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Communist Party USA Celebrates 95th Anniversary in Chicago

Communist Party USA Celebrates 95th Anniversary in Chicago

The city of its birth.

Chicago long has been a center of Communist Party USA activity.

This video from 2011 shows the CPUSA protesting in support of the Occupy movement in Chicago:

Today in Chicago was the 95th Anniversary celebration, as Ron Grossman of the Chicago Tribune reports:

Communist Party USA gathers in Chicago

“I finally realized, I didn’t believe in the other side,” said Gosman, a retired employee of the Los Angeles school system.

The Chicago convention will feature three days of speeches, panel discussions and workshops. One session will be devoted to catching up with an online era.

Communists, like other radicals, traditionally recruit by hawking the party’s paper on street corners. But financial constraints have forced the People’s World to abandon its print edition. So one question up for discussion is how can put the party in touch with low-paid workers, environmentalists and advocates for social justice?

Of course, the complete story of the run-up to World War II isn’t something of which communists can be proud. In 1939, Stalin and Hitler became allies, forcing communists everywhere to abandon their anti-war campaign — until the Nazis invaded the Soviet Union, two years later.

Those flip-flops still haunt American communists, noted Tim Yeager, who juggles three roles: United Auto Workers union organizer, Communist official and Episcopal priest.

“I’m new to this, so I don’t know all that much about communism,” said Mateo, 23, an AFL-CIO field worker. Still, she knew she wanted to mark her newfound hope for a better future for others to see. She had a hammer and sickle tattooed on her forearm.

As you read the full report above, you may notice the CPUSA using terms like social justice, income inequality and one percent.

Sound familiar?

(Featured image: Chicago Tribuine Video)


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Dear CPUSA: How to say this…ya know, like, sensitively Dudes: Your Comrades of last century were directly responsible for 100+Million corpses of their own people in the ground. Let me guess, Fools…Yeah, thought so. You say they played kinda rough, made some mistakes, but all you need is another chance to ‘get it right’. That about says it, doesn’t it, Comrades?

    tom swift in reply to NeoConScum. | June 16, 2014 at 2:39 am

    It’s a very flexible perversion. Communists simply don’t consider those earlier failures to be “Communism” at all. That allows them to be dead certain that when it’s finally done “right”, it will work just fine.

    A few years ago I actually heard a European progressive student insist that, in reference to the failure of the Communist states in Europe, “you couldn’t possibly call them Communist.” The fact that we did indeed call them Communist for most of the twentieth century was simply dismissed.

PersonFromPorlock | June 15, 2014 at 5:02 pm

I do like that bit about Communism “Putting people and nature before profits.” Norilsk who? where?

    profshadow in reply to PersonFromPorlock. | June 15, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Putting people before OTHER people’s profits…not before “our own” profits.

    Radegunda in reply to PersonFromPorlock. | June 16, 2014 at 2:31 am

    Maybe that “people and nature” combo is a response to my wise observation that at least one-half of the team that campaigned on the slogan “putting people first” was usually putting people a distant second to “the earth.”

retired employee of the Los Angeles school system

ahh, a union pensioner who could never be fired and if he felt pissed off could strike,

Midwest Rhino | June 15, 2014 at 5:48 pm

United Auto Workers union organizer, Communist official and Episcopal priest.

good grief.

Commies love to claim Jesus and the early church were “communist” because one location seemed to have some sort of commune like agreement … “they had all things common”.

I’ll give them Jesus as a commie, if they will then follow the Christian teaching on FREE WILL GIVING. So all taxes will now be voluntary, free will offerings. And I get to ear mark my donations, for the military, maybe a few civic projects. No more FLOTUS entourage world tours. 🙂

    Uncle Samuel in reply to Midwest Rhino. | June 16, 2014 at 4:31 am

    The Episcopal Organization abandoned Christianity for heresy, apostasy, syncretism and pansexualism over a decade ago. This once-stalwart orthodox church is now a cult using the Lord’s Name in vain. It is Christian in name only.

Bamster sent his love from the back 9.

Who from the Obama administration DID attend? Anyone check?

Or sent in some funding? Or?

“I’m new to this, so I don’t know all that much about communism,” said Mateo, 23, an AFL-CIO field worker./

Enough said.

“low-paid workers, environmentalists and advocates for social justice”

Three interesting target groups, especially in the US.

Comrades of Chicago, I have a book for you, written by our beloved Uncle Joe Stalin:
“The People’s History of the U.S.S.R.”

From the book jacket:
“Not written for the weak of stomach but for the Revolutionaries who need fresh blood…. Included are the exciting nasty bits you have earnestly desired: show trials, gulags, the cult of personality, no due process punishment, genocide, purges, spying on your fellow man, collective poverty, ruthlessness, cruelty, removal of entire populations, suppression of all views, despair, suicide, mass drunkenness, utter submission to the State and, finally, my comrades, acquiring a taste for evil like a cognocenti. Enjoy!”

It is does not matter what type of paper you wrap it in – rotten fish smells just as bad.