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  Communist Party USA - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The factional infighting within the CPUSA did not end, however; the communist leadership of the New York locals of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union lost the 1926 strike of cloakmakers in New York City in large part because of intra-party factional rivalries.
The CPUSA, along with leftists throughout the world, raised funds for medical relief while many of its members made their way to Spain with the aid of the party to join the Lincoln Brigade, one of the International Brigades.
The leadership of the CPUSA was among the most vocal pro war voices in the United States, advocating unity against fascism, not opposing the prosecution of leaders of the Socialist Workers Party under the newly enacted Smith Act, and opposing A.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/CPUSA   (8317 words)

 Untitled   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The CPUSA throughout its 80 years has been in the forefront of the struggle for workers rights and trade union organization, for full emancipation of the African American people, for equal rights for all people.
In the Cold War period of the 1950s the CPUSA fought the U.S. brand of fascism at home which was led by anti-communist Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee.
The CPUSA - the party of Marxism-Leninism, the Party of socialism - today is in major struggle to mobilize the U.S. working class and people to throw off the destructive exploitative capitalist system and to put in its place the people liberating system of socialism.
www.pww.org /past-weeks-1999/CPUSA%2080%20yrs%20young.htm   (308 words)

 Earl Browder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During his term as General Secretary, Browder embraced the popular front tactic and led the CPUSA's tactic of expressing support for the New Deal of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, while demanding that it should go much farther in terms of restructuring the capitalist system.
In 1944, perceiving the end of the war and the possibility of postwar tension between Washington and Moscow, Browder made moves to distance the CPUSA from the Soviet Union, declaring that communism and capitalism could peacefully co-exist.
The CPUSA reconstituted itself as the Communist Political Association.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Earl_Browder   (1950 words)

 Urban Legends Reference Pages: CPUSA
The Communist Party of The United States of America, CPUSA, is publicly supporting the election of John Kerry.
So, the originator of this email wrote to a spokesman of the CPUSA in Georgia and here is part of the spokesman's letter: "The CPUSA supports the John Kerry campaign with donations and volunteer effort.
The Communist Party USA (CPUSA) has chosen not to field their own candidate in the 2004 presidential election.
www.snopes.com /politics/kerry/cpusa.asp   (1166 words)

 William F. Dunne and the Fight Against Revisionism in the CPUSA
Shortly afterward, under the pressure of the international communist movement,(5) the CPUSA was forced to rescind this act of betrayal of the working class.
The revisionist CPUSA was targeted because of its verbal (though hollow) espousal of socialism, its proclaimed opposition to the expansionist war-drive of U.S. imperialism, and its formal support of the USSR.
The CPUSA and all workers it could influence were therefore committed to support of candidates of the "most progressive" of the two capitalist parties - the Democratic party.
www.mltranslations.org /Us/MLO/mlo1_2.htm   (6514 words)

 February 2001 - Library of Congress Information Bulletin
However, in late 1992, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, a historian in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress, John Earl Haynes, learned that the CPUSA had secretly shipped these records to the Soviet Union more than 50 years ago, where they were kept in a closed Communist Party archives.
The CPUSA has always been a secretive organization; while occasional government raids, subpoenas, search warrants and congressional investigations made some documentation part of the public record, the quantity was never large because of the party's practice of hiding or destroying records.
This material is thought to have been in his possession at the time of his death and was added to the CPUSA collection by Comintern archivists.
www.loc.gov /loc/lcib/0102/red_ink.html   (915 words)

 CNN Cold War - Spotlight: Communist Party, U.S.A.
Eventually, most of those legal barriers against American communists were dropped, and the CPUSA was allowed to operate like other political parties.
The CPUSA had to cope with widespread anti-communist sentiment in the 1950s, along with shocking news from Moscow.
The opening of Soviet records in Moscow have revealed that the CPUSA received several million dollars annually from the Kremlin for operating costs.
edition.cnn.com /SPECIALS/cold.war/episodes/06/spotlight   (944 words)

 Books in Review: The Soviet World of American Communism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Crucial to the efforts to rehabilitate and idealize the American Communist Party was the contention that it was a grassroots organization of socially conscious Americans, fighting for social justice, concerned with mainly American conditions, and not subservient to the USSR.
The faithfulness of the CPUSA to Soviet policies was also illustrated by its avid support of the Soviet authorities in their various doctrinal disputes and domestic political campaigns, in particular those waged against the followers (real and alleged) of Trotksy and Bukharin.
The CPUSA depended on the Soviet Union because of its small size and the fact that it received little support from the American working class.
www.firstthings.com /ftissues/ft9806/reviews/hollander.html   (1540 words)

