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Hangout Tuesday with CPUSA’s new head red

Join us Tuesday, Sept. 16, 8 p.m. Eastern in a Google+ Hangout with John Bachtell, the newly elected chair of the Communist Party USA.

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Communists to convene in Chicago

The party's 30th national convention will be held June 12-15 on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago. "Politically, we are ready. It's going to be a great affair."

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N. Calif. CPUSA convention debates environment, racism, 2014 elections

"We must walk the walk with the people in the struggles for economic and democratic reforms. Every victory does make a difference in people's lives."

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I remember the Scottsboro defense

The decision to fight for the Scottsboro Nine was preceded by years of activity led by the Communist Party and its predecessor organizations.

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NY Times: Turning truth on its head — The Scottsboro case

This week a bipartisan group of Alabama state lawmakers introduced a bill to exonerate the victims of a racist frame-up.

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Today in labor and people's history: "Rebel Girl" born

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, legendary union organizer and later a leader of the Communist Party USA, was born Aug. 7, 1890.

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Bernice Blohm Diskin, "Greatest Generation" communist, dies at 91

One of the last Communist Party USA members from the "Greatest Generation" of World War II, Bernice Blohm Diskin, passed away June 25 at age 91.

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Women's history: Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, the Rebel Girl

In honor of Women's History Month, the seventh article in our series on the Communist Party's 90th Anniversary will survey a few documents written by Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, one of the most prominent women Communists in U.S. history.

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Communist Party USA: 90 years of activism for socialism, democracy and peace

The Communist Party USA is celebrating its 90th anniversary. During the past nine decades it has been in the vanguard of the movement for progressive social change. Beginning in the 1920s, Communists have played central roles in the labor, civil rights and immigrant rights movements.

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Celebrating 90 years of the CPUSA: A kid in a candy store

The Communist Party U.S.A. (CPUSA) is currently celebrating its ninetieth anniversary. September 2009 through September 2010 marks a year-long commemoration of nine decades of struggle for socialism, equality, democracy and peace.