Remarks to the CPUSA National Committee, July 9, 2014
On Earth Day 2014, the environment is more threatened than
ever. As we celebrate the natural ecosystems on which we
depend, we acknowledge that the rapacious greed of
capitalism is actively harming our climate, our water, our
soil, and dumping pollution that threatens our health and
the health of our children and grandchildren. We have great
confidence in our common future, because the struggles to
save and protect our environment are growing, deepening, and
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
The following statement was adopted at the CPUSA's Nov. 18
National Committee meeting.
This holiday season the struggle for basic human rights
takes center stage. The 99% are marching and lobbying and
standing up to secure the right to vote which is jeopardized
by new laws pushed through in many states.
*The following is a report to the National Committee of the
Communist Party USA, which met in New York City, Nov. 12-13,
*The following is a report to the National Board of the
Communist Party USA by Political Action Chair Joelle
We're living in very exciting and challenging times.
We greet the Occupy Wall St. movement as it spreads
throughout our country from large cities to small towns, led
by youth and joined by people of all ages and backgrounds,
giving voice to deep anger at extreme economic inequality.
*PLEASE NOTE corrected confrence call number:** 605-475-4850