 An Essay on Historical Writing on Domestic Communism
One consisted of the CPUSA headquarters in New York to which was attributed the regrettable part of Communist history: subordination to Moscow, support for Stalin’s purges, cheers for the Nazi-Soviet Pact, contempt for political democracy, and fervent belief in Marxism-Leninism.
Two weeks later, mid-September, the Comintern informed the CPUSA that this was a wrong guess and provided some guidance on the proper interpretation of the Pact, and one point was that Polish resistance was not to be cheered.
To say that the CPUSA was nothing but a Soviet fifth column in the Cold War would be an exaggeration; it still remains true that the CPUSA’s chief task was the promotion of communism and the interests of the Soviet Union though political means.
www.johnearlhaynes.org /page67.html   (12651 words)

 ZZogedy - A Retreat for the CPUSA?
At its peak, the CPUSA attracted hundreds of thousands of members and friends to a vision of a world without profit, without exploitation.
A recent speech by CPUSA national chairman, Sam Webb, suggests a looming threat to that tradition.
Webb casts aside the CPUSA's long established commitment to a vanguard party for the vague notion of an "assemblage" of "core constituencies" marching towards socialism.
www.mltoday.com /Pages/Debates/Zigedy-ARetreat.html   (628 words)

 KGB - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Communist Party USA (CPUSA) and its general secretary Earl Browder assisted with recruitment efforts, and soon the KGB’s network was providing high-grade intelligence from within the United States government and defense and technology firms.
The residue effects of the Red Scare and McCarthyism and the evisceration of the CPUSA severely damaged KGB efforts at recruitment.
The last major illegal, "Willie" Vilyam Fisher, better known as Rudolf Abel, was betrayed by his assistant Reino Häyhänen in 1957, in all likelihood leaving the KGB without a single illegal residency in the United States, at least for a major span of time.
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/KGB   (5384 words)

 KERRY vs. CPUSA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
CPUSA: Bush is privatizing Medicare, Social Security and public education with phony reforms instead of enacting health care for all, protecting retirement funds and full funding for public education through college.
CPUSA: Bush is bankrupting the Federal Government with giant tax cuts for the very rich and super-funds to the military instead of securing the budget for human needs by taxing the rich and spending on human needs.
CPUSA: Bush is denying civil liberties and free speech in the name of fighting terrorism instead of repealing the USA Patriot Act and helping cities, towns and states fund firefighters and police.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1187045/posts   (1664 words)

 The Volokh Conspiracy - The Red Menace, Revisited:
So is the claim that CPUSA members were evil or immoral in their conduct, although many of you appear to view mere belief in Marxist ideology as evil or immoral.
The people who attended CPUSA meetings were ordinary human beings with the foibles we all have; they gossiped, they complained, they disagreed, they engaged in internal intrigue, they manipulated, they bragged, they made mistakes.
The CPUSA and its members were slavishly dedicated to the goals of a murderous totalitarian monster named Joseph Stalin; Haynes, Klehr and others make this clear with a super-abundance of evidence.
volokh.powerblogs.com /posts/1141529252.shtml   (4024 words)

 CPUSA Online - FAQ's
The CPUSA was founded in 1919, most of its membership originally coming from the left wing of the Socialist Party.
The CPUSA stands for freedom of religion and welcomes members from all religions, and supports the progressives in every religion who fight for the poor, for workers, for a humane and just society.
The CPUSA, in its constitution and practice, strives to be as democratic as possible and as accountable to the membership as feasible, without abandoning the centralist aspects of our structure.
www.cpusa.org /article/static/511   (12176 words)

 Two, Three, Many Parties of a New Type?
The communist movement has set itself the tasks of constructing the vanguard party of the proletariat, rallying the proletarian masses around the vanguard and all popular forces around the proletariat, creating a force capable of overthrowing the bourgeoisie, and destroying the bourgeois state apparatus through the establishment of proletarian dictatorship.
Rejecting the pretensions of the CPUSA to be this revolutionary party, Marxist-Leninists hold that the CPUSA has revised the principles of Marxism-Leninism and renounced revolutionary class struggle.
But as opposed to the situation in many European countries or Japan, the revisionist capture of the CPUSA did not lead to the development of a mass reformist party, but rather to the effective liquidation of the Party.
struggle.net /ALC/TwoThreeCh3D.htm   (1503 words)

The editors contend that the CPUSA was subservient to the Comintern; received large subsidies from the Soviet government; and closely cooperated through its secret apparatus with Soviet government intelligence services.
For most of the Comintern's existence the CPUSA stationed a permanent representative in Moscow whose sole duty was to act as CPUSA liaison to the Comintern.
On the matter of CPUSA involvement in Soviet atomic espionage: Readers, you may remember that I asked, inter alia, how agent Louis could be in the United States in 1942 helping Soviet intelligence services to penetrate the Manhattan project, and at the same time be abroad.
www.h-net.org /~russia/threads/index/thrdcarhaynes.html   (10104 words)

