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  Communist party, in the United States. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
In May, 1921, under strong pressure from the Third (Communist) International, or Comintern, the Communist groups in the United States were united as the Communist Party of America.
The party was renamed the Communist party of the United States of America.
The sensational confessions of former Communists, such as Whittaker Chambers, and increasing evidence of Communist espionage led to highly publicized investigations by Congress (especially by the House Un-American Activities Committee and the Senate Subcommittee on Government Operations), the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and federal grand juries.
www.bartleby.com /65/co/CommunisUS.html   (1371 words)

 AmericanHeritage.com / THE GREAT DECEPTION
The Communist movement itself was split in three: the Communist party proper, dominated by the Russian Federation from the Socialists; the Communist Labor party, consisting of the English-speaking left wing of the Socialist party; and the Socialists’ Michigan state organization, which soon renamed itself the Proletarian party of America.
Virtually from its inception, the Communist party of the United States was a Leninist party in character, structure, aims, strategy, and tactics—with all that this implied: its acutely Russian nature; its early dependence upon and speedy and inexorable subservience to the Comintern; and its inevitable and total subjection to Stalin.
In April, 1945, Jacques Duclos, the leader of the French Communist party and an authoritative Kremlin spokesman, published an article sharply attacking the “revisionist” and “opportunistic” wartime line of the American Communists, presaging the expulsion of Earl Browder from the party and the initiation by the Soviets of the cold war.
www.americanheritage.com /articles/magazine/ah/1961/1/1961_1_73.shtml   (6151 words)

 U.S. Intervention in Central America: Kellogg's Charges of a Bolshevist Threat
The propagation of Communistic ideas and principles in the various countries of Latin America is considered secondary to the carrying on of propaganda against the aims and policies of the United States.
Communists in the United States have been repeatedly instructed to devote special attention to the struggle against “American imperialism” in Latin America and to the organization of resistance to the United States.
The activities and plans of the American Communists as regards the organization of opposition to the United States in Mexico and Latin America are summed up admirably in a resolution passed by the Central Executive Committee of the Worker’s (Communist) Party on Nov. 12, 1926.
historymatters.gmu.edu /d/4987   (3142 words)

 Communist Party of the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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)

 American Negro Problems - John Pepper
The meetings of the Communist Party have been broken up in Arizona, in Texas, in Delaware, and in other southern states, because the communist spokesmen dared to tackle the Negro question and were bold enough to call the Negro workers to their meetings.
It is the basic duty of the Communist Party to develop all revolutionary possibilities of the Negro race, to transform the "solid south" and the "fl belt" from "reserves of forces for the bourgeoisie into reserves of forces for the proletariat" (Stalin).
The aim of the Communist Party must be to fight for the hegemony of the working-class elements in the national liberation movement.
www.knology.net /~bilrum/johnpepp.htm   (4401 words)

 Frank Chodorov / How Communism Came to America
If all the card-carrying members of the Communist Party in the United States were put in jail or deported, it would have little or no effect on the growth of communism in America.
True, members of the party are especially dangerous because most of them have pledged allegiance to a foreign government.
Te opening sentence of this editorial is: If all the card-carrying members of he Communist Party in the United States we re put in jail or deported, it would have little or no effect on the growth of communism in America.
www.cooperativeindividualism.org /chodorov_communism_and_america.html   (705 words)

 Rough Beginnings: The 1920s   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In the 1940s he became District Organizer, the top leadership position for the Party in the Northwest, and in 1953 he was among the eight Washington State Party leaders indicted under the Smith Act.
The two communist factions did not immediately change the form of organization inherited from the Socialist Party in 1919, which had rested on the assumption that the working class would become the majority and parliamentary activity would be the means to educate the workers about the need for socialism and a path to power.
Communists joined the coalition and were soon using their positions to influence policy.
faculty.washington.edu /gregoryj/cpproject/ko.htm   (3655 words)

 MercuryNews.com | 08/08/2006 | Dorothy Healey, leader, Communist Party USA
Dorothy Healey, a onetime labor organizer and civil rights activist whose work stretched from the Bay Area to Southern California, where she was a leader of the Communist Party USA from the late 1940s through the 1960s, has died.
Healey, whose socialist mother was a founding member of the Communist Party in America, joined the Young Communist League when she was 14 in 1928.
Because of her opposition to the national leaders of the American Communist Party, she resigned as chairwoman of the Southern California district.
www.mercurynews.com /mld/mercurynews/news/15223537.htm   (785 words)

