Communist Party Convention Pledges to Defeat Bush Agenda



Press Release July 5, 2005

Contact: Libero Della Piana, (office) 212-989-4994, (email)

Communist Party Convention Pledges to Defeat Bush Agenda Concludes by Reelecting Webb National Chairman

(Chicago) The 28th National Convention of the Communist Party, USA concluded here yesterday with the election of the organizations new National Committee and the unanimous reelection of Sam Webb as National Chairman.

Nearly 500 delegates, guests and dignitaries met here over Fourth of July weekend to share political experiences, discuss current events and deliberate on Communist Party policies for the next four years. Participants came from as far away as Hawaii and Maine, Alaska and Florida.

Also attending were international guests from communist and workers parties in fifteen countries including representatives of the Communist Party of Vietnam, the Communist Party of the Sudan and the Iraqi Communist Party.

Sunday, the Convention unanimously passed a resolution in support of the work of the Communist Party of Iraq, who struggled heroically for democratic and economic rights under the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein and now continue under the U.S. occupation.

The need for a broad coalition effort to defeat the policies of President George W. Bush was the main theme of the Convention. In his closing remarks, Webb said the struggle over the next Supreme Court Nomination will be a key struggle for the Party and other democratically minded people.

The extreme right wants to lock in control of that court for the next 10-12 years, Webb said. Perhaps they will begin with [an attack] on reproductive rights, but they wont stop there.

He then reminded delegates that the Communist Party along with the womens, civil rights, and labor movements helped to defeat Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork in 1987. We can do it again, he said.

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