Remarks to the CPUSA National Committee, July 9, 2014
The book Capital in the 21st Century by Thomas Piketty
became a best-seller this year, with its economic analysis
of the growing worldwide concentration of wealth. It
reflects and has contributed to a global discussion on
inequality that has included speeches by President Obama and
Eastern Pennsylvania district*
1. The united front concept was first authored by
a. Georgi Dimitrov at the 7th world Congress of the
b. Zinoviev during the "Third Period."
c. Lenin in the early 1920s.
d. Engles in Socialism, Utopian and Scientific.
1. The massive export of capital and jobs from the U.S.
since the 1980s is the result of:
With the cold-blooded murder of 18-year-old Michael Brown,
who was shot six times by Ferguson police officer Darren
Wilson, once again our hearts and souls are torn asunder.
Once again, millions of African Americans and people of all
races are asking, "How long will these injustices endure?"
We must renew the struggle and confront and defeat the
racist idea that Black lives are expendable in this country
that is our home.
Daily mass demonstrations all over the world have continued
for over a week. A new mass upsurge against racism and
against police crimes is being born.
The climate change struggle, and related environmental
struggles, have become more important over the last few
years, and will become even more so as climate change
exacerbates storms, forest fires, water stresses, fishery
collapses, and other environmental problems. As we noted at
our 30th Convention, we must become more involved in and
connected with these struggles.
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