Communist Party USA

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Communist Party USA
Chairperson Sam Webb
Founded 1919 (1919)
Headquarters 235 W. 23rd Street
New York 10011
Youth wing Young Communist League USA
Membership est. 2,000[1] (2011)
Ideology Communism
Marxism
Political position Communist
International affiliation International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties
Website
http://cpusa.org

The Communist Party USA (CPUSA) is a communist party in the United States. The party was aligned with the Soviet Union for most of its history and was heavily attacked during the Cold War and the Red Scare.

In 2013 the party was engaged in dialogue regarding Left Unity with other Marxist organizations in the United States, the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, Democratic Socialists of America, and the Freedom Road Socialist Organization regarding possibilities for cooperation and even collaboration or affiliation.[2] The club in Houston does not approve[3] and has launched an autonomous website.

Criticism

The CPUSA has been criticized for its positions supporting the more popular moderate-leftist Democratic party and Barack Obama.[4]

References

  1. Joseph Berger. "Workers of the World, Please See Our Web Site", New York Times. 
  2. "Whither the Socialist Left? Thinking the “Unthinkable” essay by Mark Solomon in Political Affairs March 20 2013, reprinted from Portside
  3. "Commentary: Save the Party" houstoncommunistparty.com January 30, 2010
  4. CPUSA supports Obama and Congressional Democrats. Canada Free Press

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