About CPUSA

 
 
About Us

Founded in 1919, the Communist Party USA has championed the struggles for democracy, labor rights, women’s equality, racial justice and peace for 97 years. The Communist Party has an unparalleled history in the progressive movement of the United States, from the struggle against Jim Crow segregation, the organizing of the industrial unions, from the canneries of California, to the sweatshops of New York City.

Our Vision

A better and peaceful world is possible - a world where people and nature come before profits. That’s socialism. That's the Communist Party USA. Learn more about our vision and how we can achieve our goals.

FAQ

CPUSA promotes unity, equality, democracy, and internationalism. Our members strive to instill our values in their communities for the good of all working people. Learn more about our core values.

Socialism in the USA

Socialism is a common-sense path to a fairer, more prosperous and more democratic USA. 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.

party voices

VIDEO: Vietnam’s Socialist-Oriented Market Economy
By: Chauncey K. Robinson | April 30, 2016

People's World Social Media Editor Chauncey Robinson explores the challenges with Bui The Giang from the Commission for External Relations of the Communist Party of Vietnam.

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By: Marc Brodine | May 1, 2016

Climate change and other environmental challenges are forcing us to look to the other part of the equation also, that of the nature from which all value is derived. If...

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Marxist education: How we do it in Los Angeles
By: Rossana Cambron | December 2, 2015

We believed it was important to discuss the current stage of capitalism that we live under, then begin to take a look at history and connect the question of imperialism.

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History

As people the world over know, the celebration of May Day as a labor holiday began in connection with the events that transpired on and around May 1, 1886 in...

The CPUSA and the African American Liberation struggle: a global perspective

The Party’s contribution to the struggle for racial equality in the US is part of the historical record, although it rarely gets the attention it deserves in historical accounts. Two...

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Communist Party and African American equality – a focus unequaled in U.S. history

In honor of African American History Month, the third article in our series on the Communist Party's 90th Anniversary surveys a few documents written by leading African American party members...

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Remembering James W. Ford

In honor of African American History Month, the sixth article in our series on the Communist Party's 90th anniversary will survey a document written by James W. Ford, one of...

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