 Communist Party USA - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For approximately the first half of the 20th century, it was the largest and most widely influential communist party in the country, particularly in the labor movement of the 1920s through the 1940s.
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.
Party members also rallied to the defense of the Spanish Republic during this period after a fascist military uprising moved to overthrow it, resulting in the Spanish Civil War (1936 to 1939).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Communist_Party_of_America   (8331 words)

 OhioPix: Charles Emil Ruthenberg Funeral   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Communist Party leader Charles Emil Ruthenberg in casket surrounded by saluting children, 1927.
He was arrested for speaking out against the war and began to identify with Russian communists.
Eventually he became Secretary General of the Workers (Communist) Party of America.
www.ohiohistory.org /ohswww/etcetera/exhibits/ohiopix/image.cfm?ID=5556   (96 words)

 Marxists Internet Archive Updates
The Workers Party and the Labor Party, by C.E. Ruthenberg [Nov. 27, 1922]Executive Secretary of the Workers Party of America C.E. Ruthenberg attempts to explain the relationship between the WPA and a forthcoming labor party— an institution which Ruthenberg was being inevitably brought into existence by the development of economic forces.
Constitution of the C.P. of A.: Adopted at the Emergency Convention, January 1922, of the Communist Party of America.
Minutes of the Convention of the Communist Party, New York, May 20, 1944." Immediately prior to the convention founding the “Communist Political Association” there was a short pro forma convention of the Communist Party USA (technically the organization’s 12th) held to officially dissolve the CPUSA to make room for establishment of the CPA.
www2.cddc.vt.edu /marxists/admin/new-archives/2005-may.htm   (5384 words)

 Wikinfo | Communist Labor Party
The Communist Labor Party together with the Communist Party of America was one of the predecessors of the Communist Party USA.
It was formed August 31, 1919 by John Reed, Benjamin Gitlow and others who had been expelled from the Socialist Party of America.
The Communist International to which the Communist Labor Party had pledged its allegiance was not happy with two communist parties and insisted on a merger which was eventually effected in May, 1921 under the name Communist Party of America which was later changed to Communist Party USA.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Communist_Labor_Party   (165 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for communism
Communist party in the United States, political party that espoused the Marxist-Leninist principles of communism.
Origins The first Communist parties in the United States were founded in 1919 by dissident factions of the Socialist party.
Of worldwide proportions, the conflict was tacit in the ideological differences between communism and capitalist democracy.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=communism   (574 words)

 The Communist Party in America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Walker Evan's contributions to Fortune's "The Communist Party " cannot be underestimated.
The documentary essay on the Communist Party contrasts Margaret Bourke-White's industrial photo essays, which were despised by her editor, Ralf Ingersoll.
"The Communist Party" required renditions of certain figures such as "The Key Men" and political rally leaders, but Evans has included tightly framed shots of common individuals as well.
xroads.virginia.edu /~UG03/shonka/Fortune/Communistessay.html   (272 words)

 Henry Makow Ph.D.
The Communist Party operates by infiltrating and subverting social institutions like the churches, schools, mass media and government.
The expression "politically correct" in widespread use in America is an old Communist Party term.
Bella Dodd was a leader of the Communist Party of America (CPUSA) in the 1930' s and 1940's.
www.propagandamatrix.com /makow_how_communists_subverted_america.html   (1375 words)

 Story Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
ORLD OF The Communist, the journal of the United Communist Party, carried a toned-down sequel to the ultimatum in its April 1921 issue, along with detailed Comintern instructions about the format of the unifying convention.
Asserting that expectations of an immediate, widespread proletarian revolution were an illusion, he insisted that Communist parties worldwide begin a lengthy period of proselytizing.
Most of them had abandoned the Socialist Party because it had failed to support immediate revolution, and the Communist Party of America had specifically organized itself on the Bolshevik model as an underground insurrectionary movement.
www.johnearlhaynes.org /page29.html   (460 words)

 Library of Congress Opens Records of the Communist Party, USA
The letter, dated November 24, 1919, ends with the declaration that "The Communist Party realizes the immensity of its task; it realizes that the final struggle of the Communist proletariat will be waged in the United States, our conquest of power alone assuring the world Soviet Republic.
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.
www.loc.gov /today/pr/2001/01-007.html   (919 words)

