This is an excerpt of National Char Sam Webb's remarks to
the meeting of the party's National Committee, November
16-17, 2013. That meeting announced the Party's 30th
National Convention will be held in Chicago, June 13-15,
2014. The part of Webb's remarks pertaining to the
Convention Discusion will be published seperately in the
lead up to the Convention Discussion, starting Feb 1, 2014.
Contribution from the Communist Party USA to the
International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties,
Nov. 8-10, 2013, Lisbon, Portugal
*Reprinted from People's
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An open letter to the Communist Party of Chile, the
Communist Youth of Chile, and the working class and people
PHOTO: Founding Convention of the Communist Party of
America, Chicago 1919.
On August 6, 1945, the United States military dropped an
atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, Japan. Three days
later on August 9, an atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki,
Japan. The bombs directly killed hundreds of thousands of
people - largely civilians of all ages - from the initial
blast and from injuries and illness in the months following.
Many more died from fallout and radiation exposure. Nearly
half-a-million survivors (called Hibakusha in Japanese) have
lived with ailments, injuries, pain throughout their (often
shortened) lives. These attacks on civilian targets with
nuclear weapons was of dubious military value and was likely
a demonstration of nuclear might for the Soviet Union and
the world to see. Hiroshima and Nagasaki are still the only
uses of nuclear weapons in wartime and represent crimes
El juicio de George Zimmerman por el asesinato de Trayvon
Martin concluyó con un veredicto de no culpable. Pero
Zimmerman está lejos de ser inocente y el caso nos recuerda
el carácter universal del racismo en los EE.UU.
The trial of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon
Martin concluded with a not guilty verdict. But Zimmerman is
far from innocent and the entire case reminds us of the
pervasive nature of racism in the U.S.