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
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.
Keynote address to the Communist Party National Members
Conference, April 27 & 28, 2013, New York City