In other words, democracy

 
BY:Zach Carlson, Cori Marshall And Scott Hiley| July 26, 2019
In other words, democracy

In this episode, recorded at CPUSA’s 31st National Convention, Zach, Cori, and Scott examine our party’s decision-making process.  ‘Democratic centralism’ is the technical term in Marxism-Leninism, but it’s just working class democracy: a process of open deliberation leading to united action.  How is it different from capitalist democracy and what does it look like in practice?  Listen to find out.

 

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For more on this topic, check out John Bachtell’s summary of how CPUSA elects its leadership.

 

 

 

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    With an academic background in history and anthropology, Zach focuses on the history and theory of the party, and communism as a whole. His goal is to create an informative and accessible supplement to difficult theory and whitewashed history. To him, a strong understanding of both theory and history is critical for any dedicated Marxist. Currently working on his Master’s at Illinois State University, Zach intends to move on to a PhD program soon after graduation to focus on left and labor history.

     
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    Scott Hiley has taught French, literature, history, and philosophy at the high school, college, and post-graduate levels.  A member of CPUSA since 2010, he is active in struggles against austerity and for education justice and labor rights. His articles have appeared in the People's World (US), the Morning Star (UK), and l'Humanité (France). He lives in a rural town in upstate NY.

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