 Marcus Garvey - Declaration by the Central Executive Committee, Workers (Communist) Party of America - Archives
The Workers (Communist) Party of America calls your attention to the persecutions, which the United States government is inflicting upon a large mass organization of Negroes, the Universal Negro Improvement Association.
The Workers (Communist) Party calls upon all class-conscious workers, both white workers and the Negro workers everywhere, to join together in protests and demonstrations against the persecution of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and against the imprisonment of Marcus Garvey.
In fighting the imprisonment of Marcus Garvey, the Workers (Communist) Party does not endorse the leadership of Mr.
www.marcusgarvey.com /wmview.php?ArtID=134   (730 words)

 CPUSA Online -
A Communist Party USA delegation to China and Vietnam returned to the United States on Dec. 12 with a wealth of political and cultural experiences they say they hope to share with the U.S. public in order to build better understanding and friendship between the peoples of the U.S., China and Vietnam.
Chairman of the Communist Party USA expressed his belief in the success of the socialist national construction cause, especially how it is being executed by the Vietnamese people under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV).
The following statement by the National Peace and Solidarity Commission of the Communist Party USA was released on Oct. 30.
www.cpusa.org   (787 words)

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The theme of No Ivory Tower traces the roots of academic freedom in the late 1880’s, the Communist Party in America, to the Cold War influence over the hiring and firing practices of universities throughout the United States.
No matter what the reason for joining the Communist Party trivial or hard-liner, none of its members could have imagined the repercussions it would bring during McCarthyism.
Since the Communist Party was so secretive, interviews were really the only way she could find out what the party members were actually doing.
vi.uh.edu /pages/buzzmat/SchreckerNoivorytower2005.doc   (1074 words)

The Fish Committee hearings conclude with thirteen recommendations, among them that the Communist Party be outlawed, and that an embargo be placed on all items imported from Russia.
Earl Browder, general secretary of the Communist Party in America, is arrested on the charge of having applied for passports in 1921 and 1927 under false names, before obtaining one under his proper name in 1934.
The Communist Part of the U.S.A. is dissolved, and under the leadership of President Earl Browder, is renamed the Communist Political Association.
www.msu.edu /user/abrahams/timeline1928-1944.htm   (890 words)

 Communist League of America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Cannon remained as national secretary of the Socialist Workers Party until replaced by Farrell Dobbs in 1953.
Those acts which went beyond the bounds of ordinary party procedure in bringing our views before the party were imposed upon us by the action of the party leadership in denying us the right and opportunity to defend our views within the party by normal means.
Today already, in spired resolutions from the party units are making the same demand against the limited criticisms of the Foster group, with the threat of organizational measures after the packed and gerrymandered convention has "endorsed" the regime.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USAcommunistleague.htm   (1610 words)

 Makow - How Communists Subverted America: Wall Street's Utopian Hoax   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It is Dr Duffy’s opinion that the communists won the cold war.
Soviet archives on communist activities in America were closed to everyone except a few Soviet Communist party researchers until 1992.
Soviet espionage and covert activity in America is exposed.
www.duffyslaw.com /current47.htm   (1728 words)

 The Communist Takeover Of America - 45 Declared Goals
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.
Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.
Now, I am not saying that the U.S. is under some kind of Communist control, but what I do find frightening, is of the 45 issues listed, nearly all of them have come to pass.
www.rense.com /general32/americ.htm   (2118 words)

 Story Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
From the ECCI "To All Members of the Communist Party of America: After Hearing the Claim of Comrade Moore.
Weinstone served as the party's executive secretary during Ruthenberg's absence.
After hearing the claim of comrade Moore, that his group should be recognized as the Communist Party of America, the Executive Committee of the Communist International, decides as follows:
www.johnearlhaynes.org /page31.html   (209 words)

 Communist Party of Ireland / Páirtí Cumannach na hÉireann
Communist Party of Ireland / Páirtí Cumannach na hÉireann
The Communist Party of Ireland is an all-Ireland Marxist party founded in 1933.
Its aim is to win the support of the majority of the Irish people for ending the capitalist system and for building socialism—a social system in which the means of production, distribution and exchange are publicly owned and utilised for the benefit of the whole people.
www.communistpartyofireland.ie   (864 words)

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