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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.[1] The club in Houston does not approve[2] and has launched an autonomous website. As of 2016 the Houston club was complaining about support of Bernie Sanders.[3]


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

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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[5] (2011)
Ideology Communism
Political position Communist
International affiliation International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties
Politics of the United States
Political parties

Notes and references

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

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