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  Encyclopedia: American Communist Party
Part of the Communist Party of America under the leadership of Charles Ruthenberg and Jay Lovestone did this but a faction under the leadership of Nicholas I. Hourwich and Alexander Bittelman continued to operate independently as the Communist Party of America.
Party members also rallied to the defense of the Spanish Republic during this period after a fascist military uprising tried to overthrow it, resulting in the Spanish Civil War (1936 to 1939).
In the late 1980s the party became estranged from the leadership of Mikhail Gorbachev and criticized his policy of perestroika, leading to the Communist Party of the Soviet Union cutting off its support of the CPUSA in 1989.
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 Communist Party USA - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The party's left wing made plans at a June conference of its own to regain control of the party by sending delegations from the sections of the party that had been expelled to the convention to demand that they be seated.
The Comintern was not happy with two Communist Parties and in January, 1920 dispatched an order that the two parties, which consisted of about 12,000 members, merge under the name United Communist Party and to follow the party line established in Moscow.
Unlike members of political parties, members of the Communist Party are recruited for indoctrination with respect to its objectives and methods, and are organized, instructed, and disciplined to carry into action slavishly the assignments given them by their hierarchical chieftains.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Communist_Party_USA   (5749 words)

  
 DECLINE OF THE AMERICAN COMMUNIST PARTY.
American culture in the post war years was going in a direction in which, if the communists failed to adapt, they would become increasing marginalized, a prospect which became more inevitable since it is not the role of communists to adapt to bourgeois produced culture, especially in its more commercial forms of expression.
Shannon’s claim that the American communist movement hardly made any contribution to the fl movement struggle for equal rights is contradicted when he confesses that ‘The communists dramatised the Negro issue, whatever their purpose, and brought cases to attention that otherwise might never have been noticed beyond a few restricted circles’.
During 1948, the American public became increasingly anti-communist, i.e., they were aroused against communism by the ruling class and its media, so that increasingly the electorate began to identify the Wallace Progressive Party with the communists.
www.oneparty.co.uk /html/tcrevw04.html   (6401 words)

  
 Communist Party of the United States
The Party operated on the principle of 'democratic centralism', which meant that all members were required to study, discuss and vote on all matters of policy; once the decision had been taken, each member was bound by it, whether or not he.
In all, the Communist parties of 53 countries were represented in the International Brigades with a total fighting strength of approximately 18,000, the first of whom arrived in Spain during the latter part of 1936.
When I saw that the Communist Party was taking the lead in the struggle for the rights of minorities and of labor, exposing the role of imperialism in conquest and war, I found that my constant concern with the racist issue became an integral part of the broader struggle for human rights everywhere.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USAcommunist.htm   (7357 words)

  
 Library of Congress Opens Records of the Communist Party, USA
Accounts of the history of American communism and the related issue of anticommunism have been highly contentious, with the academic consensus varying widely over the decades in part due to the shallowness and resulting ambiguity of the evidential base.
In this memo, the head of the American Communist party attempts to reconcile who got which subsidies and which transfers were needed to ensure that the various activities received what Moscow intended.
Reed, a well-known American journalist of the 1910s, was a founder of the American Communist Party in 1919 and one of its early representatives to the Comintern.
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 Communist Party USA - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Communist Party of America (1919 - 1930) documents, officials, images and chronological history.
Communist Party of America (1930 - 1945) documents and chronological history.
American Revolution into the New Millennium: A Counterintelligence Reader: Cold War Counterintelligence PDF file.
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 Communist Party of the United States of America : American Communist Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It was formed in 1919 as a splinter group of the left-wing of the Socialist Party over the issue of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia.
The left wing socialists supported Lenin and Trotsky, and broke off the SP to form two rival parties: the Communist Party of America and Communist Labor Party.
From its inception, the Communist Party, USA came under attack from the FBI and Attorney General A Mitchell Palmer[?] for defying the Sedition Act of 1918[?].
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 IALHI News Service: American Communist History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
American Communist History will be the impartial, leading journal for scholarship about the history of the Communist Party in the United States and its social, political, economic and cultural impact on its members, on its opponents, and the public at large.
The journal will deal with the American party and with the various outside influences which have dealt with its representation, with the controversial folklore that has been engendered about it, and with the many differing views about its antecedents, and its diverse opponents on the Left and Right.
American Communist History will deal in detail with the various interpretations defining the role of the Communist Party, its front groups, its opponents, and Soviet agents in the United States within and on the Left and the Right.
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 A Routledge Title: American Communist History
American Communist History is a non-partisan, objective journal for scholarship about the history of the Communist Party in the United States and its social, political, economic and cultural impact on its members, on its opponents, and the public at large.
The journal deals with the American party and with the various outside influences which have dealt with its representation, with the controversial folklore that has been engendered about it, and with the many differing views about its antecedents, and its diverse opponents on the Left and Right.
American Communist History deals in detail with the various interpretations defining the role of the Communist Party, its front groups, its opponents, and Soviet agents in the United States within and on the Left and the Right.
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 "Communists are second to none in our devotion to our people and to our country": Prosecution and Defense Statements, ...
The ruling further argued that the Party, which was “in the very least ideologically attuned” with Communist countries, had formed “a highly organized conspiracy,” that created the present danger.
Now there are sections in the constitution of the Communist party which was adopted at its convention in July 1945 that purport to urge support of American democracy.
The allegation of crime rests on the charge that we Communist leaders used our inalienable American rights of free speech, press, and association, and sought to advance certain general political doctrines which the indictment falsely says teach and advocate the duty and necessity to overthrow the Government of the United States by force and violence.
historymatters.gmu.edu /d/6446   (1764 words)

