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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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Native demonstration against pipeline held at law offices in Bismarck

BISMARCK, ND -- On Monday, August 29, a massive demonstration of the Standing Rock Sioux and their allies was held at the offices of the law firm, Fredrikson and Byron in Bismarck, North Dakota. The demonstration was to protest the firm's representation of Energy Transfer Partners, the Dallas-based corporation responsible...

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Yale graduate teachers petition NLRB for union recognition

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Gleeful graduate student workers at Yale University wasted no time in filing petitions with the National Labor Relations Board for union certification following the long awaited NLRB decision to restore collective bargaining rights to graduate employees at private universities. Despite majority votes and card collections over...

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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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    Why can't workers just pool their money and start businesses built on socialist principles? On your web page Bill of Rights Socialism it says “In a socialist economy, things get turned right side up. The ownership and control of the means of production would be in the hands of those...
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    Thanks for your question Michael. Your idea, of  "workers voluntarily pool their money together and start their own businesses" has been tried and is often successful in specialized, small scale businesses usually known as cooperatives. However, as a way of transforming the capitalist system that puts profit first and people last, it's our opinion that the key, massive sectors of the economy must be publicly owned. Examples of key sectors are railroads, auto plants, steel mills, power plants, communications networks, banks. These are beyond the ability of workers to buy with the money "they pool together."



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