Jarvis Tyner

 
 
Jarvis Tyner

Jarvis Tyner is executive vice chair of the Communist Party USA and a long-time member of the party's national board.. He was a founding member of the Black Radical Congress and served on its national coordinating committee for five years.

Tyner was born in the Mill Creek community of West Philadelphia in 1941 and graduated from West Philadelphia High School. He joined the Communist Party USA at the age of 20. After several years working in various industrial jobs in the Philadelphia area, where he was a member of the Amalgamated Lithographers and the Teamsters union, he moved to New York in 1967 to become the national chair of the DuBois Clubs of America, and later founding chair of the Young Workers Liberation League. He was the Communist Party USA candidate for vice president of the U.S. in 1972 and 1976, running with party leader Gus Hall.

As a leader of the CPUSA Tyner has been an active public spokesperson against racism, imperialism and war. He has written numerous articles and pamphlets and appears on the media, campuses and in other public venues advocating for peace, equality and the socialist alternative. He currently resides in the Inwood section of Manhattan, N.Y., is married and the father of four adult children and one grandchild.

 

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Defeat Trump, Defeat Racism

Defeat Trump, Defeat Racism

A defeat of Trump's GOP will open new doors of struggle. What do we have to lose with Trump? Everything.

BY:Jarvis Tyner| October 25, 2016
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African-American struggles are key in the fight for progress

African-American struggles are key in the fight for progress

We say: we need jobs not guns, decent schools and affordable housing - not more jails. The fight against racism today is key to defeating the entire agenda of the...

BY:Jarvis Tyner| May 1, 2016
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NY Communists celebrate Juneteenth at Buffalo festival

NY Communists celebrate Juneteenth at Buffalo festival

Most impressive were the large number of young people who stopped and talked.

BY:Jarvis Tyner| July 17, 2015
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NY Communists celebrate Juneteenth at Buffalo festival

NY Communists celebrate Juneteenth at Buffalo festival

Most impressive were the large number of young people who stopped and talked.

BY:Jarvis Tyner| July 17, 2015
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#Blacklivesmatter

#Blacklivesmatter

Clearly the movement while at new level must be bigger and broader.

BY:Jarvis Tyner| April 30, 2015
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