 History, Hypocrisy and The Nation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Beginning in 1943 and ending in the 1980s, the NSA intercepted thousands of cables and, thanks to a major mistake on the part of the Soviets, were able to decipher a significant number of them.
Their previous books, of course, were based entirely on CPUSA documents so if anybody indicted the CPUSA it was the CPUSA.
Because the CPUSA was on the Left, however, it still gets the benefit of the doubt from the usual suspects.
www.leftwatch.com /archives/years/1999/000022.html   (832 words)

 A Comment On The Statement Of The CPUSA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The CPUSA statement was particularly vicious in slandering the Chinese Communist Party for the position it took on the Caribbean crisis.
These leaders of the CPUSA often speak of “two power centers in Washington, one in the White House, the other in the Pentagon”, and speak of “the Pentagon generals and admirals and their coalition partners among the ultra-Rights, the Republican leaders and Wall Street” as forces independent of the White House.
The fact that certain leaders of the CPUSA are so eager to prettify U.S. imperialism and so eager to affirm their loyalty to the ruling class of the United States recalls to mind Browder’s revisionism, which existed in the CPUSA for some time.
www.marxists.org /subject/china/documents/polemic/cpusa.htm   (3892 words)

 Pasco: CPUSA names two to fill one vacant position
This is the second time in the past three seasons the CPUSA has sought college coaching.
His U-14 boys team was among three boys squads and a girls squad from the league to make it to the State Cup in the spring.
Plus, CPUSA players are usually among locals who attend the Division II school's summer soccer camps.
www.sptimes.com /2006/06/20/Pasco/CPUSA_names_two_to_fi.shtml   (698 words)

 Raleigh International Spy Conference
Espionage, while not the CPUSA’s chief task, was nonetheless an important task of the movement until the late 1940s.
And it was a task that grew naturally out of the CPUSA’s expectation that the growth of Soviet power would eventually bring about a situation where its seizure of power would move from the realm of the theoretical to the possible.
The chief reason the Soviets used the CPUSA is an obvious one: it enabled them to accomplish a great deal more than they could otherwise have done.
www.raleighspyconference.com /news/news_11-11-05.aspx   (606 words)

 COINTELPRO -- Communist Party, USA
The current SWP program aimed at winning recruits from the CPUSA is made to order for the Bureau in increasing disruption inside the CPUSA.
When the Communist Party, USA (CPUSA), launched its widespread underground operations, it was reported that it made extensive study of the problem of filing income tax returns by the underground leaders and members who were assigned underground activities.
The resignation of Howard Fast, the well-known communist author, from the Communist Party, USA, (CPUSA) has provided an excellent psychological weapon to utilize in connection with wavering CP members especially those who come from families of Jewish faith or who have spouses of Jewish faith.
www.icdc.com /~paulwolf/cointelpro/cpusa.htm   (2363 words)

 CNN - Cold War: Chat with Harvey Klehr
Klehr, in "Storming Heaven," you went to some lengths to insist that the CPUSA was NOT an agent of Soviet policy, however duped ideologically they may have been.
Harvey Klehr: The CPUSA insisted that whatever problems there were in the USSR were temporary and caused by the depredations of international capitalism.
Harvey Klehr: Because the CPUSA was supporting the foreign policy of America's major foe at a time when the enemy had nuclear weapons.
edition.cnn.com /SPECIALS/cold.war/guides/debate/chats/klehr   (3077 words)

 SSRN-The Red Menace Revisited by David Bernstein
Its unique contribution is to approach this controversy from the perspective of First Amendment theory, taking into account recent evidence that the Communist Party, USA (CPUSA) was the American arm of the Stalinist Soviet enemy, and was heavily implicated in espionage against the United States.
Part I of this Review discusses the Smith Act prosecutions, in CPUSA leaders were prosecuted for promoting violent revolution against the government.
However, in judging the Smith Act prosecutions, historians may consider not only constitutional issues, but the moral status of the defendants; whether freedom of expression suffered any lasting harm; and whether the goal of destroying the CPUSA's usefulness to the USSR for espionage was, in context, a particularly important one.
papers.ssrn.com /sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=887773   (434 words)

 Document 16
Telegram from the ECCI Secretariat to Earl Browder, CPUSA.
  From 1930 to 1944, the General Secretary of the CC of the CPUSA.
Daily Worker was the official newspaper of the CC CPUSA.
www.yale.edu /annals/Chase/Documents/doc16chapt4.htm   (522 words)

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The Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA) originated in 1919 from a split in the Socialist Party, which produced the Communist Labor Party (CLP) with 10,000 members and from a split in the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), which produced the Communist Party with 58,000 members.
The name was changed to the Workers Communist Party in 1925 and to the CPUSA in 1929.
For Bonosky the working-class consciousness and internationalism of the CPUSA was an extension of what he learned as a child.
www.angelfire.com /md/TobyTerrar/cpusa.html   (4031 words)

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