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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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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Convention Discussion: Some thoughts on changing our name

Convention Discussion: Some thoughts on changing our name

Submitted by Jarvis Tyner, Executive Vice-Chair, CPUSA I am not for changing our name. I think we can build and large and influential CPUSA in the 21st Century. We can...

BY:Jarvis Tyner| May 29, 2014
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Black History Month 2014: We’re Not Going Back

Black History Month 2014: We’re Not Going Back

Video conversation with Jarvis Tyner about Black History in the U.S. and the connection between racism and capitalism.

BY:Jarvis Tyner| February 20, 2014
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Build the Party: Oh yes we will

Build the Party: Oh yes we will

This battle against austerity is a battle for the working class and against racism. It is gaining momentum. It is a battle for union rights and against poverty.

BY:Jarvis Tyner| May 7, 2013
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