Communist Party USA an introduction: our policy, history and how we work

BY:Communist Party USA| October 15, 2013
Communist Party USA an introduction: our policy, history and how we work
The Communist Party USA is holding a series of sessions to introduce new and prospective members to our policy, history, day-to-day work and our structure and decision making process. Audio recordings of each session will be posted as they occur.

Session I. Strategy and tactics – getting from here to socialism
Featuring Sam Webb, CPUSA National Chair 

If it were easy to bring about a socialist revolution, the working class would have done it long ago. 

In reality, the process to win socialism in the US or anywhere is very complicated. It requires prolonged struggle passing through numerous stages, the building of broad alliances reflecting overwhelming majority support propelled by deep going class and socialist consciousness on the part of the working class.

One of the things distinguishing the CPUSA is our ability to see the unique path to US socialism, to identify stages of struggle through which the movement must pass, the key class and social forces necessary to advance through each stage and the means to build maximum unity to do it.
This is the subject of a discussion led by CPUSA National Chair Sam Webb entitled, “Strategy and tactics – getting from here to socialism.” The discussion was held March 28, 2013 as part of a new members orientation series.


    The Communist Party USA is a working class organization founded in 1919 in Chicago, IL.

    The Communist Party stands for the interests of the American working class and the American people. It stands for our interests in both the present and the future. Solidarity with workers of other countries is also part of our work. We work in coalition with the labor movement, the peace movement, the student movement, organizations fighting for equality and social justice, the environmental movement, immigrants rights groups and the health care for all campaign.

    But to win a better life for working families, we believe that we must go further. We believe that the American people can replace capitalism with a system that puts people before profit — socialism.

    We are rooted in our country's revolutionary history and its struggles for democracy. We call for "Bill of Rights" socialism, guaranteeing full individual freedoms.

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