Sam Webb on May Day and Class Struggle Today

BY:Sam Webb| May 2, 2012
Sam Webb on May Day and Class Struggle Today

May Day, International Workers Day, was born in the USA and is an official holiday in nearly 80 countries around the world. After  years of being little recognized in the land of its birth, May Day is on the rise again in this country. First revitalized by the explosive immigrant rights demonstrations on May Day 2006 and then claimed by the burgeoning Occupy Wall Street movement, now May Day is being embraced by the U.S. labor movement in ways it has never been before.

Communist Party Chair Sam Webb is interviewed below on RT television on May Day 2012. He discusses the modern relevance of May Day, the Occupy movement and the class struggle in the U.S. today.


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    Sam Webb is a member of the National Committee of the Communist Paryt USA. He served as the party's national chairperson from 2000 to 2014. Previously he was the state organizer of the Communist Party in Michigan. Earlier, he was active in the labor movement in his home state of Maine.

    He is a public spokesperson for the CPUSA, and travels extensively in the U.S. and abroad, including trips to South Africa, China, Vietnam, and Cuba where he met with leaders of those countries.

    Webb currently resides in New York City, graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia and received his MA in economics from the University of Connecticut.


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