(Editor's note: Report to CPUSA National Committee
meeting, September 11, 2014.)
1. Marxists traditionally see the capitalist state as:* c* A
state controlled in the last analysis by the capitalist
class; and* e* An arena of class and democratic struggle
Remarks to the CPUSA National Committee, July 9, 2014
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.
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 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.
After a long and bitterly contested battle, the forces of
inclusive democracy came out on top yesterday. The better
angels of the American people spread their wings, as they
went to the polls.
Join us Tuesday, December 20, for a live interview on the
historic Wisconsin recall campaign of Gov. Scott Walker and
its implications for turning back the rightwing anti-labor
assault and winning in the 2012 elections.
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.