OMG! Communist Party chairman on Fox Talk radio? Yes indeed.
It happened recently when John Bachtell appeared on the
Steve Colmes show. You can listen
(Editor's note; This interview was orginally published under
the title "Mistakes were made: A talk with the head of the
Communist Party USA.)
Speech given at the Comfest, June 28th, Columbus Ohio.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Columbus Ohio once again hosted the
nation's largest and oldest volunteer-run music and
community festival, known locally as ComFest, during the
last weekend in June. This year the Ohio District of the
CPUSA sponsored a table on behalf of the district's youth
organizers which was staffed by young and old communists
from across the state. During the three-day fest they spoke
to hundreds of people, sold progressive literature and
union-made apparel, and signed up dozens of people for the
area's mailing list.
If you are the kind of person who's concerned with the fate
of the world, and looks toward political activism as an
effective agency to transform the nature of power, then I
imagine that over the years you've been asked by someone
sometime to join the Party. Or maybe the movement. Or the
committee. Or team. Or leadership collective.
of the Communist Party USA and its 30th
The main slogan of the October Revolution was
*d)* Peace, bread and land.
1. As they completed their lives and work in the last
decades of the 19th century, both Marx and Engels saw
Czarist Russia as