue an apology. Hell, I'll even put a campaign sign in my front yard for your candidate.
    1 success, that's all. Good luck

    Posted by Craig, 05/29/2012 8:10am (4 years ago)

  • It will be my great pleasure to lead a delegation to the us communists 29th convention . I REPRESENT THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF BENIN (PCB) IN NIGERIA SINCE 1981.

    Posted by PROF. MAURICE FANGNON, 03/03/2012 12:16pm (4 years ago)

  • I am confused and have a question or two-

    1. Can anyone name just one country throughout history where socialism and communism were successful?

    2. Can anyone name just one country where communism didn't give over the power of the people to the chosen elite, ultimately ending up with a society where the majority of people were poor?

    3. What happens when the wealthy decide it's not worth it to work so hard because all of their wealth is taken from them and given to people who have been accustomed to being cared for by the state?

    4. What incentive is there through communism to start a business and to hire people to work, knowing that there is no opportunity to better oneself?

    Someone PLEASE answer these questions. I pray for the USA that God will bless her. Yet I know that only until we look back to Him will we be able to turn this country around.

    Thank you in advance for answering my questions. I'm anxiously waiting for a response.

    Posted by ko, 01/21/2012 3:15pm (4 years ago)

  • Oh god, these Tea Party members are really pissing me off.

    Look, this party has been founded since 1919, the Tea party was founded 2009 which means our party has nearly 90 years on your liberal kind.
    Please don't mistreat this historical Party.

    Posted by Nikita, 01/17/2012 7:44pm (4 years ago)

  • I see the tea party has arrived...

    Posted by Detroit, 03/24/2011 11:56am (5 years ago)

  • Long Live CPUSA. Red Salute to Comrade Hugo Sanchez

    Posted by Jaidip Sarkar, India, 05/30/2010 2:04pm (6 years ago)

  • joseph mcarthy and dale hutchinson-> thats funny, its because of selfish, one-dollar-bill-chewing pricks like you that this country is going down the drain. the communist party is allow to exist because this is a DEMOCRACY and because FREEDOM prevails. just as (ex alcoholic and drug addict, christian fundamentalist) glen beck is allowed to speak his mind, then us communists can also. if you're gonna blame anyone then blame the constitution, dumbasses. im gonna stick with this constitution because its beautiful and it works

    Posted by john, 05/19/2010 8:46pm (6 years ago)

  • Why is capitalism so great? The rich can no exist with out the poor. So the fact that there are babies dying who have no money, and homeless, and jobless, is all to the benefit of the rich. The rich make money by what? The working class has to get paid low wages to create products for the upper-class owners. There will NEVER be and can not EVER be possible for everyone to be rich and happy. YOU fat cats need the poor. It is cultural hegemony. You accept the democracy, even though you are not rich, because you are forced to eventually believe it. Who wants you to believe it? The rich. Because I am sick today, there are rich people in America. If I had money for my medications needed, I would be among the rich and in turn, no able to work in factors, build houses, and clean your toilets. Tell me this...if you were rich, would you work in the factory for min wage or clean toilets for a living? The rich can not exist with out the poor. The American dream of everyone being successful is a farce, it is impossible.

    Posted by Eric , 05/02/2010 10:44pm (6 years ago)


    Posted by Joseph McCarthy, 04/23/2010 11:58am (6 years ago)

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