The following statement was released by John Bachtell, chair
of the Communist Party USA in the wake of the police
shooting of unarmed 17-year-old Michael Brown and the
subsequent police attacks on peaceful protesters and
We'd like to introduce you to our new national officers.
Among those elected at our 30th convention in Chicago are a
new chairman, secretary treasurer and several vice chairs.
They're looking forwarding to working with you in the
upcoming struggles of our class and people.
Recently the Communist Party USA held its 30th National
Convention in Chicago. In all, nearly 375 delegates and
guests convened over the weekend of June 13-15 to affirm the
Party's strategic policy, hold panel and plenary
discussions, conduct workshops and outline new areas of
organizational focus - namely, broadening and building the
movement of fast-food workers for $15 an-hour and a union,
and redoubling our efforts in the struggle to avert climate
catastrophe through global warming.
The Communist Party USA (CPUSA) joins with other progressive
and workers' organizations around the world to to call for a
peaceful, negotiated solution to the internal conflicts in
Ukraine. We strongly call for a return to democracy by the
Ukrainian government in Kiev. And we deplore the civilian
casualties that are mounting as the Kiev regime calls up
reserves and new military draftees to crush the opposition
in Donetsk and Luhansk provinces. We also call for an
unbiased investigation of the horrendous shooting down of
the Malaysian airliner.
*The Communist Party USA asks all its members and friends to
act immediately in response to the crisis of child migrants
on the Mexico-US border, and to oppose proposed legislative
changes that would make the situation worse.*
First three Jewish young people kidnapped and slain, then an
Arab youth burned alive in revenge.
*Greetings sent to the 30th National Convention of the
Communist Party USA in Chicago, June 13-15, 2014 by Angela
*Greetings delivered to the 30th National Convention in
Chicago, June 15, 2014 by Pat Fry, National Co-Chair CCDS. A
Communist Party delegation attended the last two Conventions
of CCDS as a reflection of our cooperation in the mass