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Socialism is a common-sense path to a fairer, more prosperous and more democratic USA. Socialism is also a desperate necessity as capitalism and its unrelenting drive for profits threaten to make our planet uninhabitable. Working families in America – the 99% - between us create all the products and services that make our country the richest nation in the history of humankind. It doesn’t make sense that these collectively produced resources are owned and controlled by a tiny handful of billionaires. The fight for socialism is a dynamic process to fulfill the vision of a future of peace, justice and fairness for our nation and our world.

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Ex-dictator, others sentenced in Argentina for "Operation Condor" crimes

On May 27, an Argentine court in Buenos Aires convicted 14 military officers of conspiring to commit, and of committing crimes against humanity during the country's "Dirty War" of 1976 to 1983. This was a long trial, and a number of aging defendants died before its conclusion. There have been...

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Trump v. Bernie: First as farce, then as tragedy

On June 25, on Jimmy Kimmel Live, presumptive Republican nominee for president Donald Trump was asked if he would consider a debate with Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders. Trump agreed saying, "If he paid a sum toward charity I would love to do that." Shortly after, the Sanders campaign twitter tweeted...

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Party Voices

BY: Chauncey K. Robinson| April 30, 2016

Three decades ago, Vietnam embarked on what it calls a "renewal" process that brought rapid development after years of war, famine, and poverty. The ideological and economic approach of combining their socialist goals with a market system has seen many gains, but also brought new dangers. During a recent visit to Vietnam, People's World sat down with Bui The Giang, the Director General for Western Europe and North America Affairs for the Communist Party of Vietnam's Commission of External Relations. In the course of this in-depth talk, Giang discussed Vietnam's journey towards economic prosperity, its commitment to sticking to a...

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BY: Marc Brodine| May 01, 2016

In Engel’s address at the graveside of Karl Marx, he said “Marx discovered the law of development of human history: the simple fact, hitherto concealed by an overgrowth of ideology, that mankind must first of all eat, drink, have shelter and clothing, before it can pursue politics, science, art, religion, etc.” Another pertinent quote is that according to the labor theory of value, “all value comes from nature altered by human labor.” In the past, Marxists have focused on the labor part of that equation, noting that how human labor is organized, how production is organized, is the fundamental determinant...

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BY: Rossana Cambron| December 02, 2015

The Southern California district of the CPUSA, has been connecting with various social justice groups for several years, which has made it possible for us to join together and hold several activities in the community. One such event was a 6-week introductory course on Marxism in Spanish. At each session we had a home cooked meal which facilitated the participant's attendance by not having to stop and have dinner elsewhere. This allowed us to socialize for half an hour before each session. The courses included, imperialism, historical materialism, dialectical materialism, methodology, women's equality and Latin America and the path to...

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Have a question about CPUSA and our stance on issues? Our CPUSA experts are standing by to give you an answer!

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    I'm a student at Sammamish High School in Bellevue, Washington. In my US history class I am doing a project on Communism in the 1920's. I was looking to learn about the start of the Communist Party USA.
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    There are a number of books and other resources you can check for which cover that period in our Party’s history. There is an “official” one written by our long time chair during the 30s and 40s and 50s, William Z. Foster, entitled “History of the CPUSA.” Large libraries should have a copy. There are several biographies of leaders of that period, including several books by Foster on his own life, and a bio of him by Arthur Zipzer. Other bios covering that period include one by Art Sheilds, a long-time labor journalist and Party member, “On the Battle Lines,” and anything about John Reed. Also “We Are Many” by Mother Bloor. There is much more material available about the...



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