  
 Soviet and American Communist Parties The Soviet Communist party evolved from the Russian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Soviet and American Communist Parties The Soviet Communist party evolved from the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party's Bolshevik wing formed by Vladimir Lenin in 1903.
Each national party was required to adhere to the Leninist principle of subordinating members and organizations unconditionally to the decisions of higher authorities.
The American party, a significant although never major political force in the United States, became further demoralized when Boris Yeltsin outlawed the Communist party in Russia in August 1991 and opened up the archives, revealing the continued financial as well as ideological dependency of the American Communists on the Soviet
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 THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO
It is high time that Communists should openly, in the face of the whole world, publish their views, their aims, their tendencies, and meet this nursery tale of the spectre of communism with a manifesto of the party itself.
The socialist and communist literature of France, a literature that originated under the pressure of a bourgeoisie in power, and that was the expressions of the struggle against this power, was introduced into Germany at a time when the bourgeoisie in that country had just begun its contest with feudal absolutism.
The Communists fight for the attainment of the immediate aims, for the enforcement of the momentary interests of the working class; but in the movement of the present, they also represent and take care of the future of that movement.
www.anu.edu.au /polsci/marx/classics/manifesto.html   (14158 words)

  
 CNN.com - Gus Hall, American Communist Party boss, dies at 90 - October 16, 2000
A communist activist since 1926, Hall never repudiated his ideas, even after the dissolution of Communist societies in eastern Europe and the dismantling of the Soviet Union, events he bitterly lamented.
Hall, whose name became synonymous with the American communist movement, said harassment had ranged from FBI surveillance of the party's Manhattan headquarters to his inability to get a credit card for many years.
He was elected Communist Party chairman in 1959 after his release from prison, and received the Order of Lenin, the highest medal in the Soviet Union.
www.cnn.com /2000/US/10/16/obit.hall.ap/index.html   (840 words)

  
 Judaic Communists: The Documentary Record
But Gray's scam is symbolic of countless other Communist ghouls who have managed to land on their feet in the West, disguised as poor, persecuted "Survivors of the Holocaust" and feted as the saints and martyrs of the universe.
Of course when one encounters the issue of Judaics, Communists and Catholics in Poland in the Establishment media or universities today, the mass murder of the Polish Catholics at the hands of the Jewish Communists, is never raised.
Slovo, a Yiddish-speaking Lithuanian 'Jew,' was Secretary General of the South African Communist Party and director of the military wing of the ANC, which perpetrated numerous terror bombings against white civilians.
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 CPUSA Online -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Communist Party, USA expresses its fullest sympathy and solidarity with all the people who are suffering from the effects of the hurricane, especially the infants, children and seniors, who are the most vulnerable...
The Communist Party, USA denounces this agreement and believes it bodes ill for the working people of the U.S. and Central America...
Most of the nearly five hundred delegates and guests who attended the 28th National Convention of the Communist Party, USA in Chicago July1-3 said it was a huge success.
www.cpusa.org   (740 words)

