The Communist Party USA expresses deep sorrow at the passing
of one of the greatest political leaders of our time,
Comrade Hugo Chavez, President of the Bolivarian Republic of
Venezuela. We extend our condolences and solidarity to
President Chavez' family, to his comrades and colleagues,
and to the people of Venezuela on this sad occasion.
The Communist Party USA strongly supports efforts by
grassroots organizations, local and state governments,
members of Congress and the White House to curb the tragic
scourge of gun violence in our country.
Once more at the end of a year and in the midst of a holiday
season, the Communist Party USA communicates its dedication
and highest regard to the Cuban Five political prisoners.
Cruelly and unjustly, Gerardo Hernández, Antonio Guerrero,
Ramón Labañino, Fernando González, and René González
have remained in U.S. prisons for more than 14 years - all,
that is, except for René González whose sentence was
relatively short and who was released on parole earlier in
The Communist Party USA offers its most heartfelt
condolences to the parents and families of the victims of
the horrendous crime and tragedy which took place today at
Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Connecticut. To say that 20
young children were gunned down in their elementary school
as were six adults - teachers, staff and principal - is so
unspeakable and heinous it boggles the minds and hearts of
our members as it does all Americans. We extend condolences
to the entire community of Newtown and the state of
Connecticut as all begin the terrible grieving process. Our
members grieve with you and offer support today and the many
hard days to come.
Report to CPUSA teleconference Dec. 4, 2012
*Report to the National Committee, Communist Party USA, Nov.
Main report to the Communist Party USA National
Committee, November 17, 2012National Committee report
It is cruel and divisive to whip up hysteria around the
so-called "fiscal cliff" crisis. The calls to make benefit
cuts to Social Security and Medicare go in the opposite
direction of the mandate delivered by the majority of voters
on November 6. The message of the election clearly was: tax
the wealthy more and protect Social Security, Medicare and
Stop the Violent Escalation in Gaza