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Are Communist Parties still relevant in today's World?

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 15 Nov 2010, 16:48
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Komsomol
Post 31 Dec 2011, 23:04
http://www.pslweb.org/party/program/#part1

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The Party for Socialism and Liberation is dedicated to building a revolutionary workers’ party in the United States. A party that can unite the multinational U.S. working class is an essential and irreplaceable element in the struggle for socialism. The PSL participates in the labor, anti-war, anti-racist, immigrant rights, women’s, lesbian/gay/bi/transgender, environmental, student and other movements. A revolutionary party can be built only by engaging in all issues affecting the working class.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 24 Feb 2012, 23:00
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Pioneer
Post 02 Mar 2012, 00:16
I think if a European contry turns red it will excite alot of the other Left wing parties and maybe we could get the ball rolling....
My main money is on Greece but *sigh* if anything like that happens NATO will find some crap excuse to invade and set up some transision council. I pinning my hopes on Libya or Sirya, to get something done.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 29 Jan 2012, 02:34
Pioneer
Post 05 Mar 2012, 22:58
I think that to a large extent, Communist parties are still relevant. They provide organization and structure to the left movements in their respective nations.

Where I live(USA), the CPUSA has weak support but happens to be, or claims to be, the largest party in the United States that champions a Communist political stance.

Just like in Malta, Communism and Socialism lack support due to decades of propaganda during the Cold War. I hope such an ignorant climate of fear will change some day, so that Communism isn't so nationally and universally loathed.

I remember a good Kasama article(which you can read here: http://kasamaproject.org/2012/01/19/new ... -question/) that more or less states that the goal of a Communist party during political lulls is to build up a solid support base and to educate people about what Communism really is. One should not get discouraged from a low turnout when they are trying to build up their party and/or support it. Party building is a long, laborious process that requires firm dedication and hard work.

My two cents.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 15 Nov 2010, 16:48
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Post 07 Mar 2012, 17:58
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Where I live(USA), the CPUSA has weak support but happens to be, or claims to be, the largest party in the United States that champions a Communist political stance.


I feel the CPUSA has lost its revolutionary spirit. When I decided to join a party, I was considering CPUSA. However their support for a bourgeois politician lost me there. Also they sound a little bit revisionist, and they give the impression, sorry for members of the CPUSA, of a book club.

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Just like in Malta, Communism and Socialism lack support due to decades of propaganda during the Cold War. I hope such an ignorant climate of fear will change some day, so that Communism isn't so nationally and universally loathed.


Social conditions will precipitate the fall of anti-communist dogmas. Also the propaganda is directed at the middle-class. The working-class here is pretty open towards Socialism.

http://pslweb.org/liberationnews/news/w ... he-us.html
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 09 Mar 2012, 02:37
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Post 17 Mar 2012, 00:04
The Portuguese Communist Party has a relevant and stable support base of 8%. If we look at the electoral performance of communist parties in another countries specially in the West we can conclude that 8% is not bad number, pretty good actually. And if we add the parliamentary representation of the Left Bloc (which is a trotskist party) we can reach 14% which is the highest score for a communist wing in the western europe. However, that number was even higher in 2009 when the Left Bloc had 10% of the votes and the Communist Party the same 8%. We can say at least here that the communist parties are still important and i foresee an increasing in the electoral support in the forthcoming years due to the debt crisis and the austerity which is being imposed by every means on Greece and Portugal. I am more convinced now than ever before that the currently economic system will collapse sooner or later and when that happens it's important to have strong and well organized communist parties to serve as a orientation among the political and economic chaos that will follow an eventual collapsing of the system. If the communists don't control the situation we will see the far right once again emerging as the solution to the problem like it happened in the 20's and 30's of the last century.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 19 Mar 2012, 00:06
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Post 25 Mar 2012, 20:10
I have the habit of throwing off some bourgoisie invectives in front of my ffraternity brothers whom I presumed are military agents, invectives like 'For richer or for poorer, capitalism'!! I get to be invited to banquet dinners and town fiestas because of my alleged capitalist leanings. Nobody even knew or felt that I was a communist until it showed in a heated debate with my professor who invoked the Leninist centralist economy which made me to shout "Tito"! of Yugoslavia. They found out that I was a closet maoist instead of a parliamentarian communist which is welcome to the military. So after so many threats on my life, I am now here in Canada as a refugee.
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