  
 Communist Goals - 1963 Congressional Record
Patricia Nordman of De Land, Fla., is an ardent and articulate opponent of communism, and until recently published the De Land Courier, which she dedicated to the purpose of alerting the public to the dangers of communism in America.
Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the "big picture." Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.
Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use ["]united force["] to solve economic, political or social problems.
www.uhuh.com /nwo/communism/comgoals.htm   (958 words)

  
 International Communist League
The International Communist League (Fourth Internationalist) is a proletarian, revolutionary and internationalist tendency committed to the task of building Leninist parties as national sections of a democratic-centralist international.
We also look to James P. Cannon, a leader of the early American Communist Party who was won to Trotskyism and went on to become a principal founder of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP), working in close collaboration with Leon Trotsky.
The origins of the ICL are in the Spartacist League/U.S., which began as the Revolutionary Tendency in the SWP and was bureaucratically expelled in 1963.
www.icl-fi.org   (303 words)

  
 'American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer' by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In the 1930s, these were fairly extensive, but they are explained away too easily as a manifestation of his "dilettantism." To read only their account, it's easy to view Oppenheimer as a gleeful bohemian sitting around at cocktail parties, expounding passionately on vague leftist views.
Sherwin and Bird paint an almost pathetic picture of a chastened Oppenheimer bent on proving to the authorities that he was a good, patriotic American, noting how the scientist seemed to revert to his teen-age years when he was teased and tormented mercilessly at summer camp but refused to fight back.
This is a biography of the rarest sort, written with the intimacy and immediacy of a first-rate novel.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/05219/549392.stm   (842 words)

  
 Communist Party of the United States of America : American Communist Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
During the 1950s, the Communist Party was decimated by Senator Joe McCarthy and his anti-Communist campaign.
However, in 1984, seeing the onslaught of Ronald Reagan's anti-Communist administration and decreased CPUSA membership, Gus Hall chose to end the CPUSA's electoral campaigns, and the CPUSA has endorsed the Democratic Party in every national election ever since.
[1] (http://www.english.upenn.edu/~afilreis/50s/raymond-allen.html) Article: Communists Should Not Teach In American Colleges, 1949, by Raymond B. Allen, President of the Eniversity of Washington, Seattle.
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 W. E. B. Du Bois   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Du Bois was an early exponent of full equality for African Americans and a cofounder (1905) of the Niagara Movement, which became (1909) the
Also, he introduced the concept of the “talented tenth,” a fl elite whose duty it was to better the lives of less fortunate African Americans.
In 1961 he became a member of the American Communist party, and shortly thereafter he renounced his American citizenship.
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 Anecdote - Jay Lovestone - Jay Lovestone: American Communist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
"In 1929, Jay Lovestone, the head of the American communist party, was summoned to Moscow.
Stalin demanded to know why the worldwide communist revolution had advanced not one step in the largest capitalist country.
No less an authority than Friedrich Engels had said the same thing, talking of 'the special American conditions...
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 flairmedia - California Red: A Life in the American Communist Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
California Red: A Life in the American Communist Party,
The Long Detour: The History and Future of the American Left
Holy Warriors : The Abolitionists and American Slavery
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 Which Side Were You On?: The American Communist Party During the Second World War - Isserman, Maurice
Which Side Were You On?: The American Communist Party During the Second World War - Isserman, Maurice
Title: Which Side Were You On?: The American Communist Party During the Second World War
All things considered, this is the best book yet produced on the American Communist party.'--Journal of American History.
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 Amazon.com Books: New & used textbooks, biographies, children's books, science fiction, cookbooks & more   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A groundbreaking study that radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of the Europeans in 1492.
Traditionally, Americans learned in school that the ancestors of the people who inhabited the Western Hemisphere at the time of Columbus’s landing had crossed the...
Check out a fun way for students and inquisitive minds to learn anatomy and view over 450 detailed drawings of the human body.
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 The Weekly Standard
It is only fitting that this form of political theater--doubts in the wings camouflaged by handshakes on stage--was performed in Hollywood, and by that most theatrical of political organizations, the American Communist party of the 1930s and '40s.
The goyim in their minds was quite large, ranging from Leon Trotsky to (depending on the needs of Moscow) Franklin D. Roosevelt to Robert Taft.
By day, he acted the part of the dutiful party member, helping...
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 Which Side Were You On?: The American Communist Party During the Second World War - Comparaison de prix   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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